Sex in a Pan, Dessert

sex in a pan

Recently, Handsome and I were invited to a outdoor concert on the beautiful grounds of the Mission, San Juan Capistrano.  The very place where the swallow’s return home every March 19th.  The band playing was The Fab Four, a Beatles Tribute Band.  We have seen them several times, always a great show!

This year, I volunteered to bring dessert for everyone, I wanted to make something that would be easy to transport and something I wouldn’t have to carry a dirty dish or serving utensils back home.  The question is… what to make?  I remembered a few years back a pudding dessert I had at a friends house.  I remembered it had the name “sex” in it.  Thank goodness for Pinterest!  It actually has several different versions of this dessert.

 I decided to take the ingredients I liked from several of the recipes and this is what I came up with:


The Crust

  • 1 cup salted peanuts, chopped finely
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar

The Cream Cheese Layer

  • 1 8 oz pkg. cream cheese
  • 1 cup powder sugar
  • 1 cup cool whip

Vanilla Pudding Layer

  • jello instant vanilla pudding 5.1 oz
  • 2 cups milk ~ instead of package directions

Chocolate Pudding layer

  • jello instant chocolate pudding 5.1 oz
  • 2 cups milk ~ instead of package directions

Topping Layer

  • 2 cups cool whip
  • mini chocolate chips

preheat oven to 350 degrees

The Crust

  1. Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray
  2. In a mixer combine peanuts, flour, butter and sugar until combined
  3. Place mixture into prepared baking dish and press until even
  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes depending on your oven.  Do not over bake
  5. Once crust is cooked set it aside to cool completely

The Cream Cheese Layer

  1. In a mixer combine cream cheese, powdered sugar and cool whip.  Mix until combined

The Pudding Layers

  1. With the vanilla in one bowl and the chocolate in a separate bowl.  Mix according to the package instructions, but only use 2 cups of milk for each pudding box.

Assembling the Layers

  1. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the cooled crust. place in refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  2. Spread the chocolate layer over the cream cheese layer.
  3. Spread the vanilla layer over the chocolate layer.
  4. Top with cool whip and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 12 hours.

This dessert is usually made in a 9 x 13 pan.  If you want to make it in individual servings as I have done, all you need to do is cook the crust the same as the instructions.  When the crust is cooled, I took a fork to scrape the crust to crumbly bits and used the crumbly bits in the individual vessels. Then proceeded with directions.

For the concert, I put the dessert in individual clear plastic cups and found corresponding lids at Smart & Final.

sex in a pan in a cup

When I made this for company at home, I made them in individual mini martini glasses.

Sex in a pan

**I have tried the recipe with cool whip as well as ready whip.  The cool whip holds up far better in this recipe.  The whipping cream melts quickly and looks messy.

A huge thank you to Becky & Perry for always making the Fab Four evening under the stars so spectacular!


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