THE REESE’S PEANUT BUTTER CUP BROWNIE TRIFLE OF YOUR DREAMS


THINK OF THIS RECIPE AS A “HOW-TO” AS TRIFLES VARY FROM DISH TO DISH AND PERSONAL PREFERENCE…USE IT AS A GUIDE AND CHANGE UP WHATEVER YOU LIKE!!!!!

IF YOU WANT TO GET TO THE VERY TIPPY TOP OF THE TRIFLE DISH, I RECOMMEND MAKING TWO BATCHES OF THE BROWNIES AND DOUBLING THE CREAM. (I ALWAYS DOUBLE THIS RECIPE-AS I PREFER TO HAVE XTRA THAN RUN SHORT) YES, YOU WILL HAVE A FEW EXTRA BROWNIES SQUARES TO EAT AND EXTRA CREAM….BUT THEN YOU CAN MAKE MY MOM’S FAMOUS CREAM PUFFS, TOO! IF GETTING YOUR TRIFLE ALMOST TO THE TOP IS GOOD ENOUGH, THEN MAKE THE RECIPE AS WRITTEN BELOW!
STEP ONE -BAKE YOUR BROWNIES!!!! YOU CAN OF COURSE USE A PILLSBURY BOX MIX FOR THIS BUT THESE BROWNIES ARE PRETTY MUCH THE BEST! IN A PINCH THOUGH OR TO SPEED THINGS UP…USE THE BOX!

MY FAVORITE BROWNIES:

  • 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 T. water
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

PREHEAT oven to 350º F. line 9×13 pan with nonstick foil.
Stir sugar, butter and water in large bowl. Stir in eggs and vanilla extract. Add flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Spread into pan.
BAKE for 20-25 minutes. let cool completely. Cut into small bite sized squares for the trifle.

STEP 2 MAKE YOUR SIMPLE PASTRY CREAM!!!! CALLED PASTRY CREAM BECAUSE IT TASTES AS DELICIOUS AS ANY COOKED PASTRY CREAM DOES!!! PROBABLY BETTER!
BEAT UNTIL THICK & CREAMY LIKE WHIPPED CREAM:
1 PINT HEAVY CREAM
1 SMALL BOX INSTANT VANILLA PUDDING
1/3 CUP MILK


I USED APPROXIMATELY 60 MINI PEANUT BUTTER CUPS TO LINE THE OUTSIDE OF MY TRIFLE DISH. THEN I USED MORE!!! I CHOPPED UP SOME TO PLACE IN BETWEEN THE LAYERS AND MORE TO DECORATE THE TOP. THIS PART YOU CAN JUDGE BY HOW YOU WANT IT TO LOOK. I USUALLY DECIDE AS I AM MAKING IT BY WHAT LOOKS GOOD! I USUALLY BUY 3 BAGS OF PB CUPS AND IF YOU HAVE EXTRAS JUST MAKE THESE COOKIES!!!! HEE HEE

ASSEMBLY-COVER THE BOTTOM OF THE DISH WITH BROWNIE SQUARES THEN TOP WITH A LAYER OF CREAM. YOU CAN PIPE IT OR SPREAD WITH AN OFF SET SPATULA! STAND PEANUT BUTTER CUPS AROUND THE EDGE PRESSING AGAINST THE GLASS, SPRINKLE SOME CHOPPED PB CUPS ON THE CREAM AND REPEAT UNTIL YOU GET AS HIGH AS YOU WANT! ONCE, AT THE TOP I SPRINKLED ON CHOPPED HEATH BAR CANDIES & MORE CHOPPED PEANUT BUTTER CUPS! LET SIT JUST A COUPLE OF HOURS BEFORE SERVING. I DO NOT RECOMMEND LETTING THIS SIT OVERNIGHT AS THE BROWNIES CAN GET TOO MUSHY! I PREFER THEM STILL HOLDING THEIR SHAPE A BIT!

SERVE THIS AT A PARTY AND SHARE THE PEANUT BUTTER LOVE WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY! XOXO

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  1. says

    New follower from the mingle. This looks delish! Also loved your post on the secret recipe club. Can’t wait to participate next round.

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