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Peanut Butter Cup Trifle Recipe

This delicious layered dessert was the hit of our party and will be the hit of yours too!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 15
Author Cindy


  • 1 Brownie mix 13x9" size, eggs and oil as called for on box
  • 1 Instant Chocolate Pudding 5 oz size
  • 3 cups + 2 TBS cold milk
  • 2 small containers Cool Whip 8 oz size
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese softened
  • 1 c Confectioner's Sugar
  • 21 oz Skippy Smooth Peanut Butter 3/4 of a 28oz jar
  • 8 oz Mini Reece's Peanut Butter Cups



  1. Make the brownies according to the instructions on the box.
  2. Allow to cool completely.
  3. Cut into 1" cubes.


  1. Make the pudding according to the instructions on the box.
  2. Cover and place in refrigerator to set-up.

Peanut Butter Layer

  1. In a large mixing bowl beat together 1 container of Cool Whip, Cream Cheese, Confectioner's Sugar, Peanut Butter and 2 TBS milk.

Assemble the Trifle

  1. Layer 1/2 the brownie chunks on the bottom of the bowl.
  2. Cover the brownies with 1/2 of the peanut butter mixture.
  3. Next, add a layer of 1/2 of the chocolate pudding.
  4. Carefully cover the pudding in a layer of 1/2 the container of Cool Whip.
  5. Sprinkle 1/2 of the mini Reece's Cups on top of the Cool Whip.
  6. Repeat the layers again: brownie, peanut butter, pudding, Cool Whip, candy
  7. Refrigerate til serving.

Recipe Notes

Since we were going to be eating this at the end of a very busy day, I pre-made most of the ingredients the night before. I cooked the brownies, made the pudding and the peanut butter layers in advance. I just kept the pudding and peanut butter in the refrigerator. I took the peanut butter mixture out of the fridge about 15 minutes before assembling so it could warm up a bit. I added about 2 TBS of additional milk and whipped it for a minute or two before layering it.