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friday faves: trifles

This post is brought to you by PMS, and not the Pantone Matching System honeys. Question for the day: did our ancestors suffering from PMS run around searching for chocolate like a rabid elephant, crushing everything in their path? Well, I certainly don’t (lie). Being much more civilized in my search, I was craving one of those pretty layered desserts in the clear glass cups or a better yet, a big giant bowl. I have never made a trifle in my life but I love the versatility of the bowls and cups. I want these cups from Crate and Barrel. Trifle desserts are perfectly designed, they make a pretty presentation and they are really easy to make. You can use the bowl to display the dessert as a centerpiece or just about anything. The cups can serve everything from jello to m&ms. I about fell over when I found this recipe. I imagined the bowl the size of a swimming pool and I want to jump in! Peanut Butter Cup Layered Trifle Ingredients 1 fudge brownie mix (13-inch x 9-inch pan size) 1 package (10 ounces) peanut butter chips 2 packages (13 ounces each) miniature peanut butter cups 4 cups cold 2% milk 2 packages (5.1 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix 1 cup creamy peanut butter 4 teaspoons vanilla extract 3 cartons (8 ounces each) frozen whipped topping, thawed Directions Prepare brownie batter according to package directions; stir in peanut butter chips. Bake in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with moist...