Chocolate and Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle

9 May

I made this for Easter dinner with my family, and we all enjoyed it. I love the combo of peanut butter and chocolate. This dessert is super rich, so no need to double it if making for a large crowd. All you need is a spoonful!

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle
Source: The Cookin’ Chicks

Brownies:
1 2/3 cups sugar
3/4 cup baking cocoa
1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
2 tbsp water
3/4 cup melted butter
2 tsp vanilla extract

Peanut Butter Filling:
1 (8oz) package cream cheese, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup peanut butter
2/3 cup milk
16 oz cool whip
4 peanut butter cups, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13×9 inch pan. Combine dry brownie ingredients in a large bowl, stir. Add in wet ingredients, stir until well mixed. Spread batter into pan. Bake 20-24 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted. Let brownies cool completely.
In a different bowl, combine cream cheese and powdered sugar. Beat until smooth. Add in peanut butter and milk and mix til combined. Fold in cool whip, combine.
Take out half the brownies and crumble them into the bottom of a trifle bowl or large glass bowl. Add a layer of the peanut butter mixture. Take the other half of the brownies and crumble on top of peanut butter layer. Put the last layer of peanut butter mixture on top of brownies. Sprinkle chopped peanut butter cups on top. Refrigerate until serving time.

chocolate and peanut butter trifle

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