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Amongst other things, the men in my life have been blessed/cursed with a sweet tooth. Fortunately this works out very well for me, who enjoys baking things, and them, who enjoy consuming copious amounts of sugar.

What to do for Father’s Day and the boyfriend’s birthday? Easy. Chocolate. And peanut butter. Aka the way to any (especially my) man’s heart.

So remember the Sex in a Pan? Believe it or not this is even better. I know, who would have thought that something could be better than Sex in a Pan…but it is.

Rather than a plain crust, brownies were used as the base. Then a peanut butter cream cheese layer, followed by chocolate pudding and whipping cream. Did I mention that this is two layers so now repeat all of those layers? Yes this is big, yes this is delicious, yes this is going to take us a week to eat through, no I am not complaining.

Happy belated Father’s Day to all of the father’s out there. Sorry to inform you that I have the best one ever and I love him a lot. Be jealous. Seriously.





Peanut Butter Fudge Brownie Trifle

Adapted from The Enchanted Mommy

Brownies layer. . . I used this

Bake your brownies the day before and let them cool completely.

Cut the brownies into cubes and put half of them along the bottom of a trifle dish or large bowl.

Chocolate Pudding Layer

1 large package chocolate pudding    2 cups milk

Combine the ingredients and beat for 2 minutes. Allow the pudding to thicken in the fridge.

Whipping Cream Layer

2 cups Heavy Cream
3-4 tbsp sugar     1 tbsp vanilla

Beat cream on high speed until soft peaks form.

Add the sugar and vanilla. Continue beating until stiff peaks form.

Stick the bowl in the fridge until needed.

Peanut Butter Layer

1 cup creamy peanut butter       1 cup cream cheese
1 cup icing sugar                        2 tbsp milk

Beat peanut butter and cream cheese together until creamy.

Add icing sugar and mix well.  Add 2 tbsp milk and combine.

Take 1 cup of the whipping cream mixture from the fridge and fold it into the peanut butter mixture until just combined.


Once everything has been prepared you are ready for layering. This can be done in any order. I went with brownies, peanut butter cream cheese, chocolate pudding, whipping cream and repeat. Then top with sliced Mini Reeses Peanut Butter Cups.


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Half Hour Pudding


Friends are the greatest. I kind of really like my friends a lot a lot. The only problem with friends is when they no longer live where I live, think: Thailand, Minnesota, Halifax, Victoria. Distance is hard, I kind of really hate it a lot a lot.

This particular recipe comes from one of those friends…an amazing person I became close with when I lived in Victoria for university. She took me under her wing when I joined her premier soccer team and the rest has been history. She’s the kind of person that you know would do anything for you, whose house you can go to in sweats at any hour of the day/night. Basically she is my favourite kind of person.

One of our favourite things became Thursday nights. Almost religiously, every Thursday night a few of us would gather at her house to make dinner and dessert together before watching Ugly Betty and Grey’s Anatomy. Really it was just an excuse to eat a lot of delicious food and hang out.

So many good recipes were tested, approved and devoured over that time and this is one of them. Created during the war years when eggs were scarce, the recipe comes together quickly and requires ingredients that you are sure to already have on-hand. My favourite part about this pudding is how the caramel sauce soaks through the pudding. So perfect.

The other best thing about this dessert? The fact that it tastes equally as good served cold the next day. So diverse. How perfect.

(Ps. please pardon the atrocious picture of the pudding, I swear it is delicious!)

The only thing missing? The good friend to go along with it. Love you.




Half Hour Pudding


1 cup flour        1 tsp baking powder

1/3 cup sugar   1/2 cup raisins

1/2 cup milk

Preheat oven to 350F.

Mix together all ingredients and put in a buttered 8×8 pan.


1 cup brown sugar     1 tbsp butter

2 cups boiling water   1 tsp vanilla

Mix together all ingredients. Pour over top of the batter.

Bake for 30 minutes.

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