Thursday, November 29, 2012

Peanut Butter Brownie Deliciousness

This week I'm linking up with Katie & Stephanie with a delicious dessert I made for Thanksgiving!  You might have seen it in my Thanksgiving recap post.
Here is the original recipe.  I changed to make it a little easier and it was still amazing.  Sorry about the awful picture.  I was a little busy prepping for Thanksgiving at our house!

Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle
This trifle is basically 4 layers that repeat: brownies, chocolate pudding, peanut butter filling, and whipped cream.  
What You Need:
  • Brownies + ingredients required to prepare them (usually eggs and vegetable oil)
  • Chocolate pudding + milk to prepare
  • Cool Whip (I used about 3/4 of a large tub)
  • Creamy Peanut Butter (1 cup)
  • Cream Cheese, softenened (8oz)
  • Powdered Sugar (1 cup)
  • Milk (2 Tbsp.)
  • Reese's Pieces to garnish
How To:
  1. Prepare your brownies according to the directions on the box.  Or if you're Betty Crocker, make brownies from scratch.  
  2. While your brownies are baking, make sure your cool whip and cream cheese are setting out to soften.
  3. Prepare your chocolate instant pudding according to directions on package.  Stick it in the fridge to "set".  
  4. Prepare your peanut butter filling:
    • Beat 1 cup peanut butter with 8oz of [softened] cream cheese until creamy.
    • Add 1 cup powdered sugar and mix well.
    • Add 2 Tbsp. of milk and mix until blended.
    • Fold in about 1 cup of whipped cream until desired consistency is reached.
  5. Once your brownies are finished, cut them into little cubes.  
  6. Cover the bottom of your trifle dish with a layer of brownies.  Cover the brownies with a layer of your chocolate pudding.  Cover the pudding with the peanut butter filling.  Cover the peanut butter deliciousness with whipped cream.  
  7. Repeat step #6 one time.
  8. Cover your dish and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  9. Set your Reese's Pieces out with your trifle for guests to sprinkle on top.  I think they added a great crunch factor!

Here is the original pin:



  1. know I'm a fan of the trifles! It looks great and I'd dominate that. Happy you linked up again! :)

  2. Holy crap...that looks delicious! This looks like a dessert that my husband and I would dominate haha. Found you through the link up :)

  3. Sweet I would KILL to eat that right now!!! Looks UH-MAZE! I wouldn't hate it if you stuck some in the mail for me. Just sayin'... ;)

    THanks for linking up with us!!

  4. oh goodness!! It looks wonderful and also looks like I would gain 10lbs by even seeing it!

  5. OH. EM. GEE.

    I think I need that. NOW.