Brownie Pumpkin Mousse Trifle

Brownie Pumpkin Mousse Trifle Dessert Recipe

Looks yummy doesn’t it? That’s because it is! I have been on a pumpkin kick lately, so this Brownie Pumpkin Mousse Trifle was heavenly. So good that I will probably be adding it to the Thanksgiving table this year.

As a matter of fact, this would be wonderful right about now. We’ve had a very long weekend. Yesterday, we went to a farm 2 hours away to get peanuts for a Boiled Peanut sale at our church’s Fall Festival today and to go to their Pumpkin Patch. Lucas wasn’t feeling very well, but we were hoping that getting out and about would make him feel a little better. He did do pretty good, until on the way home he started getting pretty fussy. He was sweating so I took his clothes off and noticed he was having retractions. I focused on his breathing and noticed he was struggling to breath. It got worse and worse and decided we were going straight to the Emergency Room at our local hospital, which was still about an hour away when we decided. I was a nervous wreck. He is fine though– it was Croup and after receiving lots of breathing treatments and staying overnight at the hospital, he is feeling much better. He scared his Mama to death though.

This Brownie Pumpkin Mousse Trifle would be a nice treat right now. It wasn’t very difficult to make either, but would be great for a party of get together. People are always so impressed with a trifle because of the presentation. A printable recipe is at the bottom of the post.

Pumpkin Trifle Recipe Brownie Cool Whip Mousse

Start with the brownies. You can make the boxed kind or homemade like these. I like to cut them into bite sized pieces. 

Pumpkin Trifle Recipe Brownies

Then, make your pumpkin mousse by combining ….. Be sure to only fold the whip cream in and not just mix it or the whip cream might fall.

Pumpkin Trifle Recipe Ingredients

Now all you have to do is layer. I always like to put my brownies in the bottom of my trifles, because I think it makes scooping it out easier. Next is the pumpkin mousse and then the Cool Whip.

Pumpkin Trifle Recipe Ingredient Layers

Make one more layer and drop some brownie crumbs on top and Voila!

Finished Brownie Pumpkin Mousse Trifle Recipe

Have you ever made a trifle? Will you be adding this Brownie Pumpkin Mousse Trifle to your Thanksgiving Menu this year? 

Brownie Pumpkin Mousse Trifle


1 box prepared brownies
1 can pumpkin puree (15 oz)
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 box French Vanilla instant pudding (3.4 oz)
1 container Cool Whip (16 oz)


  1. Cut prepared brownies into bite sized squares.
  2. Mix pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin puree and pudding until combined. Then fold in half of the Cool Whip.
  3. Arrange half of the brownies into the bottom of a trifle or large bowl. Then, add half of the Pumpkin Mousse mixture from step 2. Top that layer with half of the remaining Cool Whip.
  4. Use the remaining ingredients to make another layer. Use any crumbs from the brownie pan tp sprinkle across the top of the trifle. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or as long as overnight.

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3 thoughts on “Brownie Pumpkin Mousse Trifle

  1. Sarah

    Ah! For some reason this page won’t pull up the recipe for me! I made this last thanksgiving and am making my grocery list for this year and I need the recipe. It’s too delicious to skip. Can you email it to me?


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