Neopolitan Trifle

7  Ratings
  • 20 min prep
  • 4 hr 20 min total
  • Makes 18 servings.

Vanilla wafers, strawberries, walnuts and pudding are layered in a large bowl edged with chewy fig cookies for an elegant, crowd-pleasing dessert.

Neopolitan Trifle Recipe


  • 42 NILLA Wafers, divided
  • 2 qt. (8 cups) cold milk, divided
  • 2 pkg. (4-serving size each) vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 2 pkg. (4-serving size each) chocolate instant pudding mix
  • 14 FIG NEWTONS Cookies, divided
  • 1-1/2 pt. strawberries, sliced (about 3-1/2 cups), divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping


  • Set  10 of the wafers aside for garnish. Pour 1 qt. (4 cups) of the milk into medium bowl. Add dry vanilla flavor pudding mixes; beat with wire whisk 2 min. Pour remaining 1 qt. (4 cups) milk into separate medium bowl. Add dry chocolate flavor pudding mixes; beat with wire whisk 2 min. Let puddings stand 5 min. to thicken.
  • Place  8 of the remaining wafers on bottom of large (3-qt.) footed trifle bowl. Stand 7 of the remaining cookies upright around edge of bowl, alternating with 7 of the strawberry slices. Spoon half of the chocolate pudding over wafers in bowl; cover with 8 of the remaining wafers and half of the vanilla pudding. Top with 1 cup of the remaining strawberry slices and 1/4 cup of the walnuts. Repeat layers, including cookies and strawberries around outside edge of bowl; cover.
  • Refrigerate  at least 4 hours. Top with whipped topping, remaining strawberries and reserved 10 wafers just before serving.

Recipe Tips

Great SubstitutePrepare as directed, using your favorite flavor of NEWTONS Fruit Chewy Cookies.

Special ExtraReserve 10 of the wafers as directed. Spread remaining wafers into shallow pan; sprinkle evenly with 1/4 cup almond-flavored liqueur. Let stand about 10 min. before using to assemble trifle.


Nutrition Information

Makes 18 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 270 
  • Total fat 8 g
  • Saturated fat 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Sodium 470 mg
  • Carbohydrate 45 g
  • Dietary fiber 2 g
  • Sugars 33 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Vitamin A 4 %DV
  • Vitamin C 30 %DV
  • Calcium 15 %DV
  • Iron 6 %DV

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