Last year I shared with you a very epic trifle of the red velvet kind. Now it’s time for mint… and chocolate. You like brownies, right? And you’re into hot fudge? You enjoy whipped cream that’s homemade? You have an affinity for all things mint? And you’ve never met an Oreo you didn’t like too? Combine all of those goodies into one dessert, and you’ve got yourself this layered trifle: Mint Brownie Hot Fudge Oreo Trifle
Trifles are one of the easiest and most impressive desserts to make. Grab a trifle dish (or a pretty clear bowl) and just start layering.
I had to sit here and stare at this chocolate mess for a few minutes and try my best not to crawl onto the counter and snuggle up next to those brownies. I’m SO much more of a vanilla girl, but when you add mint to chocolate… that changes it into an entirely different, delicious beast. I find it irresistible.
To build the trifle- layer brownie pieces in the bottom, then a layer of whipped cream and broken-apart Oreos, then hot fudge. Layer twice more, garnish with mint leaves, and that’s it!
The visual appeal of being able to view this recipe from the sides of the clear dish make it a quite the desirable dessert at a dinner party. Don’t even think of asking me how many calories are in this one because it’s simply not that sort of recipe. It’s a “holiday treat,” indeed… full of all of the amazing chocolate things that tempt us often. It’s definitely a trifle for chocolate- lovers!
Mint Brownie Hot Fudge Oreo Trifle
- ¾ cup Gold Medal® All-Purpose Flour
- ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1¾ cups granulated white sugar
- ¾ cup (1½ sticks) salted butter, melted
- 3 large eggs
- 1½ teaspoons mint extract
- 1½ cups heavy whipping cream
- ½ cup whipped cream cheese
- 1 teaspoon mint extract
- 2-3 drops green food coloring
- 24 individual mint or candy cane flavored Oreos
- 1 cup hot fudge, warmed slightly
- mint leaves, for garnish (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 inch square pan with nonstick spray.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, butter, eggs and extract. Whisk in the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan.
- Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until the brownies are baked through and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let the brownies cool completely in the pan, then cut into 1 inch pieces.
- In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to whip the cream until it begins to thicken slightly. Add the cream cheese and extract and continue to whip the cream to very soft peaks when you draw the beaters through the cream it will begin to take shape. Don't over beat or it will be too thick.
- In a glass trifle dish or tall glass bowl, place a third of the brownie pieces on the bottom and up the sides of the dish. Spoon ⅓ of the whipped cream on top of the brownies, spreading it to the edges.
- Break apart 8 Oreos and sprinkle them on top of the whipped cream. Drizzle a few spoonfuls of hot fudge on top. Repeat two more layers.
- Garnish the trifle with mint leaves, if desired. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Leftovers are perfectly delicious for a couple of days.
More good lookin’ trifles from some of your favorite food blogs:
Tiramisu Trifles by My Baking Addiction
Cranberry- Orange Trifle with Candied Walnuts by TasteFood
Eggnog- Tiramisu Trifle by Half Baked
Gingerbread Trifle by Sweet Basil
Red Velvet Cake Trifle by RecipeGirl
Disclosure: I’m working with Gold Medal Flour to create seasonal recipes for the next couple of months. This is one of those goodies. All opinions shared are my own.
I made this and cream part was not good. It needed to ne sweeter. I haveade other trifles with the cream part made from pudding mixes and cool whip that were much better. No one really liked this.
There is so much sweet in the other ingredients in the recipe that I chose not to sweeten the cream- but you can always add in a little powdered sugar if you want it sweetened.
I made this using box dark chocolate fudge brownie mix (2 of them) instead of making them from scratch, cool whip (the 16 oz. one) instead of home made whip cream, NO MINT EXTRACT because when I tried a small sample it tasted like toothpaste, but I did tint it green with food coloring to give a more “minty” look, then the mint oreos – which honestly gave it the perfect amount of mint flavor without a toothpaste taste – and hershey’s hot fudge in a jar. I fancied up the top layer with oreo halves in a pattern and mint leaves to garnish. Everyone at our holiday luncheon LOVED the look AND taste of this trifle! There were other desserts available that were store bought and nicely decorated that weren’t even TOUCHED, but this was nearly GONE. HUGE HIT!!!!
Made this and took it into work for a snack day..they scarfed it..LOL iT was awesome!they raved over it
glad to hear- we scarfed it too!
that cream is nasty !!!! i will never make this again !!!
whoa- what happened? I wonder if you used the wrong sort of mint extract- I did that once and the recipe I made tasted like toothpaste!
That trifle looks so decadent and good!
Okay, I am in love! What a perfect holiday dessert!
this is so beautiful and festive! for some reason I am really liking the mint and chocolate combo this year!
That looks fantastic! Good mercy, those brownies! And, it seriously made my week that you linked to me. AWwww!! Thank you!!!
Brilliant! This looks so fresh and entertaining. I love trifle and this has won my heart!
All I can say is “WOW!”
Holiday treat is right—wow! I want to dive in!
What an amazing idea, thanks! I love using the mint from my garden whenever I can, and this is just another great idea.
Wow this looks so yummy! I absolutely love mint and chocolate. Perfect combo!
Fabulous holiday dessert!
Such a beautiful presentation!
I never knew that making a trifle is so easy! With Christmas right around the corner, this here is a must!
I need a backhoe. I want this in my face in record speed!
Love this, Lori! Trifles are so fun for holiday entertaining, everyone always loves them…and mint chocolate can’t be beat!
Ah, calories are irrelevant here. It feeds a load of people. 🙂
Anyway, it looks like the best trifle ever. Love love love mint chocolate anything! I wish I could find the right dish for something like this.
I love the idea of baking the brownies and preparing the whipped cream, but I was hesitant about the store-bought cookies. Trying to come up with a replacement ingredient it came to me – home made bark shards made with mint-chocolate chips & chopped dark cherry bits.
Wow, what an AMAZING variety of CHOCOLATES! I love your “build a trifle” pix too, since I’m SO visual.
I am all over that like white on rice. For real.
this looks over the top, insanely good!! I love chocolate and mint, and then you add brownies and oreo’s! YUM!
This looks fantabulous!!!!!
GET OUT!!! This is fantastic!
This is one doozy of a trifle – love the mint. Thank you for the link!
Insane! Looks crazy good and I love that green, is it too early for St Paddy’s? 😉
That looks amazing!! Going to the store for Oreos now!!!
Gorgeous, simply gorgeous!! Oreo’s, brownies and mint, oh my gosh!! It’s 4 am and I want this for breakfast!!
I love the photo of how to build a trifle!!! Have
I love mint and chocolate too. This is a crazy good combo!
This looks awesome! Definitely wouldn’t want to share. It would be ALL MINE! 🙂
This looks awesome! Definetly wouldn’t want to share. It would be ALL MINE! 🙂
It’s totally okay to sit down with this baby and devour the whole thing while watching Walking Dead… right?… LOVE the chocolate and mint combo!
It’s totally ok to just sit down with this baby and devour the whole thing while watching Walking Dead… right?… Love chocolate and mint combo!
HELLO chocolate! Yum!
Wow chocolate and mint is my favorite combination and this looks awesome!! Throw some Junior Mints on top and call it a day!
Yum! I have been craving chocolate and mint lately. This would definitely fix that! This would also be good if the whipped cream were to be replaced with ice cream. I realize then it would be a sundae and not a trifle, but I’d be ok with that. 🙂
Wow… that just looks sinful. And I could dive right in 🙂
I used those mint oreos in brownies about a year ago – I’m still thinking of them! Looks great, Lori!