Chocolate Peanut Butter Trifles are a decadent chocolate and peanut butter dessert featuring brownies, pudding, whipped cream, chopped up candy and a peanut butter drizzle.
Disclaimer: This recipe was made for #HalloweenTreatsWeek. I have received samples from the event sponsors, but as always, opinions are 100% my own.
Is there anything better than the pairing of chocolate and peanut butter? If you don’t think so, you’re going to love these decadent treat as it features the best of both ingredients in an individual sized dessert!
What is a trifle?
A trifle is a common British dessert, usually made with a sponge cake, custard and fruit. It can be served for a crowd in a large trifle dish or in cups for individual portions.
I replaced the sponge cake with brownies and the custard with pudding in this recipe. And then I added in whipped cream, chopped up peanut butter cups and drizzled some more peanut butter on top, because why not?
Ingredients for this recipe
- 18.3 oz. package of brownie mix
- eggs, water and oil (as directed on brownie box)
- 3.4 oz package instant chocolate pudding
- whipped cream (homemade or frozen whipped topping)
- chocolate peanut butter cups
- chocolate peanut butter candies
- peanut butter chips, melted
How to make chocolate peanut butter trifles
First, prepare the brownies. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick spray. Combine the brownie mix with eggs, water and vegetable oil and mix according to package directions. Spread into the prepared baking dish, sprinkle chocolate peanut butter candies on top and bake according to package directions, usually 22-24 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
Then, make the pudding. Whisk the pudding mix and milk together in a medium bowl for two minutes. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Assemble the first layers of the trifle. Cut brownies into bite sized pieces and arrange a layer on the bottom of the cups. Top that with whipped cream, followed by pudding. Make sure to spread the ingredients to the sides of the cup to create the layered look.
Finally, assemble the final layer of the chocolate peanut butter trifles. Top the pudding with chopped peanut butter cups, more brownies, another layer of whipped cream, chocolate peanut butter candies and drizzle the melted peanut butter chips on top. Garnish with a whole peanut butter cup.
Substitutions for this chocolate peanut butter dessert
- Use store-bought brownies and/or pudding to make this recipe quickly
- Replace brownies with chopped sandwich cookies or chocolate cake
- Warm up peanut butter for 20-30 seconds instead of melting peanut butter chips
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Trifles
- 10 oz. glasses
- 18.3 oz brownie mix
- 3 large eggs
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- ¼ cup Reese's pieces candy
- 3.4 oz instant chocolate pudding mix
- 2 cups milk
- 10.5 oz peanut butter cups
- 1 ½ cups whipped cream
- ½ cup peanut butter chips melted
- ½ cup Reese's pieces candy
- Preheat the oven to 350 and spray a 9×13 baking dish.
- Combine brownie mix with ingredients on back of box to form batter. Spread batter into the prepared baking dish and sprinkle Reese's Pieces candy on top.
- Bake according to box directions, usually 22-24 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
- Whisk instant chocolate pudding package with milk for two minutes in a large bowl, until no lumps remain.
- Refrigerate until ready to use.
- Set aside 6 peanut butter cups from the package. Chop the remaining peanut butter cups. Set aside.
- Melt peanut butter chips in the microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring after each until smooth.
- If using whipped topping, remove from freezer 20 minutes before assembling. If making homemade whipped cream, prepare and refrigerate until ready to assemble.
- Cut up brownies into bite sized pieces and layer into the bottom of 10 oz. glasses. Make sure to layer around the edges so layers can be seen from the glass.
- Top with 1-2 heaping spoonfuls of whipped cream, followed by 1-2 heaping spoonfuls of chocolate pudding.
- Add a layer of chopped peanut butter cups, followed by a layer of brownies.
- Then add more whipped cream, drizzle melted peanut butter on top and sprinkle more Reese's Pieces candies on top. Garnish with a whole peanut butter cup.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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