Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Trifle

Chocolate Brownie Peanut Butter Pretzel Trifle topped with Caramel Sauce! Salty and Sweet!

I can’t believe the long weekend is already coming to an end. Sunday night Ellie woke up at midnight not feeling great (and didn’t go back to sleep until 4:30am!). It made for a very long and caffeine fueled Monday.

We had lots of fun plans to enjoy our Labor Day, but ended up sleeping in and relaxing most of the day. I felt like we all needed/deserved a special salty sweet dessert. I dug around in my pantry and ended up whipping up these Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Trifles with some things I had on hand.

Chocolate Brownie Peanut Butter Pretzel Trifle topped with Caramel Sauce! Salty and Sweet!

It starts with chocolate brownies. I used boxed, because we were having a super lazy day and I didn’t have the energy to worry about making them from scratch.

Then I whipped up a peanut butter & chocolate cream cheese whipped filling. It’s super rich and so dang good. I could just eat it like a dip with pretzels or with a spoon like pudding. Heck, I could probably just take a bath in it.

Finally, I added salty crushed pretzels and a big healthy drizzle of caramel sauce.

Chocolate Brownie Peanut Butter Pretzel Trifle topped with Caramel Sauce! Salty and Sweet!

Y’all. Look at that caramel drizzle. You know you want to lick your screen!

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Trifle are absolutely divine and so easy to whip together. You can use boxed brownies and store bought caramel sauce to speed up the prep time.

If you love chocolate, peanut butter, pretzels and caramel…this is the dessert for you. Honestly, if you don’t love all those things, I think you need to have your head checked. 😉

All of the flavors combine together into one perfect trifle. Take a big bite and you will get my favorite combo — salty and sweet! I made individual sizes so I could share with our neighbors and everyone was thrilled to have these babies show up on their door step.

Yield: 6 servings

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Trifle

Chocolate Brownie Peanut Butter Pretzel Trifle topped with Caramel Sauce! Salty and Sweet!

Chocolate Brownie Peanut Butter Pretzel Trifle topped with Caramel Sauce! Salty and Sweet!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (8 oz) package whipped topping, such as Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1 batch baked brownies, crumbled
  • 1 cup pretzels, crushed
  • caramel sauce, for topping

Instructions

  1. In stand mixer, whip together peanut butter and cream cheese until well combined.
  2. Add the powdered sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla extract. Beat until smooth.  Fold in the thawed whipped topping.
  3. Layer brownies, peanut butter mixture and pretzels. Continue layering until all ingredients have been used.
  4. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving. Serve chilled with caramel sauce on top.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 482Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 376mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 4gSugar: 30gProtein: 13g

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11 Responses
  1. Tonya

    Made this for a girls night and 15 very happy women. It was absolutely delicious. I made the recipe exactly as is but changed the layering. I made it in one bowl as a triffle. Brownies, them caramel, then chocolate/peanut butter mixture, …repeat. Put all of the pretzels on top right before serving. This way they don’t get that soggy/stale taste. Will definitely make it again!  And super easy. 

  2. Cookin Canuck

    Um yeah, I’ll now be thinking about these for the rest of the week.  You can’t beat the salty-sweet combo!

  3. Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens

    Oh my goodness, how decadent! Amazing photos that absolutely showcase such a delicious treat! No wonder your neighbors were so thrilled!!!

  4. Joanie @ ZagLeft

    I spotted this recipe over on Pinterest and have seriously been thinking about it ever since. It looks incredible!

  5. cookbook queen

    OH MY GOSH STOP IT. These have to be the best thing I’ve seen on the internet in WEEKS!!! I love love love this flavor combo.

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