Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Trifle

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Trifle is a simple no bake dessert recipe, and your family will love them!! The mini trifles are easy to make, delicious and come together in a snap! Peanut butter and chocolate is always a winner, and this scrumptious dessert is a home run!!

peanut butter trifle dessert


When I was growing up and enjoying the holidays with my family, we always had a huge spread of food.  There were cheese platters, crackers, vegetable trays, banana bread and date bread all laid out before the meal. 

The main meal was nothing short of fabulous.  My mom was an amazing homestyle cook, using 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 husband’s 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.  

Chocolate Peanut Butter Trifle

So, on that note I have prepared a light dessert to follow dinner.  Mini trifles!! 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 simple kitchen to yours. 

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Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Trifle

Donna Elick
Chocolate Peanut Butter Trifle is a favorite no bake dessert recipe. These mini trifles are easy to make, delicious and come together in a snap!
5 stars from 1 review
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Method Mixed
Servings 4


  • 6 ounces peanut butter cookies, homemade or store bought
  • 1/2 cup honey roasted peanut butter, or Skippy Natural
  • 2 cups fat free cool whip
  • 1.4 ounces instant sugar free chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cups fat free milk, cold
  • sugar free chocolate syrup, for drizzling


  • Crumble peanut butter cookies, by hand or in a food processor, into fine crumbs. Set aside.
  • Add whipped topping and peanut butter to a medium sized mixing bowl. Fold peanut butter into whipped topping to combine. Set aside.
  • Using 2 cups cold fat free milk, prepare pudding according to package directions. Use an electric hand mixer to blend for quicker results. Set aside.
  • Add 2 tablespoons crumbled cookies to each of 4 individual trifle dishes or bowls. Shake gently to disperse cookies into an even layer.
  • Add 1/2 cup of prepared pudding to dishes. Use the back of a small spoon to create an even layer.
  • Add 2 additional tablespoons of crumbled cookies over each pudding layer.
  • Add heaping 1/2 cup of peanut butter whipped topping to top of each bowl. Smooth out top for a nice presentation. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Just before serving, drizzle top of trifles with chocolate syrup and a sprinkling of cookie crumbs. Serve and enjoy!


Serving: 1 | Calories: 540cal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 645mg | Sugar: 25g | Fiber: 2g | Calcium: 224mg | Iron: 2mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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! 🙂

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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 🙂

  7. 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!

  8. 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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