Heaven Sits In A Bowl

         Can there really be such a thing? Heaven in a bowl? I did actually research this dilemma only to find that it is true. There really is heaven in a bowl. It involves some of my very favorite treat ingredients and it is all in one delightful dish. Having it in one dish saves me from embarrassment, I have always believed I look like a pig when I have a plate piled with peanut butter, fudge brownies, pudding, whipping cream and even cream cheese.

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            Most days when I am not at work or contemplating how to solve the end of the world for my kids, I spend my free time thinking about chocolate and peanut butter.

Well along with fudge, oh and some pudding! Wow, now that my mouth is watering, I should get to the gist of this recipe for you. It is all of those scrump-dilly-icious items mentioned plus some!

AND.. yours truly has a way to make it super simple for you! You know, of course, because I don’t want to keep this tasty treat of heaven to myself!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use store bought brownies?

That is exactly what I do! I do not have the time to make a homemade batch of brownies just to crumble them up into chunks. So feel free, buy the store bought brownies.

Can I make my own whipping cream?

Homemade anything always tastes the best! If you have the time and a favorite method of making whipping cream, please use it.

Can I use chunky Reese’s cups?

I have only used the plain cups, if you want to go ahead and make this heavenly dessert with the chunky style of Reese’s, with peanuts included.

What ingredients do you need for Heaven Sits In A Bowl

            1 package Fudge brownie mix (made according to directions) OR

            1 pkg store bought brownies

            2- 13 ounce packages Reese’s Miniature cups

            2 pkg instant vanilla pudding mix

            4 cups cold milk

            1 cup peanut butter, creamy or chunky

            4 tsp vanilla extract

            16 ounces thawed whipped topping (or homemade if you prefer)

How to make Heaven Sits In A Bowl

FIRST STEP:

If baking your own brownies, prepare according to package directions

Bake in 350* for 20 to 25 minutes

SECOND STEP:

If store bought brownies are being used, break into ¾ inch chunks

Cut the peanut butter cups in half and set aside, separate ⅓ cup for later use

THIRD STEP:

In a large bowl, mix together the milk and pudding mix for at least two minutes, until it thickens

Add in the peanut butter and the vanilla, mix well

a)

b)

c)

d)

e)

f)

FOURTH STEP:

Fold in the 16 ounces of whipped cream

In a 5 qt bowl, place ⅓ of the crumbled brownies

FIFTH STEP:

Top that with ⅓ of the peanut butter cups

Spoon ⅓ of the pudding mix over the layer

SIXTH STEP:

Repeat steps 8 through 10 two more times

Cover with the remaining whipped topping

SEVENTH STEP:

Garnish with the remaining peanut butter cups

a)

b)

Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Note:

Because I am who I am, I will also drizzle the dessert, once it is scoped into dishes, with my favorite chocolate syrup. This just adds another delightful layer of goodness to an already perfect dessert.

Heaven Sits In A Bowl

Heaven Sits In A Bowl

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package Fudge brownie mix (made according to directions) OR
  • 1 pkg store bought brownies
  • 2- 13 ounce packages Reese’s Miniature cups
  • 2 pkg instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 cups cold milk
  • 1 cup peanut butter, creamy or chunky
  • 4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 16 ounces thawed whipped topping (or homemade if you prefer)

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

If baking your own brownies, prepare according to package directions

Bake in 350* for 20 to 25 minutes

SECOND STEP:

If store bought brownies are being used, break into ¾ inch chunks

Cut the peanut butter cups in half and set aside, separate ⅓ cup for later use

THIRD STEP:

In a large bowl, mix together the milk and pudding mix for at least two minutes, until it thickens

Add in the peanut butter and the vanilla, mix well

FOURTH STEP:

Fold in the 16 ounces of whipped cream

In a 5 qt bowl, place ⅓ of the crumbled brownies

FIFTH STEP:

Top that with ⅓ of the peanut butter cups

Spoon ⅓ of the pudding mix over the layer

SIXTH STEP:

Repeat steps 8 through 10 two more times

Cover with the remaining whipped topping

SEVENTH STEP:

Garnish with the remaining peanut butter cups

Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Notes

Because I am who I am, I will also drizzle the dessert, once it is scoped into dishes, with my favorite chocolate syrup. This just adds another delightful layer of goodness to an already perfect dessert.

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 140Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 8gSodium: 30mgCarbohydrates: 260gSugar: 20gProtein: 12g