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Layers of brownies, pudding and mint cookies combine to create this delicious mint brownie trifle. It’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!
St. Patrick’s Day isn’t really a big deal in our family, but I love any excuse to have some chocolate and mint treats! Henry loves the day because it’s all about the color green. I love that kid. This very easy mint brownie trifle is great for St. Patrick’s Day dessert.
I’m actually a sucker for any kind of layered dessert. Trifles speak to me for some reason. I think because they look so pretty in the trifle bowl, and they are usually SO easy to make!
My OREO Brownie Trifle is layers of chocolate goodness perfect for any occasion. And my Blueberry Lemon Trifle was created because of a mistake in the kitchen. But’s it’s so pretty! Then there’s my Funfetti Trifle, which is the easiest way to make a “birthday cake” for sure!
What you’ll need to make Mint Brownie Trifle
- 8×8 pan of cooked brownies, cooled (or make it really easy on yourself and buy some brownie bites from the bakery at your local grocery store
- chocolate pudding
- vanilla pudding
- mint cookies (Mint OREOs, Thin Mints, Grasshopper cookies, etc.)
- green food coloring
- whipped topping
- Lucky Charms and/or green sprinkles for decoration
Start by making the pudding mixtures. The chocolate pudding in one bowl, and the vanilla pudding in the other. Add a few drops of green food coloring to the vanilla until you get the shade of green you want.
Once the pudding is prepared, you can start layering the trifle. Begin with brownie pieces on the bottom. Then top the brownies with a layer of chocolate pudding. Top the chocolate layer with mint cookies. Then add a layer of lovely green pudding. Repeat the layers until the trifle bowl is full.
My kids are a little particular when it comes to mint flavored things. Charlie loves gum, peppermints, candy canes and anything else mint-flavored. Henry wants to love it, because it’s green, but he’s not really a fan. Bryce HATES anything minty (which is why bought bubble gum flavored toothpaste for WAY too many years.)
So for them, I put together small bowls of dessert and eliminated the layer of mint cookies. You can easily create mini trifles with adjustments to suit your family’s tastes!
If you use brownies from the bakery and snack pudding cups, this Mint Brownie Trifle can be thrown together in about 5 minutes! Trust me, the kids are going to love it, and you will, too!
If you scroll all the way down, you’ll see where I collected several other St. Patrick’s Day treats from other recipe creators. Or check out all of my own St. Patrick’s Day recipes here.
Easy Mint Brownie Trifle
- 1 pan 8x8 pan baked brownies cooled (or use pre-made brownie bites)
- 4 cups milk divided, 2 cups per box of pudding
- 1 pkg (3.4 oz) instant chocolate pudding prepared according to package directions
- 1 pkg (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding prepared according to package directions
- green food coloring 5-10 drops
- 16 mint cookies crushed (Grashopper cookies, Mint OREOS, Thin Mints, etc.)
- Optional: whipped topping and sprinkles or Lucky Charms for topping
- 1 pan 8x8 pan baked browniesIn a trifle bowl or individual cups, crumble brownie pieces for the bottom layer
- 4 cups milk, 1 pkg (3.4 oz) instant chocolate pudding, 1 pkg (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding, green food coloringPrepare pudding mixes in two separate bowls, following the directions on the package. Add green food coloring to the vanilla pudding to color it.
- Spoon chocolate pudding over brownie layer
- 16 mint cookiesTop chocolate pudding with crushed mint cookies
- Spoon vanilla pudding (colored green with the food coloring) over the crushed cookies.
- Repeat layers until the trifle bowl is full. Top with whipped topping. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Just before serving, decorate with lucky charms or sprinkles.
Other St. Patrick’s Day Treats
Now check out all these other tasty St. Patrick’s Day treats. Be sure to click through to the source if you want to pin a particular recipe!
- Loaded Leprechaun Minty Mint Bark from Loves Bakes Good Cakes
- St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes from I Dig Pinterest
- Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
- Brownie Mint Delight from Nap-Time Creations
- Mint Chocolate Fudge from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
- Leprechaun Snack Mix from Cupcake Diaries
- Homemade Mint Chip Oreos from The Princess and Her Cowboys
- St. Patrick’s Day Surprise Cupcakes from Play. Party. Pin.
- Irish Cream Cupcakes from The Chef Next Door
- Skittles Marshmallow Pops from Nums the Word
- Rainbow Cupcakes from Life Made Simple
- St. Patrick’s Day Puppy Chow from Gal on a Mission
- Mint Brownie Cookies from Like Mother, Like Daughter
- St. Patty’s Cream Cheese Brownie Bites from Foody Schmoody
- Irish Potato Candy from Living Better Together
- Extra Gooey Lucky Charms Treats from Nums the Word
- M&M’s Crispy Rainbow from Mommy on Demand
So which one do you think you’ll be trying first? I have to say, the Irish Potato Candy caught my eye because it’s so unusual! But I’m a sucker for anything with marshmallows. Then again, I do love a chocolate mint dessert. OK, OK, I’ll have to just try them all.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Originally posted 2015; Updated 2022
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Susie G. says
I *love* the idea of individual servings when we have company. It feels special for each person to get their own. And especially with something like this that looks so pretty — when you get your own serving, it still looks pretty when it’s put in front of you. Trifles are pretty in the bowl, but not as pretty when served. Great idea and so much fun. Thanks for brightening our holidays with your creative ideas!
Nicole Burkholder says
I do, too! They perhaps aren’t the most practical way to serve a dessert, but they are more fun! Thanks for your sweet comment-it made my day!
Natalie @ Life Made Simple says
Yum! I love anything mint chocolate! Thanks for sharing my rainbow cupcakes!