Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle

"Wonderful easy dessert that a mom brought to one of my daughters celebration parties at school. The kids scarfed the entire bowl!"
Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle created by Cook4_6
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  • 1 (21 1/2 ounce) package Deluxe peanut butter brownie mix or (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


  • Line a 13"x9"x2" pan with a large sheet of aluminum foil, allowing foil to extend 2" out of both ends of dish.
  • Prepare brownie mix according to package directions, using packets included in package.
  • Bake according to package directions in prepared pan.
  • Cool completely.
  • Lift foil out of pan.
  • Invert brownies onto cutting board; remove foil.
  • Cut brownies into 3/4" pieces, using a sharp knife.
  • Combine vanilla pudding mix and milk in a large mixing bowl; beat at low speed of an electric mixer 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Add peanut butter and vanilla; beat until smooth.
  • Gently fold in half of whipped cream.
  • Set remaining whipped cream aside (about 1 cup).
  • 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.
  • Repeat layers with remaining half of brownies, 1 1/4 cups peanut butter cup candies, and pudding.
  • Pipe or spoon reserved whipped cream over trifle.
  • Garnish if desired.
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  1. Cook4_6
    Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle Created by Cook4_6
  2. beherenow
    This was a huge hit at two holiday parties. Almost all of it was eaten, despite the small size of the parties! I actually sent some guys home with bowls of leftover trifle who said they would eat it on the way home. I put closer to 1 cup of peanut butter in, since I love the flavor.
  3. Moonridge
    I have been ordered by my hubby to give this 5 stars. This is his ultimate dream dessert - a bit too rich for me, but it's good.
  4. Cook4_6
    This is a fabulous, beautiful dessert. I entered into our company dessert cook-off and won first prize! That is saying a lot because everything was delicious! I used regular brownies and added another 1/4 of peanut butter into the pudding. I also made all the ingredients the night before and refrigerated the pudding and chopped cups, then transported the items separate; assembling when I got to work. I piped unsweetened whipped cream on top and topped with miniature pb cups! I meant to snap a photo to post, but folks dug in too quickly!
  5. AlwaysHungry
    I made this for our annual Thanksgiving potluck. It was a hit! By far my favorite out of all the desserts. One recommendation...I whipped fresh cream. If you do so, be sure to add some sugar. It tasted fine folded into the pudding mixture, but was a little blah as a topping. I topped mine with dollops of the whipped cream and each dollop of cream was topped with a triangular slice of peanut butter cup. Too cute!

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