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White Chocolate Almond Joy Trifle

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If you love the combination of chocolate, almonds, and coconut, then you are going to love this amazing White Chocolate Almond Joy Trifle!

Trifles have quickly become one of my favorite desserts to make whenever I need a quick and easy, yet beautiful dessert. 

Last weekend my husband and I were hosting a family gathering. I was working on the menu and decided that trifles always seem to be a big hit with everyone in my family, especially the grandchildren.

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Since Anna and I have previously created several different trifle recipes such as Chocolate or Coconut Cream TriflesMaple Cream Cheese Pumpkin Bar Trifle, and Birthday Cake Trifle, I decided to create a new recipe with ingredients I had on hand.

I looked in my pantry and found a gluten-free cake mix and boxes of instant pudding. Next, I spied a bowl of chocolate candy on our counter-top. Ta Da! That is how this White Chocolate Almond Joy Trifle was born.

almond joy trifle 1

This recipe started by making a gluten-free Devil’s food cake made according to the directions on the box. (You can use a regular chocolate cake mix instead of a gluten-free cake mix.)

When the cake was finished baking, I removed it from the oven and allowed it to cool to room temperature. Next, while the cake was cooling I made the White Chocolate Instant Pudding according to the packaging directions.  

To construct the trifle, I placed a layer of chocolate cake pieces in the bottom of my trifle bowl. I then added a layer of pudding followed by a layer of chopped candy bars.

(NOTE: Candy bars will chop much easier if you stick them in the freezer for 20 minutes).

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I then sprinkled unsweetened flaked coconut on top and repeated the whole process until my trifle bowl was full. 

almond joy trifle3Can you see the different layers of yummy ingredients?

Almost finished…

almond joy trifle5For the final touch, I garnished the trifle with a layer of whipped topping, chopped almonds, chopped candy bars, and a final sprinkle of shredded coconut.



3842 cal


241 g


455 g


24 g
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White Chocolate Almond Joy Trifle

A delicious combination of flavors all in one easy recipe.

45 minPrep Time

45 minTotal Time

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  • 1 box (15 ounce) Devil's Food chocolate cake mix (GF Option: use a gluten-free chocolate cake mix)
  • 3 boxes (3.3 ounces, each) white chocolate instant pudding (GF Option: use gluten-free brand of pudding)
  • 3 cups unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 4 (1.61 ounces, each) Almond Joy Candy Bars, chopped (this candy is gluten-free as of the creation of this post)
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 tub (8 ounces) whipped topping (GF Option: use gluten-free brand of whipped topping)


  1. Make cake according to the directions on the box. When finished baking, remove from oven and allow it to cool to room temperature.
  2. While the cake is cooling make pudding according to directions on the packaging.  
  3. Place a layer of chocolate cake crumbles in the bottom of a trifle bowl. Add a layer of pudding, a layer of chopped candy bars, and a layer of shredded coconut. (Tip: candy bars chop much easier if they are frozen).
  4. Continue layering all ingredients until trifle bowl is full.
  5. Garnish with whipped topping, chopped almonds, coconut and candy bars.
  6. Refrigerate for at least two hours, or overnight.
  7. Serve.

This White Chocolate Almond Joy Trifle was super easy to create and it makes a beautiful dessert. This recipe has now been officially added to my family’s list of favorite recipes!

almond joy trifle

Hat’s off to all of you chocolate/coconut/almond lovers out there! Have fun making your favorite trifle recipe!


Here are more great trifle recipes: 

Red Velvet White Chocolate Trifle

pumpkin trifle 2Triple Berry Angel Food Trifle 6

Cotton Candy Easter Trifle 4


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  • Joyce November 17, 2015, 12:37 am
    Can u freeze this. To help the whip cream from luquifing? I have a 30 min drive to my daughters house
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy November 17, 2015, 6:28 am
      Hi Joyce, Good question. I have not tried freezing this myself, however you can certainly try it. Another suggestion would be to put your trifle into a cooler with some ice packed around the bottom of the bowl. I have done that before and it works well. Please let me know how it works if you do actually freeze it. Good luck! Linda

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