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Quick Coffee Trifle

quick coffee trifle

This quick coffee trifle is a shortcut for a fancy, elegant dessert. Make it as one large trifle or in smaller sized serving cups for individual desserts. Prep time doesn't include freezer time.

  • Duration
  • Prep Time
  • 6-8Servings


  • 14 chocolate chunk cookies (homemade or store bought)
  • 1/3-1/2 cup coffee liqueur
  • 4 bananas, sliced
  • 1/2-1 cup toasted chopped pecans
  • 1 container frozen whipped topping, thawed (12-ounce)
  • Cocoa or chocolate shavings


1. Quickly dip each cookie in a bowl with the liqueur and line the bottom of a 10-inch square dish with seven cookies.

2. Slice 2 bananas over cookies and cover with half the whipped topping.

3. Repeat layers. 

4. Sprinkle with cocoa and pecans and cover with plastic wrap. Freeze for at least 2 hours.

Tip: Can also be made as individual portions.