Photo: Will Dickey; Styling: Cari South
Prep Time
25 Mins
Bake Time
20 Mins
Chill Time
8 Hours
Makes 16 to 18 servings

Trifles are an easy fix to providing an elegant and rich dessert for your family or when entertaining. Southern Living's brownie trifle recipe uses boxed brownie mix and pudding to make this recipe quick to prepare but loaded with chocolaty goodness!

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare brownie mix according to package directions in a 13- x 9-inch pan. Prick tops of warm brownies at 1-inch intervals with a wooden pick, and brush with coffee liqueur, if desired. Crumble into small pieces.

Step 2

Prepare pudding mix according to package directions, omitting chilling.

Step 3

Place half of crumbled brownies in bottom of a 3-quart trifle bowl; top with half each of pudding, candy bars, and whipped topping. Repeat layers. Cover and chill at least 8 hours.

Step 4

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Kahlúa for coffee liqueur.

Ratings & Reviews

redheadteacher's Review

October 02, 2012
I made this for a friend's 40th birthday lunch. It was a huge hit! Everyone loved it and wanted the recipe. I called it "Older Than Dirt Trifle." : )

rsmjen's Review

November 23, 2008
This was really easy to make. I made this in individual containers so that I could pack in my ice chest for a picnic/concert in the park. The entire family loved it!