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Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle Recipe
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Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle Recipe

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This rich, tempting trifle feeds a crowd and features the ever-popular combination of chocolate and peanut butter. Try this dessert for your next party or potluck. —Nancy Foust, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 680 calories, 38 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 547 mg sodium, 73 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 13 g protein.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
Originally published as Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle in Taste of Home April/May 2010, p17

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 680 calories, 38 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 547 mg sodium, 73 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 13 g protein.

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Reviewed May. 27, 2015

"Wow this was a hit at our family gathering over Memorial Weekend. It was so easy to make . I think the next time I make it I will put a few nuts in it. But it was awesome the way it was also."

Reviewed Apr. 14, 2015

"I used 1/2 cookie butter and 1/2 peanut butter~deluxe!"

Reviewed Mar. 1, 2015

"I brought this to a carry in at work. My coworkers all loved it. I had to copy the recipe for several people. I am always asked to make this amazing dessert."

Reviewed Feb. 2, 2015


Reviewed Jan. 2, 2015

"OMG!! Made this for our New Year's Day open house party. Everyone said this was too pretty to eat but it disappeared fast. They loved it. Thought 2 bags of PB cups was overkill, so used only one. Also used chunky PB and milk choc brownie mix instead of fudge, both we had on hand and it was perfect. Thanks for another great recipe."

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