Chocolate Peanut Butter Trifle Recipe

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This dessert is super easy to make, but it looks fancy and tastes wonderful. Trifle is traditionally made with fruit, but peanut butter and chocolate are good too.

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I added peanut butter to vanilla pudding to give it a nice light peanut butter taste. Then chocolate pudding and peanut butter pudding are layered with whipped cream and chocolate cake for a delicious combination of flavors that makes the trifle taste like a giant peanut butter cup.Two bowls of batter with a whisk in them.

I first made this dessert about 2 years ago, and it has been one of the most popular recipes on my blog ever since I posted it. This weekend I decided to make it again, and it was just as good as I remembered. My kids broke my trifle dish a few months ago, so I made it in individual cups this time, but either way works well!
A trifle in a glass dish with chocolate and nuts on top.

5 from 7 votes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Trifle

Published By Anne
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Servings: 8
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  • 1 box Brownie Mix
  • 1 bag peanut butter chips
  • 16 oz heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 box instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 box instant chocolate pudding
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup peanuts
  • shaved chocolate


  • Prepare brownie mix as described on box. Stir in bag of peanut butter chips and bake as directed. Cool completely.
  • Whip cream with 1/4 c. sugar until soft peaks form.
  • Mix vanilla pudding with 1 1/2 c. milk. Stir in peanut butter and 1/2 c. whipped cream and beat until smooth.
  • Mix chocolate pudding with 1 1/2 c. milk. Stir in 1/2 c. whipped cream and beat until smooth.
  • Cut brownies into squares and layer half in a trifle dish. Top with vanilla pudding mix and half of the remaining whipped cream.
  • Layer the rest of the brownies, topped with chocolate pudding and remaining whipped cream.
  • Decorate the top with peanuts and chocolate shavings. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.


Nutrition facts are estimates.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 585kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 9g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 138mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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