Peanut Butter Dessert

All afternoon I have been thinking about this wonderful, yummy dessert in the refrigerator at home. I checked it out at lunch and there were 3 servings left. Finally about 4 PM I finally decided to go partake.  And there it was, the empty dish on the counter-not a bite was left, just crumbs.  I won’t call any names but someone ate all the dessert!

We love this dessert. It is one of our favorites.  The original recipe can be found on the Taste of Home website and it is called Triple Treat Torte.  I modified it some and now it is a very healthy, good for you, low calorie, irresistible dessert!!!  Well, maybe I just helped it a little.

Triple Treat Torte

Here is how I make it.

Crust:

1/2 cup cold butter or margarine

1 c. All-Purpose flour

2/3 c. chopped pecans

Cut together until crumbly. Press into bottom of greased 13″x9″ pan (I use Pam). Bake at 350 degrees for 16-30 minutes or until it just started to brown.  Cool.

Layer 1:

1 c. confectioner sugar

1 cream cheese, softened (8 oz)- I use 1/3 lower fat kind

2/3 c. smooth peanut butter

1 carton sugar-free Cool Whip (8 ounce) thawed -use half and reserve the other half for layer 3.

Beat together in mixing bowl until smooth. Spread over cooled crust.

Layer 2:

2 packages 1 oz. sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix

2 packages 1 oz. sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix

5 cups milk

Beat together on low speed for 2 minutes. Spread over layer 1.

Layer 3:

Use the reserved Cool Whip and spread over pudding mix and sprinkle with chopped pecans. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.

Note: I have found that I like to use a little more than half of the Cool Whip in layer 1 and it takes a little more than the half for layer 3. I use probably a total of 1-1/2 containers.

Yield: 15-20 servings.

 

 

 

 

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