August, It's already August! Wow has the summer gone by quickly. The month of July was one of hte hottest on record here in Minnesota, I could not concur more - good grief. Electric bills are running high because of non-stop running of air conditioning - which I am very thankful for (the air-conditioning)! My hubby and I put an offer on a house today - then we got a counter offer back and now my hubby is wondering - is it a house we really want? This house search of ours has been the most frustrating one we have ever endured. Do we want a house in town this time with virtually no privacy or yard space? That is the question he is wrestling with!
Here is a treat that we can all have to keep our minds off the heat, the electric bill and buying houses!
PB Brownie Trifle
1 Brownie Mix that will make a 9 x 13 pan
2 pkg. (13 oz. each) of Miniature Peanut Butter Cups
4 c. cold milk
2 pkg. instant vanilla pudding mix (5.1 0z. each)
1 c. creamy peanut butter
4 tsp. vanilla
3 cartons (8 oz. size) Cool-Whip
Prepare the brownie batter according to the package. Bake in a greased 13 x 9 pan at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Cool. Cut into 1/2 to 3/4" pieces. Meanwhile cut the peanut butter cups in 1/2. Set aside. In a large bowl whisk together your milk and pudding mixes, keep whisking for 2 minutes. Add peanut butter and vanilla and mix well. Fold in 1 1/2 containers of the Cool-Whip. Place 1/3 of the brownies into the bottom of your trifle bowl (or any glass bowl (about 5 quart size). Top with 1/3 of the peanut butter cups and then 1/3 of the pudding mix. Keep repeating layers. Cover the top with your remaining whipped topping and a few pb cups. Refrigerate until chilled.