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Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle

Brownie chunks layered with simple frosting & sprinkled with peanut butter chips makes these Peanut Butter Brownie Trifles a delicious chocolate & peanut butter dessert.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Author Gina Kleinworth

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

  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