Despite my efforts to eat healthy, desserts are definitely my weakness. I came across this recipe on A Step in the Journey and was wanting to try something new, so thought I’d give this a whirl. I love trifles and figured anything that combines chocolate and peanut butter is almost guaranteed to be a hit.Chocolate Peanut Butter Trifle:
- Brownies (either from scratch or a box). I made the Best of Bridge Fantastic Fudge Brownie recipe. I love their recipes and own many of their books, but managed to find it on-line as well. I omitted the walnuts and didn’t ice the brownies. I guess you could include the walnuts, if you wish, but I didn’t. This recipe is designed for a 9″ X 13″ pan, so if you use your own recipe and it only makes a square pan – double it!
- Cool Whip – large size
- Large box of Jello Instant Chocolate Pudding
- 3 cups of milk (used to make Jello) + 2 Tablespoons
- Bag of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
- 1 cup of Peanut Butter
- 8 oz. package of cream cheese ~ at room temperature
- 1 cup of powdered sugar (icing sugar)
- Optional: Ahoy!Extras Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter chewy cookies (I bought this mini bag and added a few broken cookies along with the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
- Prepare the brownies and let stand to cool.
- Mix up the Jello according to the package instructions. Cover and place in the fridge until you are ready to assemble the trifle.
- Chop the peanut butter cups with a food chopper or knife.
- Whip softened cream cheese. Fold in peanut butter. Once combined, add powdered sugar and the 2 Tablespoons of milk. Continue to whip until fluffy.
- Break the cooled brownies into small bite-sized pieces.
- You can divide your layer ingredients into halves or thirds depending on weather you want to have 2 or 3 layers. (You don’t have to physically divide them, but make a mental note and be sure to keep enough ingredients for each layer.
- LAYER the trifle:
- 1/2 (or 1/3) of broken brownie bites
- 1/2 (or 1/3) of peanut butter mixture
- 1/2 (or 1/3) of chocolate pudding
- 1/2 (or 1/3) of Cool Whip
- 1/2 (or 1/3) of chopped Peanut Butter cups
- Repeat to create either two or three layers of each ingredient. End with broken peanut butter cups to garnish. You can add a few chocolate curls as well, if you wish.
Of course, I will be sharing this dessert. Something this decadent would be way too dangerous to keep at home. I’ll let you know how everyone likes it!
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