Boozy Brownie Pretzel Trifles

Boozy Brownie Pretzel Trifles |

I’m back with more sweet and salty goodness.  Because it’s Friday and what better way to end the week than with another boozy dessert for St. Patty’s Day?  You can go right ahead and add these to your weekend plans … you certainly won’t regret it.

Plus these boozy brownie pretzel trifles are super easy … you can have them ready in no time flat.  Getting to eat dessert quicker = a huge bonus.

Boozy Brownie Pretzel Trifles |

Now, I used some of the chocolate stout brownies to make these little guys, but feel free to use whatever brownie you would like.  Crush up some salty pretzels, whip up some fresh whipped cream and then layer layer layer.  And that’s it!  Then grab a big spoon and go to town.

Can I also just say how much fun it is to crush pretzels?  I personally like to add them to a baggie and then bang them up with a rolling pin or measuring cup.  I’m not exactly sure why I find this so amusing, but I had a grand old time doing it for this recipe.  And let’s be clear that it’s not to get out any pent up anger … I kinda hop around while doing it.  Thank goodness nine times out of ten no one is around when I do this.  If my husband is home, he kinda smirks / laughs and then walks away.  But seriously, it’s fun stuff.  I keep trying to convince him he needs to try it.  No such luck.  Lameeee.

Boozy Brownie Pretzel Trifles |

So tell me about your weird kitchen habits … make me feel better about my strangeness.  And then we can eat some brownie trifles together in yoga pants because that’s how I roll.  Sounds like a plan, yes?

Yield: whipped cream for about 3 mini trifles

Boozy Brownie Pretzel Trifles

Recipe for boozy brownie pretzel trifles. Layers of stout brownies, irish cream spiked whipped cream and crushed pretzels. Salty, sweet and simple.

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For the whipped cream:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon irish cream liqueur
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

For assembling:


  1. To make the whipped cream – add the heavy cream, sugar, irish cream and vanilla extract to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Start with the mixer on low and then increase the speed to medium high. Whip until stiff peaks form. Do not over beat, or the mixture will look curdled.
  2. To assemble – place a few brownie chunks in the bottom of a small jar. Layer on some of the whipped cream, then some of the crushed pretzels. Repeat this process until the jar is full, ending with the pretzels.

* I used about 1 cup of chopped up brownies to make 3 small trifles. And while it may be obvious, I only used the brownies from the linked recipe (not the frosting!).

The amounts / servings here will just depend on the jars you are using. If you need more of something, just increase the amounts!

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