Peppermint Brownie Trifle

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On the Sixth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me… Peppermint Brownies Layered Between White Chocolate and Mint Chocolate Pudding… A Peppermint Brownie Trifle!


The estimated total time to make this recipe is 2-3 Hours.


Prepare the brownies according to the package directions, replacing the oil with yogurt, and adding 1/2 tsp peppermint extract to the brownie batter. Bake brownies according to the package directions.


Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together the white chocolate pudding mix and 1 cup of milk. In a separate bowl, mix together the chocolate pudding mix, 1 cup of milk, and 1/4 tsp peppermint extract. Next, divide the Cool Whip between the two pudding mixtures, and fold it in until each mixture is combined.


Once brownies are completely cooled, cut into very small squares, and begin creating the layers in a large glass dish, or in small glass cups for individual trifles. Start with the brownie layer, (I like to space brownies out a bit, so you will have an equal amount for both layers). Follow with the chocolate peppermint pudding, and the white chocolate pudding layers. Repeat layers, ending with the white chocolate pudding, (or top with some additional plain Cool Whip for a pretty presentation).


Store in the fridge until read to serve. Just before serving, top with crushed candy cane or peppermint bark if desired.


1 Box brownie mix (I used Sugar Free Pillsbury brand)
1/3 cup Low fat plain yogurt1
1Egg (may vary based on brand of brownies, use what is called for on the box)
1 Small box sugar free instant white chocolate pudding mix
1 Small box sugar free instant chocolate pudding mix
1 (16 oz) Tub fat free or light Cool Whip™ (or 2 small containers of TruWhip™ if you prefer a natural version)
2 cups Skim milk (or milk alternative)
3/4 tsp Peppermint extract
Optional Toppings: Additional Cool Whip for topping, 2 candy canes, crushed , or 2 squares peppermint bark, roughly chopped.

1 I used Plain Chobani Greek Yogurt to replace the oil that the brownie mix calls for. Note: The amount of yogurt will vary based on how much oil is called for on the brownie box.

Nutrition Breakdown

16 Servings
125 Calories Per Serving
4 g Fat
30 g Carbohydrate
3 g Fiber
2 g Sugar
3 g Protein
4 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving


Katrina said:

Can’t wait to try this!

December 11th, 2011 — 5:56am  |  Reply

Meg said:

Can’t wait to make this for Christmas eve dessert!

December 11th, 2011 — 7:54am  |  Reply

Shannon from Healthiful Balance said:

Wow that looks so good! :)
I love peppermint and brownies!

December 11th, 2011 — 8:31am  |  Reply

Casey said:

Yum! Love how this is ‘lightened’ up! Trifles are such an awesome dessert, you get like everything possible dessert in one bite :)

December 11th, 2011 — 12:32pm  |  Reply

Pamela said:

I love your holiday recipes! I just saved this recipe for Peppermint Brownie Trifle and plan on making it for Christmas! :)

December 11th, 2011 — 3:22pm  |  Reply

Abby said:

This looks wonderful. The perfect Christmas dessert. Do you happen to know the WW points plus value for this?

December 11th, 2011 — 5:34pm  |  Reply

Shaina said:

This sounds so good!!! I have brownie mix and wanted to do something different when I used it and this might be it! You really come up with some great stuff :)

December 11th, 2011 — 8:45pm  |  Reply

Jenna said:

Your Creamy Pumpkin Trifle was a hit at Thanksgiving, so I may have to make this for Christmas! Awesome!

December 12th, 2011 — 8:14am  |  Reply

Jen@FoodFamilyFitness said:

If this is anything as delicious as your pumpkin trifle, my family is in for quite a treat!!! When does your cookbook come out?

December 12th, 2011 — 12:12pm  |  Reply

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said:

Oh now this just looks so delicious!!

December 12th, 2011 — 7:36pm  |  Reply

Maggie said:

Katie, this recipe rocked! I made it for a work Christmas party & it’s all gone! There were a ton of desserts & it was the first one eaten :)

December 13th, 2011 — 2:13pm  |  Reply

Liz said:

Oh my goooodness! I made this last week for my New Year’s Eve party and it was a HIT! So yummy!

It was so pretty, I made all my guests gawk at it for a minute before we dug into it hahaaa

January 7th, 2012 — 9:17am  |  Reply

Kristy Kelm said:

Hi Katie, I really wanted to make this but I never found the Small box sugar free instant white chocolate pudding mix. I went to 3 grocery stores and couldn’t find it. What brand did you use and what store did you find it at?

thanks! Kristy

January 1st, 2013 — 12:54pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

I used jello brand from Walmart but any would work … Vanilla would also work

January 1st, 2013 — 2:41pm  | 

Tricia said:

I made this twice and even froze the leftovers. It is an amazing treat, even frozen!

January 1st, 2013 — 2:57pm  |  Reply

Andrea said:

This looks awesome. I see it says 16 servings. What is the serving size, a cup, half cup?

January 9th, 2013 — 10:12am  |  Reply

Jo said:

I did make a few adjustments with this trifle. I did not sub the yogurt for the oil in the brownie mix, I used regular pudding not the sugar free kind and I whipped my own cream. It was delish! Everyone loved it! But certainly not low fat. Sorry

December 2nd, 2013 — 10:29pm  |  Reply

Julie VerHage said:

This was a huge hit at our family Christmas party! Thanks Katie :)

December 29th, 2013 — 10:51am  |  Reply

Laura said:

The Pillsbury Sugar Free Brownie Mix you can make the brownies in an 8 X 8 pan or 9 X 9, which would you recommend. Thanks!

December 31st, 2013 — 6:27am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

i would do 9×9 so you get more brownies to work with

December 31st, 2013 — 7:27am  | 

Candice said:

I just made this & it tastes good, but DOUBLE the pudding. The presentation of this was very disappointing. I served it in a standard trifle bowl and it was not enough to make 2 thick layers of each pudding. It also only filled my bowl 3/4 of the way.

December 10th, 2014 — 11:27am  |  Reply

brooke pickel said:

Hi Katie!
Would it be okay to make this the day before & store in the fridge over night?

December 19th, 2014 — 7:35pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

yes for sure ;)

December 20th, 2014 — 9:04am  | 

Bev said:

I’m making this for Christmas dessert. About how many servings in it?

December 24th, 2014 — 11:30am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

@jen cookbook is in the works! :)

December 16th, 2011 — 5:18am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

aww yeah thanks liz! :)

January 8th, 2012 — 11:05am  |  Reply

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