Thursday, June 9, 2011

Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle




This last weekend was my husband's birthday. I made him a traditional cake on his birthday, but we have lots of family that lives close by (which we love); therefore I had more than one opportunity to make him a yummy treat. When I saw this recipe I knew that it would be perfect for a birthday dessert. Both my husband and I love chocolate and peanut butter together, add a few Reese's peanut butter cups (or a lot of them) and we are very happy people.

I mean who could resist all those peanut butter cups?








Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle

1 9X13 pan of your favorite brownie recipe
10 ounce bag of peanut butter chips
5 ounce package vanilla instant pudding mix
3 cups milk
1/2 cup peanut butter, creamy
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup whipping cream, whipped and divided
24 regular sized (about 2 inches in diameter) peanut butter cups, divided

Line a 13 by 9 inch pan with aluminum foil, extend foil by 2 inches over side. Grease lightly with cooking spray. Prepare brownies according to the recipe. Add peanut butter chips. Bake in foil lined pan for length of time required. Cool completely.

Lift foil out of pan. Invert on cutting board. Remove foil. Cut into 3/4 inch pieces, using sharp knife.

Coarsely chop peanut butter cups; 1/4 cup for garnish.

Combine pudding mix and milk in large bowl. Beat at low speed for 2 minutes or until thickened (I had to chill mine for about 5 minutes to thicken it completely). Add peanut butter and vanilla; beat until smooth. Gently fold in half of whipped cream.

Place half of brownies in bottom of trifle bowl; top with 1/2 of chopped candy and half of pudding. Repeat layers. Top with remaining whipped cream, spooned or piped on. Garnish top with remaining peanut butter cups.



Recipe Source: Mel's Kitchen Cafe

21 comments:

  1. Wow....incredible trifle. It looks so very decadent.

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  2. Wow!!! Do you have any left? Do you think it would ship well? I could eat this whole bowl!!

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  3. This looks delish! Love the peanut butter cups in there- genius!

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  4. Okay.. you have my attention now. : ) WOW! I love the combination and I hate that I didn't think of it first. I love to make trifles and I have never thought to do this... just genius!! I tip my hat to you and I well definitely be making this little beauty the next time my family gets together.

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  5. this looks wonderful yummy trifle

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  6. I hope you just got two spoons and dug in! This looks sensational! : )

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  7. Wow this looks amazing!!! I def have to make this. Yum!

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  8. Seriously, I could eat this whole thing by myself. Looks fabulous!

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  9. I have a friend who loves to make trifle but I've never asked her this question: What if you do not have a trifle bowl (where would I store one in my full cabinets?), can you use something else?

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  10. That is ammmmazing! I don't know if I would be safe around that...I'd eat up the entire dessert.

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  11. I just love how easily trifles come together! This looks great =)

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  12. Oh, wow. Just, wow.

    Want to come over and make it for me on my birthday? Or any random Tuesday? ;)

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  13. Wow, I think that I need to make this right now! Then get it promptly out of my house before I eat the whole thing! YUM!

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  14. Oh wow! A peanut butter lover's dream trifle. You can never overdo peanut butter. The more, the better.

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  15. Double Heck Yeah! I'd want a secret stash just for me.

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  16. What a delicious treat for your husband's B-day! Peanut butter cups have always had a special place in my heart, and brownies are a favorite as well so this sounds amazing! Not to mention it would be a lovely centerpiece before it is devoured ;)!

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  17. Peanut butter and brownies - are you kidding me? This sounds fabulous and looks SO decadant.

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  18. Why don't we eat more trifles?????!!! :D

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  19. This looks awesome! Going to have to try this for my next cookout or tailgating browni party .

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