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Oreo brownie trifle assembled in a trifle dish.
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Oreo Brownie Trifle

Layers of brownies, chocolate pudding, whipped topping, and crushed Oreo cookies star in this Oreo Brownie Trifle that's easy enough for any day but elegant enough for a holiday dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 147kcal

Ingredients

For the brownie mix (see note 1):

  • 1 (20 ounce) package brownie mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon water

For the pudding mix:

  • 1 (3.5 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (see note 2)

For the trifle:

  • 1 (16 ounce) container frozen whipped topping thawed, divided (see note 3)
  • 12 Oreos crumbled (see note 4)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease the bottom of a 9-inch by 9-inch pan. In a large bowl, combine brownie mix, eggs, oil, and water. Pour into greased pan and bake until done, about 40 minutes. Cool. Cut into 1-inch squares.
  • In a large bowl, combine the pudding mix, vanilla, water, and sweetened condensed milk. Mix until smooth, then fold in 8 ounces of whipped topping. Fold until no streaks remain. 
  • In a trifle bowl or glass serving dish, place half of the brownies, half of the pudding mixture and 4 ounces of remaining whipped topping. Repeat layers. Garnish with crumbled Oreo cookies. Refrigerate 2 hours before serving.

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Notes

  1. Brownies: Of course you can make homemade Brownies from scratch to cube and layer into this dish, but I love to save time with the semi-homemade route. No one will notice you started with boxed brownie mix, promise!
  2. Sweetened condensed milk: Combining this with the boxed chocolate pudding mix makes its consistency remarkably silky and rich.
  3. Whipped topping: Cool Whip is a Midwestern staple, although any brand will do. Or, substitute an equal amount of whipped cream.
  4. Oreo cookies: Since this chocolate dessert recipe is all about the chocolate, I recommend the classic Oreos. If desired, choose any alternative Oreo cookie flavor that fits the season or your preferences; Chocolate Hazelnut, Mint, or Dark Chocolate would also be delightful in this trifle recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg