We can’t leave out our brownie lovers while creating all these trifle recipes. Have no fear, this delicious chocolate brownie trifle is sure to please!
Layers of chewy brownies, creamy vanilla pudding, refreshing whipped cream, and topped with a hot fudge drizzle, this dessert is a rich and indulgent treat.
Brownies with Pudding = Yum
Sometimes when I really crave chocolate, only a brownie will do. I love the texture, the flavor, and the overall deliciousness of fresh brownies.
So, why not layer the gooey morsels into a pudding brownie dessert? There is absolutely no reason not to. As with all trifles, it’s easy to switch out the pudding flavor, or add or subtract anything you’d like in this recipe.
Brownie Trifle Ingredients
(Measurements are in the recipe card.)
- Instant vanilla pudding
- Whipped topping
- Hot fudge
Chocolate Brownie Trifle Directions
Mix together the instant pudding and milk and refrigerate for at least 5 minutes.
Cut the baked and cooled brownies into 1″ chunks.
See more about using a pan scraper to cut brownies below.
Add a layer of brownie pieces to your trifle bowl.
Top with half of the vanilla pudding and half of the whipped topping.
Repeat the layers.
Top with the remaining 1/3 of the brownies.
Heat the hot fudge topping in a microwave-safe bowl for 10 seconds and mix until smooth.
Drizzle the hot fudge on top of the trifle.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Serves about 12-16 people.
Brownie Trifle Recipe Notes and FAQ
What kind of brownies should I use in this trifle recipe?
Brownies from scratch are the best. The recipe for the brownies made in this recipe is here, minus the nuts and chocolate chips. To save time, you can buy brownies from a bakery or your grocery store. Use any kind of brownies you like.
How to make a chocolate trifle with brownies.
If you want this recipe to be extra chocolaty, feel free to use chocolate pudding instead of vanilla. Or, you can add brownies to this chocolate trifle recipe for an extra rich chocolate treat.
Why use a pan scraper to cut brownies?
Try using a pan scraper to cut your brownies. The brownies don’t stick to the pan scraper like they do to a metal knife. You’ll get cleaner edges and fewer crumbles of brownie while cutting. It may look time-consuming to do this, but it’s really not.
- 1 large batch, 9×13 size brownies, prepared and cooled
- 1 small box, 3.4 oz, instant vanilla pudding
- 2 cups milk
- 1 tub, 8 oz, whipped topping, thawed
- 2 tablespoons hot fudge ice cream topping
- Mix together pudding and milk and refrigerate for 5 minutes.
- Cut brownies into 1" pieces.
- Layer 1/3 of the brownies on the bottom of a trifle dish.
- Top with half of the pudding and half of the whipped topping. Repeat layers.
- Top with remaining 1/3 of the brownies.
- Heat hot fudge in a microwave-safe bowl for 10 seconds and mix until smooth. Drizzle on top of trifle.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Serves 12-16
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 97Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 48mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 2g
Nutrition facts are an estimate only.
More brownie recipes to try
More trifle recipes to make
- Strawberry cheesecake trifle
- Lemon trifle
- Gingerbread trifle
- Birthday cake trifle
- Pumpkin spice latte trifle
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