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Dreamy Chocolate Dessert Trifle

This Dreamy Chocolate Dessert Trifle is layer upon layer of  rich and creamy goodness, divided by cookie crumbs....what's not to like?? And, it's a dessert that makes a statement because it's so gorgeous.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, creamy, dessert, trifle
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
8-10 hours chilling time 0 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Author Chef Alli


  • 30 chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed
  • 2 - 8 oz. containers whipped topping
  • 3  - 3.9 oz. packages chocolate instant pudding
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 chocolate bar, such as a Hershey bar


  1. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the softened cream cheese for 1 minute. In a separate bowl combine one package of the chocolate pudding with water; gradually whisk in the sweetened condensed milk. Now beat the chocolate pudding mixture, a little at a time, in the beaten cream cheese. Use a spatula to fold in one container of the whipped topping.

  2. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the remaining 2 packages of chocolate pudding with the milk; whisk until smooth.

  3. To assemble the trifle, place half of the chocolate pudding into the bottom of the trifle bowl; top with half of the chocolate cream cheese mixture; top with the chocolate cookie crumbs. Repeat the chocolate pudding and chocolate cream cheese filling layers again.

  4. Spread the whipped topping over the top of the trifle as the last layer. Use a peeler to shave curls of the chocolate bar over the top of the whipped topping as garnish. Chill well before serving.