Happy birthday Gram!

This past weekend we celebrated my Gram’s birthday with quite the tasty feast! Our family does not know how to do things in a small way and always go way overboard…but that’s the bets part about our gatherings!! Not to mention all of the delicious leftovers that keep me from cooking for a few days! This get together was no different with everything from beef to fried chicken and pop’s cake donuts with chocolate frosting to a peanut butter death by chocolate trifle! Surprising though, I only baked one thing and I even cheated using a boxed brownie mix for part of it!! But hey, it was still tasty enough to share on here! It did require a few separate things to be made and then layered together including the peanut butter frosting I have posted about at least two or three times now…but we will start with the cookies, the middle layer!

Peanut Butter Toffee Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 T whole milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 t baking soda
  • 1 package Hershey’s Toffee bits or crushed Skor or Heath bars

Bake at 375 degrees for 7-8 minutes.


Peanut Butter Frosting

  • 5 T butter, softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream

Cream together butter and peanut butter until smooth. Add in powdered sugar, slowly. Beat until smooth, add in vanilla then cream. Whip to desired consistency!


Peanut Butter Death By Chocolate

  • Brownie mix (I used a dark chocolate Duncan Hines): made using package instructions but substituting 1/2 of the oil for coffee for a richer chocolate flavor (and added bonus of less fat)!
  • 2 boxes chocolate pudding made with 2 cups cold whole milk
  • Peanut butter toffee cookies
  • Peanut butter frosting
  • More Heath bits

Crumble the brownies into chunks. Layer half of the brownie chunks in the bottom of the trifle. Top with 1/2 of the chocolate pudding (or 1 package if made separately). Then layer cookies, crumbled into chunks. Next is the second package or other half of the chocolate pudding, then the remaining brownie pieces. Lastly, dollop peanut butter frosting over top and spread around, topping with more heath bits! DIG IN!!


About valuptuousvittles

I am a chiropractor with a passion for eating, baking and wine! It seems that my life is consumed by food, whereas most people eat to live, I live to eat!

Posted on July 23, 2012, in Bakery/Dessert Recipes, Brownies, Cookies. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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