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Butterfinger Trifle

on 02/19/2012

My name is April and i’m addicted to Pinterest.  Anyone else need to join my Not Interested in Recovering group? ;0)

Saw a yummy sounding recipe on Pinterest a couple days ago and decided to look around at the blog to see what else this smart lady had to offer.  OH, children!  There it was.  Butterfinger Trifle.  Hello!  Needless to say, i pinned it and decided it was going to be dessert after Sunday dinner.  All i can say is,…Emily at 52 Mantels is a genius!  (

First thing she did that was brilliant: added sour cream to your boxed brownie mix’s list of ingredients.  Talk about fudgy!  Second thing:  add peanut butter to your vanilla pudding.  We may start having peanut butter pudding around here more often!  Now, i will tell you that this arranged marriage started off a little rocky.  Peanut butter was not convinced it wanted to be wed to pudding but after several minutes of persuasion, it finally came around.  I did tweak the recipe just a tad but am sure you’d be happy with either version.

This is a dangerous recipe, friends.  It WILL be gone tomorrow one way or other because resistance was futile for me today! May have to spend a little extra time exercising on Pinterest to work it off.

Butterfinger Trifle

1 box brownie mix

1–8 oz container sour cream (light or non-fat is fine)

2 small boxes vanilla pudding

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

2–8 oz containers whipped topping (or 2 cups homemade)

1 pack (8 bars) fun-size Butterfinger candy bars

Prepare brownie mix according to directions, adding in the 8 ounces of sour cream.  Bake as directed.  Brownies will be very moist and fudge-like.  Allow to cool.

Prepare both boxes of pudding.  Allow to set partially before adding peanut butter.  This takes a bit of mixing but will incorporate eventually!

Crush 4 of the fun-sized (miniature) Butterfingers and mix in with one container of whipped topping.

In a trifle bowl or other container, layer crumbled brownies, pudding mixture, and whipped topping with crushed candy, ending with a layer of brownies on top.  When ready to serve, top with the other container of whipped topping and sprinkle the remaining candy bars, crushed, on top of that.

2 responses to “Butterfinger Trifle

  1. Leah says:

    I bet this would be fantabulous with peanut butter cups!! (butterfinger aren’t too popular in our house, they stick to the teeth too much!)

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