Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Peanut Butter Cookie and Chocolate Trifle

This Peanut Butter Cookie and Chocolate Trifle is a family favorite. It is simple, delicious and comes together in a snap! Peanut butter and chocolate is always a home run and this simple no-bake dessert is going to knock it out of the park.

When I was growing up and enjoying the holidays with my family, we always had a HUUUGGGGEEEE spread of food.  There were cheese platters, crackers, vegetable trays, banana bread and date bread all laid out before the meal.  Then the meal was nothing short of fabulous.  My mom was an amazing homestyle cook, she cooked with real ingredients and inspired creativity in the kitchen (I am sure that is where I found my creativity and passion for cooking, in her kitchen).  She pulled out all the stops on every holiday and even with a family of 7 to prepare for on a meager budget, my parents never turned away a guest.  

Needless to say after dinner, you were very well stuffed.  There was actually an intermission before dessert.  Time to catch a few shows or a movie then the dessert spread was unveiled with pies of every kind, fruit, cream, chocolate, nut, you name it.  (The pies were my department as I grew up). 

Starting a whole new chapter in my life, after I moved to Arizona 13 years ago I now have the pleasure of celebrating with my husbands family.  Needless to say, it is amazing and a blessing to be together and enjoy an entirely different set of traditions.  One of those traditions: as soon as your dinner plate is cleared dessert is served.  No intermission, no time to put on comfy pants.  

So, on that note I have prepared a light dessert to follow dinner.  My picky eater clan ooohed and ahhhed through the entire dessert.  Chad even took one back into his man cave to enjoy and came back thanking me profusely.  It is amazingly impressive, incredibly flavorful, made with light ingredients and so easy I almost skipped writing a blog post about it.  It is truly fabulous and I know you will enjoy it!  

With love from our kitchen table to yours!  XO


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Author: Donna Elick
Peanut Butter Cookie & Chocolate Trifle

Peanut Butter Cookie & Chocolate Trifle

This Peanut Butter Cookie and Chocolate Trifle is a family favorite. It is simple, delicious and comes together in a snap! Peanut butter and chocolate is always a home run and this simple no-bake dessert is going to knock it out of the park.
Prep time: 20 MinTotal time: 20 Min


  • 1 - 1.4 ounce box Chocolate Instant Sugar Free Jello pudding
  • 2 cups fat free milk, cold
  • 6 ounces peanut butter cookies, (homemade or Nutter Butter's)
  • 2 cups Fat Free Cool Whip Whipped Topping
  • 1/2 cup Honey Roasted Peanut Butter or Skippy Natural (a thick grainy peanut butter)
  • sugar free chocolate syrup, for drizzling


  1. Crumble cookies by hand or in a food processor, into fine crumbs. Set aside.
  2. In a medium size bowl add whipped topping and peanut butter, fold peanut butter into whipped topping until combined. Set aside.
  3. Prepare pudding according to directions, using the 2 cups fat free cold milk. Use a hand mixer for quicker results. Set aside.
  4. In 4 individual trifle dishes or bowl of your choice, add 2 tablespoons of crumbled cookie to the bottom, shake to disperse evenly.
  5. Add 1/2 cup of pudding to dishes. Smooth out for an even line.
  6. Add 2 tablespoons of crumbled cookie.
  7. Add heaping 1/2 cup of peanut butter whipped topping. Smooth out top for a nice presentation. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  8. Drizzle with syrup and sprinkle with cookie crumbs. Serve and Enjoy!



  1. Great recipe ! I made it! It`s delicious!!!

  2. Never thought of this combination but can imagine it being very yummy:)

  3. These sound awesome. My girls would flip for these...and so would I, actually!

  4. Thanks for this yummy sounding light recipe - with all the heavy desserts this season brings, this is a truly refreshing twist!

  5. This is the lightest Thanksgiving dessert I have ever seen. After hours of carb-loading - everyone seems to nap! Loving this - a grand alternative to heavy-laden pies.

  6. Love this alternative dessert, Donna. It looks very pretty too!

  7. Oooh, I love these trifles! And so nice that you made a lightened version :)

  8. Ok, so I come over here to look at the ingredient list for your French Silk Pie and this is what greets me. Holy yum! :)

  9. How decadent! This looks fantastic. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  10. I love light desserts! I can just let the tongue be the boss and need not worry if my tummy can still carry the load and heaps of sweet treats. Who can ever say no to PB? Not me! I am thankful for people who make life prettier and tastier. I love your recipe.Happy Holidays!

  11. I love how simple this is! And it is my all-time favorite combination!

  12. I experienced simliar too u, we eat slowly for houres in europe and when I came to india its just fast fast, get it over with.
    Trifle has always been a favourite of mine. your photos a awesome!

  13. This recipe is perfect. It's so easy to make, and I love that it is a light dessert. I can't wait to try it. Thanks for posting. It looks delicious :)

  14. The other night we had some guests for dinner and for dessert I made peanut butter and chocolate treats. One of the guests said : If you want to have a successful and memorable dinner serve peanut butter and chocolate for dessert, no one id going to complain!
    Your trifle look amazing, perfect after a feasting Thanksgiving dinner!

  15. This is definitely the place to come for tasty desserts!

  16. Love how you make cute little 1-serving trifles! Adorable. This contains both my loves; peanut butter & chocolate. Noone can resist this charm!


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