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Chocolate Brownie Trifle Recipe

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.

Brownie trifle in a dish on a table.

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.

If brownie bites are more your thing, give these peanut butter cup brownie bites a try. Oooh, you could even add them to this trifle. That sounds delicious!

Brownie Trifle Ingredients

(Measurements are in the recipe card.)

  • Brownies
  • Instant vanilla pudding
  • Milk
  • Whipped topping
  • Hot fudge

Chocolate Brownie Trifle Directions

Mix together the instant pudding and milk and refrigerate for at least 5 minutes.

Mixing pudding mix with milk.

Cut the baked and cooled brownies into 1″ chunks.

Cutting brownies into squares in a pan.

See more about using a pan scraper to cut brownies below.

Cutting brownies with a pan scraper.

Add a layer of brownie pieces to your trifle bowl.

Brownie cubes in a trifle bowl.

Top with half of the vanilla pudding and half of the whipped topping.

Pudding on top of brownies in a trifle bowl.

Repeat the layers.

Whipped cream in a trifle bowl.

Top with the remaining 1/3 of the brownies.

Brownies on top of whipped cream in a trifle.

Heat the hot fudge topping in a microwave-safe bowl for 10 seconds and mix until smooth.

Hot fudge in a bowl with a spoon.

Drizzle the hot fudge on top of the trifle.

Top of a brownie trifle drizzled with hot fudge.

Refrigerate until ready to serve. 

Layers of brownies, pudding, and whipped cream in a trifle dish.

Serves about 12-16 people.

Brownie trifle on a table with a blue checked napkin.

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.

Trifle Bowl

Make those trifles look fancy even though they are impossibly easy to make! Display all the layers in this gorgeous trifle bowl.

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02/14/2023 02:15 am GMT
Yield: 16

Brownie Trifle Recipe

Brownie trifle in a dish on a table

A brownie layered dessert that's easy to make and delicious to eat.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 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


  1. Mix together pudding and milk and refrigerate for 5 minutes. 
  2. Cut brownies into 1" pieces.
  3. Layer 1/3 of the brownies on the bottom of a trifle dish.
  4. Top with half of the pudding and half of the whipped topping. Repeat layers.
  5. Top with remaining 1/3 of the brownies.
  6. Heat hot fudge in a microwave-safe bowl for 10 seconds and mix until smooth. Drizzle on top of trifle. 
  7. Refrigerate until ready to serve. 
  8. Serves 12-16

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


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.

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