Summer means cookouts; which means having to bring a delicious dessert along with you, and this Chocolate Trifle is amazing! (It is by no means diet friendly or close to clean-eating, but you gotta live a little!) This chocolate trifle recipe actually came from my best friend’s family; it is their signature dish! They have made it for almost every event I can think of, and it typically goes in a blink of an eye.
It is easy enough to change to your personal taste, but the key is the mousse! Most trifle recipes call for pudding, which, unless its banana pudding, I am not a lover of, but if you are a pudding lover go for it! I use this boxed mousse that you just add milk and beat, I even use low fat milk…shhh don’t tell anyone!
The next layer is brownies, if you’re fancy and want to make a from scratch recipe, knock yourself out. Personally, a boxed brownie is totally delicious and acceptable saying you are going to crumble it up.
The next few areas are where you can make it your own. When I first had this trifle, my friend’s mom made it with Heath, which is delicious. Then she moved on to crushed up Oreos (double stuffed, obviously, not sure why they make regular stuffed anymore!), which I also love. So, when I make it; I used both! Ha! You could also use chopped up Reese’s peanut butter cups, Thin Mints, Snickers bar; the possibilities are endless!
Lastly, the original recipe uses Cool Whip as the last of the layers. Personally, I am a Cool Whip fan, but my mom not so much. So, instead I make fresh whipped cream. Either is delicious!
HonaHona’s Chocolate Trifle
2 packages Chocolate Mousse – prepared
1 Box Mix of Brownies- Prepared and Cooled
1 Packages of Double Stuffed Oreos – Crushed
¾ cup Heath pieces
1 large Container of Cool Whip or see recipe below for Whipped Cream
Cut crust off brownies and remove (or snack on!). Crumble up the brownies into bite size pieces.
In a glass bowl or trifle dish, layer brownies, then chocolate mousse, then Oreos and Heath, and the Cool Whip/whipped cream. Repeat the layers until bowl is full.
Of course, I topped mine with an American Flag, because when you live in the home of the longest running Fourth of July Parade, it’s just what you do!
1 quart Heavy Whipping Cream
1 tbsp. Sugar
Make sure your bowl is cold. I whip it right in my Kitchen Aid Mixer, or you can do it by hand. So easy, yet so tasty.