Decadent Chocolate Toffee Trifle

Chocolate Toffee Trifle

Decadent Chocolate Toffee Trifle. It’s a beautiful centerpiece for any dessert table, a surprise at any gathering, an indulgent trifle for every occasion… but don’t be fooled!

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Don’t you just love trifles? I adore how easy they are to make, and also how lovely and elegant they turn out. This easy recipe makes a decadent dessert that your guests will think took hour upon hour of painstaking work. (Ha!)

What to Love About Trifles – 

  • They can be customized in a jillion ways.
  • Make individual trifles in wine glasses or a single, large trifle like this recipes shows.
  • They are quick and easy to make.  Most of the time required for making a trifle is for chilling them in the fridge.

Easy and Helpful Recipe Tips for Tasty Trifles – 

  1. When possible, prepare trifles in a tall, clear trifle dish. This makes them looks EXTRA beautiful and really showcases the tasty ingredients you’re about to enjoy. Or you can make small, individual trifles like these in Mason Jars or disposable clear plastic cups… perfect for parties and bridal or baby showers.
  2. Keep the sides clean! When filling the trifle dish with ingredients, there’s nothing more disappointing than a big smudge on the glass.

    A simple trick for ingredients like pudding or whipped topping is to use a wide-mouthed piping bag (or a ziploc bag with the corner cut off.) Simply reach down into the dish and squirt the pudding out in a circular motion until you’re ready for the next layer.

    If you do get some on the glass, don’t worry.  Just wipe it off with a paper towel before moving on.

  3. Trifles are so easy to customize with your favorite ingredients. During the holidays I love this Peppermint Chocolate TrifleTrifles are also great for showing off fresh, seasonal fruits with layers of yogurt and cake.

    I also enjoy making savory trifles, like this Delta Cornbread Salad. 

More Yummy Dessert Recipes to Enjoy –

Printable Directions for Making a Decadent Chocolate Toffee Trifle

Layered chocolate and toffee trifle in a clear glass trifle bowl.

Decadent Chocolate Toffee Trifle

Decadent Chocolate Toffee Trifle: It’s a beautiful centerpiece for any dessert table, a surprise at any gathering, an indulgent trifle for every occasion… but don’t be fooled! This decadent dish is almost TOO easy to make (and even easier to EAT!) #dessert #toffee
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 354kcal
Author: Chef Alli


  • 1 box Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix, prepared and baked according to package directions, crumbled
  • 2 Tubs of Extra Creamy Cool Whip, 8 oz. each
  • 2 Boxes of Chocolate Instant Mousse Mix, prepared according to package directions
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped toffee or toffee bits, I love Tonja's Toffee, a delicious Kansas product


  • Place half of the brownie crumbles in the bottom of the trifle dish, spreading out evenly. 
  • Top with half of the prepared mousse mixture, then 8 oz. of cool whip. 
  • Sprinkle half of the toffee bits over the cool whip, then repeat the layers once again. 
  • Cover and chill overnight, or for several hours.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, trifle


Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 15mg | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 341IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg

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Chef Alli


Chef Alli

Chef Alli is a home-grown Kansas girl on a mission to strengthen families through enabling kitchen confidence, educating the family cook, and encouraging better food relationships. She believes with her whole heart that time spent with our loved ones and our overall quality of life is greatly enhanced by nutritious food made at home with simple, wholesome ingredients. She loves being able to connect and share this passion with others through her website, her social media presence, and her coveted speaking engagements.

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We called this Death by Chocolate growing up! Love this stuff!

And what better way to go???? I’ll take Death by Chocolate any time!
Thanks so much for your comment,
Chef Alli

I don’t see anywhere where it talks about the brownies? Is it a recipe that uses an 8×8 panorama 9 x13. Just trying to figure out the amount of brownies used.

Hi Robin – I’m so sorry. Good grief – how did I manage to leave out THAT ingredient??? I’ve updated the recipe. In the meantime, you’ll need 1 standard box of brownie mix, prepared and baked according to package directions.
Happy Thanksgiving,
Chef Alli

The brownies are not listed in your ingredients. One box? Two?

Hi Ann – I’m so sorry that I failed to list that ingredient on this recipe – my bad! Yes, it’s one standard box of chocolate brownie mix that you’ll need. Sorry I didn’t see your question on this sooner. We love this trifle too:
Happy Thanksgiving,
Chef Alli

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