Tagalong Trifle Dessert Recipe

Posted on Apr 23 2015 - 7:59pm by Susan Bewley

Tagalong Trifle Dessert Recipe

While I am not a huge fan of peanut butter, my husband loves it. Maybe its the fact that I have a mild peanut allergy, but that it doens’t really stop me from making some yummy treats for him. With it being Girl Scout cookie season, I have been trying to figure out fun ways to get our cookies lasting just a little bit longer. As some of you know, that sometimes a bit impossible with these yummy cookies. Luckily, one of my friends came up with the perfect dessert that doesn’t just use Tagalongs but similar cookies.

What shocked me more was that this recipe was super easy to make and had the approval of everyone in my household. If you are looking for a yummy dessert that doesn’t end with you eating an entire box of these cookies. Make sure to tell what you think of this yummy Tagalong Trifle Dessert below!

Note: Special thanks to my friends Krista from Adventures of Country Divas for helping me with this recipe and pictures!

4.9 from 16 reviews
Tagalong Trifle Dessert Recipe
Looking for a yummy peanut butter recipe your whole family will love? Check out our Tagalong Trifle Dessert recipe here!
Cuisine: Triffle
Recipe type: Dessert
Trifle Ingredients
  • 2 boxes of Tagalongs or Grocery Chocolate Peanut Butter type of cookie (crumbled)
  • 4 cups vanilla pudding (recipe included if want homemade) OR 1 Box of 5.1 oz. Vanilla instant pudding
  • 3 cups milk ( do not use milk if using a pudding box )
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cup of homemade whipped cream
  • 1 cup of homemade whipped cream (set aside for garnishing)
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Pudding Ingredients
  • 2 cups milk
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon butter
Pudding Directions
  1. Using a medium saucepan, heat the milk over medium heat until it starts bubbling around the edge of the pan.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Pour into the mixture into the hot milk and stir until it is completely dissolved.
  3. Continue to stir over medium heat until the mixture thickens. It is finished when it coats the back of the spoon. Do not allow to boil.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and butter.
  5. Chill before serving or using in this recipe.

Trifle Directions
  1. Combine already prepared pudding and milk. Beat for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the peanut butter and vanilla to the pudding mixture. Beat until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Fold the whipped cream into the pudding mixture.
  4. Start layering the mixture in a trifle dish. Before starting, set a ¼ of the crumbled cookies aside. Layer cookie crumbes and then pudding mixture. repeat until mixture is gone.
  5. Top the trifle with the remaining whipped cream and crumbled cookies. Serve cold.



Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

35 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Kathleen Kelly April 24, 2015 at 10:24 am - Reply

    Oh this does look delicious!! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Blessie Nelson April 24, 2015 at 11:49 am - Reply

    This is one of those desserts to take the time to indulge on holidays!

  3. lisa April 24, 2015 at 11:57 am - Reply

    This sounds good. I pinned it to try later. I’ve never had girl scout cookies. I’d use my favorite, Nutter Butter peanut butter cookies.

  4. Tami Lewis April 24, 2015 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    We are all huge peanut butter fans so this is right up our alley!!

  5. Helen Kempster April 24, 2015 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    Going to make this for a family gathering in a few weeks, if I can wait YUM!!

  6. alicia szemon April 24, 2015 at 4:35 pm - Reply

    oh my gosh!!! This looks so good! i love tagalongs so i will definitely like this!

  7. Judy Thomas April 24, 2015 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    OMG! I have to try this, yummy!

  8. Laurie P April 24, 2015 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    THIS could be trouble!

  9. Susan Noble April 24, 2015 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    Yummy!!! Looks mouthwatering

  10. Linda Manns Linneman April 24, 2015 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    This sounds so good and looks wonderful. Thank you for sharing this great recipe

  11. Lisa Coomer Queen April 24, 2015 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    Oh my! This looks delicious! I am a huge peanut butter fan. And tag-alongs are my favorite! This is a must try for me. I’ve already pinned it. Thanks for the recipe!

  12. Dorothy Boucher April 25, 2015 at 7:29 am - Reply

    This looks so delicious! Although I have never heard of this name I am a huge fan for peanut butter 🙂 will have to give this one a try 🙂 Thanks for share

  13. Danielle Sauers April 25, 2015 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    This looks so delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

  14. Maria C April 25, 2015 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    Looks so yummy! Can’t wait to try this myself. Thanks for sharing the recipe

  15. Megan A April 25, 2015 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    oh my gosh this looks so good! tagalongs are my fave GS cookie

  16. Sandra Watts April 25, 2015 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    Very delicious treat. Great recipe. Thanks for passing it along.

  17. Leslie Kiley April 26, 2015 at 4:15 am - Reply

    I love trifle so this version will be fun to try! I love new recipes to try

  18. James Kennedy April 26, 2015 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    This trifle looks delicious! I especially love a trifle of any kind for dessert.

  19. Jerry Marquardt April 26, 2015 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    This dessert looks right out of Sonic. I would really like to make it myself. It is so much more rewarding, so I thank you for this post.

  20. Hamdaad hamza April 27, 2015 at 9:59 am - Reply

    i love this dessert.its so delicious

  21. Debbie Petch April 28, 2015 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    This recipe has all my fave ingredients! I would love to try it.

  22. Brian Oliver May 1, 2015 at 11:46 am - Reply

    This really looks good. Yum.

  23. lisa May 3, 2015 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    This is very tasty. I like peanut butter, but not too much at a time. It’s so filling. Yet another winning recipe, thanks!

  24. angela smith May 10, 2015 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    this looks too good and not too good for you…lol.i love peanut butter and i’m sure i can find some cookies that will work for this recipe.thanks for sharing the recipe

  25. M.Clark May 17, 2015 at 11:43 pm - Reply

    I have never tried Tagalongs, but this looks really delicious, I cannot wait to give it a try. Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe.

  26. lisa May 29, 2015 at 11:23 am - Reply

    This is so good. It’s really filling though. I took one bite and I was full for the whole day.

  27. Sherree June 6, 2015 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    Love peanut butter and chocolate … LOL … sounds great, will have to try them … sure hubbie and grandkids will love it 🙂

  28. Amy Lovell July 4, 2015 at 7:48 am - Reply

    This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing this!

  29. Michele Ash August 5, 2015 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the Terrific Recipe on Tagalong Trifle Dessert Recipe! This looks and sounds so yummy! I saved the recipe to make! I think that I’d use boxed pudding due to the fact it’s easier! I can’t wait to make this! I’m sure that my hubby and the kids will absolutely love it! Thanks again for sharing this terrific recipe with all of us! I truly do appreciate it! Thanks again! Michele 🙂

  30. Amy Green August 7, 2015 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    This looks very pretty, and makes for a very elegant, sophisticated dessert. There are so many scrumptious possibilities with varying the cookie flavored. I always laugh when I think of the episode of the TV show, “Friends”, when Jennifer Aniston’s character accidentally thought meat was supposed to go in the English trifle dessert she was making!

  31. Carolyn Massey August 13, 2015 at 11:50 am - Reply

    This Tagalong recipe looks so yummy and refreshing. My whole family will love it as we’re a fan of peanut butter and Tagalongs. Not hard to make luckily and something different. Thanks for sharing.

  32. Dana Matthews October 11, 2015 at 11:45 am - Reply

    This looks easy and yummy! I love using my trifle bowl to make deserts…they are so pretty!

  33. Amber Terry September 24, 2016 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    This looks absolutely delicious…I’m a huge fan of Girl Scout cookies of all kinds and this is something I would love to make 🙂

  34. Lisa Ogle September 30, 2016 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    I am defiantly going to try this one out, sounds delicious!

  35. Kimberly Flickinger October 3, 2016 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    This looks absolutely delicious, definitely going to try this recipe. Thank you for sharing.

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