A few weeks ago I was hosting book club at my house. As soon as I realized it was my turn to host I started thinking about what I could bake for the treat! I always love a good excuse to feed people. When I come up with the idea to make mini size trifles in mason jars I got very, very excited! And they turned out great! Tasted amazing and looked darling. Here’s a mini sized, individual, mason jar chocolate peanut butter trifle (with the recipe):
These are actually quite easy to make. And they were a HUGE hit with my guests!
Here’s how I did it. (And stayed tuned-because I have 2 more flavors coming down the line.)
Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Trifle:
- Chocolate Brownie (I just used a box fudge brownie mix)
- Peanut Butter Mousse (see recipe below)
- 2 C Whipped Cream (use cool whip or see recipe below)
- Hot Fudge (homemade or store bought)
This will make about 8 mini trifles (give or take a few). Get your mason jars ready. You can also use clear glasses if you need to.
You will layer each of the ingredients twice.
Break the brownies into bite size pieces and layer them about 1 or 1 and a half inches thick along the bottom of the jar.
Next, place a large spoonful of peanut butter mousse on top of the brownie layer. You can kind of tap the jar a little to get it to go down and fill in the cracks.
Then a small spoonful of hot fudge. (You will want it to be warm but not hot at this point. Just barely warm enough that you can drizzle it but not too warm that it melts the mousse or the cream.)
Last, place a spoonful of whipped cream on top of everything. Tap it down again.
Now repeat this whole process and then drizzle a little hot fudge on the top. And you’ve got a darling and delicious dessert!
Peanut Butter Mousse Recipe:
- 1 (8 oz.) package of cream cheese (softened)
- 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 C powdered sugar
- 1/2 C whipping cream
- 1 C whipping cream whipped
Combine the cream cheese and peanut butter and beat until smooth. Add powdered sugar and mix it in until everything is smooth. Pour in the 1/2 C of whipping cream and mix in.
In a separate bowl, beat the 1 C of whipping cream until it is stiff enough to form gentle peaks.
Gently fold the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture.
Pour whipping cream into a bowl and mix with an electric mixer on high until it forms gentle peaks. Then add about 2-3 Tablespoons of sugar and mix those in.
I hope you enjoy this fun dessert!