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chocolate brownie trifle

Chocolate Brownie Trifle

This Chocolate Brownie Trifle is a chocolate lover's dream. It's a healthier version made with applesauce instead of oil or butter. I can't even begin to tell you how luscious and decadent this dessert is.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword brownie, chocolate dessert, easy dessert, frudge brownie, layered dessert
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 202 kcal
Author CookingwithBliss


  • 2 boxes brownie mix Choose your favorite brand. You can feel free to make your brownies from scratch, but this recipe calls for boxed brownie mix.
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce Applesauce will be used in the brownie mix in place of oil
  • 1 large box chocolate pudding
  • 2-1/2 cups milk nonfat, 1%, 2%, soy or your preference
  • 2 cups whipped cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Prepare baking dish with parchment paper overlapping the sides of the baking dish with parchment paper.  Spray prepared baking dish with cooking spray. 


  1. Follow instructions on brownie box substituting oil for unsweetened applesauce.

  2. Pour batter into prepared baking dish and bake.  For fudgy brownies remove brownie from oven a few minutes before recommended baking time is complete and allow baking dish to sit on counter for 3-5 minutes.

  3. Lift brownie from baking dish by parchment paper and allow brownie to cool completely.  When brownie has cooled completely, cut brownie into small squares.

Chocolate Pudding

  1. Pour milk into mixing bowl

  2. Slowly add contents from the box into the milk while whisking.


  1. Layer the bottom of the trifle dish or mixing bowl with brownies while overlapping the brownies, top the brownies with half the bowl of chocolate pudding, then add half the whipped cream, repeat the process ending with whipped cream.

  2. Top with sprinkles of  brownie crumble (optional) but it adds to the beauty of the dessert 

  3. Chill in fridge for at least 1 hour.  

  4. ENJOY!!!!!

Recipe Notes

  • Substitute oil for unsweetened applesauce to cut back on calories and fat.


  • If you're using boxed pudding, pour the milk in the mixing bowl first then gradually add the contents from the box while whisking.  This technique will prevent lumps from forming in your pudding.


  • Prepare baking dish with parchment paper overlapping the sides of the baking dish with parchment paper. Spray prepared baking dish with cooking spray. This technique allows the brownie to come out of the baking dish more easily.


**Please note: Nutritional values serve as a guide only as values may vary.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Brownie Trifle
Amount Per Serving
Calories 202 Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.5g8%
Saturated Fat 1.2g8%
Sodium 132.4mg6%
Carbohydrates 36.2g12%
Fiber 0.1g0%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 2.2g4%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.