Our Chocolate Trifle is to-die-for good. We get rave reviews every time we make this famous chocolate mousse trifle recipe.
Whether you call it a chocolate triffle, a brownie trifle, a chocolate mousse trifle, this baby will knock your socks off. I mean…how do you go wrong with chocolate on chocolate on chocolate on whipped cream? I’m tellin’ ya, this one is a major crowd pleaser.
If you want to make your brownies from scratch, these homemade brownies are the BEST ever, and they are super easy to throw together. A boxed mix will do fine though, if you’re short on time.
Also, here is a yummy variation on this trifle, but it has strawberries and bananas involved… so good. Or you can find all our yummy dessert recipes here.
Chocolate Mousse Trifle
Before we get to the recipe, let me quickly answer some frequently asked questions about this dish.
What is a trifle?
A trifle is originally a French dessert coming from the French word for truffle. A true trifle is made with egg custard over cake and topped with whipped cream. This is basically a delicious, Americanized version of the real thing.
Can you make a trifle ahead of time?
Yes, absolutely. That is one of the very best things about this dessert. You could even make it a day in advance and just keep it in the fridge until it’s ready to serve.
What is the difference between a trifle and a parfait?
A trifle and a parfait are very similar in concept. They are both basically layers of pudding or yogurt, chocolate, fruit with cake, cookie or brownie pieces.
Top Left – Bake your brownies, whip your cream, and make your chocolate mousse.
Top Right – Once all your ingredient layers are ready grab your trifle dish and begin to layer.
Bottom Left – Start with brownies, then chocolate mousse, then symphony bar pieces, then whipped cream.
Bottom Right – Repeat all layers, and then garnish the top with leftover brownies and symphony pieces if desired. Keep in the fridge until ready to serve.
Chocolate Trifle Recipe
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- Trifle Dish
- 1 Batch Brownies
- 2 King Sized Symphony Bars
- 2 3.1 oz Packages Jello Instant Chocolate Mousse
- 1 Pint Heavy Whipping Cream Whipped
- Prepare brownies let brownies cool, then cut into small cubes.
- Prepare mousse according to package directions and whip your cream. Crumble symphony bars into small pieces.
- Take a large trifle dish and layer accordingly: 1/2 your brownie cubes, 1/2 chocolate mousse, 1/2 symphony bars, 1/2 whipped cream, repeat.
- Garnish with extra brownie or symphony bar crumbs. You can refrigerate for several hours before serving.
What is a trifle?A trifle is originally a French dessert coming from the French word for truffle. A true trifle is made with egg custard over cake and topped with whipped cream. This is basically a delicious, Americanized version of the real thing.
Can you make a trifle ahead of time?Yes, absolutely. That is one of the very best things about this dessert. You could even make it a day in advance and just keep it in the fridge until it's ready to serve.
What is the difference between a trifle and a parfait?A trifle and a parfait are very similar in concept. They are both basically layers of pudding or yogurt, chocolate, fruit with cake, cookie or brownie pieces.
Mmmm am I right? Hurry quick and invite someone over so you have a great excuse to make this dessert.
If you like this recipe I think you’ll also like our amazing Peanut Butter Cookies.
This post was originally published May 20th, 2013 and has been updated with better pictures, video and more detailed information.
Heavenly!! Symphony bars are so good, so having them in this trifle, makes me so happy!! It’s delicious & creamy with that little crunch from the candy bar.
This trifle tasted heavenly!! Everyone absolutely loved it, thanks for the recipe!
Can I make this the night before to bring the next day to a get-together?
Absolutely, just keep in refrigerated.
I want to make this but I’m wondering about the heavy whipping cream, are you supposed to add any sugar to the whipping cream?
Yes ! Tablespoon of vanilla add 1/3 of a cup of sugar
This is my kind of dessert!! Love brownies, whipped cream, & love symphony bars!! This will be gone in minutes!!
My sister in law used to always make the most delicious trifle! I almost forgot about it – so excited to try this recipe.
Oh gosh! This is delicious! Thank you!
I know what I want for dessert tonight! YUM!
This looks too good to pass up! I will be making this tonight for dessert! Yum!
This trifle was Ah-MAZING! The brownie layers took this to the next level!
Yay! I’m so glad you loved it, it is one of our family FAVORITES!
Yum! I’ve been making more trifles and they are wonderful! This one looks delicious :) Thanks for sharing.
i cant stop my self it’s so yummy
This looks amazing! Yum!
This looks fantastic! Love that you labeled the Symphony bars “blue” and I love that I knew EXACTLY what that meant! haha! Thanks for sharing – YUM! Pinning!
Jessica @ Pretty Providence
Haha I’m so glad that made sense to you! That is how we decipher between the various kinds in this house ;).
Amber @ DessertNowDinnerLater!
YUMMY! This is like chocolate heaven!
Jessica @ Pretty Providence
Thanks Amber!! I love your site so that means alot!!