- 1 fudge brownie mix (13-inch x 9-inch pan size)
- 1 package (10 ounces) peanut butter chips
- 2 packages (13 ounces each) miniature peanut butter cups
- 4 cups cold 2% milk
- 2 packages (5.1 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 cartons (8 ounces each) frozen whipped topping, thawed
- Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare brownie batter according to package directions; stir in peanut butter chips. Bake in a greased 13x9-in. baking pan 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with moist crumbs (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack; cut into 3/4-in. pieces.
- Cut peanut butter cups in half; set aside 1/3 cup for garnish. In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mixes for 2 minutes (mixture will be thick). Add peanut butter and vanilla; mix well. Fold in 1-1/2 cartons whipped topping.
- Place a third of the brownies in a 5-qt. glass bowl; top with a third of the remaining peanut butter cups. Spoon a third of the pudding mixture over the top. Repeat layers twice. Cover with remaining whipped topping; garnish with reserved peanut butter cups. Refrigerate until chilled. Yield: 20 servings (1 cup each).
Reviews for Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle
"There is no possible way to combine these ingredients and have it turn out bad. You definitely can't go wrong with brownies, peanut butter cups, and pudding! This did make enough to fill two trifle bowls (I believe they were 3 and 4 quart sizes), so I would cut this in half if I made it again."
"I made these in 9 oz. plastic cups for easier clean-up, and they were delicious! Everyone loved them. They were very rich, but tasted great."
"This was really rich. My kids loved it. They love anything peanut butter. It was quick and easy. I love recipes that my daughter wants to help make."
"I made three of these for a church function my first time making them, oh my gosh they were absolutely wonderful, everybody loved them! definitely a big hit and a keeper in my book, the only difference between this and other trifles that I've tried is that this is very rich ,which is not a bad thing that's very good, except people have a tendency to want to take a lot because most trifles are light so next time I take it to a function in a large group I will put a note on it saying that it is very rich and to take sparingly, the only thing different I would do to it next time is to add the whipped topping in the layers because I did joy it so much more with the whip topping mixed in with it then just having it on the top, I made 2 with regular brownies and one brownie mix had nuts mixed in with it, and the only thing I did different to this recipe was I doubled my brownie mixes, i put two boxes of brownie mix together per recipe for a 9 x 13 pan so the brownies feel the pan better and come out a little thicker not so thin and small, this is how I make my Brownies all the time anyway .....I really love this recipe and I kept wondering what it reminded me of outside of a Reese's peanut butter cup ,I knew there was something and then it dawned on me if you love peanut butter pie then you will definitely love this, I told everybody who wanted to try it if you like brownies and Reese's peanut butter cups you're going to love this and everyone got the biggest smiles on their face... this is one of the best recipes! thank you so much for sharing :)"
"Delicious, but in order to fit in a normal trifle bowl, you need to half the recipe."
"Amazing! I halved the recipe and it was still enough for a crowd at a pool party. Everybody loved it!"
"Absolutely delicious and a real fan favorite at our family reunion. It made quite a statement in my big clear glass trifle bowl. I didn't read the instructions as carefully as I should have and had two small boxes of vanilla pudding and it called for two large boxes. I searched my pantry and had a small box of cheesecake pudding so I added that and kept the milk the same. I imagine it is thicker with four small boxes (or the 2 large boxes called for), but it was great my improvised way, too!"
"Just made this for the first time tonight and WOW! I hadn't realized how much it was going to make. Instead of a bowl I used little plastic wine glasses-12, and made 2 really nice size ones for a friend who loves peanut butter! I made a few changes also, I used a whole jar of peanut butter, one vanilla pudding mix and half a tub of whipped topping. I also used mini Pb cups and used big ones to garnish, I also used mini Reese's pieces to give it a little colour on the top. This is very sweet and rich, but I'm hoping the ladies at the monthly family get together, love it tomorrow night!"
"Made this for my granddaughter's birthday. Wow, it sure does make a lot, and it was just too sweet. It also is not a dish to make if you must be mindful of your budget."