Chocolate Peanut Butter Trifle….to DIE for!
yeah, yeah, yeah….it’s the new year and we’ve all resolved to eat healthier, right? Well if that is the case then I’ll tell you this has
1000 calories! And it will be soooo worth it. Just watch your portion size :o)
We traveled a lot for the Christmas holidays. Down to L.A. (lower Alabama) to spend time with III’s family, then up to north Alabama to spend time with mine, next we headed home to Atlanta for 24 hours before traveling north to Lake Lanier for a few more Christmas festivities. We arrived back home on New Year’s Eve with plans to get together with friends for a baby friendly new year, and I had signed up to bring dessert, also I get a cotton candy maker for kids so I can make candy for the little ones. I needed something simple, quick, and delicious (always my criteria when it the kitchen!). And that is when the trifle stepped in. Many layers of sweet goodness can never go wrong!
- Brownies (box or from scratch...usually need eggs, oil, and water)
- 1 large tub of cool whip
- 1 large box of Jello chocolate instant pudding (3 cups of milk)
- 1 bag of Reese's peanut butter cups
- 1 cup of peanut butter
- 8 oz. of cream cheese
- 1 cup of powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp. of milk
- Before we can layer our trifle there is some prep work that must be done...
- Prepare brownies and chocolate pudding according to package instructions, set aside
- Set cream cheese out. It needs to be at room temperature
- In a food processor chop your opened Reese's cups, set aside
- Once the cream cheese is a room temperature use a hand mixer to whip. Then fold in 1 cup of peanut butter. Once well combined add 1 cup of powdered sugar and 2 tbsp of milk. Continue to whip until "fluffy"
- Now it's time to LAYER! You can go in any order you would like, my suggestion: broken up brownies, peanut butter fluff, chocolate pudding, cool whip, chopped Reese's...then REPEAT.
- If not serving immediately, leave in the refrigerator to chill.
I am happy to say this Chocolate peanut Butter Trifle was a hit! And lucky us, there was just enough left over for us to have dessert the past two nights :o) III is already asking that I make more! Good thing it’s
1000 calories, as it’s looking like this year we might need to survive on trifle!