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Candy Bar Lush

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  • Prep 55 min
  • Total 5 hr 55 min
  • Servings 24
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Looking for the perfect dessert to bring to every summer party, potluck or barbecue? This easy new layered dessert from the Betty Crocker™ Kitchens will turn heads and get everyone talking.
Created Dec 13, 2017
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  • 1 pouch Betty Crocker™ peanut butter cookie mix
  • Vegetable oil, water and egg called for on cookie mix pouch
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 package (250 g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 4 1/2 cups Cool Whip™ frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 boxes (4-serving size each) Jell-O™ chocolate instant pudding and pie filling mix
  • 3 cups cold milk
  • 3 Wunderbar™, Crispy Crunch™ or Snickers™ candy bars, unwrapped, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)


  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Make and bake cookies as directed on pouch. Cool completely, at least 30 minutes.
  • 2
    In food processor, process half of the cookies to coarse crumbs. Remove to medium bowl. Continue to process second half of remaining cookies to coarse crumbs; add to bowl. Stir in melted butter until well blended. In ungreased 13x9-inch pan, press cookie crumb mixture firmly in bottom. Set aside.
  • 3
    In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, peanut butter and icing sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended, scraping down sides of bowl frequently. Beat in 2 cups of the whipped topping. Spread over cookie crust.
  • 4
    In another medium bowl, beat dry pudding mix and milk with whisk about 2 minutes or until thick. Spread over cream cheese mixture. Spread remaining whipped topping over top of pudding layer. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours.
  • 5
    When ready to serve, sprinkle chopped candy bars on top. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Cover and refrigerate any remaining dessert.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    To quickly soften cream cheese, remove from wrapper, and place on microwave plate; microwave uncovered on High about 15 seconds or just until softened.
  • Tip 2
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Nutrition Information

370 Calories, 21g Total Fat, 6g Protein, 40g Total Carbs

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 24 servings
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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