Peanutty Apple Trifle Dessert

Peanutty Apple Trifle Dessert

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Servings: 20
  • About This Recipe

    “Delicious no-bake dessert. Apples, peanut butter, and graham cracker with sweet cream; who in there right mind could pass this up; especially presented in a fancy glass trifle bowl! (you can buy these bowls for less than $10.00) I will follow in future with more recipes you can use in this bowl. This is great for showers, picnics, bizarres at-work parties or family holiday dinner”


  • 1 1/2 cupsgraham cracker crumbs( about 24 squares)
  • 1/2 cuppacked brown sugar
  • 1/2 cuppeanut butter
  • 1/3 cuppeanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter or 1/4 cupmargarine, melted
  • 1 (8ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cupsugar
  • 1 (16ounce) containers Cool Whip, thawed
  • 2 (21ounce) cans apple pie filling
  • 3/4 cuppowdered sugar
  • 1teaspoonground cinnamon
  • Directions

  • In bowl, combine cracker crumbs, brown sugar, 1/2 cup peanut butter and butter and spoon 1/2 of mixture into 3 qt bowl.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smoothed and fold in the whipped topping.
  • Spread 1/2 of this mixture into the trifle bowl or deep dish bowl.
  • Top w/one can apple pie filling.
  • Then combine powdered sugar, cinnamon and the remaining peanut butter until crumbly and sprinkle half over pie filling.
  • Repeat the layers and refrigerate until serving.
  • Reviews

  • “This was really good and super easy.I ended up only using 1 can of apple pie filling because my trifle bowl ended up not being big enough, which was fine, it still tasted good.I also used chunky peanut butter, that’s all I had on hand.Great recipe, Thank you!”

  • “Tara, this receipe is great. Made it for company last week and used chocolate graham crackers. When done layering, topped with swirls of chocolate syrup. It was a hit.”

  • “Instead of the apple pie filling I made chunky applesauce with cinnamon and sugar and used that instead.Also, I sprinkled chopped peanuts on the topWe really loved it!”

  • “I tried it….i didn’t hate it! I didn’t love!”

  • “My husband made this last night to take to church today. Everyone loved it and said thisone had to be made again. It is very rich and filling. Will be making this again, thanks for a great recipe!”

  • “This was very dangerous to have in the house.It was gone in less than 3 days between 2 people.I used extra peanut butter and graham crackers.”

  • “Great, different recipe. Unusual flavors, will do again. Maybe with chocolate graham crackers, as suggested.”

  • “This was very good.A unique blend of flavors.I also used chocolate graham crackers.If you’ve ever had a chocolate covered apple with peanuts, this is the dessert version with whipped topping.I may try this during apple season with homemade apple mixture.If you are attending a dish-to-pass meal, this is perfect becuase not many people have had it before. Assembly required, but it’s great for beginners, and kids could make this or help. “

  • “we love this!!! i added 2 layers of yellow cake to it as well it was very good.”