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Sweetheart Trifle

"If you're a peanut butter and chocolate lover, this fantastic trifle is for you," assures Lorie Cooper of Chatham, Ontario. "It's a hit every time I serve it. I always have requests for the recipe."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12-15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (10 ounces) peanut butter chips
  • 4-1/4 cups cold milk, divided
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 packages (5.9 ounces each) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 4 Nestlé Crunch candy bars (1.55 ounces each), crumbled

Directions

  • Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Pour the batter into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a heavy saucepan, combine chips, 1/4 cup milk and cream. Cook and stir over low heat until chips are melted. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Cool to room temperature. In a large bowl, whisk remaining milk and pudding mixes for 2 minutes (mixture will be thick).
  • To assemble, crumble half of the cake into a 4-qt. trifle bowl or large bowl. Layer half of the peanut butter sauce, pudding, whipped topping and candy bars; repeat layers. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.
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  • xxcskier
    Jul 4, 2015

    This is one of my favorite trifle recipes, the only think I do different is to double the peanut butter sauce!! Easy and delicious.

  • hearts1
    May 7, 2015

    We LOVE this. Have made it for several years, and for many family events. We use Heath bars instead of the crunch bars - love the way the toffee adds to it. Our son wants it for his graduation party this June, and we're going to use Reese's Pieces instead of the candy bars - more colorful, more fun. Thanks for the tip about packing it in...we usually make it in a very large punch bowl, so it's not been an issue before.

  • CooksALot2013
    Apr 6, 2013

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  • beaj1415
    Feb 13, 2013

    My family requests this dessert for every family gathering=)...WONDERFUL

  • vdstone
    Feb 9, 2013

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  • gwilliams73
    Oct 25, 2012

    This was awesome! Everyone loved it!! I used chopped up Reese's PB cups instead of the heath bars.

  • Mastria
    Sep 17, 2012

    I kept the recipe the same with the exception of using two peanut butter chip bags plus 1 cup of cream and two whipped toppings containers. Helped the cause of needing more peanut butter with each delicious bite. It is a crowd favorite and request at all football functions!

  • farrellnm
    Mar 19, 2012

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  • LindsayDavis
    Dec 29, 2011

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  • mattfern98
    Oct 13, 2011

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