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drumstick (nutty buddy) dessert

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Suzanne Marzano
Toledo, OH

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.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 15 -20
prep time 30 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For drumstick (nutty buddy) dessert

  • 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

  • Crumbled sugar cone, peanuts, and butter in a baking dish.
    Mix sugar cones, butter, and 2/3 c peanuts together and pat into a 9x13 pan. Bake @ 350 for 10 minutes. Cool.
  • Cream cheese and Cool Whip mixture layered on top of sugar cones.
    Beat 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.
  • Pudding mix layered on top in baking dish.
    Mix pudding and half and half. Spread over cream cheese mixture, and refrigerate for about 3-5 minutes until pudding is set.
  • Cool Whip layered on top and drizzled with Magic Shell.
    Top with remaining Cool Whip. Drizzle Magic Shell and sprinkle with remaining peanuts. Freeze or refrigerate.