Mini German Chocolate Trifles | The Nutritionist Reviews
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Mini German Chocolate Trifles

This German chocolate trifle is the perfect holiday dessert with drizzled caramel, toasted coconut, creamy chocolate pudding and pecans!
Mini German Chocolate Trifles- a simple dessert that is lightened up with chocolate, caramel, coconut and pecans!
I love to eat well, but I love my sweets too. When it comes to making desserts, I like to think outside of the box. I am terrible at following dessert recipes to a T because I always want to make changes to make it my own. I like to think of unique ideas and get working in the kitchen.

Mini German Chocolate Trifles
For this German chocolate mini trifle recipe, I thought about how the ingredients could be put together to make something delicious for the holidays but not too indulgent. I used a fat-free, sugar-free pudding mix, skim milk and Greek yogurt to make it better-for-you. Don't worry, there is still plenty of sweetness in this recipe but it is not too over-the-top indulgent either.

Mini German Chocolate Trifles
I am 25% German and grew up having German chocolate cake on occasion, I love the coconut, the nuts and the gooeyness but never liked the cake. That is why I swapped out the cake for this chocolate pudding. This dessert is so yummy, you won't even know that it is better-for-you.

Mini German Chocolate Trifles

Mini German Chocolate Trifles

Servings: 6

1 package chocolate pudding mix
3 cups milk
2 cups vanilla Greek yogurt
3/4 cup coconut flakes
1/3 cup pecans, chopped
1/2 cup caramel bits

1. Prepare pudding according to directions.
2. In a pan, toast coconut until browned- about 2 minutes. Remove from pan and mix 1/2 of coconut in with Greek yogurt.
3. Add pecans to pan and toast for 2-3 minutes.
4. Melt caramel bits the the microwave until runny- can add a bit of milk if it is too thick.
5. In a glass, layer chocolate pudding, coconut yogurt and pecans until the glass is full.
6. Top with the additional toasted coconut, toasted pecans and a drizzle of caramel sauce.


These can be made ahead of time for a party to make serving easy. If you prefer, you could make it all in a large trifle serving dish to make it all together. Just double or triple the recipe to make more. I made these ahead of time and ate one a few hours later and it was perfect.

Mini German Chocolate Trifles- a simple dessert that is lightened up with chocolate, caramel, coconut and pecans!

1 comment:

  1. I always like adding pecans to recipes. They add a tasty crunch [client]!


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