Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle

This rich, tempting Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle feeds a crowd and features the ever-popular combination of chocolate and peanut butter.


  • 1 9×13 pan baked brownies, cut into 1-inch pieces*
  • 1 large (5.1 oz.) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 3 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 c. whipping cream, whipped and divided**
  • 40 bite-sized or 24 regular Reese’s peanut butter cups


  1. Beat pudding mix and milk until thickened. Add peanut butter and vanilla, then mix until combined. Fold in 1 cup whipped cream.
  2. Place half of brownies in bottom of trifle dish. Sprinkle with 16 coarsely chopped bite-sized Reese’s. Spread half of pudding mixture on top. Repeat layers. Top with last cup of whipped cream and remaining 8 bite-sized Reese’s for garnish. Chill at least six hours before serving. Serves 12.



*Option: Add a 10-ounce bag of peanut butter baking chips to brownie batter.

**Homemade whipped cream: With an electric mixer, beat cream with 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla until soft peaks form.