I have lost a lot of weight in the past two years. A lot. It required a lot of hard work and sacrifice, sacrifice of mainly dessert! I love dessert, and I never thought that I would be able to do it, but I have. Sometimes it bothers me, sometimes I could care less.
Fast forward to my daughter’s graduation party in August. I got a beautiful cake for her, but there are so many people who want something other than cake, so I decided to try to find something else to offer to the guests. After poking around on the internet, I came across a recipe for a Peanut Butter Cup Trifle. I have a trifle bowl. I love peanut butter cups. Everyone will like this, right? You betcha!!
While I cannot tell you first hand how this tasted, when I tell you that I almost cried while I was assembling it, I kid you not! The smell of the peanut butter and the brownies was so heavenly, and knowing that I could not try it, it broke my heart. So here is the recipe, and I hope that you all enjoy it. I don’t know if I will ever be able to make it again, that is just how hard it was for me!
Many thanks to Minute On The Lips and Keri Goodwin for coming up with this over the top dessert…
box of brownie mix and ingredients to prepare
2 packages of instant vanilla pudding and the milk to prepare
10 oz package of peanut butter chips
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup half & half
1 tsp vanilla
4 packages of Kit Kats (4 sticks to a pack)
8 packages of Peanut Butter Cups (2 cups to a pack)
whipped cream (one container Cool Whip)
Start with a box of brownie mix, and prepare it according to the directions. Let it cool completely, and then break it up into small chunks and set aside. Meanwhile, take your package of peanut butter chips and combine in a small saucepan with 1/4 milk, 1/2 cup half & half and a teaspoon of vanilla. Heat until melted. Coarsely chop your Kit Kats and Peanut Butter Cups. Prepare 2 packages of instant vanilla pudding according to the instructions. Now comes the assembly: brownie, pudding, peanut butter sauce, chopped candy and whipped cream. Repeat. Take approximately 10 peanut butter cups and cut in half. Place around the rim of the trifle bowl. Top with very finely chopped candy.
Side notes: This made a lot. More than enough to fill my trifle bowl. With Halloween approaching, experiment with other candy if you like. I bet Butterfingers would be yummy, or Heath bars. If you really like peanut butter, get an extra bag of chips to make extra sauce.
Let me know how you like it, and if you did anything different to it.