What do you want to get out of dessert? When you really stop to think about it, adding a dessert to the end of the meal is as important as adding the period at the end of a sentence. It just seems to finish things off properly and without it, we don’t really have that sense of fulfillment.
When it comes to choosing a dessert, we might have many different things in mind. For some of us, it might be a matter of having something quick and easy and for others, it might be all about the flavor. In either case, you are going to love this Reese’s cheesecake trifle. It is not only a fantastic treat for after a meal, it is quite easy to make as well.
For the cheesecake layers:
12 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup peanut butter
2 1/2 tablespoons milk
For the whipped cream and filling:
1 1/4 cups heavy cream, cold
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
5 tablespoons powdered sugar
12 ounces mini Reese’s, chopped
In a medium mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, and brown sugar in a bowl until smooth. Add in the peanut butter and milk, beating until well-combined. Set aside.
In another bowl, whip the heavy cream, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form.
To start assembling, in mini mason jars or small dessert cups, evenly spoon in a layer of cheesecake, then top with a few pieces of chopped Reese’s. Drizzle on some chocolate sauce, then add an even layer of whipped cream. Repeat again with more cheesecake filling, Reese’s, and chocolate sauce, then finish off with whipped cream, half a mini Reese’s, and a drizzle of caramel sauce.
Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Enjoy!