Chocolate Brownie Trifle Recipe

This is one of my hubby’s favorite desserts! I found it years ago on It is really yummy and definitely a crowd pleaser. Even better? It’s so easy to make!
These are your ingredients. A box of brownie mix, a can of sweetened condensed milk, one small box of instant chocolate pudding, a lot of Cool Whip {20-oz}, and toffee chips.

Mix and bake the brownies according to the package instructions.
Let the brownies cool and cut them into one-inch pieces.
Mix the pudding, sweetened condensed milk and 1/2 cup water in a bowl until smooth.
Fold in the small container {8-oz} of whipped topping unti no streaks remain.

In a trifle bowl, layer half the brownies, pudding mixture and 6-oz of whipped topping.
Repeat the layers.

 Top with 1/2 cup chocolate toffee chips. Really you can use whatever you want. The original recipe calls for chocolate candybar shavings. I really like the addition of the toffee though. Chopped peanut butter cups would be great, so would chopped chocolate mint candies.
Cover and refrigerate for 6-8 hours. 

This really is a great dish to take to holiday gatherings or parties. It can be made the day before and it travels really well.

{original from}


  • 1 (19.8 ounce) package brownie mix
  • 1 (3.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 (1.5 ounce) bar chocolate candy, toffee chips, or other candy pieces


  1. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions and cool completely. Cut into 1 inch squares.
  2. In a large bowl, combine pudding mix, water and sweetened condensed milk. Mix until smooth, then fold in 8 ounces whipped topping until no streaks remain.
  3. In a trifle bowl or glass serving dish, place half of the brownies, half of the pudding mixture and half of the 12 ounce container of whipped topping. Repeat layers. Shave chocolate onto top layer for garnish. Refrigerate 8 hours before serving.
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10 thoughts on “Chocolate Brownie Trifle Recipe”

  1. This looks amazing!! I can't wait to try it out. Perhaps for one my upcoming Christmas parties 🙂 Thanks for sharing, I just pinned it.

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  2. I love this trifle. Looks so good and festive. I would love if you would join my holiday recipe blog hop swap! It is my first and would love to see your trifle!

  3. This recipe is great to make for special occasions such as family gatherings, holiday dinners, or even a church potluck. It is easy to make, and can be made a day ahead of time. It is a chocolate lover's delight! Thanks a lot.

  4. I have made this several times. The last couple of times for a St. Patricks pot luck and a Christmas party I dumped creme de mint in with the white whip to turn it green. Used Andes Mints on top. Soooo good.

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