Easy Chocolate 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 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.
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.
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.
- 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. 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.
- 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.
- Whip the cream with sugar and vanilla, and add about 1/4 cup as 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. Enjoy.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
All the layers look so yummy. This recipe is perfect for the chocolate lovers in your life.
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.
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.