Butterfinger Brownie Trifle

Butterfinger Brownie Trifle – layers of chocolate brownies, chocolate pudding, fresh whipped cream, and Butterfingers. This stuff is dangerously delicious. I make this for all of our get-togethers and I never have any leftovers. This dessert is super simple and super delicious. Make a batch today! You won’t be disappointed!!

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Butterfinger Chocolate Brownie Trifle Recipe

Stop what you are doing and run to the grocery store to get the ingredients to make this Butterfinger Brownie Trifle. O-M-YUM! This stuff is AMAZING! Layers of chocolate brownies, chocolate pudding, fresh whipped cream, and Butterfingers. All of my favorite desserts in one bite! I found this recipe in the newspaper a million years ago and have been making it ever since. I make this for all of our get-togethers and I never have any leftovers! You MUST make this ASAP!

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How to Make Butterfinger Brownie Trifle

This dessert is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Prepare a box of brownie mix in a 9-inch baking dish according to the package directions. Cool and cut them into 1-inch squares. In a large bowl, combine pudding mix and milk. Whisk until smooth. Allow the pudding to set for 10 minutes. While the pudding is setting, make the fresh whipped cream. In a large bowl, combine heavy whipping cream, sugar, and pure vanilla extract. Beat with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.

To assemble the dessert, place the brownie cubes in the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish. Spread the chocolate pudding over brownies. Top pudding with fresh whipped cream. Sprinkle crushed butterfingers over the top and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I use Ghiradelli Brownie Mix. You can use any boxed brownie mix you prefer. You can make cake-like brownies or fudgy brownies. Just make whatever is your personal preference.
  • Here is our favorite recipe for Homemade Brownies: https://www.plainchicken.com/fat-witch-brownies/
  • To easily crush the Butterfinger candy bars, place them in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Freezing the candy bars keeps the chocolate from sticking to the wrapper.
  • I make this dessert in a glass serving dish. 
    • To make the recipe in a trifle bowl, double the recipe. 
    • Place half of the brownies, half of the pudding, half of the whipped cream, and half of the crushed Butterfingers in the trifle dish. 
    • Repeat layers and refrigerate.
  • I use chocolate pudding. Feel free to substitute vanilla pudding.
  • Don’t like Butterfingers? You can use your favorite candy bar, toffee bits, or oreo cookies.
  • I prefer to make fresh whipped cream. You can substitute cool whip if you prefer.
  • Can Butterfinger Brownie Trifle be made in advance? Yes! You can make the dessert the night before and refrigerate it until ready to serve.
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Great Dessert for a Crowd

This dessert is so simple and is a real crowd-pleaser. If you want to get fancy, garnish the dessert with caramel sauce and strawberries. YUM! I always have the ingredients on hand to whip this up at a moment’s notice. Give this a try the next time you need an easy dessert for a potluck, cookout, dinner party, or family get-together. It is sure to be a hit!

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Butterfinger Brownie Trifle

Yield: 12 people
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Butterfinger Brownie Trifle – layers of chocolate brownies, chocolate pudding, fresh whipped cream, and Butterfingers. This stuff is dangerously delicious. I make this for all of our get-togethers and I never have any leftovers. This dessert is super simple and super delicious. Make a batch today! You won't be disappointed!!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (18-oz) box brownie mix, plus ingredients to make brownies
  • 2 (3.9-oz) boxes instant Jell-O Chocolate Pudding, plus ingredients to make pudding
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 6 (1.9-oz) Butterfinger candy bars, crushed

Instructions:

  • Prepare brownies in a 9×9-inch baking pan according to package directions. Cool and cut into 1-inch pieces.
  • Prepare chocolate pudding according to package directions. Allow to set up for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine heavy whipping cream, vanilla extract, and sugar. Beat with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.
  • Place brownie pieces in the bottom of a 9×13-inch glass baking dish.
    Cover brownie cubes with chocolate pudding and smooth out. 

Cover with whipped cream and smooth out. 

Sprinkle Butterfingers evenly over the whipped cream.
  • Spread pudding evenly over brownie cubes.
  • Spread whipped cream evenly over pudding and top with crushed Butterfinger candy bars.
  • Cover the dish and refrigerate until cold.

Notes:

  • I use Ghiradelli Brownie Mix. You can use any boxed brownie mix you prefer. You can make cake-like brownies or fudgy brownies. Just make whatever is your personal preference.
  • Here is our favorite recipe for Homemade Brownies: https://www.plainchicken.com/fat-witch-brownies/
  • To easily crush the Butterfinger candy bars, place them in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Freezing the candy bars keeps the chocolate from sticking to the wrapper.
  • I make this dessert in a glass serving dish. 
    • To make the recipe in a trifle bowl, double the recipe. 
    • Place half of the brownies, half of the pudding, half of the whipped cream, and half of the crushed Butterfingers in the trifle dish. 
    • Repeat layers and refrigerate.
  • I use chocolate pudding. Feel free to substitute vanilla pudding.
  • Don’t like Butterfingers? You can use your favorite candy bar, toffee bits, or oreo cookies.
  • I prefer to make fresh whipped cream. You can substitute cool whip if you prefer.
  • Can Butterfinger Brownie Trifle be made in advance? Yes! You can make the dessert the night before and refrigerate it until ready to serve.

Steph

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  1. Question: This looks delicious! Do you use instant chocolate pudding mix or cook ‘n serve?

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