April 21, 2011

An OH-MY-GOD Dessert

Are you a peanut butter and chocolate fan? Then here's an oh-my-god dessert that'll blow you away. It's easy to make, and sort of low fat (well, except for the chocolate fudge brownies and chocolate peanut butter cups) but if you're looking for a real crowd-pleaser, this is it!
It will serve a battalion, just so you know, because when the leftover trifle is in your fridge it's impossible to resist.

Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle

1 (19-ounce) package fudge brownie mix
1 pkg. (10 oz) peanut butter chips
2 pkgs. (13 oz. each) miniature peanut butter cups
4 cups cold 2% milk
2 pkgs. (5.1 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 cup creamy peanut butter
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 (8-ounce) containers frozen whipped topping, thawed (I used 1 tub fat free and 2 tubs lite but you could use all fat free)

Prepare brownie batter according to package directions; stir in peanut butter chips. Bake in a greased 13 X 9" baking pan for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out with moist crumbs - don't overbake. Cool and cut into 3/4" pieces.
Cut peanut butter cups in half; set aside 1/3 cup for garnish. HINT: This is stupid to have to unwrap all those tiny pb cups. Use an equivalent amount of the big ones and just cut them up.
In a large bowl whisk milk and pudding mixes for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 min. or until soft-set. Add peanut butter and vanilla; mix well.
Fold in 1-1/2 cartons whipped topping.
Layer 1/3 of the brownies in the bottom of a 5-quart trifle dish or bowl; top with 1/3 of the remaining peanut butter cups. Spoon 1/3 of the pudding mixture over the top. Repeat layers twice. Cover with remaining whipped topping, garnish with reserved pb cups.
Refrigerate until chilled.

Serve, and watch your guests go crazy.


Lisa said...

Your trifle just takes my breath away. This is the indulgence of a lifetime. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your trifle up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/04/sweets-for-saturday-14_22.html

Kimmy said...

This looks SO good, I don't even have words! I am definitely going to have to try this sometime in the future, it looks like perfection!

Anonymous said...

This was amazing.....and I don't even like peanut butter. Very rich and makes a ton. This was absolutely a crowd pleaser.

Anonymous said...

I found this recipe last summer when I was searching for that perfect pb dessert for my husband on Father's Day. Since then, I have made this for a few other occasions, and each time people beg for the recipe! Thank you so much! I always share your blog with them!

Samantha Hoffman said...

Thanks so much!