Layered Chocolatey Peanut Butter Delight

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 25 min
Cook Time: 18 min
Cooling Time: 1 hrs
Yields: 24 servings

Description

Layered Chocolatey Peanut Butter Delight is a State Fair winning recipe and will become a "winner" in your home. The different layers of cookie, peanut butter and chocolate make a heavenly combination of flavors and textures.

Ingredients

  • COOKIE BASE
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 3/4 cups (11-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Peanut Butter & Milk Chocolate Morsels
  • PEANUT BUTTER LAYER
  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • CHOCOLATE LAYER
  • 8 oz. NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Bar, melted per label directions
  • TOPPING
  • 1 container (8 oz.) frozen whipped topping, thawed

Directions

FOR COOKIE BASE:
PREHEAT
oven to 350º F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add egg; beat well. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in 3/4 cup morsels. Press dough onto bottom of ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

BAKE for 16 to 18 minutes or until light golden brown. Immediately sprinkle with remaining morsels. Let stand for 5 minutes or until morsels are shiny; spread. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

FOR PEANUT BUTTER LAYER:
COMBINE
peanut butter and butter in large mixer bowl until well blended. Gradually add powdered sugar and water; beat well. Spread over cookie base.

FOR CHOCOLATE LAYER:
SPREAD
melted chocolate over peanut butter layer. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm.

FOR TOPPING:
SPREAD
whipped topping over chocolate layer. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

Chocolatey Peanut Butter Delight

by D. DENISE , JACKSON, OH on Oct. 2007

I made this for a co-worker's birthday. Was a big hit, although rich.

Peanut Butter Bars

by M. Michelle , JAMESTOWN, RI on Sep. 2007

This was a great recipe. I made it for my church and everyone loved them. They are much better than the packaged kind. Several members of the church loved them so much that they asked for the recipe. I will definitley make these again!

only for peanut butter lovers!!!

by S. SHERI , GRAND RAPIDS, MI on Aug. 2007

This recipe was so easy to make. We enjoyed the different layers,but thought there was alittle too much peanut butter.

Great Dessert!

by J. Jan , BLYTHEVILLE, AR on Aug. 2007

What a wonderful dessert. Hubby is not that fond of Pnut Butter...but that's his problem, everyone else liked it!

Layered Chocolatey Peanut Butter Delight

by p. pricilla , HARRODSBURG, KY on Aug. 2007

This dessert was great! My family loved it !! GREAT RECIPE!

LOTS OF RAVE REVIEWS

by P. Pam , ALBUQUERQUE, NM on Aug. 2007

Took it to work and provided a nice snack in the afternoon. The group really enjoyed it. Asked for copies of the recipe.

Wonderful, but NOT light!

by K. KAREN , MACOMB, MI on Aug. 2007

Very, very good dessert, but those that reported that it is "light" might want to reconsider. All that butter and chocolate and such, does not make it "light", that's for sure! Make it and serve small slices!

love the layers

by c. carla , BELLE FOURCHE, SD on Aug. 2007

this is so very good and so very many good layers too! I just love the how easy it is and so very rich too!

Layered Chocolatey Peanut Butter Delight

by C. Charlotte , Philadelphia, PA on Jul. 2007

Well worth all the effort. Very good.

Yummy

by E. Evonne , FRASER, MI on Jul. 2007

This is a great delight. My whole family loved it.