Thursday, June 8, 2017

A Luscious and Easy Brownie Dessert

by Karen Rose Smith

I'm a Mr. Food fan. So I bought a Sinful Sweets & Tasty Treats Mr. Food Test Kitchen cookbook and this easy, calorie filled, luscious dessert caught my eye.  Here is this simple recipe that's sooooo good for an inside dinner or an outside barbecue!


1 (19.8-ounce) package brownie mix for a 9x13 inch pan
1 (6 serving size) package instant vanilla pudding and pie filling
3 cups milk (I use whole milk because I've found in this type of recipe it holds up better.)
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
3-1/2 cups coarsely chopped assorted candy bars, with 1/2 cup reserved for garnish (I used a bag of Snicker minis and 1/2 bag of Milky Way minis)  RESERVE a 1/2 cup for garnish
1 16 oz. container frozen whipped topping, thawed

Prepare brownies according to package directions for a 9x13 inch baking dish; allow to cool completely.
In a large bowl, whisk pudding mix and milk until slightly thickened.  Whisk in peanut butter until thoroughly combined.  Refrigerate 10 minutes.

Break up brownies into 1 inch pieces and place half in bottom of a trifle bowl or large glass serving bowl.  Cover with half the pudding mixture, half the candy and half the whipped topping.  Repeat layers and garnish with reserved candy.

Cover and chill at least 2 hours before serving.


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