Candy Bar Icebox Cake

Candy Bar Icebox Cake

This Candy Bar Icebox Cake is made with lush layers of Oreos, whipped peanut butter cream, chocolate pudding, and whipped cream with chopped candy bars mixed in and sprinkled on top. Use snickers, butterfingers, Reece’s peanut butter cups, or any other candy!

Candy Bar Icebox Cake

This layered dessert is positively sinful! The cookie crumb base is layered with a light, whipped peanut butter cream with chunks of candy – any candy you choose!

Top that with chocolate pudding and then whipped cream and sprinkle on MORE candy. It is all you have ever wanted in a dessert!

I love to make this dessert after Halloween to use up left over Halloween candy. I have used Snickers, Butterfingers, Reece’s and Mounds and they are all delicious!

If you prefer to leave out the candy or you just don’t have any, that is perfect too! The peanut butter cream and the chocolate pudding are sweet and rich enough to satisfy any craving!

What is an Icebox Cake

An Icebox Cake is simply a layered dessert, usually with a cookie base, and containing pudding, custards and whipped cream.

Icebox Cake was first made in the US in the 1920’s or 1930’s and it is similar to a charlotte or a trifle, but made to be more accessible for housewives to prepare.

I love Icebox Cakes for their simplicity and their versatility! Change up the flavors! Add more layers! Make it your own!

How to make this Icebox Cake

This Icebox Cake is so easy to make! A little chilling is all that is required for the layers to set up and then it’s time to ENJOY!

Step 1

Mix the crumbled cookies (feel free to leave the filling in the cookies!) and stir in the melted butter.

Step 2

Press the cookie mixture into your pan. Chill.

Step 3

Mix together the cream cheese, peanut butter and powdered sugar. Fold in some of the whipped cream and the candy. Spread on top of the cookie base.

Step 4

Mix together the pudding mix and milk. Let set, pour on top of peanut butter mixture. Chill.

Step 5

Either pipe or spread the remaining whipped cream on top of the pudding and sprinkle with more candy. Chill and then serve! ENJOY!

What is you favorite candy in this Icebox Cake?? Let me know in the comments below!

Candy Bar Icebox Cake

Recipe by Tanya Ott


Prep time




  • 35-40 chocolate sandwich cookies (like Oreos)

  • 70 grams (5 Tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature

  • 180 grams (3/4 cup) peanut butter

  • 120 grams (1 cup) powdered sugar

  • 1 (10.5 ounce) mini candy bars, i.e. Snickers, Reece’s Cups, Butterfinger, etc.

  • 1 (16 ounce) container Cool Whip, divided

  • 1 (5.9 ounce) box Chocolate Pudding mix

  • 2 cups milk


  • In a medium bowl, stir together the crushed chocolate sandwich cookies. Pour in the melted butter and stir well. Transfer to a greased 9X13-inch baking dish and press firmly into the pan. Refrigerate until needed.
  • Using an electric hand mixer or stand mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Beat in the peanut butter and mix until combined. Gradually add the powdered sugar and mix just until combined. Fold in 1 cup of Cool Whip. Chop or crush 8 mini candy bars of your choice and fold them into peanut butter mixture.
  • Spread the peanut butter mixture evenly over cookie crust.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the pudding mix and the milk together for about 30 seconds. Let sit to thicken for a minute or two and then pour over the peanut butter layer and spread evenly.
  • Spread or pipe the remaining Cool Whip on top of the chocolate pudding. Chop or crush the remaining candy bars and sprinkle them on top. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Candy Bar Icebox Cake with Snickers on white pumpkin plate

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