Chocolate and peanut butter in a no-bake dessert? Sign me up! Being that we are currently in the 3rd heat wave of the summer, I am trying my best not to turn on the oven. It’s kind of hard though when you are obsessed with baking. Anyway, what is this dessert you may be asking that has all of these peanut butter cups in it???
First, look at that wonderful filling. It is an easy mixture of vanilla pudding, peanut butter, and cool whip.
This is cake is composed of delicious layers of chocolate graham crackers, a whipped peanut butter filling, and peanut butter cups.
The recipe calls for 6 graham crackers per layer but they don’t fit in the pan evenly. I just broke a couple up into pieces and placed them randomly. (When it comes to eating it, it really doesn’t matter how even the layers are).
The 7th and final layer of this cake is a thick, glossy chocolate ganache type frosting.
This has to chill for at least 4 hours so the graham crackers get soft. While 4 hours is enough, I think overnight is best…if you can wait that long 🙂 .
I obviously had a difficult time cutting a clean piece. Who cares! You still get the idea. You can see the peanut butter cups, the filling, graham cracker layers, and peanut butter filling. No doubt this cake is absolutely delicious. The only thing I will do differently next time is use mini peanut butter cups or chop up the peanut butter cups for that layer. It will make it easier to cut and take a bite.
This cake is very similar to the Kraft recipe Chocolate Eclair Squares that I have made several times. It is so easy to throw together and feeds a large crowd. Also, this is a dessert that can easily be adapted to different flavors. I have a few ideas floating around that I look forward to trying!
If you are trying to beat the heat and need a dessert, please check out this recipe. You won’t be sorry!