Hello there All Things Thrifty fans. It’s Gina from Kleinworth & Co & I’m back today to share with you a tasty little dessert that my family just loves. These Peanut Butter Brownie Trifles are made of chewy, frosting covered brownies layered with whipped cream & peanut butter morsels. It’s a simple but delicious dessert that is great for a quiet night in or for serving at your next gathering!

Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle

I love finding new ways to use brownies. Growing up my mom was a great baker & cake decorator. However- when it came to brownies it was a mix from a box & they were barely cooled before the whole pan was gone. We didn’t frost them or do anything else to them. In fact, it wasn’t until I started blogging & Pinterest came along that I found out that people actually went beyond bake & serve when it came to brownies. Can you believe that? I didn’t know what I was missing all those years. But now that I have started going beyond what my mom would make – there is no turning back. I’m creating all sorts of goodies & my family is loving it.

Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle

I was originally going to make these with unfrosted brownies – but I just couldn’t help myself. I had a bunch of leftover frosting from my munchkin’s birthday & these brownies were just calling for a little extra something before they went into the glasses. I’m so glad I did because the frosting just adds so much richness & flavor to the dessert. Add in there the peanut butter morsels & WOW! It’s just enough peanut butter flavor to compliment but not compete or overpower the dish.

Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle

I can’t wait to serve these at all our seasonal gatherings coming up. They are great because I can make them ahead of time & they keep well in the refrigerator. So if you have a pot luck or something you can prep, chill & they can come to the perfect temperature as you travel to your event. They won’t last long- I can tell you that. Be sure to put these on your “must-make” list.

Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle

Ingredients

    Brownies
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Frosting
  • 8 tbsp (1 stick) butter - room temperature
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • Additional
  • 3-4 tbsp whipped topping per glass
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter morsels per glass

Instructions

    Brownies
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line square glass baking dish with parchment & give a light spritz with cooking spray
  3. In large bowl combine flour, cocoa, baking soda & salt - whisk to combine
  4. In a smaller bowl combine chocolate chips & butter - microwave in 30 second intervals until melted - allow to cool slightly
  5. Add in sugar to melted butter & chocolate- stir
  6. Add eggs, milk & vanilla. - Stir well until combined
  7. Pour into dry mixture & fold until completely combined
  8. Transfer to prepared dish
  9. Bake for 20-30 minutes- might not appear done in the middle - that's okay, they will settle as they cool- that's what keeps it fudgy.
  10. Remove from oven
  11. Cool completely before adding frosting & cutting
  12. Once cool - spread frosting on in an even layer - move on to assembling trifle
  13. Frosting
  14. In a mixer with a paddle attachment cream butter until light & fluffy
  15. Add in confectioners sugar & beat slowly
  16. Once mixture looks moist but crumbly add in milk & beat until fluffy again - if you want it a little softer add additional milk 1-2 tsp at a time
  17. Assemble
  18. Cut frosted brownies into bite size pieces & add several pieces into the bottom of your glasses
  19. Sprinkle in your peanut butter morsels
  20. Top with whipped topping & continue in the same process until your glass is full ending with the peanut butter morsels
  21. Refrigerate until ready to serve
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