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Gluten-Free Brownie Trifle Recipe


Gluten-Free Brownie Trifle Recipe

Gluten-Free Brownie Trifle

© 2011 Teri Lee Gruss

Creamy, decadent and easy, try this recipe for gluten-free brownie trifle when you need a special gluten-free dessert but you don't have much time to spend.

Use ready made gluten-free brownies, like French Meadow Bakery gluten-free brownies to save even more time.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Chill Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes


  • 4 - 6 prepared gluten-free brownies, cool and crumble into bite-sized pieces (see Cook's Notes)
  • 1 4.6 ounce package Dr. Oetker Organic Chocolate Pudding And Pie Filling Mix OR your favorite gluten-free chocolate pudding recipe or product
  • 1 1/2 cups milk OR your favorite dairy-free milk substitute
  • 1 pint whipped cream
  • 2 tablespoons cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • berries for garnish (optional)
  • Cook's Note - Use ready made brownies, pudding and whipped cream for convenience. Be sure to read labels when choosing ready made products for this recipe.


Prepare your favorite gluten-free brownie recipe, mix or use ready made gluten-free brownies. If using homemade brownies allow time to cool before assembling individual trifles. You will need 4-6 brownies when assembling this recipe. The amount depends on the size of the glasses or trifle bowl used.

In a medium saucepan combine pudding mix and milk or dairy-free substitute. Disregard directions on pudding package to use 2 cups of milk - we are making a thicker, richer pudding. Whisk ingredients and cook over medium heat until pudding bubbles and thickens. Set aside to cool.

In a medium mixing bowl, whip cream with sugar and vanilla until peaks form.

Use 4 glasses (8 to 12-ounce glasses depending on your preferred serving size) for individual servings OR one large trifle bowl (clear glass bowl). Assemble trifles by placing 1/2 of one crumbled brownie in bottom of each glass. Spoon pudding over brownies - about 1/4 cup pudding over each brownie layer. Top pudding with a layer of whipped cream. Repeat layers in each glass.

Chill prepared trifle until ready to serve. Garnish with berries (optional.)

Reminder: Always make sure your work surfaces, utensils, pans and tools are free of gluten. Always read product labels. Manufacturers can change product formulations without notice. When in doubt, do not buy or use a product before contacting the manufacturer for verification that the product is free of gluten.

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