Heath Bar Trifle

I brought this recipe with me to a family gathering. It was requested and everyone had to try it. It is a very good way to use up those health bars.

Last week I made the mistake of eating a hot dog with peanut butter on it, and the resulting sickness and heartburn was enough to make my stomach drop out of my face. I am not a food critic—all I care about is making sure I’m eating whole foods that are good for me. I don’t really care about what’s trendy or what’s cool, I just want to eat food that’s healthy. And I’ve been a little frustrated that it’s hard to find something that’s both quick and good for me.

If you’ve ever taken a look at the ingredients in a health bar or found yourself wondering what the heck are ‘amaranth’, ‘quinoa’ and ‘brown rice syrup’ all about, then you will love this trifle. It is a delicious treat made with healthy ingredients, and provides a great change from the usual chocolate. The base of the trifle is a Heath bar, which complements the other ingredients very well. Trust me, you will love this trifle, so don’t forget to share it!

You just need four ingredients to make one of the greatest desserts you’ve ever tasted! This Heath Bar Trifle is decadently chocolaty, creamy, and crunchy. The greatest thing is that it is very simple to prepare and seems as though you have been baking all day!


Every party, a buddy of mine would always bring a trademark trifle. Each celebration brought a fresh delectable dish that we all looked forward to! I knew that even though I would miss her dearly when I went away, I couldn’t live without her renowned sweets.

On a particularly hectic Saturday, I discovered I hadn’t prepared a dish to bring to a dinner party hosted by friends. I was short on time but didn’t want to settle for store-bought, so I came up with this recipe in the Target aisles! I came across bakery muffins, individual pudding cups, cool cream, and heath bar crumbles as I walked down the aisles… When I saw these ingredients together, I knew it was going to be a winner! On my way to the party, I put it together in the backseat of my vehicle in the parking lot! When I say that this is very easy to prepare, I mean it!

What makes a trifle a trifle?

“A cold dessert of sponge cake and fruit topped with layers of custard, jelly, and cream,” according to the Oxford dictionary. We refer to a layered dessert with baked goods, creamy components or jellies, and candies or fresh fruit tops as a trifle.

Is it possible to prepare this trifle ahead of time?

We don’t suggest making a trifle too long ahead of time since the wet components (pudding and Cool Whip) may seep into the muffins and result in a mushy texture! It’s still perfectly safe and tasty, but we recommend serving it within a few hours after constructing it.


Our Heath Bar Trifle’s ingredients

  • 4 big Chocolate-Chocolate-Chocolate-Chocolate-Cho
  • 1 box instant chocolate pudding (per package instructions)
  • 8 ounces cool whip
  • 8 ounce toffee pieces from Heath Bar

The recipe for our Heath Bar Trifle may be found here.

Cut the muffins into 1 to 2 inch pieces first. Make the pudding according to the package directions. Remove from the equation.


Assemble the layers in a trifle dish. Begin by layering muffin slices on top.


Then, using 1/2 of the container, put a liberal layer of Cool Whip on top.


To make the Chocolate Pudding, use the same procedures as the Vanilla Pudding.


Cover the pudding layer with Heath Bar crumbs.


Repeat until the trifle is completely filled. Make sure that the Heath Bar crumbles are on top of your topping.

Serve right away, or cover and keep refrigerated until ready to use.


Give this Heath Bar Trifle a try the next time you’re short on ideas and time for a party and you won’t be disappointed! If you have a late-night sweet tooth, you may prepare these in tumbler-sized cups and serve them separately.

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Time to Prepare: 10 minutes

Time to cook: 5 minutes

15-minute total time


  • 4 chocolate muffins with chocolate chips
  • 1 box instant chocolate pudding (5.1 oz), made according per package instructions
  • Cool Whip (8 oz)
  • Heath Bar Crumbles, 8 oz


    1. Prepare the pudding according to the package directions.
    2. Set aside the muffins after slicing them into big pieces. (each muffin yields approximately 6-8 pieces)
    3. In a separate dish, make chocolate pudding according to the package instructions.
    4. Layer half of the muffin pieces, half of the chocolate pudding, half of the cool whip, and half of the heath bar crumbles in a trifle dish.
    5. Repeat with the remaining ingredients, finishing with the heath bar crumbles on top.
    6. Serve right away, or cover and keep refrigerated until ready to use.

Information about nutrition:



Size of Serving:

1 tbsp. per serving 341 calories 20g total fat 13g Saturated Fat 0g trans fat 6 g of unsaturated fat 21 milligrams of cholesterol 222 mg sodium 39 g carbohydrate 1 gram of fiber 29 g sugar 3 g protein

(Nutritional information is an estimate that may vary depending on cooking techniques and ingredient brands utilized.)

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This is an old school dessert probably created in the 1940s or 50s, although it was created in the old days when everything was made with sugar and butter. This is a delicious version that I created a few years ago for my mother. It is a healthy alternative to the traditional trifle you find in most restaurants.. Read more about chocolate trifle with toffee bits and let us know what you think.

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Una is a food website blogger motivated by her love of cooking and her passion for exploring the connection between food and culture. With an enthusiasm for creating recipes that are simple, seasonal, and international, she has been able to connect with people around the world through her website. Una's recipes are inspired by her travels across Mexico, Portugal, India, Thailand, Australia and China. In each of these countries she has experienced local dishes while learning about the culture as well as gaining insight into how food can be used as a bridge between different cultures. Her recipes are often creative combinations of traditional ingredients from various different cuisines blended together to create something new.