Easy Chocolate Brownie Trifle: made with store bought ingredients, this is sure to be a crowd pleaser, and perfect for any chocolate lover.
This easy chocolate trifle is one of my very favourite trifle recipes. It’s always a crowd pleaser and really easy to put together. It’s the perfect dessert for the chocolate lover. I’ve partnered with Giant Tiger, and picked up all the fresh ingredients in their grocery store, where they always have great prices and a great selection.
Trifle is a dessert that originates in England, and traditional English trifle usually involves sponge 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. We also change up the sponge cake for layers of fudgy brownies, and the custard for chocolate pudding. Chocolate mousse would be a great choice too.
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 like cool whip, 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.
f you had more time and wanted to, you could substitute homemade brownies for the store bought layers of chocolate brownies. Use your favourite recipe or try our delicious one bowl brownies -recipe here.
- 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
Use 4 individual glasses, or small jars to make individual chocolate trifles, or double this recipe for one large trifle in a large bowl or trifle dish. To begin with, slice 1 1/2 or 2 of the two-bite brownies into quarters, and create a brownie layer on the bottom of each of the four glasses with the brownie pieces.
Prepare the chocolate pudding according to the package directions, and add about 1/4 cup of pudding on top of the brownies in each glass, as the pudding layer in the trifle.
Whip the cream with sugar and vanilla, and use a big spoon to add about 1/4 cup as the fourth layer.
Chop Skor bars, and sprinkle over the top, as the final layer.
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 of the trifle. Once the whole thing is put together, chill in the fridge for a few hours before serving.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 893Total Fat: 69gSaturated Fat: 35gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 30gCholesterol: 201mgSodium: 402mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 0gSugar: 15gProtein: 13g
We’ve used our favourite combo here with Skor bars, which are chocolate covered toffee bars. If you couldn’t find skor bars you could use toffee bits. But, the possibilities are endless, try one of these variations next time. Substitute in any of your favourite chocolate bars or dark chocolate 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 and/or chocolate 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 yummy layers fresh cut strawberries to create a wonderful chocolate covered strawberry version of this treat with fresh fruit.
Black Forest Brownie Trifle
If you love Black Forest cake, add a layer of cherry pie filling to your chocolate trifle and substitute chocolate curls and chocolate shavings for the chocolate bar pieces. You could even use chocolate cake instead of the fudgy brownie bites.
Substitute gluten-free brownies for the brownie chunks. Use a gluten-free box of brownie mix to make the brownies. The pudding, skor bar, and whipped cream are all gluten-free.
This recipe is a one of the best desserts to 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 night before and add the final candy topping just before serving the next day for a little crunch. It’s the perfect treat for a dinner party, or special get together. But, it’s so easy that you can make it for no special occasion too.
Store it in the refrigerator, wrapped with plastic wrap one to two days.
Serve A Crowd
This creamy dessert recipe is great for a crowd with a sweet tooth, just double the ingredients to make one larger trifle and make in a glass trifle bowl. Or make extras as individual servings like this because it’s so easy for everyone to help themselves. This is sure to become one of everyone’s favorite desserts.
All the layers look so yummy. This recipe is perfect for the chocolate lovers in your life. It’s a great choice for Valentine’s day too.
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.
With this easy and delicious recipe, life really is a party!
You might also like our Caramel Apple Trifle here.
Also check out Chocolate Charcuterie Board here.
You might also enjoy Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies here.
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