Instead of buying this ice cream treat you can now make a dessert that is just like the famous Drumstick Ice Cream Treat!
2 cups vanilla wafers, crushed 1/2 cups butter, melted
1 cup crushed salted peanuts 1 (8 oz.) pkg cream cheese (softened)
1/3 cup peanut butter 1 cup powdered sugar
4 cups whipped topping 2 sm. pkg. instant chocolate pudding
3 cups milk 1 large chocolate bar
Kristi at Rada Cutlery demonstrates how to make drumstick bars. This recipe combines peanut butter,crushed peanuts, vanilla wafers, chocolate pudding, and more! This dessert is a copycat of the ice cream treat – Drumsticks. You can find this recipe and 100 more in the recipe book titled “101 Recipes with Peanut Butter.
Hi, Kristi at the Rada kitchen and today I’m going to make a recipe that uses peanut butter. I got this recipe out of our “101 Recipes with Peanut Butter” cookbook. This cookbook has appetizers, main dishes, and desserts. Today I’m going to make a dessert called drumstick bars.
The ingredients you’ll need for the recipe are 2 cups of vanilla wafers (crushed), 1/2 cup of melted butter or margarine, 1 cup powdered sugar, an 8-ounce package of softened cream cheese, 1/3 cup peanut butter, 1 cup crushed and salted peanuts, 1 chocolate bar, 2 small packages of instant pudding, 3 cups of milk, and 4 cups of whipped topping.
For the first layer, you need 2 cups of the crushed vanilla wafers. What I did was take my rolling pin and crushed them with that on the Rada cutting board, you could also use the bottom of a glass or a bowl. The neat thing about this is that it flexes so that you can pour it in your measuring cup.
We put that in a mixing bowl, and then you need the 2/3 cup of crushed and salted peanuts. To crush those, you put them in a bowl and use the Rada food chopper. It’s serrated, so it’s really sharp. It’s kind of fun just to chop these up.
When you have those chopped up, you need the 2/3 cup of peanuts and you’re going to add that to the crushed vanilla wafers. Then add your 1/2 cup of melted butter and mix that all together. You’re going to put it in the bottom of a 9 by 13 inch pan and we’re going to bake it for 10 minutes at 350 degrees (fahrenheit).
Then you’ll flatten it out. This is the first layer of 4. We’ll put this in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. While our first layer is in the oven baking, we’re going to make the second layer. That’s going to consist of our cream cheese, our powdered sugar, and our peanut butter. We’re going to mix it until it’s smooth.
I’m going to gradually add the powdered sugar as it mixes. Now the ingredients are mixed and smooth. Now we’re going to add 2 cups of the whipped topping. We’re going to fold it in, we’re not going to mix. You want to keep it kind of light and fluffy. Now we’ve mixed up our second layer and we’re going to add it to our first layer that we baked in the oven.
You want to evenly spread that over the bottom layer. Our third layer is the 2 boxes of chocolate pudding mixed with the 3 cups of milk. I made this earlier because you need to chill it. I’m using the Rada handy stirrer. It’s a great thing to make pudding, sauces, and gravies.
That’s the third layer that we’re going to pour over our second layer. Now we’re ready for our fourth layer which is another 2 cups of whipped topping over top of the chocolate pudding one. I’m going to use the Rada super-spreader to spread out the whipped topping. It’s just the right size to reach the sides of the pan.
Then you’re going to add the rest of your chopped and salted peanuts. With the Rada peeler, I’m going to grate or try to make some chocolate curls. You could also make butter curls with the peeler. And there’s our drumstick bars.
You’ll want to chill these overnight before serving. You can find this recipe and 100 more in our “101 Recipes for Peanut Butter” cookbook.
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