Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Butterfinger Mason Jar Trifles

Oh. My. Goodness. 

I think I’ve found my new favorite dessert. 
These little babies are made by layering super rich and moist chocolate cake, peanut butter sauce, whipped cream, and crushed Butterfinger bars…all wrapped up in individual jars. 

Be sure to make them in advance so that the chocolate cake has time to soak up the peanut gooood!
The best part is that they are super easy to make and they’re portable. The perfect dessert for a summer picnic, or a great gift for a lucky friend! :)

{for the cake}
1 box Devil's Food cake mix
1 cup fat free Greek yogurt
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup coffee, cooled

{for the peanut butter sauce}
1/4 cup light corn syrup
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup all natural peanut butter

{to assemble}
16 snack size Butterfinger bars, crushed
2 cartons (8 oz) whipped topping, thawed
8 pint-size mason jars


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine cake mix, Greek yogurt, water, and coffee in a large mixing bowl. Batter will be very thick.
  • Bake in a greased 9x13 inch pan for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes clean (be careful not to over bake). Cool on a wire rack. Cut into ¾-inch pieces.
  • To make the peanut butter sauce: melt corn syrup, sugar, vanilla, and butter over medium low heat. When sugar has dissolved, add peanut butter and stir until melted.
  • In the bottom of each of 8 mason jars, place a few pieces of cake. You can crumble the cake in order to get it to fit into the bottom of the jar. Drizzle peanut butter sauce over the cake. Add a layer of whipped topping, and a sprinkling of crushed Butterfingers to each trifle. Repeat layers to fill jars, finishing with whipped topping and a few crushed Butterfingers. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


  1. I have a question. The recipe says "cake mix" does this mean (powder, eggs, and vegetal oil and water ) or only the powder?

    1. You only need to use the dry cake mix. No eggs or oil. Just combine the dry mix with Greek yogurt, water, and cooled coffee. It's the best chocolate cake! Hope you enjoy it!


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