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Brownie trifles in a glass dish topped with caramel.
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Caramel Pecan Brownie Trifles

Fudgy brownies layered with whipped cream, salted caramel sauce, and toasted pecans. These trifles are elegant, simple, and delicious! Take a shortcut with Pillsbury Purely Simple Chocolate Chunk Brownie Mix.
Course brownies, Dessert, trifles
Cuisine American
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 10 +
Calories 286kcal


  • 1 box Pillsbury Purely Simple Chocolate Chunk Brownie Mix plus ingredients listed on box to prepare
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 10 oz jar caramel sauce divided, preferably salted caramel
  • 1 ½ cups cold heavy cream
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8x8 or 9x9 square pan with foil, leaving overhang on two sides, and grease the foil and pan (this will allow you to lift the whole tray of brownies out of the pan).
  • Prepare brownie mix according to package directions, then pour batter into prepared pan. Pour ⅓ cup caramel sauce over batter, then use a thin knife to swirl the caramel into the batter. Bake according to package directions.
  • While brownies are baking, toast pecans in a small dry skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally until fragrant and toasted (watch them closely so they don't burn). Set aside to cool.
  • Using a hand mixer, or stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla until soft peaks form.


  • Once brownies have cooled, use the foil to lift the brownies out of the pan. Cut the brownies into bite sized pieces. Layer brownies, whipped cream, caramel sauce, and pecans into glasses.


You can layer these trifles into individual trifle dishes, small glasses, or even shot glasses. If you'd prefer to make one large trifle, I would suggest doubling the recipe.


Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 555IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 0.4mg