Brownie Trifle with Peanut Butter Cups

This dessert is perfect for summer and perfect for the families that love peanut butter and chocolate!

Brownie Trifle with Peanut Butter Cups

1 box brownie mix
1 (10 oz.) pkg. peanut butter chips
1 (5 oz.) box instant vanilla pudding
3 c. milk
1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
2 tsp. vanilla
1 (16 oz.) Cool Whip, thawed
1 package mini peanut butter cups

Line a 13 x 9 pan with aluminum foil; extend foil by 2" over side. Prepare brownie mix according to directions. Add peanut butter chips.

Bake in foil lined pan for length of time per directions. Cool completely. Lift foil out of pan. Invert on cutting board. Remove foil. Cut into small pieces. Coarsely chop the peanut butter cups but save about 8 for a garnish.

Combine pudding mix and milk in large bowl. Beat at low speed for 2 minutes or until thick. Add peanut butter and vanilla; beat until smooth. Gently fold in half of whipped topping.

Place half of the brownies in bottom of trifle bowl; top with 1/2 of chopped candybars and half of pudding. Repeat layers.

Top with remaining Cool Whip spooned or piped into decorative stars. Place a mini peanut butter cup on each star.Print Friendly and PDF