St. Paddy's Day Chocolate Trifle

This fun St. Patrick's Day chocolate trifle has layers of brownie, green-colored vanilla pudding, whipped cream, and creme de menthe candies. Decorate with a sugar shamrock!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 40 mins
16 servings


  • 1 (19.8 ounce) package brownie mix (such as Duncan Hines®)

  • 2 egg, or more to taste

  • ¾ cup vegetable oil

  • ¼ cup water

  • 3 cups cold milk

  • 2 (5.1 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix

  • 6 drops green food coloring, or more as desired, divided

  • 6 ounces creme de menthe candies (such as Andes®), broken into pieces

  • 1 (8 ounce) container whipped topping

  • ½ cup white sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch square baking dish

  2. Combine brownie mix, eggs, oil, and water in a large bowl; stir until well blended. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until top is dry and edges have started to pull away from the sides of the pan, 28 to 31 minutes. Remove from oven. Let cool completely, about 1 hour.

  4. Meanwhile, pour milk into a large bowl and whisk pudding mix into the milk. Stir creme de menthe candies and about 3 drops of green food coloring into the bowl until evenly colored to your desired shade. Allow mixture to set for 5 minutes.

  5. Set out a trifle bowl. Crumble 1/2 the cooled brownies into the bowl and top with 1/2 the green vanilla pudding mixture. Spread 1/2 the whipped topping on top. Repeat layers.

  6. Pour sugar in a small bowl and add about 3 drops of green food coloring; stir until evenly colored to your desired shade Place a large shamrock template on top of the trifle in the bowl. Sprinkle the shamrock shape with green sugar. Carefully remove template.

  7. Cover trifle and chill in the refrigerator for about 3 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

444 Calories
22g Fat
62g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 444
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 397mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 23%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 172mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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