Triple Chocolate Peppermint Trifle on Studio 5

I had so much fun on Studio 5 today…. showing you my new favorite holiday trifle. Here’s the link to watch the segment, and here’s the recipe below. My mom sent me a text after the show and asked me to make it for our Christmas party. I’m so excited to make it again!!!


Happy holiday Baking!

Triple Chocolate Peppermint Trifle

1 box family size brownie mix (made according to pkg. directions and cooled)
1- 4 oz. box. white chocolate instant pudding mix
1 3/4 cup milk
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup heavy cream
Crushed peppermint candies
Candy canes
Whole peppermint candies
Whipped Cream (one pint whipped cream whipped to stiff peaks, plus 1/2 cup powdered sugar)
1/2 tsp. peppermint extract (optional)

Cut brownies into small squares for assembly, set aside.

Mix together instant pudding and 1 3/4 cup milk. Whisk together until blended, set aside.

Heat 1 cup heavy cream for 1-2 minutes in the microwave. Pour over 2 cups chocolate chips and let stand for 2-3 minutes. Stir together to form a thick Ganache, set aside.

Fold in peppermint extract to whipped cream (optional) set aside.

In a trifle bowl, or small jars, layer the ingredients in this order: brownies, ganache, white chocolate pudding, peppermint cream, crushed peppermint candies. Repeat at least 3 times. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. At least 1 hour. It’s even better the next day.


  1. Robin Wood (Steadman) on December 20, 2013 at 1:25 am

    I love this receipe. Thank you for sharing it. Several years ago, I knew your fun and crazy husband Brian and his fun mom, Jody. I am so happy that you are so successful and so willing to help those of us who are not as talented as you, appear to be talented. Please say hi to Brian and Jody and thank you again for sharing. I always love to watch your spot on Studio 5 or try your recipes when they are showcased in the paper. You are someone I would love to know!

    • wendy on January 31, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      Thank you Robin! I will tell them hello from you. Let’s be sure to meet up sometime!

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