Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Trifle #chocPBday

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Trifle - Kellis Kitchen

Today marks the beginning of the best day ever – it’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Day! Hosted by Carla of Chocolate Moosey and Miriam of Overtime Cook, 31 bloggers are sharing favorite chocolate peanut butter recipes, ranging from cookies and bars to scones and muffins. Follow the hashtag #chocPBday on social media and join us with your favorite chocolate and peanut butter recipes. Looking for recipes all in one place? Follow our Pinterest board. We are teaming up with OXO, King Arthur Flour, and Peanut Butter & Co. to bring you three fabulous prize packs. If you love to bake, you don’t want to miss entering.  There are some incredible prizes and I want the winners to all be my friends who join me at Kelli’s Kitchen!  So get out there and enter!  Directions are below this recipe.

I had never heard of a recipe for peanut butter pudding but I have always wanted some – when I was a kid there was some kind of mix that made pudding in the bottom and a fudgy peanut butter topping – I wish I could remember the name, there were several kinds – do any of you know what I am talking about?  Anyway, when I asked to join in on #chocPBday, I thought it was the perfect time to create chocolate peanut butter pudding…………..and I did it!  It took 4 tries but I’m telling you this pudding is life changing.  It’s also dress-size changing because I could have eaten the entire pot of pudding myself.  Putting it in a trifle is the only way to keep from eating it all.  I’m serious, you must try it because if you like chocolate and peanut butter together you will want to make this over and over again.  I began with my Nana’s chocolate pie recipe and tweeked it.


1 1/2 Cups Sugar

4 Tablespoons of All-Purpose Flour

5 Tablespoons of Dark Chocolate Cocoa Powder

1 Can (12 ounces) Evaporated Milk

4 egg yolks

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 Tablespoons unsalted butter or margarine

1 Cup peanut butter

2 Cups of vanilla cookies, crushed

10 miniature chocolate peanut butter candies, roughly chopped

1 Cup Heavy Cream

3 Tablespoons Powdered Sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla



In a bowl whisk together the cocoa and flour and set aside.

In a separate bowl mix together milk, eggs, sugar, and vanilla.

Pour the wet mixture into pot or double boiler.

Put pats of butter or dollops of margarine around mixture where it will melt while cooking.

Turn burner on Medium whisking constantly and bring to a boil.

Whisk in the flour and cocoa and continue stirring constantly  for about 10 minutes until it thickens.

***Dark chocolate cocoa powder does not thicken up like regular cocoa but that’s okay – just wait.  ***

Even thought the pudding is not as thick as you would expect pudding to be, you are going to add the cup of peanut butter now and stir until blended.

Take the pot off the stove and cool completely – it will be thick enough now!

If you can keep your hands off of it long enough – make some more chocolate pudding leaving out the peanut butter and substituting regular cocoa powder for the dark chocolate cocoa powder and allow to cool as well.

Now you have 2 batches of pudding:  One dark chocolate peanut butter and one regular chocolate pudding.

Put the pudding into Ziploc bags like this:

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Trifle - Kellis Kitchen

Sprinkle some cookie crumbs in the bottom of the bowl.

Snip off the corner of one of the bags and pipe it into the glass covering the cookie crumbs.

Sprinkle some of the miniature candy pieces ontop of pudding and add more cookie crumbs.

Snip off the corner of the other bag and pipe into the glass.

Using a cold bowl and beaters whip heavy cream until foamy then add in vanilla and powdered sugar.

Beat until right before stiff peaks form.  Turn off mixer.

Carefully put whipped cream into another Ziploc bag and using any tip you want, pipe onto top of trifle.

Top with a cherry and some candy if you like – or even nuts!

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Trifle - Keliis Kitchen

I love this trifle and I could have it every single night for a month!!  It is all homemade so I think that means it’s GOOD for you!


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  1. Debbie says

    Gosh, Kelli, this trifle looks yummy! The list of peanut butter/chocolate goodies from your blogger friends is just too good! How on earth will I ever choose what to make first? Thanks for the yummy recipe and for all you do to keep my mouth salivating and my tummy looking forward to another luscious treat. I love how you’ve put the trifle in individual serving glasses — very classy looking!

    • Kelli says

      I have only heard of Friendly’s but if it was anything like this………..they were walking in tall cotton! :)

  2. says

    What a fantastic benefit of this event for you to create that pudding and now we can all enjoy it! Thank you for going through all those attempts to find the perfect one.

  3. says

    I love that you did two different chocolate puddings, Kelli! And added peanut butter to one! I could just eat that straight out of the Ziploc. Never mind the glass, cookie crumbs or a spoon. You can always be trusted to take it up a notch or three in pursuit of deliciousness. :)

  4. Patty says

    My favorite chocolate peanut butter combination is Peanut Butter Chocolate ice cream from Baskin Robbins. I’m on the hunt for a copycat recipe.

    • Kelli says

      I hope you find one! You should be able too……even if you have to go buy a gallon or two of it and work it out for yourself!

  5. says

    I honestly don’t know if I can take any more of this incredibly awesome chocolate peanut butter love today! Oh heck with it… pass over the spoon :)

    Ohmigerrrd, this looks awesome! Pinned and Stumbled :)

    • Kelli says

      Thank you so much! They were wonderful and I am going to end up making some more of that pudding tonight. :) The boys love it!

  6. says

    “It’s also dress-size changing because I could have eaten the entire pot of pudding myself” <– lol. This. Yes. I would probably make this and hoard it all myself so I can definitely see my dress size changing. These trifles look so deliciously rich 'n creamy, Kelli!

    • Kelli says

      Aren’t they all the best!! I’ve had so much fun doing this – thanks for the comment! I’m finishing my comments tonight!

    • Kelli says

      Thank you Renee – I always get splotches on the sides of the glass when I use a spoon! I saw the Ziploc Bag trip at Sam’s once when I passed by the bakery! :)

  7. says

    Chocolate peanut butter pudding?! Kelli you really outdid yourself here! They look like perfect sundaes (except without melting) 😀


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