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Toffee Brownie Trifle

This decadent combination of pantry items is a terrific way to dress up a brownie mix. Try this trifle with other flavors of pudding or substitute your favorite candy bar. It tastes great with low-fat and sugar-free products, too. —Wendy Bennett, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    16 servings


  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (13x9-in. pan size)
  • 2-1/2 cups cold whole milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant cheesecake or vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 package (3.3 ounces) instant white chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 to 3 Heath candy bars (1.4 ounces each), chopped


  • Prepare and bake brownies according to package directions for cakelike brownies, using a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • In a large bowl, beat milk and pudding mixes on low speed for 2 minutes. Let stand until soft-set, 2 minutes. Fold in whipped topping.
  • Cut the brownies into 1-in. cubes; place half in a 3-qt. glass trifle bowl or serving dish. Cover with half of the pudding. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with chopped candy bars. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 265 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 329mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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  • BeckyJCarver
    May 14, 2018

    This is one of my sons favorite desserts & it's easy enough for him to make on his own.

  • lvarner
    Apr 1, 2017

    No comment left

  • Amy
    Jan 1, 2017

    I have made this for years and it is always a family fav. My children always request and now the cousins do too. I use a cheesecake and vanilla pudding instead of the chocolate. Decadent and easy!

  • mythyagain
    Sep 3, 2016

    I made this for a Labor Day party and it was devoured. Very easy to make.

  • rena 55
    Feb 7, 2015

    This is such a rich, decadent dessert. I LOVE chocolate, so this is my go to dessert when serving chocolate lovers. You can change the candy bars to crushed Butterfinger or mini chocolate chips.

  • Cleboski
    Dec 28, 2014

    I made this for Christmas and it was a great hit everyone loved it. Simple to make and I will make it again for all get togethers.

  • bkyoungfamily
    Dec 6, 2014

    This has been a family favorite for years. My 24 year old son requests this for his birthday dessert every year. It's always a hit!!!!!

  • kmpatch
    Nov 23, 2014

    This dessert is super sweet - too sweet for my family's tastes. I used white choc and cheesecake pudding mixes. I brought it to a Thanksgiving potluck and brought most of it home. It would be better to serve it after a lighter meal. I like a previous poster's suggestion of sprinkling Kahlua over the cut brownies - it might help cut the sweetness a bit.It was very easy to put together, and it feeds a lot, so it's good for potlucks. Personally, I like it better the next day, but the brownies do absorb some of the moisture and get soft. I used Heath chips from the baking aisle. Sprinkle the chips on top just before serving, as they start to melt on the pudding layer after a while.

  • schuby
    Jan 25, 2014

    How far ahead can you make this? Is it okay to make the night before it is served?

  • Jankwar
    Jul 31, 2013

    Is the size of the pudding and amount of milk correct?