Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle

★★★★☆ 6 Reviews
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By Cassie *
from Somewhere, PA

This Trifle is perfect when serving a large crowd. It's a very rich dessert, make sure you have lots around to share it. Delicious! You can also fore go the peanut butter chips in the brownies. Also I have made this with devils food cake. You will receive many compliments, and expect to be asked for the recipe. My photo's

serves 18
prep time 1 Hr
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg
    fudge brownie mix ( i used a 9 inch sour cream chocolate cake i had frozen from a previous dessert ) was delicious in this, and evened out the richness )
  • 1 pkg
    peanut butter chips - 10 oz.
  • 4 c
    milk
  • 2 pkg
    instant vanilla pudding - 5.1 oz. each
  • 1 c
    creamy peanut butter
  • 4 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3
    containers whipped topping - 8 oz. each
  • 2 pkg
    peanut butter cups (miniature) - 13 oz. each
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How To Make

  • 1
    Grease a 9 x 13 baking pan and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 2
    Prepare the brownie mix as directed on the box; add the peanut butter chips and stir to distribute evenly. Pour into the baking pan and bake for approximately 20 to 25 minutes. Be careful not to over bake the brownies
  • 3
    When done remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack. After they are cooled, cut into 1-inch squares.
  • 4
    PUDDING: Whisk the milk and pudding mixes together for 2 minutes; pudding will be thick. Add the peanut butter and vanilla; beat with an electric mixer until well blended. Fold in half of the whipped topping (1 1/2 cartons); set remaining whipped topping aside to use as the topping.
  • 5
    LAYERS: Cut the peanut butter cups in half and set aside a third of them for garnishing the trifle. Begin layering the trifle by placing a third of the brownies on the bottom of the bowl. Add one third of the peanut butter cups on top of the brownies. Then add one third of the peanut butter pudding over the peanut butter cups; spread out evenly. Repeat the layers two more times. Spread the remaining whipped topping over the top of the last layer of peanut butter pudding. Garnish the top with the peanut butter cups that were set aside. Place in the refrigerator until chilled. This dessert can be prepared a day ahead.
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