This luscious dessert is super easy to make! Thin Mint Trifle with layers of Thin Mint Brownies, Pudding made with Bailey’s Irish Cream creamer, Whip Cream and Chocolate Mints!

Thin Mint Trifle

There are many versions of Trifles – some have cake, many with fruit, and most of whip cream. The traditional Trifle originated in English in the 18th century, and they consisted of several layers of alcohol-soaked sponge cake, custard and fruit. And they were served in a large round bowl. 

Over the years, here in America, we have adapted and created our own version of trifles, and they are, thankfully, much less complicated. They have also evolved from the traditional cake, fruit and whip cream version – to have many different ingredients – brownies, pudding, yogurt, cheesecake and more. 

Brownies pudding whip cream in bowl

This Thin Mint Trifle has Brownies, Pudding made with Bailey’s Irish Creamer, Whipped Topping and Chocolate Mints. And they are served in individual small dishes, making it much easier to serve, store and even enjoy. 

Ingredients for Thin Mint Trifle

Creating this Thin Mint Trifle is super easy, just a few steps to prepare the ingredients and you are ready to assemble the trifles. 

Thin Mint Trifle

You will need – 

  • Brownies – the brownies I used are from a box mix (keep it simple) and then I added a Chocolate Mint cut in half to the top of the brownie batter before baking
  • Pudding – instead of milk, use Bailey’s Irish Creamer. I found this at Kroger. If you can’t find it or don’t want to use it, plain milk is fine. You could also use another Irish Cream creamer or add a little mint extract to the pudding
  • Whip cream or whipped topping – which ever you prefer is fine – I have found that adding the whip cream to a decorator bag fitted with a large round piping tip is easiest, especially if you are filling a small dish or container.
  • Chocolate Mints – you will need 1-2 boxes of Ande’s Mints or other chocolate mints. Depending on the number of trifles you are making, will depend on how many mints you will need. 

Assemble – 

  • Dishes – the type of dishes you will use is totally up to you. You can use a large bowl, or trifle dish if you want to create a larger trifle. You can also use individual dishes, the ones I used for the Thin Mint Recipe are from IKEA
  • Baking – Bake the brownies and let them cool. You can use a box mix (like I did) or make some from scratch. To add more mint flavor, I added pieces of chocolate mints to the brownies before baking. 
  • Pudding – Mix the pudding and let set until thick
  • Whip Cream – fill the bag with whip cream
  • Assemble – cut the brownies into small chunks and add a layer to the bottom of the dish. Then add a spoonful of pudding, then whip cream. Top with chopped chocolate mints and repeat layers. Finish with whip cream and a chocolate mint. 

Spoonful of brownie trifle

This Thin Mint Dessert is great for a St. Patrick’s Day Dessert, but really any occasion is fine. Even though it’s not green, chocolate and mint go together great for St. Patrick’s Day. 

Bowls of brownie pudding and whip cream

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Chocolate Mint Trifle

Thin Mint Trifle

  • Author: Liz
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 trifles

Description

This Thin Mint Trifle has layers of Brownies, Pudding made with Bailey’s Irish Creamer, and Whip Cream, topped with Chocolate Mints.


Ingredients

Brownies

1 box of brownie mix (size depends on how many trifles you want to make)

Ingredients on box – eggs, oil and water

Andes Mints – optional

Pudding

2 small boxes Vanilla Instant Pudding

2 cups Bailey’s Irish Creamer – or milk

Whipped Topping or Whip Cream

Andes Mints – 1 box will top 5-6 trifles


Instructions

Brownies

Bake and cool Brownies according to directions on box

To add the mints, cut mint in half and place pushing down slightly on brownies before cooking

Pudding

Add pudding to large bowl

Pour in Irish Creamer or milk

Whisk about 2-3 minutes until smooth

Refrigerate at least 10 minutes or until thick

Assemble

Add whipped topping or whip cream to decorator bag fitted with large round tip (you can also use a spoon, but I have found it to be much easier to use a bag)

Cut brownies into small squares – you may not need all the brownies, depending on how many trifle you are making

Reserve mints for topping – the number will depend on how many trifles you are making

Cut remaining mints to sprinkle between the layers and on top

Add brownies to dish

Top with a spoonful of pudding

Pipe on whip cream

Sprinkle with mints

Repeat layers

On top – add mint and sprinkle more mints

Refrigerate until ready to serve

Trifles can be made 24 hours before serving

Store leftovers in fridge


Notes

Bailey’s Irish Creamer is a new product – I have mine at Kroger

If you can’t find it, or don’t want to use it – you can use milk with a little mint extract for flavor, plain milk, or another Irish Cream flavored creamer

I did not test this recipe using the Bailey’s Irish Cream with Alcohol, however I think you could easily add a little if you like.

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