peanut butter and chocolate goodness

my peeps flower cake was long gone by the time yesterday arrived so i had to come up with another dessert to bring to dinner.  it was a beautiful and warm day - perfect for this peanut butter & chocolate faux ice cream cake.  with this recipe, even those who aren't big fans of sweets ended up eating more than one piece. and since i've been requested to share it asap, here it is!

peanut butter & chocolate faux ice cream cake

12 Nutter Butter sandwich cookies, divided
3 tbs. butter, melted
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
½ cup peanut butter
½ cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tub whipped topping, thawed, divided
2 squares Baker’s semi-sweet chocolate, melted

1. crush 8 of the cookies in a resealable plastic bag with a rolling pin. mix the cookie crumbs with butter. press onto the bottom of a foil-lined loaf pan.
2. mix cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. with a spoon stir in 3 cups of the whipped topping.
3. remove ½ cup of the cream cheese mixture into a small bowl. in the small bowl stir in the chocolate until well blended and set aside.
4. spoon half the remaining cream cheese mixture over cookie crust. layer with chocolate mixture. top with the rest of the cream cheese mixture.
5. freeze 4 hours or overnight until firm. invert onto plate and remove foil, then reinvert onto serving platter so that the crumb layer is on the bottom. top dessert with remaining whipped topping. break apart or crush the last 4 cookies and sprinkle cookie crumbs.

makes about 10 servings.  enjoy! =)

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  1. Oh my, that sounds DELICIOUS!!

    I've downloaded the recipe, and if I manage to make it any time soon I'll post pics & linky on my blog!


  2. This sounds so amazing! What are nutterbutter cookies? Describe them so I can find a substitute!

  3. rhi - they are peanut butter sandwich cookies that apparently have their own wiki page... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutter_Butter