Peppermint Brownie Parfaits

5 from 5 votes

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Peppermint Brownie Parfaits are layers of brownie, peppermint white chocolate pudding, and fresh whipped cream. A rich, creamy, melt-in-your-mouth dessert!

Three peppermint parfaits topped with crushed peppermint

Peppermint Brownie Parfaits

These Peppermint Brownie Parfaits are so easy to make and so yummy! You just can’t beat the combination of chocolate and peppermint. I am always looking for something new to serve to family and friends during the holidays and this recipe is perfect! This dessert took me less than 15 minutes to make up and it tastes like something much more fancy! When you get all the flavors in one bite – the fudge-y chocolate, the cool peppermint, and the creamy whipped cream – it really tastes like a dessert from a fancy restaurant!

If you love peppermint, try our Peppermint Bark Brownies, or our Peppermint Hot Chocolate. Want more parfaits/trifles? Try our Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifle! Any of these delicious desserts will be a great addition to your Christmas menu! 

A bite of trifle on a spoon

Tips for Making Peppermint Brownie Parfaits

For the brownies you can use any recipe you like – box or from scratch. I like the more fudge-y brownie mixes, but you can use any recipe. (You could even get store-bought brownies or brownie bites if you are pressed for time.) Make sure that you do not over-whip the whipped cream…it will get really runny. Mix it just until the stiff peaks form. I would not recommend eating the pudding and peppermint mixture by itself…it will taste VERY peppermint-y, but once it is mixed in with all the other flavors it is perfect! If you are feeding a large crowd, you could also make this in a large trifle bowl instead of individual parfait glasses. You can also use crushed up candy cane pieces instead of the round peppermints. If you are looking for other parfait and trifle recipes, try our Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifle or our Triple Chocolate Trifle.

Parfaits topped with whipped cream and crushed peppermint

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Two Peppermint Brownie Parfaits in Glass Cups

How to Make Peppermint Brownie Parfaits

Three Peppermint brownie parfaits topped with crushed peppermint

Peppermint Brownie Parfaits

5 from 5 votes
Peppermint Brownie Parfaits are layers of brownie, peppermint white chocolate pudding, and fresh whipped cream. A rich, creamy, melt-in-your-mouth dessert!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 8


  • Hand Mixer



  • Cut prepared brownies into bite-sized pieces.
    Brownies cut up into bit size pieces
  • In a large bowl, combine pudding mix, milk, peppermint extract, and food coloring (optional). Let sit for 5 minutes.
    White chocolate peppermint pudding mixture
  • While pudding is setting up, combine whipping cream and powdered sugar in a large bowl. Whip until stiff peaks form.
    Whipped cream in a bowl
  • In small parfait glasses, layer brownie pieces, pudding, and whipped cream. Top with crushed peppermint pieces.
    Three peppermint brownie parfaits topped with crushed peppermint

Nutrition Information

Calories: 242kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 4gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 164mgPotassium: 157mgFiber: 1gSugar: 32gVitamin A: 310IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 131mg

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Echo Blickenstaff

Echo lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah with her husband, Todd, who works in advertising, and her four kids: two girls and two boys. She deploys her accounting degree as the blog’s resident problem solver. In her time outside the kitchen, Echo loves to get away from the phones and busy schedules and spend quality time with the family. Anywhere’s great – but getting out into nature in the mountains or on the beach – is the best kind of getaway.

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  1. 5 stars
    Love the presentation, the flavors and the combinations to this Brownie Parfaits. I just want to grab a bite. Delicious and creamy and yum.

  2. 5 stars
    These look so festive and delicious! Parfaits make everything so much more fun! Thanks for the recipe 🙂