This dessert is frugal friendly and very easy to whip up. Not to mention, Yummy!
Here is what you need:
Ingredients: Milk, Vanilla instant pudding (4 serving size), 1 8oz whipped topping,thawed (or buy the 16 oz and use the leftovers for another dessert later in the week), peanut butter, Honey Graham Crackers, Semi-Sweet chocolate chips and butter.
Step #1: Pour 1 3/4 cups cold milk into bowl, add pudding mix from the box and whisk about 2 minutes. Add 1/4 cup peanut butter and mix well. (sorry didn't get a picture of this step!) Then stir in the whipped topping (or a pic of this one!)
Next, layer a 13x9 inch baking dish with honey graham crackers. You will have to break a few a part to make them fit.
Now pour about half of the pudding/whipped/peanut butter mixture on top of the grahams. Then top with more grahams and repeat: graham, mixture, graham (i poured about 1/3 and decided to do 3 layers instead of 2... but 2 layers works also)
Next, melt the chocolate and 3 tbs. butter in the microwave. Pour the melted chocolate over the top layer of grahams. (When doing this, I realized the chocolate was still kind of stiff and hard to spread. Next time I would add more butter or melt the chocolate longer to make it runny and easier to spread)
Tada! Here is your finished dessert! No baking required. Don't ya love it!? Now stick it in the fridge for about 8 hours (or freezer for a shorter period) Store in the refrigerator.
** Note: Just to warn you, this is a little hard to cut a part b/c the chocolate hardens on the top. I think this would be just as good with chocolate frosting also.
If you try that, let me know how it turns out!
Thanks to Kraft Foods magazine for helping me with this recipe. If you haven't signed up for the FREE Food & Family Recipe book- you need to. It's Free, that's about as frugal as you can get!
Cost for entire dish (did not include staples: butter, peanut butter or milk in cost, ): $3.75
Cost per serving (10 servings): 37 cents