Chocolate Peanut Butter Icebox Cake

I decided (again) to revisit the icebox cake. I wanted something with chocolate and peanut butter, though. I couldn’t really find anything that struck my fancy…And most had peanut butter whipped cream. I wanted either chocolate sauce or cocoa whipped cream. And a layer of peanut butter. So, I came up with my own:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Icebox Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Icebox Cake.

The thing I love about icebox cakes is that they sit overnight so the flavors meld, and crisp cookies or graham crackers become softened, kind of like cake. And the longer they sit, the better they get. I don’t make them nearly as often as I’d like, but seeing as I can plow through a 9X13-inch Chocolate Eclair Cake on my own, it’s probably better that I don’t make them that frequently. Still, they’re so delicious and easy to make…If you don’t mind waiting the 12 hours or so until they’re ready.

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This was very very good. Creamy and peanut-buttery. I think to make it even more decadent I might add some hot fudge sauce and make regular whipped cream. But that’s something to work on for another time.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Icebox Cake

Yields 8-10

20 minPrep Time

8 hrCook Time

8 hr, 20 Total Time

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  • 2 C heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 3/4 C natural-style peanut butter (I used Smucker's)
  • 36-40 vanilla wafer cookies


  1. In the chilled bowl of a stand mixer, whip the 2 C heavy cream on high speed with the sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form. Lower the speed and add in the cocoa powder. Return the speed to high and whip until the cream is thick and spreadable.
  2. In a serving bowl, place about 12 of the wafers. Spread a third of the peanut butter over top of the cookies. Spread a third of the cocoa whipped cream over top. Repeat the layers twice more.
  3. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours, overnight if possible, before serving.
Cuisine: American | Recipe Type: Dessert

I am glad I didn’t make a larger batch of this.

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The bambino tried it, and was apparently less than impressed…He didn’t ask for his own, which he usually does if he like something. Jay hasn’t tried it yet, so I don’t know what he thinks about it. No matter…That just means there’s more for me!

2 thoughts on “Chocolate Peanut Butter Icebox Cake

  1. Thank you for not using cool whip/dream whip and/or pudding mixes! I love the expediency of the products, but hate the artificial ingredients. Can't wait to make this one.
    • I'm trying to get away from using a lot of that stuff too...I did also make it a point to use organic vanilla wafer cookies: (Which, I know, it's still junk food but I figure it's a little better than using your standard Nilla Wafers!)

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