Praire Harvest Butterscotch Lush

Like butterscotch? Then you’ll LOVE this Butterscotch Lush! Made with hot Kansas State Fair Days in mind, Prairie Harvest Peppernuts add some crunch to this cool, refreshing dessert!

Prairie Harvest uses a classic German family recipe to create the unique anise-flavor of their Peppernuts. Not really nuts, these small, crumbly cookies give a delightful crunch to my creamy cream-cheese butterscotch lush. This dessert is perfect served up cold on a hot summer day. And any butterscotch lovers in your life would flip over this simple recipe!

Prairie Harvest Butterscotch Lush

Prairie Harvest Butterscotch Lush

Be sure to whip up this light butterscotch lush the night before. It has to chill in the fridge for at least 8 hours, if you can manage to keep little fingers out of it! Crumble the cookies and cookie crumbs over it before serving for just the right crunch. Don’t leave them on overnight or they may get soggy!

Butterscotch Lush Dessert

If you try this and find that you love Peppernuts, you should try some of my other recipes!

White Maple Peppernut Granola {Kansas State Fair}

Caramel Apple Toffee Dip {Kansas State Fair Special}

Printable Prairie Harvest Butterscotch Lush Dessert:

Prairie Harvest Butterscotch Lush


  • 8 oz Prairie Harvest Peppernut crushed into crumbs, divided use
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar divided use
  • 6 Tbs. unsalted butter melted
  • 2 pkg. reduced-fat cream cheese 8 oz. each, softened
  • 3 cups milk divided use
  • 2 pkg. sugar-free or regular instant butterscotch pudding mix
  • 1 tsp. Vain Foods vanilla extract
  • 8 oz. frozen whipped topping thawed
  • 1 small jar butterscotch ice cream topping


  1. In a small bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups peppernut crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar, and butter;  press mixture into a 9 x 13 baking dish that has been coated with nonstick spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, 1/4 cup milk and remaining 1/4 cup sugar until smooth; spread over prepared crust in baking dish.
  3. In another bowl, whisk remaining milk with the pudding mix for 2 minutes; let stand for 2 minutes, then spread over cream cheese layer. Combine whipped topping and vanilla; spread over the top. Drizzle dessert with desired amount of butterscotch topping, then sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup of peppernut crumbs over the top  of the dessert to complete.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours before serving.


Let’s Get You Cookin’,
Chef Alli

*This recipe was featured at the 2018 Kansas State Fair on behalf of From the Land of Kansas and Prairie Harvest Peppernuts.


Chef Alli

Chef Alli is a home-grown Kansas girl on a mission to strengthen families through enabling kitchen confidence, educating the family cook, and encouraging better food relationships. She believes with her whole heart that time spent with our loved ones and our overall quality of life is greatly enhanced by nutritious food made at home with simple, wholesome ingredients. She loves being able to connect and share this passion with others through her website, her social media presence, and her coveted speaking engagements.

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