This No Bake Peanut Butter Pie Trifle Recipe is the best creamy, rich, and luscious peanut butter pie filling, layered with whipped cream and vanilla cake! It’s such an easy dessert to throw together, and it’s a total crowd-pleaser!
I love making trifles! When I say that you can ‘throw’ this No Bake Peanut Butter Pie Trifle Recipe together, I mean that you can quite literally throw it together. Just toss everything in the trifle dish, simple as that.
And trifles are great because they feed a crowd. This will be an excellent option for taking to holiday parties and get-togethers because there’s so much to go around – and when guests try this No Bake Peanut Butter Pie Trifle Recipe, you’re gonna need it.
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.
Earlier this year, I got SO organized around my house, and one big project was going through ALL my recipes. I categorized my recipe clippings – everything is either by season, type of meal/dish, or by a favorite ingredient (peanut butter, for example!). I have a great system going now, and I hope it sticks!
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. I love to adapt those core recipes into new recipes. That’s one of my favorite ways to create new desserts.
Needless to say, my Grandma’s No Bake Peanut Butter Pie recipe is one of those core recipes, obvi. 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.
I used that no-bake peanut butter pie filling, and assembled it into a trifle with layers of whipped cream and vanilla cake. You can pick up a prepared vanilla cake from your favorite bakery, or grab a pound cake from the grocery store! To make this dessert slightly NOT no-bake, just use vanilla cake mix at home to make a quick cake – that’s what I’ve included in the instructions 🙂 Up to you, but this No Bake Peanut Butter Pie Trifle Recipe is nearly no-bake or all no-bake!
Either way, this No Bake Peanut Butter Pie Trifle recipe is a cinch to throw together, and it will feed and please a crowd!