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No Bake Chocolate And Peppermint Dessert

Chocolate And Peppermint Striped Delight

A delicious and easy no bake recipe that is perfect for the holiday season.
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 30 mins
Servings 24 Servings

Ingredients

  • 35 Chocolate Sandwich Cookies if you can find a peppermint or candy cane version, you can use those!
  • 6 Tbsp. butter melted
  • 1 pkg. 8 oz. PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup finely crushed candy canes
  • 2 Tbsp. cold milk
  • 1 tub 12 oz. COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
  • 2 pkg. 3.9 oz. each JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
  • 3-1/4 cups cold milk
  • 1/4 cup coarsely crushed candy canes

Instructions

  • PROCESS cookies in food processor until fine crumbs form. Transfer to medium bowl; mix in butter. Press onto bottom of 13x9-inch dish. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • BEAT cream cheese, sugar, and 2 Tbsp. milk in medium bowl until blended. Stir in finely crushed candy canes. Add 1 cup COOL WHIP; mix well. Spread over crust.
  • BEAT pudding mixes and remaining milk with whisk 2 min.; pour over cream cheese layer. Let stand 5 min. or until thickened. Placing in the freezer for an additional 10 minutes will make it easy to cover with COOL WHIP. Cover with remaining COOL WHIP.
  • REFRIGERATE 4 hours. Top with coarsely crushed candy canes just before serving.

Notes

Adapted from Kraft Foods.
!Tips
How to Easily Cut Dessert to Serve: Place dessert in freezer about 1 hour before cutting into squares to serve.
Variation: Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping and fat-free milk.
How to Soften Cream Cheese: Place completely unwrapped package of cream cheese in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 10 sec. or just until softened. Add 15 sec. for each additional package of cream cheese.