Peppermint Brownie Trifle

Peppermint Brownie Trifle - a delicious holiday dessert with layers of brownie pieces, peppermint cream and all topped with crushed candy canes!

As the holidays quickly approach, I’m constantly thinking about all the fun things I want to create and bake. I feel like there is so much inspiration and so many fun things to think about that I have a million and one creation ideas. Today’s recipe happens to be one of those ideas. Around the holidays we like to have friends and family over and we are always thinking of yummy and festive treats to make. My family loves trifles, so I thought a Peppermint Cream Brownie Trifle would be perfect!! I’m happy to say that the entire family enjoyed this treat and the kids especially loved the combination of peppermint and chocolate. There are layers of brownie pieces and peppermint cream and it’s all topped with crushed candy canes. If you want an even softer topping you can use Andes Peppermint Crunch Pieces which are great too!! Bottom line this is a simple and delicious dessert that looks so beautiful layered in a mason jar or goblet. If you use mason jars, you can even add some twine and maybe a small bell to adorn the top.No matter what you do, this treat is sure to be a hit with those that try it!

Here is the recipe:

INGREDIENTS:

  • Brownie Box (plus ingredients on back)
  • 4 oz. cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/4 cup butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 small container Cool Whip
  • 1 – 3.3 oz box white chocolate or vanilla pudding
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • pink food coloring
  • crushed candy canes

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Make brownies as directed on box. Let cool and cut into small squares.
  2. In a bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Mix in powdered sugar and fold in whipped topping. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl mix pudding, milk, vanilla, peppermint and pink food coloring. Fold this mixture in with the cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
  4. Right before serving, layer brownies and cream mixture. Top with crushed candy canes and serve immediately. ENJOY!

Peppermint Brownie Trifle Recipe

Peppermint Brownie Trifle - a delicious holiday dessert with layers of brownie pieces, peppermint cream and all topped with crushed candy canes!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Refrigerate 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Calories 3881 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 box brownies plus all ingredients on back
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 small container Cool Whip
  • 3.3 oz white chocolate pudding or vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • pink food coloring
  • crushed candy canes

Instructions

  1. Make brownies as directed on box. Let cool and cut into small squares.

  2. In a bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Mix in powdered sugar and fold in whipped topping. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl mix pudding, milk, vanilla, peppermint and pink food coloring. Fold this mixture in with the cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
  4. Right before serving, layer brownies and cream mixture. Top with crushed candy canes and serve immediately. ENJOY!

Peppermint Brownie Trifle - a delicious holiday dessert with layers of brownie pieces, peppermint cream and all topped with crushed candy canes!

Peppermint Brownie Trifle - a delicious holiday dessert with layers of brownie pieces, peppermint cream and all topped with crushed candy canes!

The peppermint cream is my favorite part because it’s cool and creamy and tastes just like cheesecake! And did I mention just how simple it is?! I love beautiful desserts that look like they’re a lot of work but are really super easy!! 😉

For more peppermint recipe ideas, be sure to check out these favorites…

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Peppermint Meltaways

Peppermint Swirl Marshmallows

Peppermint Swirl Marshmallows

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Frozen Peppermint Delight

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ENJOY!

Peppermint Brownie Trifle - a delicious holiday dessert with layers of brownie pieces, peppermint cream and all topped with crushed candy canes!

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. All these peppermint recipes look so yummy! I’ve been needing to add to my Christmas dessert repertoire and I think I’ve found a few good recipes to try!

    We have the ingredients, so I think my fiancee and I may try to make the Peppermint Brownie Trifle tonight!

    Thanks for posting