Sweetheart Trifle

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“I love the chocolate/peanut butter taste! I found this in a cooking magazine, it originally called for Nestle Crunch Bars, but I don't care for those, so I decided to use the peanut butter cups. Try a different candy bar and find your favorite! I am not positive about the prep time, but it includes chilling.”
6hrs 40mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package chocolate cake mix
  • 10 ounces peanut butter chips
  • 4 14 cups cold milk, divided
  • 12 cup whipping cream
  • 14 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 (6 ounce) packages instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 (12 ounce) carton Cool Whip, thawed
  • 4 -6 Reese's Peanut Butter cups, crumbled


  1. Prepare cake mix according to directions, let cool completely.
  2. In a heavy saucepan, combine chips, 1/4 c milk and the whipping cream.
  3. Cook and stir over low heat until chips are melted.
  4. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and cool to room temp.
  5. (If you don't melt the chips on high heat, it will only take a 1/2 hour to cool) Place the remaining milk in a mixing bowl; beat in the pudding mixes on low speed for 2 minutes.
  6. To assemble, crumble half the cake into a 4 qt trifle bowl or large bowl.
  7. Layer with 1/2 the peanut butter sauce, pudding, whipped topping and then repeat layers.
  8. At the end, add the crumbled peanut butter cups.
  9. Cool for 3 hours.

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