Easy Butterfinger Brownie Trifles

This past Saturday night was one I always look forward to each month — book club!

Our pick of the month was a bit of fan fiction indulgence for all of us “Pride & Prejudice” groupies.  Our beloved Elizabeth and Darcy were swept up in a (gasp!) murder mystery in PD James’ recent release, “Death at Pemberly”.  Who would have guessed?!?  While the majority of the group ended up giving it less than raving reviews, it was definitely a fun idea for a summer read.  AND to celebrate, I decided to go a tad English (although I don’t know if these totally count) and bring my version of an English trifle to share — these adorable Easy Butterfinger Brownie Trifles!

Somehow my day got away from me, and I ended up racing to make and photograph these in the 30 minutes before bookclub.  So when I claim that they’re easy and fast, I’m definitely not kidding!  But the final product looked and tasted anything but speedy.  These little trifles were delightfully decadent.  Loved how the Butterfinger pudding turned out.  And it mixed perfectly with the rich chocolatey brownies and a little whipped cream to make some adorable little desserts.  Absolutely loved them.

And I like to think Elizabeth and Darcy would have too.  ;)

Easy Butterfinger Brownie Truffles

These cute little Butterfinger Brownie Trifles are super simple to make, and oh-so-delicious to enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 pan of cooked brownies, roughly crumbled
1 (3.4 oz) package instant French vanilla pudding
2 cups milk
about 20 mini Butterfinger candy bars, finely crumbled
1 cup heavy cream, whipped (about 2 cups of whipped cream)

Directions:

In a large bowl, whisk together pudding mix and milk until smooth. Refrigerate for 5 minutes, then remove and stir in most of the Butterfinger candy bars, reserving about 1/4 cup for garnish. Refrigerate pudding for an additional 5 minutes.

Then, in mini dessert cups or a large trifle dish, place a layer of brownies, then pudding, then brownies and pudding. Then top with whipped cream and sprinkle with a pinch of the remaining crumbled Butterfingers. Refrigerate or serve immediately.

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  1. shelly (cookies and cups) — August 28, 2012 @ 5:31 am (#)

    This is perfect book club food! Love it!

  2. Blog is the New Black — August 28, 2012 @ 5:59 am (#)

    WHAAAAAAT? Delicious, girl!

  3. Rachel Cooks — August 28, 2012 @ 6:08 am (#)

    I am soooo behind on all my commenting but thank goodness I didn’t miss this one! These look amazing!

  4. Ali's Mom — August 28, 2012 @ 9:34 am (#)

    Oh my!!! Lovin’ the chocolate/peanut butter combo!

  5. Cassie — August 28, 2012 @ 10:31 am (#)

    These are perfect for book club. Butterfingers were always a favorite of mine!!

  6. Laura (Tutti Dolci) — August 28, 2012 @ 11:31 am (#)

    What cute little trifles and a perfect flavor combo!

  7. Ashley — August 28, 2012 @ 12:32 pm (#)

    One of my best friends is a butterfinger FIEND! So, yeah, these will be made next month when he’s in town. Gorgeous pictures, too!

  8. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — August 28, 2012 @ 3:38 pm (#)

    Dude, this is absolutely stunning! Is it wrong to make this and keep it for myself? I really don’t want to share this amazingness here.

  9. Riley — August 28, 2012 @ 4:18 pm (#)

    I am powerless before butterfingers! These look so yummy!

  10. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — August 28, 2012 @ 4:29 pm (#)

    These are perfection, Ali! I love trifles because the possibilities are endless!

  11. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — August 28, 2012 @ 8:25 pm (#)

    Gorgeous and delicious! I love butterfinger anything!

  12. Sues — August 29, 2012 @ 10:24 am (#)

    I can’t believe you made and photographed these in 30 minutes! They look out of control good! My husband LOVES butterfingers so I know he’d die for these!

  13. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — August 29, 2012 @ 12:38 pm (#)

    OH MAAAH GOODNESS. Butterfinger + brownies?! I think I love you.

  14. sally @ sallys baking addiction — August 29, 2012 @ 5:12 pm (#)

    you had me at “easy” and then again at “butterfingers” and OMG again at brownie truffle. HOW do you come up with this Ali??? I’m in love.

  15. katie — August 31, 2012 @ 3:56 pm (#)

    oh these look fab! The photos look fabulous–you would never know you were rushing to take them!

  16. Erin @ Texanerin Baking — September 3, 2012 @ 11:42 am (#)

    Holy cow, these look amazing! And so simple and pretty. I wish we had Butterfingers here! Although I’m sure I could use other types of candy. Butterfingers are just better!

  17. Jacky Boyd — June 22, 2013 @ 6:20 pm (#)

    That sounds delicious and looks beautiful.

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