Easy Butterfinger Brownie Trifles

August 28, 2012 by Ali

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 Trifles

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 24-30 mini trifles, or one large trifle


  • 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)


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.

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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19 thoughts on “Easy Butterfinger Brownie Trifles

  1. That sounds delicious and looks beautiful.

    - Jacky Boyd

  2. 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!

    - Erin @ Texanerin Baking

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

    - katie

  4. 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.

    - sally @ sallys baking addiction

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

    - Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

  6. 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!

    - Sues

  7. Gorgeous and delicious! I love butterfinger anything!

    - Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

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

    - Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.

  9. I am powerless before butterfingers! These look so yummy!

    - Riley

  10. 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.

    - Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

  11. 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!

    - Ashley

  12. What cute little trifles and a perfect flavor combo!

    - Laura (Tutti Dolci)

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

    - Cassie

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

    - Ali's Mom

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

    - Rachel Cooks

  16. WHAAAAAAT? Delicious, girl!

    - Blog is the New Black

  17. This is perfect book club food! Love it!

    - shelly (cookies and cups)