Spoons Ready! Bakerella’s Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Trifles

05/09/2014 at 12:55 PM ET

Bakerella's Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Trifles
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Angie Dudley, a.k.a Bakerella, is the author of the New York Times best-selling book Cake Pops and creator of Bakerella.com. Visit PEOPLE.com on Fridays for her sweet spin on celebrity recipes and more.

Craving chocolate? Then this dessert is for you. Layers of peanut-butter-cup-stuffed brownies, thick and creamy chocolate pudding and whipped cream come together in personal-sized, portable jars.

You can also layer everything in one large trifle dish, but individual jars are a lot more fun.

Bakerella's Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Trifles
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Brownie batter! This looks like a great start to me.

Bakerella's Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Trifles
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Bake the brownies and let them cool. Then cut them into small squares so you get a surprise in every little bite.

Bakerella's Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Trifles
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Next, make the chocolate pudding and fold in homemade whipped cream. You’ll be happy you did — it makes the texture thick and luscious.

I used instant pudding, but feel free to make that from scratch as well. This Chocolate Mousse from Semi-Homemade star, Sandra Lee would be great, too.

Bakerella's Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Trifles
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This creamy pudding is delicious on its own. But teaming it with fudgy brownies and even more whipped cream takes it to next level. Layer the brownies and pudding in small mason jars and then top it all off with whipped cream, more candy cup pieces and sprinkles.

All that’s left to do is dive in!

Bakerella's Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Trifles
Courtesy Bakerella

Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Trifles

Makes 6

Brownie mix (your favorite)
15-20 peanut butter cups

2 instant chocolate pudding mixes (3.9 oz. each)
3 cups milk

Whipped Cream
3 cups heavy whipping cream
3 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

10-12 peanut butter cups, chopped into small pieces
Chocolate sprinkles

1. Make your favorite brownie batter or use a boxed mix. Spread half of the batter in a 9X9 dish and layer 15-20 peanut butter cups on top of the batter. Spread other half of batter on top of the candies and bake as directed. Cool and cut into 1-inch squares.

2. Place pudding ingredients in a medium bowl and beat with a wire whisk until thickened and set, about 2 minutes.

3. In a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, whip cream, sugar and vanilla on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gently fold half the whipped cream into the pudding until combined.

4. Layer 6 16-oz. wide-mouth jars (or similar containers) with brownies, then chocolate pudding, then chopped-up peanut butter cups (saving a few for the very top), then more brownies, then whipped cream.

5. Chill in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours. Before serving, add a few more candy pieces and chocolate sprinkles for decoration.

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Heide M on

How yummy, will have to try it!

Guest on

UGHH why are you doing this to me, People mag? Now I have the desire to gorge on this and gain 5 lbs.

Ceeteefeebs on

This is diabetes in a jar. Why would you do this to us?!?!

Liz on

Looks rich and yummy

Jill on

Wouldn’t serve it in a 16 oz cup but cut the portion size way down and you have a great dessert!

Anonymous on

Baby food jars would b a great size..

Solomon Trudics on

this is awesome like the book of awesome


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So is the green tea i buy in cans the same as the regular tea you’d buy to put in your morning cup? I’ve been told is just normal green tea made to be cooler, but does it have any affect as far as not speeding up your metabolism as fast as normal hot green tea?


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