A fun no bake Halloween dessert perfect for parties or a special family treat, this Witch’s Brew Trifle features four delicious layers of desserts topped with Halloween-inspired garnishes for a spooky dessert that comes together in just minutes.
Witch Dessert Recipe
Dessert trifles are so overlooked when it comes to planning party menus, but they are always such a hit and so incredibly easy to whip up.
Plus – they are super versatile. We’ve made this simple Witch’s Brew trifle a couple of times now and decorated it differently each time.
The first time, I served it in a cauldron with lots of sixlets and gum balls on top to represent a boiling cauldron. I loved the theming of the cauldron to the witch’s brew and it added a bit of drama when the first scoop was taken to reveal all of the delicious layers.
The second time we made it, we couldn’t find those matching gumballs and sixlets, so instead we used spooky ingredients that a witch may add to her brew: gummy worms, “eye of newt” edible eyeball candies, and lots of Halloween-inspired sprinkles. We also used a clear, glass trifle dish to show off the pretty layers.
You can also swap out the layers that I describe here. I used a combination of cherry pie filling, brownies, Cool Whip and pistachio pudding and it was a hit, but you could dye vanilla pudding for the same green effect (if you’re not a fan of pistachio), skip the pie filling (or use layers of fresh fruit), or use crumbled cake or lady finger cookies instead of brownies.
The most important thing to keep in mind is you just want a few layers of dessert ingredients that all taste great together, and then you want to top it all off with whatever Halloween garnishes you can find. My favorite was definitely the bubbling cauldron, but I think the worms, sprinkles and eyeball candies turned out great, too!
More Witch Desserts for Halloween:
- Witch Finger Sugar Cookies
- Hocus Pocus Cauldron Sugar Cookies
- Worst Witch Cupcakes
- Easy Witch Hat Cookies from Betty Crocker
- Mini Melting Witch Cheesecakes from Queenslee Appetit
Check out our quick recipe video for how to make this delicious and spooky Witch’s Brew Trifle – and then don’t forget to scroll down and grab your free printable recipe:
Witches Brew Trifle Ingredients
- Pistachio or mint pudding
- plus ingredients called for on box
- extra green food dye, optional
- Brownies <– you can use pre-made two bite brownies to make this recipe even easier
- plus ingredients called for on box
- Cool Whip
- Pink food dye
- Cherry Pie Filling
- Lots of green sixlets, bubblegum, etc. eye candies, worms, etc to decorate the top
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: swap out the pistachio pudding for vanilla pudding and dye it green (or purple), and swap out any other dessert layers to your personal preferences.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Trifle Dish or Cauldron Dish
- Electric mixer <– this is a great hand mixer if you don’t want to make the investment into a stand mixer
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Wooden spoon or spatula
- Serving spoon
How to Make a Halloween Trifle
Honestly, there is no one set way that you have to make this dessert, but I’ll outline the steps we did.
Prepare the pistachio pudding according to package directions. Add additional green food dye, as desired.
Stir pink food dye into the Cool Whip.
Layer the brownies in the bottom of the trifle dish or cauldron.
Add a layer of pink Cool Whip, then add a layer of the cherry pie filling.
Top with green pistachio pudding.
(Add additional layers as desired.)
Top the dessert off with Halloween-inspired garnishes: sixlets, gumballs, candy eyes, sprinkles, gummy worms, etc.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Grab your free printable for our Witches’ Brew Dessert Trifle:
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 122Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 37mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
This no-bake Halloween Trifle was an easy addition to our Halloween party and got lots of oohs and aahs as the pretty dessert layers were revealed. I hope it’s a hit with your kids, too!