Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Peanut Butter Lasagna

You guys... My mother-in-law made this dessert for mine and Lee's birthdays last year, and it was amazing! I'm not usually one for seconds on dessert, but I definitely had seconds when she made this.
Peanut Butter Lasagna... YUM!

So when we decided to host Easter knowing our oven was broken (new one coming next week, whoop whoop!), I thought of this dessert because it doesn't require any baking!

My mother-in-law found the recipe on Pinterest, and I found it from her page. She made it in a trifle bowl, and I copied! The recipe calls for an 8x8 dish.

When I started making my trifle, I realized I needed a little more ingredients than what the recipe called for, so I adjusted a little and made the recipe my own.

So here's how I made it:

1 family size package of Nutter Butter cookies*
1 box vanilla pudding, prepared according to instructions
1 box of chocolate pudding, prepared according to instructions
1 bag fun size Reese's cups, unwrapped and chopped up
2 containers of cool whip
1.5ish cups of creamy peanut butter
Magic Shell

To start, layer your dish with 1/2 of the Nutter Butter cookies. Melt your peanut butter in the microwave, and drizzle a little less than half of it over your cookies. Apply a layer of Vanilla pudding. Use all of the vanilla pudding for this layer. Then apply a layer of Cool Whip. Use 1 whole container for this layer. Then sprinkle 1/2 of your chopped Reese's on top.

Repeat these layers again, except this time use chocolate pudding instead of vanilla. Once your dessert is topped with the last layer of Reese's, you should have  a little peanut butter left to drizzle over the top for pretties. I also drizzled Magic Shell on mine for presentation.

I have found when using the trifle bowl, the key to making it look pretty is making sure the ingredients touch the edge of the dish. That way you can really see the layers.

Since it was Easter, I stuck a little Bunny on the top of mine. Stick this in the fridge, for at least 8 hours, but I would say it's best if you can make it a whole day in advance because then the cookies soften up.

*Next time I make this dessert, I'll probably use a few more Nutter Butter Cookies so I can crumble some on top, and break a few up to fill in some holes on each of the cookie layers. I used a full Family Size package for this one, so next time I'll probably get 2 packages of cookies and have some leftover. I won't mind the leftovers, because who doesn't LOVE Nutter Butters?!

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