Chocolate Peppermint Trifles are a wonderful no bake dessert for the holidays!  Think layers of cookie crumbs, chocolate pudding, whipped cream, and crushed candy canes…it’s delicious!  It’s a simple recipe that takes about 15 minutes to make and then sets in the fridge until ready to serve.  I like to serve mine in 4-8oz trifle containers, but you could divide the pudding between 8-4oz containers to stretch it further.

The recipe can be found here.

Start by adding the Oreos to the bowl of a food processor.  Pulse into fine crumbs then divided between 4 8oz trifle dishes (or 8 4oz dishes) and use the back of a spoon to press into the bottom.  If you don’t care for mint flavoring, you can use regular Oreos for the base.

Add the milk, chocolate pudding, vanilla pudding, and peppermint extract to a large mixing bowl.  Whisk to combine and set aside.  The mixture will become thick.  Same as before if you don’t like mint/peppermint flavoring simply omit the extract from the recipe.

Add the whipping cream to the bowl of a stand mixer.  Whip until stiff peaks form.  You will have approximately 2 cups of whipped cream.  Add this to the pudding mixture and fold until well combined.  Alternately, you can use a hand mixer and mixing bowl to whip the whipped cream.  I prefer the stand mixer but understand not every kitchen has one.

Add the pudding mixture to a piping bag and snip off the tip.  Pipe into the trifle dishes, filling almost to the top, or until you run out of filling.  I find a piping bag is the easiest and cleanest way to add the pudding to the dishes.  You can use a spoon, but the dishes won’t look as clean and uniform (and that’s OK too) but if you are going for presentation purposes, use the piping bag.

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to chill the pudding.  You can refrigerate overnight if you want to make these ahead of time.  I would loosely put plastic wrap over the top if going to sit overnight.

Remove from the fridge and garnish with Reddi-Wip and crushed candy canes.  Serve immediately and enjoy!

The recipe can be found here.

Don’t like candy canes?  Skip the garnish and enjoy with just the Reddi-Wip or use extra crushed Oreos for topping.  It’s a fun and festive treat for the holidays!

Happy Holidays and Happy Cooking!

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