Chocolate Peanut Butter Trifle – 4 Tips for Best No Bake Chocolate Dessert

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How to Make Simple Chocolate Peanut Butter Trifle

Chocolate Peanut Butter Trifle is not only an indulgent dessert but it is also the easiest of any chocolate peanut butter desserts. Who doesn’t like a chocolate dessert and especially a no bake chocolate dessert! Whether you think of it as a chocolate trifle or one of the easy peanut butter desserts, I couldn’t wait to share this recipe from my KITCHEN 101 cookbook on my healthy food blog. I know everyone is busy and this chocolate peanut butter trifle recipe makes a quick dessert solution when you want a healthy easy dessert to impress! I make this chocolate trifle all year round for a easy light dessert (yes, it feels lighter) after any meal.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Trifle from  Trim and Terrific KITCHEN 101: Secrets to Cooking Confidence   

A make-ahead show stopper no bake chocolate dessert — beyond good! Just a few fabulous ingredients like pudding, angel food cake, peanut butter cups and cool whip create this incredible creation.  Best of all, it is simple!

Makes 20 (2/3- cup) servings

2 (4-serving) boxes instant chocolate fudge pudding and pie filling mix
3 1/2 cups skim milk
1 (14-16-ounce) bought angel food cake, cut into cubes
Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Filling (recipe follows)
12 miniature peanut butter cups, crumbled, divided
1 (8-ounce) container frozen nonfat whipped topping, thawed

1. In bowl, whisk together chocolate pudding and milk according to package directions.
2. In trifle or large glass bowl, layer ingredients beginning with one-third angel food cake, one-half Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Filling (see recipe), half of chocolate pudding, one- third peanut butter cups, and whipped topping.
3. Repeat layers ending with remaining third peanut butter cups.

Peanut Butter Filling

1 (8-ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
2/3 cup skim milk

1. In mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese and peanut butter. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar and milk mixing until creamy.

Nutritional information per serving:  Calories 233, Calories from Fat27%, Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 9mg, Sodium 330mg, Carbohydrates 36g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Total Sugars 25g, Protein 7g, Dietary Exchanges: 2 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 1/2 fat

Terrific Tip: If you don’t have a trifle bowl, use a large glass bowl because you want to be able to see the layers for the presentation.

Why Is this Chocolate Peanut Butter Recipe A Winner?
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This yummy no bake chocolate dessert is from KITCHEN 101 cookbook which is my EASIEST cookbook.  So, if you want to cook and are short on time, this book is for you!  I love trifles for several reasons.  You can make them ahead of time, they serve a crowd and they make quite the presentation.  You can literally whip up this recipe at last minute when you need an unexpected impressive dessert. Of course, who doesn’t like a chocolate peanut butter dessert recipe?

A make-ahead 10 ingredient EASY dessert trifle with layers of angel food cake, rich chocolate pudding, heavenly cream cheese peanut butter filling, Reese’s Peanut Butter cups & whipped topping. YUM!

4 Reasons Trifle Make Super Desserts

  • Make ahead dessert-put together your Chocolate Peanut Butter Trifle on your time frame and refrigerate until serving.  Make-ahead desserts are time savers.
  • Crowd pleasing-trifles can serve a crowd.  Depending on the size group you are making it for you can adjust the size of your serving piece or even make in individual servings.
  • Easy to Make-my trifles consist of angel food cake, instant puddings, whipped topping and a few other ingredients.
  • Presentation-trifles make a showstopper presentation that impress people.
  • Healthier Dessert – yes, my trifle recipes is even better for you!

You need Glass Bowl so Why Not Get a Trifle Bowl!

You don’t have to have a trifle bowl but I think you need a glass bowl to show the beautiful layers.  I thought the plastic trifle bowl in the middle was a great idea for times you needed to bring dessert somewhere.  Then, you don’t have to worry about getting your dish back! Or, I liked the trifle bowl with the lid for easy transport.  Trifle is my dessert of choice. I have so many different delicious easy pudding trifle recipe.  I have even had parties where I served three different trifles for dessert.  If you like Tiramisu, you must make my Tiramisu Trifle! Then, there’s everyone’s very favorite  Red Velvet Chocolate Trifle recipe.

 Anchor Hocking Monaco Trifle Bowl Clear Plastic Pedestal Trifle Bowl  Party Bowl with White Plastic Lid

My No Bake Chocolate Dessert Trifle is Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Dessert

If you look at the ingredients you will see that I have made some adjustments to make this chocolate peanut butter dessert trim and terrific!! I used angel food cake, skim milk with the pudding, reduced fat cream cheese in the peanut butter filling and just a few of the peanut butter cups to give it that taste.  The perfect dessert  or any time of year— beyond good! If you enjoy chocolate peanut butter desserts, here’s my Chocolicious Peanut Butter Dessert recipe-another favorite healthy easy recipe.

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My Chocolate Peanut Butter Trifle Recipe TOPS Chocolate Peanut Butter Desserts

From KITCHEN 101 cookbook This is one of the easiest trifle dessert recipes! Serves a crowd, makes a presentation and is best chocolate trifle recipe ever! — beyond good!  I love this trifle recipe for several reasons.  This chocolate trifle makes a statement when you serve it and it is a fabulous no bake chocolate dessert. You can cross dessert off your to do list because this is a make ahead recipe.  Who doesn’t like peanut butter and chocolate?  Here’s another great peanut butter and chocolate dessert made in a rectangular pan.  Both are fabulous and healthy chocolate peanut butter desserts.


Watch me whip up one of my favorite chocolate peanut butter desserts!  It will be yours too!!

Not sure how to make a trifle?  Watch me make this indulgent dessert!  My #1 advice for you is don’t stress about making the layers.  I just put it together and instantly, you get a dessert with presentation.  I take advantage of convenience items so this recipe is made so easily.  Best of all



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With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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