Chocolate Brownie Trifle

This Chocolate Brownie Trifle dessert is easy to make and will feed a crowd. It looks amazing layered in a bowl and will certainly impress your guest and family.

A Home at Cedar Springs Farm reader and friend, Jeana, brought this Chocolate Brownie Trifle to our Easter celebration and not a bite was left! This is a true chocolate lovers dream dessert. It has chocolate brownies, chocolate pudding, and a chocolate candy bar all in this one dessert. A big bowl of heaven!

Chocolate Brownie Trifle is definitely a crowd-pleasing dessert. We had 30 plus people gathered together for Easter, and everyone loved this dessert. I mean..what’s not to love? There’s chocolate on top of chocolate on top of chocolate!!

Chocolate Brownie Trifle
Chocolate Brownie Trifle

The brownies are fudgy and chocolatey and oh so good. Yes, you could eat the brownies on their own, but mix them in with some chocolate pudding, sweetened condensed milk, whipped topping and a chocolate candy bar and you have one heavenly dessert!

What is a Trifle Dessert?

A trifle dessert is simply a layered dessert. This might consist of a cake layered with fruit, a brownie layered with pudding, or a sponge cake layered with whipped topping. The possibilities are quite endless. There are so many varieties of trifles, and they are all delicious and perfect for feeding a crowd.

Trifles are usually made in clear glass containers to see all of the layers of cake, pudding, fruit, whipped topping, and any toppings you desire. A trifle bowl is just a way to showcase those beautiful layers of goodness.

Ingredients Needed for this Brownie Trifle Dessert


Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix

Sweetened Condensed Milk

Frozen Whipped Topping

Favorite Candy Bar

chocolate brownie trifle
Chocolate Brownie Trifle

How To Make Chocolate Brownie Trifle

Bake up a batch of your favorite brownies. You can make the brownies from scratch or use a box. If you would like a delicious Homemade Chocolate Brownie recipe, check out this link for another heavenly dessert. Combine the pudding, water, and condensed milk and mix until combined and smooth and then fold in the whipped topping. In a trifle bowl, layer half of the brownies, half of the pudding mixture, and half of the container of whipped topping. Repeat layers ending with the whipped topping. Top with your favorite chocolate bar. You could serve immediately, but it is much better if you can chill it in the refrigerator until ready to serve.


I know! You just made this awesome dessert, and now you want me to chill it in the refrigerator!! What? But I promise you; it is so worth the wait! The pudding mixture will thicken and everything will be nice and cold.

Can You Make This Dessert Ahead of Time?

Yes, you can certainly make this trifle dessert a day in advance.
This will also allow all of the fruits and juices or pudding and brownies to mix with the layers. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

How to Serve a Trifle Dessert

The best and only way to serve this dessert is with a big spoon. 🙂 Let everyone dig in and scoop all of those layers into a bowl.
Another option may be to make individual trifle servings. You might decide to use clear bowls and assemble desserts for all of your guests. This would be perfect for a dinner party or holiday gathering. It would make for a show stopping display on a table.

Trifle Tips and Variations

*Use a carrot cake and Cream Cheese frosting for a trifle dessert
*Make a strawberry dessert in a trifle bowl
*Make a cheesecake and fruit layered trifle
*Use your favorite fruits, candies, and topping. The possibilities are endless. Have fun with this dessert.


The best part of this Brownie Trifle is that you can customize it to your preference. If you like Snickers candy bars, throw them in! If you like Reese Cups, use them! Just do whatever makes you happy, and that will make every bite delicious.

This Chocolate Brownie Trifle is Awesome and you can easily double the recipe to fit any size bowl or trifle bowl you have on hand! The more the better!

Another family favorite and crowd pleasing dessert is my carrot cake. This is a must try recipe as well.

Chocolate Brownie Trifle
Chocolate Brownie Trifle

For more chocolate desserts, try:

Chocolate Lush–Chocolate Lush is a creamy, luscious layered dessert with chocolate pudding, cream cheese, and cool whip on top of a graham cracker crust. A fabulous dessert for potlucks, get-togethers, or just anytime you need a chocolate fix. 

Chocolate Pecan Pie–Chocolate Pecan Pie is perfect for any holiday table or special occasion. Just add a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and you have completely pushed it over the top! Chocolate and pecans–could it get any better?

Milk and Cookies Oreo Dessert–If you’re looking for a simple, no-bake dessert, then this is it — Oreo cookies, milk, chocolate pudding, Cool Whip, and chocolate chips. It’s cool, creamy, chocolatey, and oh, so good!

Be sure to check out Taste of Home for another delicious Brownie Trifle dessert.


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Chocolate Brownie Trifle

Chocolate Brownie Trifle

Gina Abernathy
This Chocolate Brownie Trifle dessert is easy to make and will feed a crowd. It looks amazing layered in a bowl and will certainly impress your guest and family.
5 from 15 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • 1 package Brownie Mix enough to make a 9 x13 pan
  • 1 (3.9 oz.) package Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 1 (14 oz.) Can Sweetened Condensed Milk Eagle Brand
  • 2 (8oz.) Containers frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 Chocolate Candy Bar your choice


  • Prepare brownie mix according to package directions and cool completely. Cut into 1 inch squares.
  • In a large bowl, combine pudding mix, water, and sweetened condensed milk and mix until smooth.
  • Fold in 8 ounces of whipped topping and stir until smooth and no white streaks show.
  • In a trifle bowl or glass serving dish, layer half of the brownies, half of the pudding mixture, and half of the whipped topping. Repeat layers and top with cool whip.
  • Garnish the top with your favorite candy bar.
  • Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator for several hours.


You can serve this immediately but it is so much better if you can chill it for several hours.
Keyword chocolate brownie trifle, chocolate dessert


  1. oh my gosh! this looks absolutely delicious! I have some birthdays to celebrate coming up and I’ll defenitly have to make this for the celebrations! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Mich |

  2. O M G ! This looks to die for! I cant believe it is so simple to make. I would however make a slight change….that’s well, I am a chocoholic so I would actually add more chocolate. I would add a chocolate bar inbetween the layer of the pudding and the whipped cream! 🙂 That’s just me though!

    D, xo || from

  3. Oh wow! I have printed off this recipe and will be making it very soon. It sounds (and looks) heavenly! The only problem I can see is that I won’t be losing that extra 10 pounds any time soon…but boy will this be worth it! 🙂

  4. This looks fabulous!! I can’t wait to try it!! I love how you can really customize the recipe depending upon your tastes. I’m thinking maybe a caramel brownie recipe and then drizzling caramel on top at the end. Thank you so much for sharing!! 🙂

  5. Hello beautiful!! This looks absolutely delicious! I love trifle, but I’ve never had brownie trifle before. Will definitely be making this. Thanks!

  6. I love desserts that are both decadent and easy to make. This chocolate trifle recipe looks perfect! I am gluten free and could easily make a GF version of this. Also my husband LOVES Cool Whip so he will be a huge fan. lol. Thank you for the wonderful recipe!

  7. 5 stars
    OMG…yes! I can’t wait to make this for my in-laws when they visit over the holidays. We are all chocoholics. (I think I might spike everything with Frangelico and use Ferrero Roche…love hazelnuts, too!)

  8. 5 stars
    So easy to make and delicious! We made this for a get together with the family and everybody loved it. Will definitely be making it again.

  9. 5 stars
    You are right, “what’s not to love?”! This is amazing & I love your variation tip of carrot cake and cream cheese – perfect for b-days or Easter!

  10. 5 stars
    We live in the UK and make traditional fruit and custard trifles often, but I’ve never made one with brownies and condensed milk, so was really intrigued by this recipe! And it turned out great! Very decadent and sweet, and super easy to make! Children in the family are your biggest fans now 😀

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