Your Chocolate’s in my Peanut Butter, ever see those commercials. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups is there anything better? Well that is strictly a rhetorical question because well I love that combo. Take peanut butter and chocolate and make it into a trifle well that could be better. Today is a day for a fun new Easter treat. Peanut Butter Cup Trifle is perfect for all holidays or even just everyday.
Peanut Butter Cup Trifle
Funny story Ryan and I share a love of peanut butter cups but Kent dislikes peanut butter desserts. He thinks peanut butter is OK on toast but not anywhere else. I am like why do I even like you. OK totally kidding at least his “not liking” allows more for Ryan and I right?
Cookies and Cream has always been Nic’s fav, and the cups well that is Ryan’s go too. So on his birthday six years ago I found a recipe for trifle and I made it. And never made it again till now. Ironically the first time I made it I had purchased what I thought was a trifle Dish.
It was a monstrous amount of trifle, plus I had also made a cherry cheesecake, what was I thinking. Sorry for the poor quality picture, six years ago I cared about the dessert not about the “gram”.
The Band’s in Town for Dessert
Two weeks ago the boys were coming back to town and I thought this would be a perfect dessert. Guess what, the boys thought so too. This time I made it in a reasonable trifle dish and for way more then four people. This simple dessert which whips up in no time ( ha pun intended) will be the hit of your event. I promise
What you need for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Trifle
The list of ingredients is very simple:
- 1 instant Jello Pudding, vanilla or white chocolate
- cup milk
- 1 cup smooth peanut butter
- cool whip
- brownies- homemade or one bite
- package of peanut butter cups
How to Make the Peanut Butter Cup Trifle
If you want the recipe card hop below or you can follow along as I take you step by step through the process.
- Mix the pudding following the instructions on the package.
- Slowly mix in the peanut butter
- add 1/2 cup to full cup of chopped peanut butter cups, make sure you save some for the layers
- set pudding mixture aside, place in fridge to keep cool
- cut up all the brownies into bite size pieces
- now we start layering the dessert
- add a layer of brownies to the bottom of the trifle dish
8. cover the brownies with a layer of the pudding mixture
9 add a layer of coolwhip
10 sprinkle a handful of mini peanut butter cups over the cool whip
11 keep repeating the layers till dish is full
12 Refrigerate until time to serve
13 Serve and enjoy
Mix the pudding following the instructions on the package.
Slowly mix in the peanut butter and vanilla
add 1/2 cup to full cup of chopped peanut butter cups, make sure you save some for the layers
set pudding mixture aside, place in fridge to keep cool
cut up all the brownies into bite size pieces
add a layer of brownies to the bottom of the trifle dish
cover the brownies with a layer of the pudding mixture
add a layer of Cool Whip
sprinkle a handful of mini peanut butter cups over the cool whip
keep repeating the layers till dish is full
Refrigerate until time to serve
Serve and enjoy