Drumstick (Nutty Buddy) Dessert

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Suzanne Marzano

By
@kittybusia

Family favorite! Best if frozen then pull out 20-30 minutes before serving; makes it easier to cut. As you can see I didn't chop peanuts for topping (have a picky niece, she picks off nuts) and used chocolate syrup. But this is an easy recipe and you can use vanilla pudding instead and top with caramel sauce.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
15-20
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Nutty Buddy bars are a classic childhood dessert and this recipe really does bring the essence of that flavor to life. This has so many wonderful layers. We love the peanut and waffle cone crust. The hint of peanut butter from the second layer and the richness from the chocolate pudding layer is amazing. Topped off with Cool Whip and Magic Shell really made this dessert over the top.

Ingredients

2 c
crushed sugar cones (about 2 boxes)
1/2 c
butter, melted
1 c
finely chopped peanuts, divided
8 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
1/3 c
peanut butter
1/3 c
powered sugar
16 oz
Cool Whip, divided
2 pkg
instant chocolate pudding; 3.9 oz box
2 3/4 c
milk or half and half
Hershey's Magic Shell topping

How to Make Drumstick (Nutty Buddy) Dessert

Step-by-Step

  • 1Mix sugar cones, butter, and 2/3 c peanuts together and pat into a 9x13 pan. Bake @ 350 for 10 minutes. Cool.
  • 2Beat cream cheese, peanut butter, and powdered sugar in a bowl until smooth. Fold in 2 c Cool Whip. Spread on cooled crust. Refrigerate while preparing next step.
  • 3Mix pudding and half and half. Spread over cream cheese mixture, and refrigerate for about 3-5 minutes until pudding is set.
  • 4Top with remaining Cool Whip. Drizzle Magic Shell and sprinkle with remaining peanuts. Freeze or refrigerate.

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About Drumstick (Nutty Buddy) Dessert

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American