Wednesday, February 18, 2015

What's up Wednesday--chocolate strawberry trifle

Valentine's Dinner is a big deal in my family.  It has been for the last 5 generation.  So when I got assigned to make the dessert from my mom, I knew it had to be good.  Thank heavens Valentine's was on a Saturday so I knew we would have time and I would have extra helpers home to make something extra yummy.  Here is what we came up with. . .
Chocolate dipped strawberries.  Mel's Kitchen Cafe showed us how to do the super cute tuxedo ones.
Everyone was really impressed.

Then we also made this chocolate strawberry trifle.  oh. my.  Trifles are so good and so easy.  They need to be eaten more in this world because if you aren't eating a good trifle every major holiday, then you are seriously missing out!  Trifles are super easy and can be easily changed to whatever flavors you like--different cake/brownie/pound cake, different puddings, different fruit.  Find a combination your family loves.
Our family really, really liked this one.  I think when you do make a trifle, you need to use real whipping cream.  Cool whip does not cut it.  Make it good and go with the real stuff!

We made a large pan (9x13) of brownies.  Let them cool completely.

We made up 2 small boxes of chocolate pudding according to directions and then stirred in 1 cup whipped cream into it.

We whipped up about 3 cups of whipping cream for this

And we used cut up strawberries.

Once your brownies are cooled, cut them into bite-sized pieces and layer on the bottom of your bowl.  Top with half your chocolate pudding, then half your strawberries, then half your whipped cream.  Repeat all layers again.  Miss E used some left over strawberries to make a heart on top since it was for Valentine's Day.  Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.  

Dig down deep and enjoy!!!

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