There’s something about a trifle that just feels special. They look and feel so fancy, yet making a trifle dessert is so easy. My mother-in-law first got me hooked on trifles because every family gathering, she would show up with this really impressive dessert that looked beautiful and tasted delicious. Today I’m sharing a recipe I cooked up after finding these adorable mini trifle dishes: Mini Brownie Cookie Trifles.
I love mini just about everything and these Small Bites Trifle Dishes from Zestt (on sale!) give you a perfect portion size and are a show stopper for a dinner party.
We recently hosted some friends for dinner and I wanted to make something that not only the adults loved, but both family’s kids as well. I came up with this recipe and it was a hit. Here’s what you’ll need:
Chocolate chip cookies
Round Fudge Striped Cookies
So there are several levels of work slash homemade-ness you can do here. You can buy everything pre-made and make it easy on yourself, or you can make the brownies, cookies, and pudding from scratch. I chose somewhere in the middle with a box of brownie mix and pre-made cookie dough. I wanted them all to taste fresh but I was kind of in a pinch for time.
First, make your brownies and cookies and let them cool completely.
Start with the brownies and cut them into chunks, then place a layer in the bottom of each dish. Then top the brownies with a layer of Cool Whip.
Top that layer with cookie chunks. Follow with a layer of chocolate pudding.
Top each one with a single fudge striped cookie. It makes it feel fancy.
It was a hit equally with the adults and the kids. I made these a few hours ahead of time and covered them with some wrap and put them in the fridge. A no-fuss dessert that looks like you fussed and fussed.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! We will be spending it doing all sorts of Christmassing and one of our favorite traditions. Be sure to check out the A Holiday with HEART posts— they sure are special and each blogger put their heart and soul into their posts. I love that. And them. And you. And Christmas. I’ll stop now.
And make this dessert! This minute!
*The dishes in this post were provided by Zestt and this post is sponsored.