Monday, April 4, 2011

Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle... is so yummy!
Yesterday I had the Heart and Soul children for lunch.Every Sunday us families from church take turns and feed them.I always enjoy it.Having been involved with the clubs at home it just makes it so much fun.They're cute,energetic,fun loving kids.Anyway,I decided to try this dessert.It was a new recipe for me but I think it's going to go into my cookbook and I thought I'd share it with you.It is so easy to put together and if you like peanut butter and chocolate,this is your kind of dessert!

Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle

1 fudge brownie mix (13 x 9 in. pan size)
1 pkg. (10 oz.) peanut butter chips
2 pkg. (13 oz each)miniture peanut butter cups
4 cups cold 2% milk
2 pkg. (5.1 oz. each)instant vanilla pudding mix
1 cup creamy peanut butter
4 tsp. vanilla extract
3 cartons (8 oz. each) whipped topping

Prepare brownie batter according to package directions;stir in peanut butter chips.Bake in a greased 13x9 in. pan at 350' for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out with moist crumbs (do not overbake).Cool on wire rack;cut into 3/4 in. pieces.
Cut peanut butter cups in half;set aside 1/2  cup for garnish.In a large bowl whisk milk and pudding mixes for 2 minutes or until soft-set.Add peanut butter and vanilla.Mix well.Fold in 1 1/2 cartons whipped topping.
Place a third of the brownies in a 5 qt. glass bowl;top with a third of the remaining peanut butter cups.Spoon a third of the pudding mixture over the top.Repeat layers twice.Cover with remaining whipped topping.Garnish with reserved peanut butter cups.Refrigerate until chilled.

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