Thursday, October 2, 2014

A Chocolate Dessert - Party Perfect and Portable Too!

Twix Brownie Trifle is the dessert I made for my party last week, that I promised I would tell you about today. Even the name sounds yummy.  When I find a fantastic recipe, I love to share it!


Twix Brownie Trifle dessert - made from the recipe I found on a wonderful blog!

Sometimes you come across a new recipe that you just know will be good.  When I saw this dessert on the blog All She Cooks, I was sure it would be awesome. Chocolate, more chocolate, and Twix candy bars ... how could it not be amazing, right?

In her recipe for Twix Brownie Trifle, Jessica (the author of All She Cooks) suggested preparing individual servings of this dessert in little jam jars. It looked wonderful in her pictures, and this seemed like an ideal way to serve a dessert to a large group! I counted my 8-ounce mason jars. Despite using some for the housewarming gift I gave my daughter and her roommates, I found that I had 14: exactly the number of party guests I would be hosting.



At my party I served this dessert without the lids, with an unwrapped candy bar for garnish.

The recipe didn’t specify how many servings it made, so to be on the safe side, I doubled it.  After making the 14 individual servings in 8-ounce jars for my party though, I had quite a bit of the prepared ingredients left over.


This trifle dessert is so easy to make and assemble

I found a good use for this!  My son and his friends went on a camping trip the following evening.  Once again using my jars, I made individual servings of this trifle for each of them. These were easily transportable once the lids were on, as the tent would only be a short distance from their cars.

I made this Twix Brownie Trifle exactly as directed in the recipe from All She Cooks, with the following exceptions:

  • Instead of Twix Bites, I purchased a big bag of Twix Minis.  Coarsely chopped, I used the same volume called for in the recipe. Just before being served, I topped each jar with one Twix Mini candy bar.
  •  By doubling this recipe, I was able to make a total of 24 (8-ounce) jars of this dessert.  
Minis - the size of candy bar I used.


I have made a lot of desserts, for numerous friends. This one has gotten as many compliments as any I have ever made. Several people at the party asked me for the recipe.  My son's friends saw me the next day, and thanked me for the wonderful treat! (It sounds like I wasn't the only mom who provided food - they said it was a good thing they decided to car-camp this time, as they never could have fit it all in their packs!)


Desserts all packed in a cooler bag - I just needed to add an icepack and they were ready to go!

I was worried that these portions might be too large, as it is a very rich dessert.  With just the exception of a few, all servings were devoured completely and the jars were practically scraped clean! 


Good to the last spoonful!
Now head over to the blog All She Cooks and get the recipe. Then take a peek at the other great recipes posted there. Happy cooking!


Have you ever made a trifle dessert before?

All of the opinions expressed here are entirely my own and I received no compensation for any of the content provided in this post.


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    1. Yes - Jessica, of All She Cooks really deserves the credit though, as it is her recipe that I used.

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  2. I think this sounds delicious and I love the presentation! Sounds like it was a big hit with everyone!

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    1. I was actually surprised - I worried some people might find it too rich. Everyone loved it though.

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  3. Thanks so much for sharing this today - my family will love it! I was also just reading about your spring break trip to Palm Springs - how fun! I haven't been there in forever, but I'd love to go back.

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    1. I'd love to go back to Palm Springs as well, Lana! Thanks so much for going back and reading older posts!!

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  4. Saved it, pinned it and yeah okay liked my screen a little and all that before I knew it had my favorite candy bar in it! Heaven!!!!!!!

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    1. You are so funny Rena! Let me know if you try it, and what you think!

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  5. It looks great. I am trying very hard to stay away from dessert though. When I break my fast this looks like an excellent place to start. Thank you.

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    1. I wish I had your will power! My has been sort of nonexistent lately!

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  6. Oooh! Must. Try. This. I've seen it before with mars bars, or snickers bars. Never with twix - my favourite!

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    1. I love the idea of trying other candy bars in it Diane! My son's favorite candy bar is snickers - maybe I will try that variation sometime!

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  7. that looks delicious and easy to make

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  8. Wow, that looks so delicious and so simple to put together. I love this! Thanks for sharing.

    My Say G'Day Linky part has just started and this would make such a great addition. Please pop by and say g'day if you have a chance!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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    1. Thanks for the invitation! I will stop by!!

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  9. I just came back to say thanks for sharing your recipe at the Say G’day Saturday Linky Party. I’ve just shared this on Pinterest/Facebook/Twitter.

    Hope you can link up with us again this Saturday!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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    1. Thank you for the shares of this post, Natasha! I really appreciate it. And it is fun to link up with a party from another hemisphere! I will again! I hope your weekend is wonderful!

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