Peanut Butter Fudge Mousse

Peanut Butter Fudge Mousse

1 devil’s food cake mix
1/2 cup melted butter
1/4 cup milk
1 egg
3/4 cup peanuts

3/4 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
8 ounces softened cream cheese
2 1/2 cups milk
1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip
1 (5 1/2 ounce) box instant vanilla pudding

Top mixture
1/2 cup peanuts
1 (1 1/2 ounce) chocolate bar, chilled and then grated

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour the bottom ONLY of a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.

In a large mixing bowl at medium speed, combine all the base ingredients and mix well. Spread the mixture evenly over the greased bottom of the baking dish and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. DO NOT OVER-BAKE! Remove from oven and let it cool.

In a separate mixing bowl, combine peanut butter and powdered sugar together until crumbly at low speed. Set this aside.

In another bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth; then add the milk, Cool Whip and pudding and beat on low for 2 minutes with mixer. Pour half of this mixture over the cooled base and then sprinkle the peanut butter/sugar mixture over this. Layer again with the remaining mixture and top with peanuts that you press into it. Sprinkle with grated chocolate, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight before serving