Chewy Brownie and White Chocolate Strawberry Mini Trifles

Chewy Brownie and White Chocolate Strawberry Mini Trifles

Every year around Valentines Day my little family and I have a fun dinner together. We eat something simple (like Papa Murphy’s Pizza!), I decorate the table all fun and valentines-ie, and then we take turns telling each person something we love about him or her. It’s a fun tradition we have done for about the past 7 years now. I wrote a post about it last year (click here to see it), if you would like more specifics.

Anyhow, I am always looking for a new yummy valentines treat to make for traditional family dinner, (and of course to post for you all).  Something decadent and wonderful. 🙂 These fabulous Chewy Brownie White Chocolate and Strawberry Mini Trifles have been on my mind as of late and I am planning to make them again for our traditional dinner. (Now that I have tried them out for you all). They are absolutely fantastic! Chewy chocolate brownies are layered with a rich, fluffy white chocolate pudding. Toss some fresh strawberries, chocolate sauce and whip cream on top and you will have a fabulous dessert of wonder, my friends.  The combination of flavors is knock down delicious.  I let my kids eat a sampling after dinner tonight and there were no words. Only eyes rolling in the back of their heads and licking of spoons and bowls. 🙂

If you are looking for more fun Valentines-like recipes please click on the image below to see some from my archives.

Now, let’s make some heavenly trifle…shall we?

Chewy Brownie White Chocolate Strawberry Mini Trifles

Time: 20 min prep, 1 hour total
Yield: 6-7 mini trifles
Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up! Brownie recipe from AllRecipes

***NOTES: If you would like to make this  into one regular sized trifle I would suggest doubling the recipe below. Also, I purchased the little trifle bowls at Walmart, I believe they were about $2.50 a piece. ***

1/4 t baking soda
1/4 C + 2 T cocoa powder
2 T + 2 t canola oil
1/4 C boiling water
1 C sugar
1 egg
2 T + 2 t canola oil
2/3 C flour
1/2 t vanilla
1/8 t salt

1 (3.3 ounce) instant white chocolate pudding
1 1/2 C whipping cream
1/2 C milk

1 pound fresh strawberries
Hershey’s chocolate syrup
cool whip

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Into a medium-sized mixing bowl place 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder. Toss them around to combine.

2. Add 2 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons of canola oil

and 1/4 cup boiling water. (I just boiled my water in the microwave).

3. Blend the ingredients together until they thicken just a bit. Should only take about 30-40 seconds.

4. Add 1 cup sugar, 1 egg, 2 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons of canola oil, 2/3 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Blend the ingredients just until they are combined and smooth.

5. Spray a 9×9 pan with cooking spray and spread the batter out evenly into the pan. Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove the pan from the oven and allow the brownies to cool completely.

6. Toss one package of instant white chocolate pudding into your stand mixer or medium-sized mixing bow.

Add 1 1/2 cups whipping cream and 1/2 cup milk. Beat the mixture (I used the whisk attachment on my Kitchen Aid) until it’s nice and thick. Should only take a couple of minutes.

7. Wash 1 pound of strawberries. Slice the green stems off and cut the strawberries up into pretty slices.

8. When your brownies are completely cool, cut them into a small chunks.

9. Make your mini trifles by placing 4-5 brownie chunks in the bottom of each dish.

Top with about 1/3 cup of the pudding,

some fresh strawberries,

and a drizzle or two of chocolate syrup.

10. Add a dollop of cool whip and a few more strawberries. Refrigerate until ready to serve.



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  1. 1
    January 30, 2013 at 7:19 am

    I saw those exact dishes at Tai Pan and couldn’t think of a reason to use them. Now I’ve got to run back and pick them up before they are all gone. I predict this one will become a new signature dish for you.

  2. 2
    January 30, 2013 at 8:50 am

    I was just going to ask where you got those darling cups/bowls, but after reading the first comment, I see that I can try Tai Pan. My family would love this!

  3. 3
    January 30, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Wowzers! These look good. I just so happen to have whipping cream AND strawberries in my fridge right now. This could be bad news 🙂 Thanks for sharing, Jamie!

  4. 4
    sandi r
    January 30, 2013 at 11:09 am

    we have no Tai Pan.. BOO HOO: (

  5. 5
    January 30, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Oh Jamie – why, oh why aren’t we neighbors??? Sigh.
    PS – we used to love Papa Murphy’s, but we don’t live by one anymore :(.

  6. 6
    January 30, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    We have always done a family Valentine’s dinner, too. I love the idea of telling each member of the family what you like about them. Thank you for sharing this idea and the yummy recipe.

  7. 7
    February 1, 2013 at 11:10 am

    I have to say, this post was inspired! I was craving chewy brownies but didn’t have a box and didn’t particularly want to buy one. And then I saw this post! They turned out fantastic – I think I ate about half the pan in a day. Super yummy! Thanks! 😀

  8. 8
    Kathy McIntyre
    February 2, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    A don’t know how fast you can reply, but if I made a regular trifle, would I double everything it looks amazing!!!!!

    • 9
      February 2, 2013 at 3:52 pm

      Hi Kathy,
      Yes, just double everything. Bake the brownie recipe in a 9×13 pan. Good luck! Hope you love it.

  9. 10
    mom of 5
    February 16, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Love your site. Love your recipes. I was wondering if you ever made this with your other brownie recipe? and how the two compare.

  10. 11
    February 21, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    I made this tonight to take to a neighbor, they LOVED it! My son wants it for his birthday dessert. Thanks for the great recipe!

  11. 12
    September 27, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    How far in advance can you make these and keep refridgerated? Will the brownies get soggy if I make it a day before serving?

    • 13
      September 28, 2017 at 9:28 am

      You can make this 24 hours in advance, and it will still be delightful. The brownies won’t get too soggy.
      Best of luck!

  12. 14
    D Cottrell
    February 13, 2018 at 10:41 am

    How many servings did this make ?

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