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Peanut Butter Oreo Trifle

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These trifles have everything I love in them.

Peanut Butter Mousse.

Oreo cookie crumble.

It’s perfection in a glass!

This Peanut Butter Oreo Trifle is rich, indulgent, and one of the best desserts ever!

You guys. I am so in love with this recipe. And I know you will be too!

I absolutely love individual serving desserts. Mini pies, mini cheesecakes, pies in jars; there’s just something cool about having your own dessert. Plus, they’re great for parties.

This dessert? Is no exception. It’s peanut butter mousse layered with chocolate cookie crumble. It’s rich, decadent, and probably one of the best things I’ve ever eaten.

And it’s from my favorite new book!

This Peanut Butter Oreo Trifle is rich, indulgent, and one of the best desserts ever!

In case you didn’t know, my friend Glory Albin from Glorious Treats has written a book! It’s called Glorious Layered Desserts and it’s filled with recipes for individually sized layered desserts. Jordan stole my copy soon after I got it and marked tons of pages. Are you surprised the first one she demanded was the Chocolate Mint Crunch?

{I told her I’d make that for her…some other time. We had a lot of mint last month!}

Pssst…I’m giving away a copy of Glory’s book. Scroll down to enter!


I had the Key Lime Coconut Cheesecake bookmarked until I went to Glory’s book launch party. It was there she served these Peanut Butter Oreo Trifles and, of course, it was love at first bite.

Seriously, this recipe is the best thing ever. Peanut butter mousse is made thick and fluffy with cream cheese and whipped cream and it’s layered with chocolate cookie crumble, which is Glory’s way of making an Oreo Crust that’s all crumbly. The crumble reminded me of granola. I was tempted to pour it in a bowl with milk and eat it for breakfast.

I may still do that sometime.

One of the things I really love about Glory’s book is that there are so many layered desserts that can be made from it. She gives all the basic recipes separately, so that when you’re done making all of her layered desserts, you can create your own. And she also adds lots of flavor switch ups and supermarket swaps too. (For example, I used Cool Whip in place of the whipped cream. I was feeling lazy. See my recipe notes!)

You have to make this recipe. Even if you don’t make it into a trifle. Oreo crumble granola and a bowl full of peanut butter mousse to face plant in.

That’s my dream, really. Isn’t it yours?

This Peanut Butter Oreo Trifle is rich, indulgent, and one of the best desserts ever!

Seriously, I dream about that mousse. #notjoking #wishiwas #iloveGlory

Peanut Butter Oreo Trifle

Yield: 4-6 trifles

Peanut Butter Oreo Trifle

Kryptonite in a glass: peanut butter mousse layered with Oreo cookie crumble. These trifles are heaven in a bowl!


  • 17 Oreos
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (I used low-fat)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (I use Skippy)
  • 2 tablespoons milk (I used non-fat)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Mini Peanut Butter Cups, for garnish


    Oreo Crumble:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place the cookies in a large ziploc bag and use a rolling pin to crush them. Melt butter in a medium bowl on HIGH power, then add the cookies to the melted butter. Stir until all the cookies are moistened with the butter. Bake for 10 minutes on a rimmed baking sheet. Let cool completely before making peanut butter mousse.
  2. Peanut Butter Mousse:
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment (or using a hand mixer) beat heavy cream and 1/4 cup powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate. Wipe out the mixer bowl (no need to wash it).
  4. Place cream cheese and peanut butter in the mixer bowl and blend with the paddle attachment until smooth. Slowly add the remaining 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar. Add the milk and vanilla. Fold in the whipped cream.
  5. Assemble the Trifles
  6. Place 1-2 tablespoons of crumble in the bottom of your serving dishes, deepening on the size of the dish. Spoon a layer of the peanut butter mousse over the crumble. Repeat with remaining crumble and mousse. Top with half of a peanut butter cup for garnish.
  7. Refrigerate at least 15 minutes before serving. (Desserts can be made up to 4 hours head.)
  8. Note: these are very rich. Consider using small serving dishes or 2 ounce shot glasses instead of bowls.
  9. Tip: substitute Cool Whip (regular, lite, or fat-free) for the heavy cream (skip whipping the cream and fold in the Cool whip instead).

You know you want to win a copy, right? You must get this book*, it’s seriously a favorite of mine.

One lucky winner will win a signed copy of Glorious Layered Desserts by Glory Albin. Enter via the rafflecopter below. Open to US residents only; must be 18 years or older to enter. Good luck!

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*I am not responsible for your excessive drooling, dreaming about, or manic eating of Glory’s desserts. Because it will happen, trust me. ;)

S’mores Pudding

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Chocolate Malted Pudding

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Peanut Butter Twix Pie

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Sweets from friends:
Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse by Glorious Treats
Fresh Fruit Cheesecake Mousse Cups by Heather’s French Press
Rocky Road Pudding Mousse by Something Swanky



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77 Responses to “Peanut Butter Oreo Trifle”

  1. Medeja posted on April 2, 2014 at 3:41 am (#)

    Sounds and looks like a dream! Oreo and peanut butter.. yummy!


  2. Jennie @themessybakerblog posted on April 2, 2014 at 4:06 am (#)

    You can’t go wrong with pb and chocolate layered together in a glass. Mmmm! Pinned.


  3. Chloe @ foodlikecake posted on April 2, 2014 at 4:20 am (#)

    Yum, this looks awesome :-)


  4. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme posted on April 2, 2014 at 4:46 am (#)

    Oh my goodness, this is perfection! Peanut butter + oreo is a match made in heaven!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on April 2nd, 2014 at 6:54 am

      I know, right? Thanks Jennifer!


  5. Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron posted on April 2, 2014 at 6:45 am (#)

    I love individual serving size desserts too! And definitely perfection in a glass! Pinned :) And thanks for sponsoring the giveaway – I would love that cookbook :)


  6. Hannah posted on April 2, 2014 at 7:07 am (#)

    Brownie trifle is spectacular!


  7. Kathi @ Deliciously Yum! posted on April 2, 2014 at 7:40 am (#)

    Peanut Butter and Oreos combined into individual trifles – not only one of the cutest desserts, but definitely one of the most delicious, too. So yes, these are definitely a dream come true :). Pinning now!!


  8. Julia posted on April 2, 2014 at 7:45 am (#)

    Yum! I can taste it already!!


  9. Julia posted on April 2, 2014 at 7:47 am (#)

    My favorite layered dessert is the kind with chocolate mouse and strawberries!


  10. Rebecca Cooper posted on April 2, 2014 at 7:48 am (#)

    This sounds amazing!!


  11. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking posted on April 2, 2014 at 7:58 am (#)

    Oh dear lordy! This is doing no good for my insane chocolate cravings lately. No good at all. What an amazing dessert!


  12. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life posted on April 2, 2014 at 8:01 am (#)

    Chocolate and peanut butter is definitely my favorite! Love this creamy looking pb mousse…and cookie granola? I need this in my life!!!


  13. Beth @ bethcakes posted on April 2, 2014 at 8:02 am (#)

    I absolutely love Oreo trifles! And I love Oreos and peanut butter together. Such a good combo. Sounds like that cookbook is full of the most wonderful things! I need to get my hands on a copy. :)


  14. Mallory posted on April 2, 2014 at 8:11 am (#)

    Oh, last weekend I had a peanut butter cup, brownie trifle. I think that was one of the best I ever tasted. Oreo and peanut butter is right along the same line.


  15. Graham @ Glazed & Confused posted on April 2, 2014 at 8:13 am (#)

    We are just totally on the same wavelength today! I just made pb&j trifles for the blog today!


  16. Barbara posted on April 2, 2014 at 8:18 am (#)

    This looks yummy! I love fruit and yogurt parfaits – not really a dessert, but maybe if you add some whipped cream!

    PS – I made your frozen s’mores pie the other night. Still one of my favorite recipes that you ahve posted!


  17. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) posted on April 2, 2014 at 8:23 am (#)

    OMG!!! This looks utterly fantastic!!!!


  18. Amy @Very Culinary posted on April 2, 2014 at 8:29 am (#)

    I’m making my way through her book. And I’m totally making this one (with sun flower butter, of course) – you know my Oreo obsession :D


  19. Heather @ French Press posted on April 2, 2014 at 8:30 am (#)

    I really do dream about that book, no lie :) and this desert is next up in our rotation


  20. Glory/ Glorious Treats posted on April 2, 2014 at 9:06 am (#)

    Love you, love this post! Thanks so much friend!!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on April 3rd, 2014 at 4:33 pm

      You’re amazing Glory!!! ((hugs))


  21. Lily Sheng posted on April 2, 2014 at 9:54 am (#)

    I love any icebox cakes!


  22. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on April 2, 2014 at 9:59 am (#)

    You made these just for me, didn’t you! :) I would love them! Fave layered dessert…well I made a banana pudding recipe last month that was lots of layers that was dang tasty.


    • Dorothy Kern replied on April 3rd, 2014 at 4:33 pm

      I wanted to just smooth my face in the PB mousse!


  23. Mir posted on April 2, 2014 at 10:19 am (#)

    They’re so pretty…sigh. And I love that your mousse doesn’t use any raw egg. Thank you for meeting my peanut butter and chocolate needs! I love using Cool Whip, too. It works perfectly for the trifle’s consistency!


  24. Amy | Club Narwhal posted on April 2, 2014 at 10:19 am (#)

    Dorothy, let me just pick my jaw up off the ground! Holy cow, this trifle is a thing of beauty. I mean, peanut butter mousse? I think you just made my life complete :)


  25. Christina Main posted on April 2, 2014 at 10:25 am (#)

    I’m an absolute sucker for Tiramisu…mMMMmmmm!


  26. Ellen@BakeItWithBooze posted on April 2, 2014 at 10:54 am (#)

    Seriously, I would love to make these little trifles. Portion control at its best! :)


  27. atasteofmadess posted on April 2, 2014 at 11:07 am (#)

    I am loving this! I think my favorite layered dessert is tiramisu. Yum!


  28. Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar posted on April 2, 2014 at 12:27 pm (#)

    These look great Dorothy! I definitely want that book! So hard to say what my favorite thing is – I love everything, haha. My favorite is what’s in front of me at the moment with a big fat spoon. :)


  29. Jodi @ 5 Boys Baker posted on April 2, 2014 at 1:16 pm (#)

    Pinned! I can’t wait to make these. It doesn’t get any better than peanut butter anything!!!


  30. Mallory posted on April 2, 2014 at 4:01 pm (#)

    Love the cute trifle bowls!


  31. Trisha posted on April 2, 2014 at 4:08 pm (#)



  32. Leslie posted on April 2, 2014 at 4:13 pm (#)

    Sex in a Pan. But we have to think of a name I can call it in polite company.


    • Dorothy Kern replied on April 3rd, 2014 at 4:33 pm

      LOL, but that makes it more interesting AND it’s a conversation piece!


  33. Linda romer posted on April 2, 2014 at 4:37 pm (#)

    My favorite layerd desert is chocolate dream cheescake from juniors with layers of chocolate moose, cheesecake, oreo crust snd cream topping.


  34. Lisa F. posted on April 2, 2014 at 4:37 pm (#)

    Oh my lordy! This is tomorrows dessert and the peanut butter twix is very soon to follow! Thanks for this opportunity!


  35. Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent posted on April 2, 2014 at 4:41 pm (#)

    I think this could seriously be my new favorite layered dessert! Looks absolutely amazing!


  36. Wendy posted on April 2, 2014 at 4:48 pm (#)

    I love trifles and layered desserts…fresh like they are supposed to be eaten and the next day too, when the flavors meld and the cookies soften! These flavors sound great and your photos make me want to grab a spoon and dive in! This whole book of layered desserts (!) is going in my Amazon shopping cart. :)


  37. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) posted on April 2, 2014 at 4:48 pm (#)

    ooooh that Oreo crumble sounds OUT OF THIS WORLD!! Yeah these are def. perfection in a glass! PB mousse + Oreo’s=Kayle getting very very fat because YUM!


  38. Tina posted on April 2, 2014 at 4:49 pm (#)

    You’re awful, just awful. I feel like getting in the car and running out for the ingredients now. How sad is that? :) You’re quite the enabler Dorothy!


  39. Lyuba@willcookforsmiles posted on April 2, 2014 at 5:31 pm (#)

    That is one amazing looking truffle! I love Oreo/PB combination!


  40. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet posted on April 2, 2014 at 5:52 pm (#)

    I seriously think this could be my new favorite layered dessert, but really I am a sucker for anything in a jar as well!


  41. Susan posted on April 2, 2014 at 5:56 pm (#)

    This sounds scrumdiddlyumptious!! :) I must try this! Thanks!


  42. Jenn @ Deliciously Sprinkled posted on April 2, 2014 at 6:03 pm (#)

    I love desserts in a glass, and I just want to take a big spoon to these delicious peanut butter oreo trifle! YUM! And thanks for putting together this awesome giveaway, I would LOVE this cookbook! :) :)


  43. wendy S posted on April 2, 2014 at 6:08 pm (#)

    Yummy!! Cannot wait to try!!! Thank you!


  44. Heidi F. posted on April 2, 2014 at 6:17 pm (#)

    My friend makes a delicious layered heath bar brownie dessert that I love.


  45. Kelli posted on April 2, 2014 at 6:20 pm (#)

    My favorite layered dessert is my peanut butter & chocolate trifle.


  46. Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking posted on April 2, 2014 at 6:27 pm (#)

    That was definitely a dessert — and night — to remember!! I snuck one as I was walking out the door, and all I could taste was sweet peanut buttery goodness on my drive home. Yum!! Love all of your photos, especially the adorable spoons. Such a sweet touch!


  47. Renee @ Two in the Kitchen posted on April 2, 2014 at 6:28 pm (#)

    I am a BIG fan of trifles Dorothy! Especially when peanut butter is involved!! This book is beautiful!! And I really can’t wait to see YOUR book!! :)


  48. Kristy z posted on April 2, 2014 at 6:58 pm (#)

    I have a feeling it’s going to be that pb Oreo trifle! Looks yummy


  49. Debbie Caraballo posted on April 2, 2014 at 7:41 pm (#)

    Well, my fave layered dessert has been a toss up between banana pudding, and the chocolate delight . I think it might be this one now! LOL


  50. Sarah posted on April 2, 2014 at 9:19 pm (#)

    Good ol’ banana pudding! But, I like pretty much any layered dessert. Yum!


  51. Laurie F. posted on April 2, 2014 at 9:39 pm (#)

    The best layered dessert I ever had was a banana pudding recipe I got from a friend from the South. But this one looks great, Dorothy!


  52. Lynette Telek posted on April 3, 2014 at 4:54 am (#)

    Any layered dessert is a good one in my book, but if you put oreos and peanutbutter together, you have a winning combination! Can’t wait to try it!


  53. Linda K. posted on April 3, 2014 at 6:32 am (#)

    I love Tiramisu. Does that count? :)


  54. Mary Frances posted on April 3, 2014 at 8:52 am (#)

    Layered desserts are just asking to be unceremoniously dug into! I love that there is a spoonful of everything and if that spoonful includes peanut butter and Oreos, then you can bet I’ll also be stuffing my face!


  55. Jamie posted on April 3, 2014 at 2:44 pm (#)

    I love a trifle with brownies and reeses mixed in layers with whipped cream!


  56. Joan posted on April 3, 2014 at 4:42 pm (#)

    I like the Heavenly Oreo Dessert!


  57. Kelly posted on April 3, 2014 at 8:47 pm (#)

    My favorite layered dessert is anything with chocolate and peanut butter!!!!!!!


  58. Deb posted on April 4, 2014 at 6:54 am (#)

    I love peanut butter desserts! This is one I’m sure I’ll make!


  59. Laura C posted on April 4, 2014 at 7:42 am (#)

    Dirt cake- oreos, pudding, coolwhip!


  60. J posted on April 4, 2014 at 2:49 pm (#)

    My favourite layered dessert is individual portioned cheesecake parfaits.


  61. stevie posted on April 5, 2014 at 1:40 pm (#)

    I love dirt cake, but with the gummy worms…..and well my munchkins do too! Thank you for the chance! Blessings.


  62. Erin M. posted on April 6, 2014 at 10:00 am (#)

    I love strawberry shortcake! That counts, right?


  63. Brandie posted on April 7, 2014 at 5:28 pm (#)

    Yum! It looks so delish, and i’m such a sucker for peanut butter and chocolate. I can’t wait to try this out.


  64. Emily @ Life on Food posted on April 8, 2014 at 5:18 am (#)

    I adore bars that have multiple layers. Like a brownie cookie dough combination. Although I must say this mousse treat looks fabulous!


  65. Stacey posted on April 9, 2014 at 8:20 pm (#)

    Chocolate and mint.


  66. Kristyn posted on April 15, 2014 at 11:28 am (#)

    I love trifles – this looks SOOO amazing!!


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