Peanut Butter Oreo Trifle

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).
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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. ;)

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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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  1. Sounds and looks like a dream! Oreo and peanut butter.. yummy!
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  2. You can’t go wrong with pb and chocolate layered together in a glass. Mmmm! Pinned.
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  3. Yum, this looks awesome :-)
    Chloe @ foodlikecake recently posted..Cinnamon Oatmeal SquaresMy Profile

  4. Oh my goodness, this is perfection! Peanut butter + oreo is a match made in heaven!
    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme recently posted..Carrot Cake Rice Krispie TreatsMy Profile

  5. 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 :)
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  6. Brownie trifle is spectacular!

  7. 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!!
    Kathi @ Deliciously Yum! recently posted..Scrumptious Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese FrostingMy Profile

  8. Yum! I can taste it already!!
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  9. My favorite layered dessert is the kind with chocolate mouse and strawberries!
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  10. This sounds amazing!!
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  11. Oh dear lordy! This is doing no good for my insane chocolate cravings lately. No good at all. What an amazing dessert!
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking recently posted..Bacon-Jalapeño Deviled EggsMy Profile

  12. Chocolate and peanut butter is definitely my favorite! Love this creamy looking pb mousse…and cookie granola? I need this in my life!!!
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life recently posted..Loaded Chicken Alfredo Gnocchi BakeMy Profile

  13. 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. :)
    Beth @ bethcakes recently posted..Chocolate Dirt Pudding CupsMy Profile

  14. 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.
    Mallory recently posted..The Best Chocolate Chip CookiesMy Profile

  15. We are just totally on the same wavelength today! I just made pb&j trifles for the blog today!
    Graham @ Glazed & Confused recently posted..PB&J Sandwich TriflesMy Profile

  16. Barbara says:

    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. OMG!!! This looks utterly fantastic!!!!
    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) recently posted..Style Me Pretty Lemon Blueberry Coffee CakeMy Profile

  18. 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
    Amy @Very Culinary recently posted..Overnight Ham CasseroleMy Profile

  19. I really do dream about that book, no lie :) and this desert is next up in our rotation
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  20. Love you, love this post! Thanks so much friend!!

  21. Lily Sheng says:

    I love any icebox cakes!

  22. 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.
    Averie @ Averie Cooks recently posted..Flourless Peanut Butter and Chocolate Fudgy BrowniesMy Profile

  23. 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!
    Mir recently posted..Peanut Butter Egg CookiesMy Profile

  24. 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 :)
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  25. I’m an absolute sucker for Tiramisu…mMMMmmmm!

  26. Seriously, I would love to make these little trifles. Portion control at its best! :)
    Ellen@BakeItWithBooze recently posted..Lime Mojito BarsMy Profile

  27. I am loving this! I think my favorite layered dessert is tiramisu. Yum!
    atasteofmadess recently posted..Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter CookiesMy Profile

  28. 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. :)
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  29. Pinned! I can’t wait to make these. It doesn’t get any better than peanut butter anything!!!
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  30. Mallory says:

    Love the cute trifle bowls!

  31. Tiramisu!

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

  33. Linda romer says:

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

  34. Lisa F. says:

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

  35. I think this could seriously be my new favorite layered dessert! Looks absolutely amazing!
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  36. 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. :)
    Wendy recently posted..3-2-1 Piña Colada CakeMy Profile

  37. 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!
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  38. 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!
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  39. That is one amazing looking truffle! I love Oreo/PB combination!
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  40. I seriously think this could be my new favorite layered dessert, but really I am a sucker for anything in a jar as well!
    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet recently posted..Fruity Pebbles Pancakes with Vanilla Whipped CreamMy Profile

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

  42. 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! :) :)
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  43. wendy S says:

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

  44. Heidi F. says:

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

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

  46. 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!
    Amy @ Amy’s Healthy Baking recently posted..Coconut Coffee SconesMy Profile

  47. 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!! :)
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  48. Kristy z says:

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

  49. Debbie Caraballo says:

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

  51. Laurie F. says:

    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 says:

    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. says:

    I love Tiramisu. Does that count? :)

  54. 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!
    Mary Frances recently posted..Dairy Free Chocolate + Bananas Fosters Pound Cake ParfaitMy Profile

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

  56. I like the Heavenly Oreo Dessert!

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

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

  59. Laura C says:

    Dirt cake- oreos, pudding, coolwhip!

  60. My favourite layered dessert is individual portioned cheesecake parfaits.

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

  62. I love strawberry shortcake! That counts, right?

  63. 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. I adore bars that have multiple layers. Like a brownie cookie dough combination. Although I must say this mousse treat looks fabulous!
    Emily @ Life on Food recently posted..Double Chocolate MuffinsMy Profile

  65. Chocolate and mint.

  66. I love trifles – this looks SOOO amazing!!


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