So who knew that my last trifle could illicit such joyous and hateful comments at the same time. Yikes. Guess it just shows that you can’t please everyone…
I know I’ve made my fair share of gluttonous dishes but this one might top them all.
Peanut Butter Cup Trifle | The Girl Who Ate Everything
A conversation on the phone between my hubby and I.
John: “Hey honey, I’m at Costco do you need anything?”
Me:   “Yeah. Pick me up a box of Reese’s peanut butter cups.”
John: “A whole box.”
Me:   “Yup.”
John: “You realize there are 36 Reese’s candy bars in a box.”
Me:   “Yup.”
John: “That’s 72 individual cups total. Why do you need 72 cups?”
Me:   “I’m making a dessert.”
John: “You need all of them?”
Me:   “No, but I’ll find a home for the others.” He he
If I had to choose one dessert that I hope is in heaven…it might be this….and then maybe it would be calorie free. I made this delicious Peanut Butter Cup Trifle for Bunko. Yes, another trifle. We play Bunko at a country club so by the time I had transported the trifle in my HOT car it wasn’t as cold as I would have liked to eat it. You really want to have it chilled and it almost tastes better the next day. You really want to fix this for a crowd because it is pretty rich and you can only eat a little…unless you are me.
Now off to your treadmill because this beauty’s going to cost you…


Peanut Butter Cup Trifle | The Girl Who Ate Everything

Peanut Butter Cup Trifle

4.50 from 4 votes
This peanut butter cup trifle is so decadent you'll have to share.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 22 hours 3 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 16 servings


  • 1 9x13 pan of baked brownies, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 5.1 ounce package instant vanilla pudding
  • 3 cups milk
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 8 ounce container thawed Cool Whip, divided (or use homemade whipped cream)
  • 20 peanut butter cups, crumbled (do not buy bite sized; you could get away with less...but why?)
  • 6-8 peanut butter cups to garnish.


  • Combine pudding and milk. Beat for 2 minutes. Add peanut butter and vanilla, beat until smooth. Gently fold in 2 cups cool whip or homemade whipped cream.
  • Layer in trifle dish ½ the brownies, ½ the crumbled peanut butter cups, ½ the pudding mixture. Repeat. Top with cool whip and peanut butter cups. Chill at least four hours until serving.


Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert