Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Caryn

Wonderful easy dessert that a mom brought to one of my daughters celebration parties at school. The kids scarfed the entire bowl!

Top Review by yooper

This was the definate hit of 'Zaar Day! A great twist on the "Death by Chocolate" recipe that's been done to death! This was so good I'm making another batch of this to take to work! One of the best deserts I've ever tasted...thanks Caryn!!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (21 1/2 ounce) package Deluxe peanut butter brownie mix or 1 (21 1/2 ounce) package chocolate peanut butter brownie mix
  • 1 (5 1/8 ounce) package vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 3 cups milk
  • 12 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whipping cream, whipped and divided
  • 2 12 cups coarsely chopped peanut butter cups
  • Garnish

  • peanut butter cup, sliced


  1. Line a 13"x9"x2" pan with a large sheet of aluminum foil, allowing foil to extend 2" out of both ends of dish.
  2. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions, using packets included in package.
  3. Bake according to package directions in prepared pan.
  4. Cool completely.
  5. Lift foil out of pan.
  6. Invert brownies onto cutting board; remove foil.
  7. Cut brownies into 3/4" pieces, using a sharp knife.
  8. Combine vanilla pudding mix and milk in a large mixing bowl; beat at low speed of an electric mixer 2 minutes or until thickened.
  9. Add peanut butter and vanilla; beat until smooth.
  10. Gently fold in half of whipped cream.
  11. Set remaining whipped cream aside (about 1 cup).
  12. Place half of brownies in bottom of a 3-quart trifle bowl; top with 1 1/4 cups chopped peanut butter cup candies and half of pudding.
  13. Repeat layers with remaining half of brownies, 1 1/4 cups peanut butter cup candies, and pudding.
  14. Pipe or spoon reserved whipped cream over trifle.
  15. Garnish if desired.

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