The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Melanie at Melanie Makes.
I have really done it this time. I’ve set the bar so high for myself, I’ll never be able to top this dessert. Seriously. Amazing. Stuff. Let me put it to you this way. This dessert is a combination of a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie, cheesecake and chocolate pie all in one. Layer after glorious layer. There’s a reason why the word delight is in the title of this recipe!
When I was young, Chocolate Delight was a dessert I remember mom making to take to holiday gatherings at my grandmother’s house. I loved it because it had chocolate pudding and Cool Whip. As a kid, you really can’t top those two ingredients. At that age, they could be considered food groups. The bottom layer of this dessert was a flour and butter mixture, that wasn’t really remarkable. It was simply the base that held all the delectable ingredients on top.
In my book, there is one flavor combination that reigns supreme – peanut butter and chocolate. Everything pales in comparison. So when I was randomly thinking of my mom’s Chocolate Delight recipe last week, I began wondering how I could kick it up a notch by somehow adding peanut butter to the ingredient list. Friends, the end result is one I’m super proud of. I don’t pat myself on the back often, but this dessert definitely has me giving myself kudos.
I said sianara to the flour and butter base layer of my mom’s recipe and swapped it out for a layer of peanut butter chocolate chip cookie! This base is thick enough to stand up to the other three layers that are added to it and yet it doesn’t get rock hard in the fridge where the dessert is stored. Even after four days in our fridge – the time it took for Andy and I to demolish it as I really didn’t share but a few bites with my children – it was just as good as day one.
You can find Melanie online at Melanie Makes where she documents cooking, creating and caring for her family. Repeat. Melanie lives in Cleveland, OH, with her husband, three children, two cats and Lizzie, the 15 year old turtle.