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Chocolate Peanut Butter Trifle Recipe – OC Mom Blog


What would Halloween be without a delicious sweet treat? Just in time for our family Halloween celebration, I made this delicious chocolate peanut butter trifle. It is sweet, delicious and perfect to serve at your upcoming Halloween party…and guaranteed to satisfy every guests sweet tooth.

1 box Betty Crocker Super Moist Triple Chocolate Durge Cake Mix
3 eggs
1 1/4 cup coffee
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
4 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
12 chocolate peanut butter Oreo cookies (crumbled)
1 bag of Reese’s pieces
1 bag of Reese’s peanut butter cups, chopped into small pieces
Chocolate Cake


  1. With electric mixer, mix 3 eggs, 1/3 cup melted butter, 1 1/4 cup coffee and chocolate cake mix.
  2. After it is mixed stir in 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  3. Split batter into 2 cake pans.
  4. Make sure cake pans are buttered.
  5. Bake according to directions on cake mix box. (Roughly 22 minutes)
  6. After cake is done, cool cake down in refrigerator.
  7. While cake is baking, make peanut butter filling.
  8. Peanut Butter Cream Filling
  9. Mix with electric mixer 1 1/2 cups peanut butter with 2 cups whipping cream and 1/4 cup powered sugar.
  10. Beat mixture until thick.
  11. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  12. In another bowl mix the remaining 2 cups whipping cream, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract and 1/4 cup powered sugar.
  13. Mix until think and soft peaks are created.
  14. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  15. Crumble 12 Peanut Butter Oreo Cookies by pounding them with a roller.
  16. Now layer.
  17. Starting with chocolate cake, then peanut butter filling mixture, 1/3 bag of peanut butter cups chopped, 1/3 Reese’s, 1/3 of chocolate peanut butter Oreo cookies (crumbled)and repeat . The final layer you will add whipped cream after the Peanut Butter Filling.
  18. Finish off with remaining Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Pieces.
  19. Refrigerate before serving


Dr. Courtney Harkins, Psy.D, is a local licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and mother to three young children. She runs a private practice as well as works with children at various organizations in Orange County. She specializes in adoption and parent child attachment, and is currently a doctoral candidate for clinical psychology.
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