Chocolate Gingerbread Trifles

Chocolate Gingerbread Trifle

Yesterday, I shared all of the details about my 7th Annual Recipe Exchange and the winning recipe…so today, I’m sharing a little more.  I made these cute little Chocolate Gingerbread Trifles for dessert that night and it’s really not even a recipe…it’s a method.  (And don’t we need a few solid fast and simple method desserts this busy holiday season?)  These are so quick and easy to make and bonus…they’re delicious too!  I made mine in little individual jars that I found on Amazon, but you most certainly could make this in one big bowl or trifle dish instead.  Either way, you’ll love it.  Happy Friday friends!

This recipe makes one big trifle or up to about 16 mini versions.

Shopping List
1 loaf of gingerbread (either store bought or homemade, I made one out of a boxed gingerbread mix from the cake aisle)
1 (5 oz) box of instant chocolate pudding
2 cups of milk (I used 2%)
Cool Whip
cinnamon to garnish
a gingersnap or gingerbread man to garnish

Break the loaf of gingerbread up into big chunks.  Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together your chocolate pudding and milk for about two minutes.  After it thickens up, set it aside about five minutes more to really get firm.

Next, sprinkle gingerbread across the bottom of you individual serving dishes (or if you’re using a big trifle dish, sprinkle half of the gingerbread across the bottom) followed by a dollop of your chocolate pudding (or in a large trifle dish, spread half of your pudding across the layer of cake and then repeat with the second layer of cake followed by the second layer of pudding).  Add a dollop of Cool Whip on top of each individual dish (or across your entire large trifle dish) and garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a gingersnap.

That’s it!  So easy, right?!  How many times this Christmas season do you need just a really simple, no-brainer dessert recipe?  This right here is for those moments.

Chocolate Gingerbread Trifle

And don’t forget…

25 Days of Christmas Treats

…you can see my 25 Days of Christmas Treats HERE.

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  • Susan Jeffries December 2, 2016 at 4:57 am

    Thanks for sharing recipes that I feel like I can complete successfully! I am going to make these with my daughter for a neighborhood Christmas party!

  • Narci December 2, 2016 at 6:15 am

    These were so delicious and a total showstopper at the recipe exchange! Yum!

  • Rachael December 2, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Sounds delicious, you can’t beat gingerbread at this time of year!

    Rachael xx.

  • Maureen Trayford December 3, 2016 at 6:11 am

    Hi Shay, I was wondering what size ounce are these jars? I can’t wait to try this recipe out.

    Thanks Maureen
    p.s. I made your moms stew that you posted this week. It was a big hit with my sons and husband. Plus I doubled the recipe and it lasted for two nights. Thanks so much for all your great ideas/recipes!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 4, 2016 at 5:00 am

      I bought the exact jars that I linked to on Amazon. Exactly those!

  • Whitney Pegram December 3, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    This looks amazing!