Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle

While I was visiting my sister last week we were invited to a cookout.  
Our contribution was dessert.
I knew exactly what we needed to bring.

Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle 

I found this recipe a while back and actually made it once before for our speech club. 
It is completely decadent and oh so delicious.

My nephew assisted me with the recipe and turned out to be a great sous chef.
He was also the official "taste tester" (and he only ate a few of the Reese's).



Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle
 (slightly adapted from Taste of Home)

1 fudge brownie mix (13-inch x 9-inch pan size)2 packages (13 ounces each) miniature peanut butter cups 
4 cups cold 2% milk 
2 packages (5.1 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 cup creamy peanut butter
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cartons (8 ounces each) frozen whipped topping, thawed  

Prepare brownie batter according to package directions.  Bake in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with moist crumbs (do not overbake).  Cool on a wire rack; cut into 3/4-in. pieces.  Cut peanut butter cups in half; set aside 1/3 cup for garnish.  In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mixes for 2 minutes (mixture will be thick).  Add peanut butter and vanilla; mix well.  Fold in 1-1/2 cartons whipped topping. Place a third of the brownies in a 5-qt. glass bowl; top with a third of the remaining peanut butter cups. Spoon a third of the pudding mixture over the top.  Repeat layers twice. Cover with remaining whipped topping; garnish with reserved peanut butter cups. Refrigerate until chilled.




 Enjoy,





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47 comments:

  1. OH, I like that trifle! Love trifles so easy but yet so elegant!

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  2. HOLY COW. That is amazing!!! I would love for you to join my linky, Crazy Sweet Tuesday! (The linky runs through Friday each week.)

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  3. I love this recipe...easy too..and looks delicious. the nk you. I am going to make it!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
    my kids will love this!!!

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  4. This is a Mouth-watering desserts!!

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  5. This is everything I love all rolled into one! Saw you on Crazy Sweet Tuesdays and I'm now following you :)

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  6. I'm featuring this at What's New Wednesday :)

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  7. Can't wait to try this for my pastor's wife. She loves peanut butter cups and I think she would love this!!!!! Sherry Brown

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  8. How delicious - my kids are going to go crazy over this!! thanks for linking it up to Mangia Mondays!

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  9. Yum! I've made a chocolate version for years but the peanut butter sounds awesome. Pinning!

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  10. This looks great - will have to try soon!
    When I do, I'll let you know how it turns out and post a photo on my site! Thanks!

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  11. Delicious...I made this last night and it was a huge hit. Everyone raved about it.

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  12. Thanks--I'm glad you like it. I know it's a little much, but everything in moderation!!

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  13. You can also add food coloring to whip cream for different holidays. Love the idea!!

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  14. Looks delish, but I have 2 kids allergic to peanut butter. Thinking twix or milky way bites with carmel topping added into pudding...

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  15. WOW, looks amazing :) Love your blog

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  16. I am so making this for Thanksgiving this year"!

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  17. My husband accidently bough banana cream puuding instead of vanilla. So I thought I would just try it with that. It turned out amazing! The peanut butter/banana with brownie taste was wonderful!!

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  18. It is delicious with banana flavored pudding also.

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  19. Has anyone tried this with chocolate pudding?

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  20. I made this yesterday for my church fall festival! My pastor loved it! So did everyone else! It was so delicious! Yummy! I will be making this again!

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  21. Thank you for sharing!! We made this today :)

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  22. I made this today. I used banana pudding instead of vanilla and it came out amazing! I love it.

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  23. I made this today. I used banana pudding instead of vanilla and it came out amazing! I love it!

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  24. Ok so I'm making this now and my pudding mixture isn't think it's very runny :( what did I do wrong. Everyone is saying how easy this is but I managed to screw it up. :( someone help please!!!

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    1. Oh no, I hope that it thickened up for you. I know it's a little late now but I usually just add a little cornstarch if it's not thick enough. Sorry I'm late with help. Hope it turned out ok.

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    2. Do you think its okay to make this the day before the event?

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  25. What size trifle bowl is this? I'll only have a 2 quart, should I cut the recipe in half?

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    1. I really have no idea the size of the trifle bowl. I wouldn't think it would be 2 quarts. Sorry that I'm not much help in that area.

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  26. Making this today for Thanksgiving, think it will be a hit!

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  27. Just made this for Thanksgiving today! I did some "taste testing"...AMAZING! Thanks for a great recipe!

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  28. Just finished making this for Thanksgiving today...and I did some "taste testing"...AMAZING!!! Thanks so much for this great recipe, I am sure it will be a hit!

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  29. I made this a few days ago for my husband's company Christmas Party. It was a huge hit and delicious. I made everything exactly as recipe stated. I saw some previous people say the pudding was runny. If you do not mix the pudding the full 2 minutes as the recipe states then it will be runny. Once you continue mixing it gets a thick consistency. This will be my dish I bring to parties and pot lucks for now on. It was easy to make, but looks like you spent hours making. Thank you for this recipe!

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  30. Can this be made ahead, or does it get runny and mushy?!?

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  31. I made this the night before Thanksgiving hoping to save on time and then remembered the brownies might get soggy. Luckily they didn't! Everyone loved it. I am making it again tomorrow with the banana pudding. This time I will be reducing the amount of peanut butter cups. We love them but for some reason they seemed like alot to us. Maybe because I accidentally bought the smaller pudding mix? Either way, delicious!

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  32. Aother thing to add to the pudding mixture is 1 can sweetened condensed milk and 8 oz sour cream! You will not believe the yumminess it creates!!! :)

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  33. Try adding 1 can sweetened condensed milk and 8 oz sour cream to the pudding prior to folding in the cool whip! You will not believe the yumminess it creates! It takes it to a whole other level! :)

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  34. planning on making this in the morning, but doesn't seem like 2 cups of whipped topping is enough according to the amount I c on top of the desert. Did u use more than a 1/2 of the 1 litre tub of cool whip?

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  35. I used 2-8oz. cartons. For me it was enough, but if you would like more, I say go for it!! You really can't lose.

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  36. This sounds like the perfect dessert for my husban, it has all his favorites. I'm going to the store now. Thanks for sharing :)

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  37. i made one similar to this and sorry but the peanut butter cups ruined any recipe. they are too hard and chunky to be put in a dessert like this.

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  38. Made this today for our Easter dinner family just loved it...thank you!

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  39. I made this for a ladies night out I had at my home and it was a HUGE hit! I used the Reese's mini's so I didn't have to cut them in half. Much easier!

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  40. I am actually making this for my speech awards tonight!

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