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Peanut Butter Pudding


This easy dessert is high in protein and can be made the day before your special event.

Serves 6-8.


  • 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 1/4 c brown sugar, packed
  • 4 1/2 4 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 3/8 tsp salt
  • 4 1/2 c whole milk
  • 3 Tbsp butter, unsalted
  • 1 c plus 2 Tbsp creamy style peanut butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pint whipping cream, beaten until stiff
  • 5 Tbsp roasted, salted peanuts, chopped


  1. In a large, heavy pot, combine sugar, brown sugar, cornstarch, and salt.
  2. Place over medium heat and gradually add milk, whisking constantly until all of the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Reduce heat to low and whisk constantly to thicken. Be sure to scrape the bottom and edges of pan as the mixture thickens. Bring to boil and continue stirring for 1 more minute.
  4. Remove from heat. Stir in butter, peanut butter, and vanilla. Whisk until smooth and creamy.
  5. Transfer to a large bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, pressing it down to touch the top of the pudding. Chill at least an hour.
  6. Scoop the pudding into serving bowls and top with plenty of whipped cream. Sprinkle with peanuts and serve chilled.

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