What’s Cooking: Peanut Butter & Chocolate Lover’s Trifle

(4 pm. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

Cross posted from The Stars Hollow Gazette

It’s the last holiday weekend of Summer and what better way to celebrate than with a backyard Clambake. So what’s for desert? S’mores are passe but who doesn’t love chocolate and peanut butter. Peanut Butter & Chocolate Lover’s Trifle is really easy to put together with a minimum amount of cooking. It does require a large serving bowl, preferably glass so guests can see the luscious layers.

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Lover’s Trifle


  • Either a box of brownie mix, or a homemade batch of brownies. You can also use chocolate cake. Store made is a quick substitute
  • Whipped cream, about two cups. Canned (use the heavy cream version) or homemade.
  • Peanut butter sauce (melt one 10 ounce package of peanut butter chips with 1/4 cup of milk, 1/2 cup of heavy cream and 1/4 tsp of vanilla over low heat until combined, let cool).
  • Reese’s peanut butter cups, chopped
  • Kit Kat bars, chopped or Reese’s Pieces
  • 2 packages of instant vanilla pudding made according to their directions.
  • Directions:

    Layer the bottom with broken up brownies or cake. Top with vanilla pudding, peanut butter sauce, Reese’s peanut butter cups & Kit Kat bars or Reese’s Pieces, and a layer of whipped cream. Continue building your trifle with these layers until you’ve run out of ingredients or room 🙂

    Kari Goodwin who created this recipe for her blog, Minute on the Lips didn’t post how many chocolate lovers this recipe would serve but there was plenty for 8 guests with left overs. As for calories per serving, if you need to ask you probably shouldn’t be eating this. But hey, it’s a holiday, take an extra lap around the track for the next week.


      • TMC on September 2, 2012 at 06:55

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