Easy Chocolate Trifle

Easy Chocolate Trifle: made with store bought ingredients, this is sure to be a crowd pleaser, and perfect for any chocolate lover.

Easy Chocolate Trifle

This easy chocolate trifle is an old favourite of mine.  It’s always a crowd pleaser and really easy to put together.  It’s perfect for the chocolate lover.  I’ve partnered with Giant Tiger, and picked up all the fresh ingredients in their grocery section, where they always have great prices and a great selection.

Easy Chocolate Trifle: made with store bought ingredients, this is sure to be a crowd pleaser, and perfect for any chocolate lover.

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Trifle is a dessert that originates in England, and usually involves cake, layered with custard, whipped cream, and usually fruit and often jelly.  We omitted the fruit and jelly layer for this chocolate version, but it would be also delicious with strawberries or cherries.

The Easy Version

This trifle is so easy to make.  It’s more about putting some store bought ingredients together than actually baking.  It’s really quick and everyone always loves it.  I used store bought brownies -so good and couldn’t be easier. Some people use frozen whipped topping, but I do think that homemade whipped cream is worth it, and so quick to make yourself.  If you prefer though you can substitute it to make this recipe even easier.  You could even use prepared pudding cups instead of the chocolate instant pudding, if you were really short on time.  And the best time saver of all, pick it all up at Giant Tiger in their grocery section, including the delicious Skor mini bars.

how to make chocolate trifle

If you had more time and wanted to, you could substitute homemade brownies for the store bought ones.  Use your favourite recipe or try our delicious one bowl brownies -recipe here.

easy chocolate trifle recipe

Yield: 4

Easy Chocolate Trifle

Easy Chocolate Trifle
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • Two-bite Brownies, 280 g pkg, or your favourite brownies
  • Instant Chocolate Jello Pudding, 113 g pkg, prepared according to the directions with 2 cups of milk
  • Skor minis, 191 g pkg, chopped
  • Whipping Cream, 473 mL carton
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla


    1. Use 4 individual glasses, or small jars to make individual chocolate trifles, or double this recipe for one large trifle. To begin with, slice 1 1/2 or 2 of the two-bite brownies into quarters, and layer on the bottom of each of the four glasses.
    2. Prepare the chocolate pudding according to the package instructions, and add about 1/4 cup of pudding on top of the brownies in each glass, as the second layer in the trifle.
    3. Whip the cream with sugar and vanilla, and add about 1/4 cup as fourth layer.
    4. Chop Skor bars, and sprinkle over the top, as the final layer.
    5. Repeat all the layers again in each glass, starting with the brownies, then the pudding, the whipped cream, and finishing with the Skor bar pieces on top. Enjoy.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 893Total Fat: 69gSaturated Fat: 35gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 30gCholesterol: 201mgSodium: 402mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 0gSugar: 15gProtein: 13g
chocolate brownie trifle


We’ve used our favourite combo here with Skor bars, which are chocolate covered toffee bars.  But, the possibilities are endless.  Substitute in any of your favourite chocolate bars to personalize the recipe to your tastes

Peanut Butter Cup

Love peanut butter cups?  Substitute them for the chocolate bars and add a peanut butter touch.  You could also add some real chopped peanuts as well for a little crunch.

Turtle Chocolate Trifle

If you’re a lover of turtles chocolates, substitute them in for the chocolate bar pieces.  You might also add some caramel sauce as an extra layer, or add a layer of butterscotch pudding too, and some chopped pecans.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry

Love chocolate covered strawberries.  Why not omit the chocolate bar pieces and substitute fresh strawberries to create a wonderful chocolate covered strawberry version of this treat.

Black Forest

If you love Black Forest cake, add a layer of cherry pie filling to your chocolate trifle and substitute chocolate curls for the chocolate bar pieces.

how to make chocolate trifle

Make Ahead

This recipe is a great make ahead too, in fact it’s best made a few hours ahead at least and stored in the refrigerator to set.  Make it the day before and add the final candy topping just before serving for a little crunch.  

chocolate brownie trifle recipe

Store it in the refrigerator, wrapped with plastic wrap one to two days.

Serve A Crowd

This recipe is great for a crowd, just double the ingredients to make one larger trifle and make in a trifle bowl.

individual chocolate trifles

chocolate brownie trifle

All the layers look so yummy.  This recipe is perfect for the chocolate lovers in your life.

how to make chocolate trifle

I know you’ll love it and it’s easy to make. Try changing up the pudding flavour to caramel for a nice change too.

easy chocolate trifle recipe

With this easy and delicious recipe, life really is a party!

how do you make chocolate trifle

More Inspiration

You might also like our Caramel Apple Trifle here.

Also check out Chocolate Charcuterie Board here.

Chocolate Charcuterie Snack Board: perfect for the chocolate lover, tips on building your board, and ingredient suggestions.

You might also enjoy Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies here.

This post is sponsored by Giant Tiger.  As always, all opinions are my own.  Thanks for supporting the brands that make Life is a Party possible.


  1. Martin never eats my trifle, but has informed me that not only is yours better but that I have to switch to making it this way at Christmas. Out goes Grandma’s trifle, in comes Dannyelle’s, I guess! It was amazing!

  2. This trifle is so yummy! I just made it for a party with family this weekend, and it was a hit!

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