Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Trifles

I’m trying not to write about the heat, because really how boring and mundane. But dang it’s hot and if your basting in your own sweat, then the last thing you want to do is turn on an oven. So hey, thank goodness for easy elegance by way of a chocolate chip cookie trifle, kicked up with some silky smooth chocolate and peanut butter pudding.

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Trifles

I made these for Jenny’s virtual baby shower. She is expecting her third baby and a bunch of us bloggers are joining in the celebration coordinated by Marla. Now I’m assuming you have all been to both these lovely blog – great food and great pictures. I’m a regular reader of both blogs and have been fortunate to meet them both. They are as as sweet in person as they are on their blog.

I’m so relieved to have been able to come up with some thing that I think Jenny would enjoy. I know she is a huge peanut butter fan. But I was left with that—peanut butter, no further idea, no inspiration.

As of late with all that has been going on and the pressure of the book deadline, I’ve been lacking some creativity and busting out baked goods for the blog has been trying—as evident by the spotty postings the last few weeks. But then a happy occurence sent me right into a maniac state of inspiration. You know the kind of state that rushes ideas at you like a relentless ball machine.

While its great to have ideas flooding me, the only problem with it is staying focus. So to keep my brain in sync with my hands, I calmed myself with music while baking and photographing. Thank you happy occurence and The Cure (total flashback) for the inspiration behind this post. Lets just ignore that last line as being a little random. Okay? Awesome. Thanks for the pass.

Congratulations once more, Jenny! Here’s to wishing you and your family a joyful life time with another addition to your family.

Don’t forget to check out what these other bloggers brought to Jenny’s virtual baby shower:
Picky Palate Surprise Baby Shower Bloggers
Amanda: i am baker Special Cake for a “Picky Palate”
Amanda: Kevin and Amanda Cinnamon Blueberry Biscoff Breakfast Cookies
Angie: Bakerella Baby Faces
Averie: Averie CooksChocolate Banana and Biscoff Graham Bars
Bev: Bev Cooks Horseradish Deviled Eggs
Bridget: Bake at 350 Cute as a Button Cupcakes
Cheryl: TidyMom Salted Caramel Cupcakes
Gaby: Whats Gaby Cooking Blueberry Buttermilk Cake
Heather: Heather’s Dish Perfect Pancake Bites
Julie: The Little Kitchen Mixed Berry Mint Slushies
Kathy: Panini Happy Baby Oreo Ice Cream Pies
Kristan: Confessions of a Cookbook Queen Homemade Animal Crackers
Lauren: Lauren’s Latest Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes
Lori: Recipe Girl Oreo and Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Maria: Two Peas and Their Pod Cookies ‘n Cream Sheet Cake
Marion: Sweetopia Baby Shower Cookie Favors
Marla: Family Fresh Cooking Blueberry Mint Agua Fresca
Michelle: Brown Eyed Baker Shrimp Nacho Bites
Recipe Boy: Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed Oreos
Robyn: Add a Pinch http://addapinch.com/cooking/2012/08/20/little-boy-blue-and-a-virtual-baby-shower-for-picky-palate/
Shaina: Food For My Family Ginger Plum Preserves
Shelly: Cookies and Cups Oreo Pop Baby Rattles

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Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Trifles

Yield: Makes approximately 5-6 cups

Ingredients:

1 cup of chopped chooclate chip cookies (set aside for assembly)

Chocolate Pudding

  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 cups cold whole milk
  • 3/4 cups dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Peanut Butter Pudding

  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 cups cold whole milk
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Directions:

Chocolate Pudding

  1. Combine cornstarch, sugar, salt and milk in a blender or food processor and pulse until well blended. Alternatively, combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk vigorously. Transfer mixture to a heat proof bowl and place over (not on) simmering water for approximately 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pudding is ready when mixture coats the back of the spoon. Add chocolate or preferred flavor and stir to combine. Add vanilla and stir to combine.

Peanut Butter Pudding

  1. Combine cornstarch, sugar, salt and milk in a blender or food processor and pulse until well blended. Alternatively, combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk vigorously. Transfer mixture to a heat proof bowl and place over (not on) simmering water for approximately 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pudding is ready when mixture coats the back of the spoon. Add peanut butter or preferred flavor and stir to combine. Add vanilla and stir to combine.

Assembly

  1. Fill to pastry bags with one pudding in each fitted with a round tip.
  2. Pipe chocolate layer of pudding. Sprinkle chopped chocolate chip cookies on top. Pipe peanut butter pudding layer on top.
  3. Repeat step two untill trifle bowls or glasses are filled.

A few notes:

  • For a step-by-step picture tutorial on how to make homemade pudding click here.
  • Pudding is highly adaptable, so change out the chocolate portion to your flavor preference, i.e. peanut butter, Nutella, salted caramel, butterscotch, any fruit flavors by adding fruit puree, etc. Keep in mind you may have to adjust to the amount slightly for flavor and consistency.
  • Don’t skimp the sieve portion. No matter how much you whisk a few cornstarch pellets will form and leave a lumpy texture if left unstrained.
  • To store place plastic wrap directly on the surface to prevent a skin from forming-that is unless you like it, in which case just cover at the container’s edge and refrigerate.
  • For chocolate chip cookie portion I used bakery cookies to save time.
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56 Responses to “Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Trifles”

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    ThisBakerGirlBlogs — August 20, 2012 @ 8:48 am

    I can’t imagine her not being happy with these! They look delish :D

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    Blog is the New Black — August 20, 2012 @ 9:26 am

    OH wow! Wish this shower was real, and wish I was invited! ;)

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — August 20, 2012 @ 11:55 am

    I’m happy you got some inspiration! These look incredible. :) And almost everyone loves chocolate and peanut butter so I’m sure Jenny would love these. And those glasses! They remind me of your mudslide brownie trifles. I still have to make those!

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — August 20, 2012 @ 11:57 am

    I love individual triffles! These look absolutely wonderful. What a sweet baby shower.

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    Miriam @ Overtime Cook — August 20, 2012 @ 12:06 pm

    These look like the kind of dessert that could cause me to gain about 5 pounds….love peanut butter and chocolate!

    I was stalking your blog to see these pictures after the teaser on twitter yesterday, and these do not disappoint! Gorgeous, as always!

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    shelly (cookies and cups) — August 20, 2012 @ 12:13 pm

    These look great! I am pretty sure I could eat about 10 of them :)

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — August 20, 2012 @ 12:32 pm

    I’m crazy enough to turn my oven on when it’s super hot but these are so perfect for summer days! Can’t wait for your book ;)

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    thelittleloaf — August 20, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

    Oh. Wow. These look absolutely amazing :-)

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    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — August 20, 2012 @ 12:46 pm

    Love these, Naomi! I know they taste as fabulous as they look!

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    katie — August 20, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

    ohhh these look heavenly! Wish I could just lick up every last drop of the pudding!

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    Jenny Flake — August 20, 2012 @ 1:15 pm

    Naomi!!! Look how absolutely gorgeous these cookie trifles are! You are incredible my friend. Thanks for making my morning so sweet with all of your sweet posts today! Love you girls!! xoxo

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    MikeVFMK — August 20, 2012 @ 1:27 pm

    What a fabulous contribution to a beautiful baby shower.
    These are so pretty! And I can only imagine the difficulty in coming
    up with new ideas with deadlines to reach. Love this.

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    Cookbook Queen — August 20, 2012 @ 1:31 pm

    These are great!! Perfect flavor combo and perfect for Jenny.

    Perfect pregnant food period, actually!!

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    Maria — August 20, 2012 @ 1:34 pm

    Gorgeous presentation! What a fun dessert for the shower!

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    najwa kronfel — August 20, 2012 @ 1:48 pm

    Oh my, this looks AMAZING!

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    Amanda — August 20, 2012 @ 1:49 pm

    So, so SO excited for you book! I definitely understand how hard the whole process is… so you have my full sympathies girl! Beautiful dessert!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — August 20, 2012 @ 1:54 pm

    Chocolate & PB is the most awesome combo ever AND that you made these little shooters and heck, for this shower, we all need something to wash down all the other treats we’re eating…great idea, Naomi!

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    Ashley — August 20, 2012 @ 1:59 pm

    #1. Individual trifles layered with cookie?? Say whaaat!? Genius. #2. I totally feel you on the heat. We’ve had an unseasonably hot summer and no A/C. Luckily, we have a small house and overhead fans. It’s finalllyyy starting to cool off enough at night that the afternoons are pleasant in the house. Just don’t turn the oven on. #3. Cannot wait for your BOOK!!!

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    Marian (Sweetopia) — August 20, 2012 @ 1:59 pm

    As usual, a drool-inducing recipe (sorry for the mental image), and gorgeous photography!

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    Madeleine — August 20, 2012 @ 2:09 pm

    Yum! Love the presentation! PB and chocolate is one of my favourite combos!

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    bridget {bake at 350} — August 20, 2012 @ 3:25 pm

    Do you ever make anything that is not insanely gorgeous?!?

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    JulieD — August 20, 2012 @ 3:57 pm

    I so want to ask the same question as Bridget! :D

    These are so gorgeous…now, here’s one thing, I wish we could have actually done this baby shower in person!! Can we make that happen?

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    Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy — August 20, 2012 @ 5:04 pm

    wow yuM! i’ll take 2 please:)

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    Kathy - Panini Happy — August 20, 2012 @ 5:56 pm

    These look so amazing, Naomi – I love that you filled the glasses to the very top! :-)

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — August 20, 2012 @ 7:19 pm

    These are absolutely stunning!

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    Ann P. — August 20, 2012 @ 8:14 pm

    HOW SWEET (literally and figuratively!) What a wonderful baby shower treat to bring… I am a fan of peanut butter and chocolate as well!

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    TidyMom — August 20, 2012 @ 9:11 pm

    insanely gorgeous and delicious!! I can’t imagine you ever being stumped for ideas Naomi!!

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    marla — August 21, 2012 @ 12:07 am

    Naomi, these trifles look amazing!! So glad we could help inspire your sweet creativity :) Thanks so much for joining in on the fun for Jenny! You are always an inspiration to all of us. Best of luck completing your book :)

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — August 21, 2012 @ 2:04 am

    These are so perfectly beautiful, Naomi! I cannot wait to see your book – I KNOW it will be drop-dead gorgeous and completely inspiring.

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    Jess @ Bakericious — August 21, 2012 @ 2:28 am

    woa looks so chocolaty and yummy!

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    kewkew — August 21, 2012 @ 3:31 am

    Oh my goodness. These look delicious. Thanks for sharing.
    I just wanted to stop by and let you know I sent you an email because I have reason to believe someone has stolen some blog content.

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    Aninas Recipes — August 21, 2012 @ 8:45 am

    Although making a trifle consists of layering a lot of ingredients, this recipe looks super easy!! I am sure I will just gobble up each glass with no regret! Beautiful photography! And by the way – music soothes my crazy mind too, great way to relax, refocus and create!!!

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    Lisa — August 21, 2012 @ 1:43 pm

    Well, there’s no way anyone can go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter :^) These look awesome. (and cute!)

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    heidi — August 21, 2012 @ 2:22 pm

    I am helpless against the chocolate and peanut butter combo.

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    Lori @ RecipeGirl — August 21, 2012 @ 2:41 pm

    These are wonderful! It’s probably a good thing it’s served in a little shot glass, or I might go to town on this one!

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — August 21, 2012 @ 5:40 pm

    These look wonderful. I made a peanut btuter chocolate chip parfait recently but this looks even better!

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — August 21, 2012 @ 7:05 pm

    That looks absolutely yum, Naomi!! A great baby shower treat :)

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — August 21, 2012 @ 8:16 pm

    I absolutely love this! So original and just stunning to look at :D

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    Reem | Simply Reem — August 22, 2012 @ 5:17 am

    I have to agree summer and heat is all what people are talking and kind of getting boring but Man it is Hot!!!
    These look perfect!!!..
    Such a gorgeous treat for the virtual shower…
    Congrats and loads of wishes to Jenny…

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — August 23, 2012 @ 6:50 pm

    These are stunning. That is all.

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    Javelin Warrior — August 24, 2012 @ 1:56 pm

    Wow, so beautiful. And now I’m left with nothing but a major craving for these trifles so early in the morning! I’m featuring this post in today’s Food Fetish Friday (with a link-back and attribution). I hope you have no objections and thanks for the inspiration…

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    meatballs & milkshakes — August 28, 2012 @ 8:47 pm

    These look amazing! I always forget to pipe the layers so they look nice and neat from the outside…

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