My son Aiden who is 11, is enjoying learning how to cook and bake. I really love having him cook with me. Sunday he asked if I ever make up recipes. I said absolutely. He said he wanted to give it a try. This recipe is the result! It’s a perfect summer recipe. And all the ingredients come together beautifully as a trifle. It isn’t hard to make but it is a showstopper. We loved how much it reminded us of a banana split.


Banana Split Brownie Trifle

Course Dessert
Keyword banana split, Brownie, summer, trifle
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6


  • 2 boxes vanilla pudding
  • 2 boxes banana pudding
  • 16 oz whipped cream or cool whip
  • 1 box brownie mix
  • 20 fresh cherries or maraschino cherries
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds or peanuts


  1. Make brownie mix according to box directions. Pour into 9x13 pan and bake as directed (ours took about 20 minutes).

  2. Make puddings according to package directions (remember you are doubling it) and put into the fridge to thicken.

  3. Cut fresh cherries so that you can remove the pit. If you are using maraschino just slice them in half.

  4. Once the brownies are cooked and cooled, cut them into small squares.

  5. Layer the trifle first with brownies, then banana pudding, then vanilla pudding, next whipped cream. Add a layer of cherries then start again with brownies. Top it off with a final sprinkling of cherries and then sprinkle the almonds on top. Store in the fridge until ready to eat. 



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