Chocolate Peppermint Trifle

by Meredith Winnett

Remember that post about the 12 Days of Christmas workout? Well, let’s contradict that.

If you remember the post, you may remember the picture of the beautiful trifle I made. Today’s your lucky day, because I am sharing my recipe with you. It’s very simple to make and requires few ingredients. It’s fairly cheap to make, too, so it’s perfect for the college student budget. And it doesn’t take more than 20 minutes (plus the bake time for the brownies, so maybe an hour tops), so it fits in with your busy holiday schedule.

Yeah… this one

What you’ll need:

  • Brownie Mix (plus the eggs, oil, and water)
  • Candy Canes (we used the mini ones because they come with more and you’re smashing them anyway)
  • Two containers of Cool Whip (the store brand frozen ones work just fine)
  • Chocolate (this is optional, but delicious. I’d probably go with Hershey’s)

How to do it:

  • Smash up a ton of candy canes.
  • Prepare the brownie mix, adding as many candy canes as you like, then bake for as long as the box says.
  • While your brownies are cooling, mix in a ton of candy canes into your whip.
  • When the brownies are room temperature, cut them up into chunks (either serving shape or just a mess) and put half of them at the bottom of your serving dish.
  • Place a layer of half your whip.
  • Place a layer with the rest of the brownies, then a layer with the rest of your whip.
  • Top it all off with a candy cane, and melt some chocolate.
  • Splatter the chocolate on the top later using a spoon, and you’re done!

See! Super easy, and I got a million compliments on it.

Good luck!