Monday, February 15, 2016

Prize-winning peanut butter dessert!


As my regular readers know, we have a potluck lunch every Sunday at church.  Our schedule goes like this: 9:45 -- Sunday School; 11:00 -- morning worship service; 12:15 or thereabouts -- potluck lunch; 1:30 -- afternoon service.  With yesterday being Valentine's Day, we cooked up a men's dessert contest.  The ladies -- or anyone, actually, who hadn't made a dessert for the contest -- got to be the judges.  My friend, Chris, made up judging sheets for the judges to use and labeled each dessert with a number, rather than the baker's name, to make it fair.  I believe the categories were Best Tasting, Most Original, Best Presentation, and Most Romantic.

I am happy to share the exciting news that my dear hubby, Mr. T, won the "Best Tasting" category in the contest with his frozen peanut butter dessert.  Even more exciting, I am going to share the recipe with all of you!

MR. T'S PRIZE-WINNING PEANUT BUTTER DESSERT

12 ice cream sandwiches
 4 ounces cream cheese, softened (Mr. T used the lower-fat Neufchatel)
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup milk
1 cup powdered sugar
16 ounces frozen whipped topping, thawed (divided use)
Toppings and sprinkles of choice

In a medium bowl, beat together the softened cream cheese and the peanut butter with an electric beater.  Add the milk gradually, then beat in the powdered sugar.  Fold in 8 ounces of the whipped topping (approximately half of the container) and whip thoroughly. 

Place the ice cream sandwiches in the bottom of a 13X9-inch pan, cutting and trimming them to fit the pan.  (Mr. T used a foil pan.)  Spread the peanut butter mixture over the ice cream sandwiches in the pan.  Freeze for 15-20 minutes, then spread the remaining whipped topping over the peanut butter layer.

Top with whatever you like for sprinkles and toppings.  Mr. T drew a heart shape with chocolate syrup and sprinkled Valentine sprinkles in the center of the heart.  He then added a different variety of Valentine sprinkles over the rest of the whipped topping.

But you could use caramel syrup, toffee bits, chocolate sprinkles, chopped peanut butter cups or anything else you like.

Have fun with this recipe!

I am sharing today with Sandi's No Place Like Home at Rose Chintz Cottage,  Bernideen’s Tea Time, Cottage and Garden Blog Party,  Stephanie's Roses of Inspiration, and Share Your Cup Thursday.



32 comments:

  1. Dear Mrs. T:
    This dessert looks wonderful and who could imagine peanut butter? So glad you shared this perfect Valentines Day Delight! My grandkids would be most impressed so I must try it!

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    1. It IS wonderful, Bernideen! Everyone who tasted it really enjoyed it. Hope you get to try it and that your grandkids are suitably impressed! The recipe is extremely easy and could be customized for any occasion.

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  2. What a great idea for a dessert. Several folks in my family LOVE peanut butter!!!

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    1. Oh, I hope you try this, Beth! We have a recipe that we just love for an ice cream sandwich dessert. My hubby was trying to think of a variation and thought that a peanut butter layer would be nice. I had a recipe for a frozen peanut butter pie, so he took the filling from that and used it with the ice cream sandwiches. It did work out very well!

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  3. Mrs. T,
    Congratulations! to your hubby for winning Best Tasting Dessert and thank you for sharing the recipe too because I am definitely going to try it. I love peanut butter and this sounds really good.

    I have looked into what happened today with someone stealing my page. It is being taken care of and it will be blocked shortly. Thanks for joining me today and have a lovely week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. Thanks, Sandi! This will be fun! I am planning to try your Banana Split Dessert (maybe even for this Sunday's potluck) and if you try Mr. T's peanut butter dessert, it will be fun to compare notes!

      I'm glad the situation with your stolen page is in the process of being taken care of. What a headache to have to deal with on a Monday (or any day)! Thankful that it's being sorted out. Thanks so much for hosting the party. Always lovely to visit.

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  4. YUM! I love peanut butter. Congrats to your hubby!

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    1. Hope you enjoy the dessert if you try it, Margie. It is VERY easy and quick to make.

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  5. That sounds delicious! Congrats to your husband. Mine only knows how to fry cornflakes.

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    1. John fries cornflakes? I will have to search your blog for that information!

      Yes, my hubby is a fairly good cook, more into baking than cooking, but he can follow a recipe quite well. He's usually too busy to help out with cooking, but when he has time off due to mud, he happily pitches in. The busyness and length of his days is the reason he chose a very simple, no-bake recipe for this contest.

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  6. Oh, I love anything with peanut butter! Congratulations to your hubby and many thanks for sharing the tasty recipe :)

    Also, thank you for the lovely visits to my blog. Hugs!

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    1. Oh, you are welcome, Stephanie! Your blog is a delight. Hope you enjoy this dessert if you try the recipe.

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  7. Oh what a lovely sounding dessert! I love how you changed up a couple of different recipes to create this one. I am going to try this one for sure, as I love peanut butter and ice cream sandwiches, and cool whip on top, oh my! Sounds like you had a wonderful Valentine's day with a great potluck, those are always such fun! :)

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    1. Yes, potlucks are great fun, aren't they? We are blessed that we get to enjoy one every Sunday, with good food and great fellowship around the tables.

      Hope your family enjoys this dessert! You can vary the toppings however you like.

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  8. Dear Mrs T,

    Oh, thank you for your sweet visits to my blogs...it is always delightful to ''meet'' a new friend in this lovely world of blogging! {{Smiles}}

    Ooh...this sounds like quite a delicious dessert...hmmm! Thank you for sharing your special recipe!

    Have the most wonderful Tuesday...with much love!
    Kelly-Anne

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  9. You are welcome, Kelly-Anne. I enjoyed my visits very much.

    Hope you try the dessert. It is very delicious and keeps well in the freezer too.

    Happy Tuesday to you as well. It is freezing rain here and I am hoping not to go out at all!

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  10. Wow! This looks amazing! Good thing I just ate lunch or else I might now be hungry. :)
    Thanks for dropping by my blog today! I thought I would return the blessing.

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    1. You are welcome, Lydia! Hope you enjoy this dessert if you try it. I enjoyed my visit to your blog as well. Thought-provoking post.

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  11. This sounds wonderful even in the middle of winter! How much better in the heat of summer...pinned.

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  12. Welcome, AnnMarie! Yes, it would be a perfect summer dessert! No baking, either! Hope you enjoy this recipe if you try it.

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  13. Oh, those sound delicious.

    Thanks for sharing at SYC!

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    1. Thanks so much, Carol! Hope you enjoy the recipe if you try it!

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  14. Dear Mrs T:
    This lovely dessert was one of the featured posts on my blog today! Thank you for sharing!

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  15. Thank you so much, Bernideen! This is exciting news indeed! One of these days I will have to show my hubby all of the nice comments his recipe has generated!

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  16. That looks like a very yummy dessert. I would like to make it sometime, though. I don't know if I'll get a chance to. :)
    Love,
    Ashley
    ashleysyarnworks.blogspot.com - my store
    creatingpreciousmoments.blogspot.com - my blog

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    1. Hope you enjoy the recipe if you try it, Ashley! It sure went over well at our potluck.

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  17. Mrs. T., I will be featuring your hubby's wonderful dessert at No Place Like Home on Monday. Enjoy your weekend.

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  18. Oh, Sandi, how sweet of you! I must tell you that I'm right in the midst of making your banana split cake at the moment! Just got the pineapple layer in place. It looks scrumptious.

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  19. It looks beautiful Mrs T and I've copied the recipe to try - thank you to Mr T!
    I've come from Bernideens where you were featured (as was I) from last week's blog party!
    Is Mr T a chef or a keen home cook - this is very special!
    Shane

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    1. I hope you enjoy the dessert, Shane! Mr. T is not a professional chef and really does not do a lot of cooking and baking at home, although he does know his way around the kitchen. He often helps me out at Christmas time by baking cookies. He really outdid himself with this dessert, however!

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  20. Hi lovely friend! I wanted to let you know that this beautiful post was featured at Roses of Inspiration today. Thanks for sharing! Hugs to you!

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    1. Stephanie, how thoughtful of you to feature my post! You had many lovely ones to choose from, and I'm honored that you selected this as one to feature. Thanks for hosting, too.

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