Brownie Trifle

Debra Russell


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(21 servings - 3/4 cup each)


1pkg. caramel swirl brownie mix (8-inch square pan size)
2 pkg. (8oz-each) cream cheese, softened
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 carton (16 oz.) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
3 cups milk
1 pkg. (5.9 oz) instant chocolate pudding mix
1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) instant french vanilla pudding mix
1-1/2 cups finely chopped pecans
3 tablespoons chocolate syrup
3 butterfinger candy bars (2.1 oz. each); finely chopped, divided

Directions Step-By-Step

Prepare and bake brownie mix according to package directions. Cool on wire rack. Cut into 1-inch cubes.
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar; beat until smooth.
Fold in two cups whipped topping. Place half of brownie cubes in a 4 –qt. trifle bowl or glass serving dish; layer with half of the cream cheese mixture.
In another bowl, whisk the milk and pudding mixes for two minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Set aside half of pudding mixture. Stir the pecans and 1 cup of chopped candy bars into the remaining pudding mixture; spread over the cream cheese layer. Layer with remaining brownies and cream cheese mixture.

Fold 2 cups whipped topping into reserved pudding mixture; spread over the cream cheese layer. Spread the remaining whipped topping over top.

Place chocolate syrup in a heavy-duty reseal able plastic bag; cut a small hole in corner of bag. Decorate with a design. Sprinkle the remaining crushed candy bars in the center. Refrigerate until chilled.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate