Candy Bar Trifle

Use up that leftover Halloween candy in a delicious Candy Bar Trifle layered with brownie chunks, chocolate pudding and candy.

Candy bar trifle is a chocolate-filled dream and it’s loaded with candy. For even more candy filled goodies, check out our Candy Bar BrowniesM&M Chocolate Oat Bars, and Candy Bar Cookies.

Candy bar trifle in a glass dish

sick of candy?!

Are you sick of candy and want to get rid of it quick – especially after Halloween or Easter?

I’ve got the trick!

Today’s candy bar trifle is the perfect way to use up all of that candy so it’s not sitting around for weeks or being consumed by little mouths each day for months. 😉

This trifle is filled with brownie chunks, chocolate pudding and loads of chocolate candy. Yup – unwrap that Halloween or Easter candy and layer it in this dessert!

A pile of Halloween candy

Just layer and enjoy!

BROWNIES. Make brownies as directed on box. Let cool and cut into cubes. Set aside.

PUDDING. Make pudding by mixing pudding mixes and milk. Add Cool Whip and mix well.

ASSEMBLE + CHILL. Layer ⅓ brownie bites into the bottom of the trifle dish and top with ⅓ pudding mixture. Top with ⅓ of the chocolate candy. Repeat layers until done. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. ENJOY!

Brownie bites and pudding layers in a trifle dish

Tips + Variations

Easter is  another holiday that seems to yield a plethora of candy. Create an Easter candy trifle by changing up the brownie bites to blondies or use a pink or blue cake mix. Add Robin’s eggs and pastel colored M&M’s to the other chocolate candies.

I‘m all about ease and so we used a box brownie mix for this recipe. You can also use store bought brownie bites to make things even easier. If you are feeling more adventurous go ahead and bake up some of your favorite homemade brownies or use our Fudgy Brownie Recipe 

To serve, scoop trifles into individual servings with a big spoon with a long handle.

Variations:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Use white chocolate or vanilla pudding
  • Add Cool Whip
Layers of brownie and pudding topped wtih candy

Storing Info

Trifles are usually made with some type of cake or brownie that will get soggy the longer it sits. For this reason I can suggest making this the night before serving, but not too long before that. However, you can prep all the ingredients a day or two in advance and store them in separate containers until you are ready to layer them together. 

Due to the pudding leftovers should be covered and STORED in the fridge. It should keep for 3-4 days.

Candy bar trifle in a glass dish

For more Trifles check out these:

Candy Bar Trifle Recipe

5 from 7 votes
Use up that leftover Halloween candy in a delicious Candy Bar Trifle layered with brownie chunks, chocolate pudding and candy.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Refrigerate 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 279 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • Brownie Mix (plus all ingredients on box – we used a 9×13 pan mix)
  • 6.6 oz instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 large container Cool Whip
  • Chocolate Candy

Instructions
 

  • Make brownies as directed on box. Let cool and cut into cubes. Set aside.
  • Make pudding by mixing pudding mixes and milk. Add Cool Whip and mix well.
  • Layer ⅓ brownie bites into the bottom of the trifle dish and top with ⅓ pudding mixture. Top with ⅓ of the chocolate candy. Repeat layers until done .
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. ENJOY!

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  1. 5 stars
    I loved this recipe, this blog as always, bringing great recipes, for all tastes and needs. Congratulations!

  2. 5 stars
    I tried it with Snickers, peanut butter cups, and a few Rolos. I also had fresh cream that needed to be use up, so I used that instead of Cool Whip. Simply delicious! Can’t wait to try it with different candy bar variations!

  3. 5 stars
    Mu husbands birthday is Nov 1st and Im going to use leftover halloween candy to make this treat for him. I love anything chocolate and all the elements of this dessert look delicious and easy to make.