One Creative Weekend #23 {Chocolate Peppermint Triffle}

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I hope you've been enjoying my 12 Days of Christmas series.  I'm loving the projects and recipes shared by the guest bloggers.  Today I'm taking a break from the series to bring you One Creative Weekend #23!  The 12 Days of Christmas will continue tomorrow.


While you're here, don't forget to enter my group giveaway! (See the Rafflecopter after the recipe.)

Before I start the party, I want to share my guest post from last week.  In case you missed it on Salt Tree, here it is.

WARNING.  This dessert is seriously addicting!  My husband and I ate the whole thing ourselves in just two days!

Last week, I shared the gluten-free version.  Today I'm sharing the original recipe--gluten and all!

This recipe is super easy and super yummy!!


Holiday Chocolate Peppermint Trifle

Chocolate Peppermint Triffle from Cane and Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Bits inside!


  • 1 Recipe of your favorite chocolate cake--baked and cooled
  • 1 large box of chocolate pudding (+milk)--prepared according to package directions (wait for cake to cool before you prepare the pudding)
  • 1 large tub of whipped topping
  • 1/2 - 1 pkg Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips
  • 5 peppermint Candy Canes--crushed


Cut cooled cake into cubes.  Cover the bottom of your bowl with cake pieces.  Top with 1/2 of the pudding.  Top with up to 1/2 of the whipped topping.  Sprinkle with candy cane and Andes peppermint bits (up to 1/2 of the mix--depending on how minty you like it).  Repeat the layers.


*You can easily use only Andes or only candy canes.  Both are equally yummy!

Whether you need dessert for your Christmas party or dessert for one or two, this recipe has you covered.  You can make a full recipe or just a small one.  It can be layered in almost anything!   . . .  a giant mug . . . a mason jar . . .

Chocolate Peppermint Triffle from Cane and Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Bits inside!

Holiday Peppermint Trifle Recipe with Free Printable Jar Lid from and peppermint--Does it get any better?

Freeze individual portions for later, or add a ribbon and a cute jar topper (download mine here) for a great gift to a friend or neighbor.

I don't know about you, but I am seriously craving some chocolate!  Before you run to raid the pantry, take a minute to enter the giveaway, and get your posts ready to link up to One Creative Weekend!  It's party time!

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  1. Thanks for the party, that Triffle looks amazing!

  2. I just bought a Pampered Chef Trifle Bowl! I have got to make this peppermint chocolate whipped topping cake! Looks yummy!

  3. I just linked some more minty-chocolately goodness! Thanks for the party!

  4. I'm giving my daughter a Vera Bradley bag that she has wanted for months!!

  5. OMG that trifle! You are a temptress! What if you made it with brownies instead of cake? Would that be too sinful? Thanks for hosting. Have a great week!

  6. Thank you so much for another awesome party!! I have added the Twelve Days of Christmas on my blog, and will include it in my next post. Hope you have a great weekend.

  7. Thanks for the party, Heidi. The triffle looks amazing too!! I would love for you to link this post to my Tasty Thursdays linky party going on right now. Thanks, Nichi

  8. Thanks for hosting, Heidi! Have a great weekend :-)

  9. Fantastic looking trifle Heide!!
    Thanks for the party and wishing you a reat weekend

  10. Thanks for hosting!

  11. Wow, you are starting early for the weekend! Love it :) Thank you for hosting the party and taking the time to do it.

    I am excited to give something to Mr Man that he has wanted over a year. I saved and this year he will get it!

  12. Hi Heidi!

    Your chocolate trifle looks so yummy!! Thanks for hosting! Have a great week-end!!

    Joye & Myrna

  13. Such a fabulous giveaway and party thank you for hosting!

    I'm most excited to give the personalized photo calendars I make each year for family! They're great :)


  14. I am excited to surprise my mom with a new purse!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  15. Thanks for hosting! Hope you have a great weekend!! =)

  16. I Pinned and shared your trifle. It looks scrumptious and so easy. Thanks for hosting and sharing this week!

  17. I am doing a lot of handmade gifts this year. Keepsake "Mistletoes" plates with baby girl's footprints, sugar scrubs, ornaments, foodie gifts. :)

  18. Thanks for inviting me to your weekend party:)

  19. Heidi,
    Thanks for the wonderful party. I love coming here every week.
    Have a great weekend.

  20. Heidi, you've got our number with that chocolate trifle!
    <3 Christina

  21. Individual it! Signed up for your fabulous give away too!

  22. Looks so yummy! Thanks for hosting! Have a holly, jolly weekend!

  23. This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.:D

  24. Thank you for hosting! Wishing you a pretty weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  25. Oh my gosh, this is insanely easy and so incredible looking!!! Love this dessert!

  26. Oh my, that looks so delish! Thank you for hosting this great Giveaway and thank you so much for participating at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase!


  27. Would you stop it with the yummy treats...???
    I am trying to NOT gain weight over the holidays and this looks WAY to yummy to resist... And it looks so adorable in that jar.... what a great gift!

    Thanks for having a fun party!

    hugs x

  28. That looks wonderful!

  29. Amanda @ says:

    The trifle looks AMAZING :) We will have to give it a try!

  30. It looks amazing, and I am sure it tastes it too! Thanks for sharing on Super Sweet Saturday.

  31. This looks so good and easy! I'm definitely going to make it!

  32. That Trifle is amazing! Thanks for linking up at Show Me Your Plaid Mondays!

  33. I would love to get some $ or a gift card to pick out some items I want for my home.

  34. I'm here from Sarah Dawn Designs and I'm so adding your triffle to my Pinterest! Wow, that will take away any chocolate cravings hubby and I have plus some and tis the season :)

  35. Wow! This looks so delicious. I can't wait to impress my family and friends with it! ;)

  36. Oh, how delicious!! It looks great too. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

    I am most excited to give my daughter her gift which is mostly homemade reversible playmat of a zoo (with homemade animals) and a castle (with bought castle blocks and figures).

  37. Thanks for sharing your project in last week's Crafty Showcase. We love how you inspire others on the internet! Stop back over and share more of your talent in the new Bowdabra Crafty Showcase starting Friday night midnight!
    Susie @BowdabraThanks for sharing your project in last week's Crafty Showcase. We love how you inspire others on the internet! Stop back over and share more of your talent in the new Bowdabra Crafty Showcase starting Friday night midnight!
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  38. This looks amazing and you are being featured today.

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