Hot Fudge and Cherry Trifle

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  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 12 1/2-cup servings
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1 (19.5 oz.) pkg. Pillsbury® Family Size Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix

1/2 cup Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil

1/4 cup milk

2 large eggs, beaten


1 (3.9 oz.) pkg. chocolate cherry or chocolate pudding mix

1/2 cup milk

1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk

1 (12 oz.) container frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided

1 (21 oz.) can cherry pie filling, divided

1 (11.75 oz.) jar Smucker's® Hot Fudge Topping, divided

Holiday decors or sprinkles for garnish


  1. PREPARE brownie mix according to package directions using oil, milk and eggs; cool completely. Cut pan of brownies in half; cut each half into quarters. Combine pudding mix, milk and sweetened condensed milk in medium bowl; mix until smooth. Reserve 1/2 cup whipped topping for garnish; mix remaining topping into pudding mixture.
  2. BREAK up half of the brownies, placing them into the bottom of a 14 cup trifle or glass bowl. Top with half of the filling. Place 2 tablespoons hot fudge topping into a resealable plastic bag; reserve for garnish. Heat topping according to the label directions; spoon all but reserved topping over filling. Reserve 7 cherries for garnish; spoon remaining cherry filling over fudge topping. Top with remaining brownies and filling.
  3. DOLLOP reserved whipped topping into center of trifle; mound with cherries. Heat bag of hot fudge topping in microwave on HIGH (100% power) 7 to 10 seconds. Cut a small corner off bag; drizzle topping over trifle. Sprinkle with decors or sprinkles. Refrigerate 6 hours or overnight.