Snickers Brownie Trifle

I’ve never made a Trifle before.  I’ve had the serving bowl for almost 2 years now and I can’t believe I’ve never used it.  (Have I mentioned that I have a little bit of a “kitchen paraphernalia” obsession?  Yep.  My name is Erin and I’m addicted to kitchen gadgets and goodies.)
When my Mom asked me to bring dessert to Easter lunch I wanted to try out my hand at Trifle making.   Head to the forehead moment.  Why haven’t I made these before?!  So easy and amazingly delicious!  And pretty cool looking to boot.  Can’t go wrong with that, right?
There are a ton of Trifle recipes out there.  I went with this one because one, I love NIkki’s blog and two, it just sounded awesome.  The pudding layer had sweetened condensed milk whipped into it and that sounded mouth wateringly delicious!  I added a few things (like caramel and Snickers bars) and there you have it… Snickers Brownie Trifle.
Snickers Brownie Trifle
Slightly adapted from: Chef In Training
* brownie mix
* ingredients to make the brownies (eggs, oil and water)
* 1 (3.9 oz) box instant chocolate pudding mix
* 1/2 cup water
* 1 (14 oz) can Sweetened Condensed Milk
* 1 (8 oz.) container Cool whip
* 1 (12 oz.) container Cool Whip
* caramel sauce
* 6 Snickers candy bars
Make the brownies according to the package directions.  I made the family size (9×13) pan of chewy brownies.  Let cool completely.
Whip the chocolate pudding mix, water and sweetened condensed milk until fluffy.  Gently fold in 8 ounces of Cool Whip.
Cut brownies into squares.  I cut mine into 1 to 1 1/2 inch squares (not too big but not crumbled).
To assemble the Trifle:
Add a layer of brownies to the bottom of the Trifle bowl using 1/2 of the brownies.
Drizzle caramel sauce over the top of the brownies.
Sprinkle with a handful of the chopped Snickers.
Cover with half of the chocolate pudding mixture.
Cover that layer with Cool Whip.
Now repeat (brownies, caramel, Snickers, pudding and Cool Whip.)
Top with chopped Snickers bars and drizzle with more caramel sauce
Refrigerate 8 hours before serving.
I thought this dessert was awesome!  The pudding layer tasted like a chocolate mousse, the brownies soaked up a little bit of the caramel and the whipped cream and Snickers?  To die for!  Definitely something I will make again. 
What do you think?  Pure chocolate heaven?
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  1. Looks amazing! I also have a trifle bowl that I never use. I will definitely have to make this:)

  2. This was a perfect dessert for Easter brunch. Not only was it beautiful in the pretty glass bowl, it was delicious (and rich!). The Snickers put it over the top.

  3. Looka amazing and so scrumpticious.

  4. This looks amazing, I can’t wait to make this with my kids. Thank you.


  5. Ooooohhhh…I love trifles…especially those with chocolate. This looks delish! Stopping by from Sumo’s Sweet Stuff. I hope you’ll drop by I Dig Pinterest sometime soon!

    Christine @

  6. I wish I could take a bite!
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    Beth @ The First Year Blog

  7. Oh yummy! This looks so delicious!!!!!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

  8. I was trying not to click on this because it looked to good and I love brownies and snickers. Can’t wait to try this one.
    I am your newest GFC.
    Have a wonderful week,
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

  9. This looks delicious, Erin! I would love it if you can link this to our weekly link party 😉

  10. Hi Erin!
    This post was featured on my blog today! Feel free to grab a featured button from the bottom of my sidebar if you’d like. Thank you so much for linking up at Raising Memories!

  11. This looks soooooooo good. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.

  12. I have a trifle bowl and this recipe is going in it! Mmmm.

  13. I love making Trifles, they are so easy and look pretty! I can’t wait to try this one! Would you consider sharing this and any other projects you may have over at my Pinterest Party?


  14. featuring this tomorrow! Yummers!

  15. mmm, i make something similar and it’s always a hit. I’ve even been asked to bring it to parties

  16. Yum, yum, yum… I want some… right now… this looks sooo good!! Thanks so much for sharing at Much Ado About Monday, we can’t wait to see what you have in store for us next week! 🙂


  17. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen

  18. What a wonderful dessert and I agree – chocolate heaven. Just pinned!

  19. Sounds like a bite of heaven in a bowl….delish!

  20. Thanks for linking with Kids in the Kitchen! Pinned and shared!

  21. Hello, Erin…welcome to the club. 🙂
    I’ve had a trifle bowl for I don’t know how long…it’s never had anything in it. 🙁
    I may have to christen it with this recipe! It sounds divine!

  22. Oh WOW ! This look decadently amazing! I am sharing it at this week

    Thanks for linking up to TGIF! I hope to see you linked up again later today =)

    Have a great weekend,

  23. Sounds delicious!! Thank you for sharing on Sharing Saturday!

  24. YUM!!! That would be awesome for get-togethers!

  25. Your newest follower through Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven’t already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday’s at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! I would be honored if you join us! Have a wonderful week!

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  26. Diane Sallans says:

    I’d love that with a big glass of milk!

  27. Mmm…this looks so good. Im afraid I would have to eat a big bowl of it. I would probably have to hide the brownies to till it all get done. thanks for the recipe

  28. Melissa S says:

    Omgosh, that looks and sounds wonderful, youreally do have the best recipes on your blog.

  29. i love snickers and this makes it 10x better!

  30. Marti Parks says:

    Oh my heck, that looks so good. Now I just have to make it.

  31. Christina Sparks says:

    This looks really good. Snickers was my favorite candy bar when I was growing up.

  32. Starr Greenwell says:

    This looks SOOO good, and I love Snickers! YUM:)

  33. i was wondering can i make this like 17 hours befor or will it go to mush

    • It was delicious the next day so absolutely! You’ll love it!

      • Hi! I was also wondering about this, I am wanting to prepare this, this evening and be able to take it tomorrow afternoon to share with family on Thanksgiving,,,,,is that to soon or should I prep things today, and put together in the am?

        • Hi Terry – I think it would be delicious the next day!

          • Thank you Erin for responding so quickly, I already have everything prepped, but perhaps I will make it this evening, I was just afraid it would be to soggy by tomorrow afternoon…

  34. Timra Walker says:

    Hello Erin
    i am new to the blog world, just looking around for party ideas for my son Jamari’s 9th home birthday party. This look sooooooooooooo good. I got a trufle dish as a wedding present…wasn’t sure what to put in it; but i do now….lol… thank you for sharing

  35. Timra Walker says:

    Hey Erin
    i am new to the blog world, just looking around for party ideas for my son Jamari’s 9th home birthday party. This look sooooooooooooo good. I got a trufle dish as a wedding present…wasn’t sure what to put in it; but i do now….lol… thank you for sharing and wait to read…see mor


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