Brownie Trifle Recipe

brownie trifle reipe

First, are you a dessert person?  Normally I am not.  However, when I entertain I like to have a fabulous dessert on hand.  So, finding a great trifle recipe goes to the top of my list. I’ve come to love trifles.  They’re easy to assemble and look great in Trifle dishes. This dessert ended differently from the way I originally planned.   Normally I use chocolate pudding, but time was not on my side so I skipped it.  Needless to say, I was worried about how it would turn out.  Thankfully, it turned out better than I expected.  As a result, I’m going to by-pass the pudding in this trifle recipe from this point on.

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 Trifle Bowl
  • 2 boxes of fudge style brownie mix
  • 2 containers of Cool Whip
  • Sliced Strawberries
Next, bake the brownies according to directions on the box.  However, you will need to allow them to cool completely.  I usually bake them the night before I assemble the trifle.  After the brownies have cooled, cut them into bite size squares. Layering is key to this dish. Place a layer of brownies on the bottom of the dish. Add a tablespoon of Cool Whip to the center of the brownies. Repeat this process.  Carefully spread the Cool Whip toward the edges.
Be careful with this step.  Most importantly, if the cool whip splashes against the sides of the dish it will affect the presentation.  Add more Cool Whip and spread toward the edges. Be generous with the Cool Whip. You want guest to have plenty with the brownies and strawberries.  Add sliced strawberries around the sides of the entire dish.
Add another layer of brownies, another layer of Cool Whip and strawberries. Top the dish off with Cool Whip and fresh strawberries as shown.
Last, this dish was devoured. I even had one guest say “you can keep the food, just pass me that dessert.” Make this Brownie Trifle your go to dessert. I promise, you won’t regret making this trifle recipe.  Finally, do you have a favorite dessert that you like to serve when entertaining or take to an office party?



  1. Great, now I am hungry! LOL Thanks for sharing on the (mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop. I can't wait to see what you share this week!

  2. That looks really yummy.

  3. Love this! Will definitely try.

  4. I bet that brownie trifle would also be yummy made with raspberries! It sure looks yummy even without the pudding layers!