Sunday, April 4, 2010


I found this recipe at Recipezaar before Easter when I was searching for a dessert that used peanut butter cups.  Like always, I fiddled with the recipe to "lighten" it up so as not to feel quite so guilty for eating it.  Here is my version:

Mix 1 chocolate cake mix with
1 can diet Dr. Pepper and bake in a 9x13 pan for 20-25 minutes.  (Yes, that's it - no eggs, no water - just the pop and cake mix).

Mix 2 boxes of fat free, sugar free vanilla instant pudding
with 3 cups fat free milk until smooth.  Beat in 3/4 cup of peanut butter. Fold in 1 cup FF cool whip.

Crumble the chocolate cake on the bottom of a glass bowl or pan (I used a deep 9x13 pan).  Spread the pudding mixture on top.

Sprinkle 3/4 cup chocolate chips on top.

Spread a layer of FF cool whip on top of that. . . 

Then cut up Reese's P-nut butter cups and sprinkle on top of the cool whip mixture.

This can be made and refrigerated the day before.  

I was feeling so good about this dessert because I had a lot of compliments at potluck today.  Then I got home and my husband asked who "made that one dessert" in a tone that I knew was not complimentary.  When I told him I did, he made a face and said I did not have to make that anymore.  Honestly, this is a very good dessert for anyone who is not an Anderson by birth.  It's a good thing I love him.


  1. Oh Dan!

    It sounds wonderful and I'm sure it was.☺

  2. Looks and sounds fabulous! Perhaps Dan is like my Jack when it comes to food. You know, the ol' meat and potatoes and that means everything very plain thank you kind. I guess boring and predictable to us is somehow comfortable for them... Good thing we love 'em anyway!
    ; )

  3. Yes, Dan did say when he took a bite "THERE WERE CHOCOLATE CHIPS IN THERE, and who knows what else" - like biting into a surprise of chocolate chips is a bad thing? Boring and predictable = comfort. Oh well, yeah, I love him anyway.