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Jimmy Carter Dessert Recipe

Jimmy Carter Dessert

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"A fitting tribute for the 39th president of the U.S.A. This pie is larger than life, and is topped with the peanut farmer's favorite nut. Serves enough for a Habitat for Humanity work crew."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 x 13 inch pie Change Servings


  1. Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter or margarine. Press firmly into the bottom of a 13 x 9 inch pan.
  2. Mix the cream cheese and peanut butter together until smooth. Stir in 2 cups of the whipped topping and the confectioners' sugar. Pour mixture over crust.
  3. Mix the pudding mixes and milk together, and pour over peanut butter layer. Spread remaining whipped topping on top. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts and shaved chocolate. Chill.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 26, 2003

This dessert is fantastic! It really does melt in your mouth. I would suggest using about 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs for the crust. One and a half almost didn't cover the bottom of the dish for me.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 19, 2008

crust was dry, pudding did'nt sit. peanut butter and cream cheese was not able to pour had to smooth onto crust, very hard to do. followed directions to the t. would not make this again.


84 Ratings

Feb 21, 2003

This is a delicious recipe. It makes a lot! I used a 15"x10" instead of 9"x13". I made it for July 4th and the whole pan was devoured. Also, I didn't have the graham cracker crumbs, so I used crushed pretzels instead. It worked out wonderfully!!

Jan 24, 2006

OMG! This is fabulous. I used an entire cup of chunky peanut butter to make sure you could taste it with the chocolate. I wouldn't advise using any less. This was put out for a potluck & gone in under an hour. Fans of chocolate/peanut butter will love this.

Jun 09, 2008

Great dessert, and leaves lots of room for variation. I baked the graham crackers in the oven for 10 minutes to give it some strength. Then layered sliced bananas before the peanut butter filling. I used a full cup of peanut butter as reviews suggested. I used sugar free instant pudding and light cool whip to lower the sugar. Was a total hit with the family.

Oct 28, 2004

This should be renamed the Nutty Buddy dessert. It was easy to make - and tasted good, but not wonderful. I loved the crust though. I think next time I might freeze it for a more ice cream like texture. Thanks for sharing.

Sep 30, 2011

Everyone loves this recipe. My Aunt Ann used to make this when I was a little girl. I make it for my kids now. I don't use graham cracker crumbs though. Prefer to make the crust with the same amount of flour.

Aug 31, 2007

i would have taken a picture of this recipe but it was gone too quickly. My family loved this and it was gone before lunch the next day. The only thing i did differently was at the end i didnt have any peanuts so i used sliced and crushed almonds and i also didnt have any chocolate to shave so i used mini chocolate chips...very pretty dessert not to mention so yummy! Will definetly make again and again.


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  • Calories
  • 368 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39.4 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 21.9 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 5.6 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 350 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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