Mint Chocolate Brownie Trifle

Question: What’s better than a trifle?

Answer: A mint chocolate brownie trifle.

With St. Patrick’s Day being yesterday, I wanted to whip up a dessert that tasted great and encapsulated the festivities of the holiday. This trifle managed to do just that. If you like mint and chocolate, you’ll fall in love with this completely.

This dish is a little bit more complicated that most that I make, but I promise that it’s worth the hassle.

Step One: Brownies 

What you’ll need: 

  • 3/4 cup of Hershey’s Cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine cocoa powder and baking soda.
  3. Slowly add in 1/3 cup of melted butter.
  4. Place boiling water in the bowl. Stir until this mixture thickens.
  5. Add in eggs, sugar, and 1/3 cup of butter.
  6. Add in in salt, vanilla, and flour. Mix well.
  7. Put in cup of chocolate chips.
  8. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until thoroughly cooked.

Step Two: Whipped Cream 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • green food coloring

Directions:

  1. Beat whipping cream and powdered sugar together in an electric mixture until stiff.
  2. Add in green food coloring to your preference.

Step Three: Mouse

Ingredients: 

  • 1 pkg white chocolate chips
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • green food coloring

Directions: 

  1. In a saucepan, melt package of white chocolate chips with 2 cups of heavy whipping cream, and peppermint extract until smooth.
  2. Once cooled, combine with whipped cream.

Step Four: Assembly

Ingredients: 

  • brownies
  • mouse mixture
  • trifle dish
  • Andes mints (broken into bits)
  • Additional whipped cream (at your preference)

Directions

  1. In a trifle dish, break up brownies and place an even layer across the bottom.
  2. Cover first layer of brownies with a layer of mouse.
  3. Add a layer of whipped cream.
  4. Repeat the process until the dish is full and then sprinkle the top with broken up bits of Andes mints for decoration.
  5. Enjoy!

 

Have you ever made a trifle? 

Sincerely,

Paige

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My name is Paige and I am an aspiring writer and journalist. Writing has been my passion since I was nine years old. This blog serves as a space for me to share my thoughts with the world. Thank you for checking it out, and I hope you enjoy.

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