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No Bake Peanut Butter Pie Trifle Recipe

I love to draw inspiration for new recipes from some of my favorite, tried-and-true, go-to recipes. I’ve been baking my whole life basically, and over many years, I’ve gathered a collection of favorite “core” recipes that I know inside and out, that I really love, that always turn out right, and that are plain and simple delicious.

I have thousands of recipes — I suppose most of us probably do. I have hundreds and hundreds that I’ve clipped from magazines and organized into photo albums. Then I have dozens of cookbooks. I also have a multitude of seasonal, special edition magazines, and the pages are so earmarked and tagged. I’ve also got a big box of family recipes.

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But at the end of the day, don’t you feel like you have about 30 or 40 “core” recipes that you absolutely adore, and you know you’ll be making them FOREVER? Forever and ever? They’re timeless, classic, and simply delicious.

They’re not “flavor of the month”-type recipes, or something you’re really excited about right now, but you’ll make it a few times and then forget all about it. You know what I mean?

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie Trifle Picture

Earlier this year, I got SO organized around my house, and one big project was going through ALL my recipes and getting them incredibly organized. I got rid of cookbooks that I don’t really care for, categorized my recipe clippings — everything is either by season, type of meal/dish, or by a favorite ingredient (peanut butter, for example!).

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie Trifle Image

Whatever made sense for me to remember, that’s how I came up with a good system. Most importantly, I made a small album dedicated to all my “core” recipes. Favorites that I will always love and will want to make again and again.

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Needless to say, my Grandma’s No Bake Peanut Butter Pie recipe is one of those core recipes. We’ve loved it in my family for longer than I’ve been alive. It’s quick, easy, rich, creamy, and yet somehow light too… it’s just perfect. Full of peanut butter flavor!

It’s a dream dessert for how simple and fast it is to prepare, and for how much deliciousness it delivers. That pie has served as inspiration for me countless times. If you’re a Reese’s fan, you’ve got to try this Reese’s Cup No Bake Peanut Butter Pie recipe!

File 1 No Bake Peanut Butter Pie Trifle

Anyway, I used that same peanut butter pie filling, and assembled it into a trifle with layers of whipped cream and vanilla cake. This No Bake Peanut Butter Pie Trifle is a cinch to throw together, and it will feed and please a crowd!

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No Bake Peanut Butter Pie Trifle Recipe

Sarah Grossett
A peanut butter pie truffle will wow your guests at any party. And it’s a total cinch to make!
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10
Calories 927.6 kcal


  • 1 White Cake Mix or vanilla cake mix
  • 1 Water
  • 0.5 Vegetable Oil
  • 3 Egg
  • 1.5 Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 Cream Cheese softened
  • 2 Powdered Sugar
  • 3 Whipped Topping thawed, divided


  • In a large bowl, whisk together cake mix, water, oil, and eggs, until mixture is just smooth.
  • Pour batter into a lightly greased 9×13-inch baking pan.
  • Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes, or until edges are golden and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, beat peanut butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and two containers whipped topping, until smooth and creamy.
  • To assemble trifle:
  • Roughly chop or break apart the cake into 1-inch cubes or bite-sized pieces.
  • Scatter 1/3 of the cake pieces into the bottom of a large trifle dish.
  • Spoon half the peanut butter mixture over the cake in the trifle dish.
  • Scatter another 1/3 of the cake pieces over the peanut butter layer.
  • Spread with the remaining container of whipped topping.
  • Scatter the remaining cake pieces over the whipped topping layer.
  • Spoon remaining peanut butter mixture into the trifle dish.
  • Sprinkle with cake crumbs or graham cracker crumbs, for garnish, if desired.


Calories: 927.6kcalCarbohydrates: 88.7gProtein: 15gFat: 49.4gSaturated Fat: 21gSodium: 415.9mgFiber: 0.45gSugar: 41.25g
Keyword Cake Mix, Desserts, Easy, Family Meals and Snacks, No Bake, Party Food, Peanut Butter
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