Peanut Butter Cup Trifle

chocolate trifleThere's always been something about trifles that I love. For as pretty and fancy as they look, they're really simple, and all those layers are a delicious blend of tastes. So a trifle made with peanut butter cups is pretty close to dessert perfection.

This recipe from blends chocolate cake, pudding, whipped topping, and of course, the peanut butter cups. If you like chocolate and peanut butter (and who doesn't?), this will blow you away.

  • 1 baked 13 x 9 chocolate cake (pre-made or bake one up)
  • 2 (3-ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding (Note: Because I can't ever get enough chocolate, I use chocolate pudding sometimes.)
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
  • 16 ounces Cool Whip
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 4 bars Reese's Peanut Butter cups

Crumble chocolate cake and set aside.

Beat the pudding mix and milk together on med low speed until blended, then beat in the peanut butter, beat until smooth.

Fold in 1 cup Cool Whip.

In a large trifle bowl, layer 1/2 the crumbled cake, then 1/2 the peanut butter mixture and 1/2 the chocolate chips.

Smooth 1 cup Cool Whip over the peanut butter layer and sprinkle with 1/2 the chopped Reese's bars.

Repeat with another layer of cake, peanut butter mixture, chocolate chips, Cool Whip, and top with chopped Reese's bars.

Chill for 4-6 hours or overnight.

Image via Hjem/Flickr

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