Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle

Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 20 servings 1x


Creamy and rich, this Peanut Butter Trifle is filled with brownies, pudding, and lots of peanut butter cups.



  • 1 box fudge brownie mix (13×9-inch pan size), plus the ingredients required on the box
  • 1 package (10 oz) peanut butter chips
  • 26 oz miniature peanut butter cups
  • 4 cups cold milk
  • 2 packages (5.1 oz each) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 16 oz frozen whipped topping, thawed (such as Cool Whip)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Prepare the brownie mix according to the package. Stir in the peanut butter chips. Pour into a greased 9×13-inch baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely, then cut into 3/4 inch squares.
  2. Cut the peanut butter cups in half. Reserve 1/3 to 1/2 cup for garnish.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the milk and the pudding mix. Beat for 2 minutes – it should be thick. Add in the peanut butter and vanilla and mix to combine. Fold in 3/4 of the whipped topping.
  4. Put 1/3 of the brownie pieces in the bottom of a 4 to 5 quart bowl. Top with 1/3 of the peanut butter cups, then 1/3 of the pudding mixture. Repeat the layers 2 more times. Cover the top with the remaining whipped topping, then garnish with the reserved peanut butter cups. Refrigerate until chilled.
  5. Chocolate and peanut butter lovers will go crazy for this creamy, rich trifle that is perfect for a crowd.


slightly adapted from Taste of Home Most Requested Recipes 2014