Monday, June 10, 2013

Mini Strawberry Brownie Trifle


I love brownies, strawberries, and whipped cream, or whipped topping.  Layer them together in a bowl and you have one amazing dessert. I have this small crystal bowl  that was my Mom's that would make a perfect trifle for four. Actually there was enough for eight. This trifle has layers of brownies, custard, strawberries, and whipped topping, repeating the layers. Heaven in a bowl! I opted for whipped topping to cut down on the fat.  You can make your brownies from a mix, or use your favorite brownie recipe.  I had some Fight Back Brownies, minus the frosting, in the freezer, just begging to be eaten. I used Instant Vanilla Pudding mixed with whipped topping for the custard layer, and fresh, sliced strawberries  If you have time you can make you own custard and whipped cream  from scratch, but I was crunched for time.

 
Trifles are so good, and simple to put together, and perfect for a party, if you have the large trifle bowl.  Even my small crystal held enough for eight. Now we have leftovers. trifle for Breakfast anyone? Trifles are so versatile because you can change up the ingredients, if you want. You can sub cake or lady fingers for the brownies, change custard flavors, and change the fruit.  Oh my, decisions, decisions!  Whatever  way you make the trifle, you will have a wonderful mix of flavors, colors, and textures. Enjoy!



Mini Strawberry Brownie Trifle*

Ingredients:
1 (8oz) container of regular or lite Whipped Topping
1 3.4 oz box of Vanilla Pudding mix
1 box of box brownie mix (prepared to  instructions or your favorite recipe
1 lbs of strawberries sliced  Also leave a few whole for garnishing



Directions:
 1.  Bake box brownies or favorite scratch brownies Allow brownies to cool and cut into squares. 

 2. Prepare pudding per package instructions, using 1 1/2 cups milk.  Then fold in 3/4 tub of Whipped Topping to the prepared pudding mix to make the custard layer.

3 Slice strawberries.
 
4.  Layer a trifle bowl or glass bowl with the cut brownies squares. Then follow with half of the custard mixture.  Next layer with half of the sliced strawberries and repeat with the brownies, custard and strawberries. Finish with a layer of plain Whipped Topping and the whole strawberries to garnish. Refrigerate until serving time.


*** This recipe is for a small bowl.  If you have a regular size trifle bowl, you would need to double this recipe.
 

l inked up my recipe to Brandie@The Country Cook's Weekend Potluck #71
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15 comments:

  1. Oh yummy that sounds like a perfect dessert! Beautiful job :)

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    1. Eric,
      This trifle is so good, with brownies, strawberries, and custard, all my faves:)

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  2. I love trifles and this looks delicious, even to me. :) The crystal bowl is beautiful too. You've picked the perfect vessel to highlight the dessert and the perfect dessert to make the bowl look even more gorgeous.

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    1. Christiane,
      Even though this trifle has chocolate, you would still like it. You can sub angel food or pound cake for the brownies:)

      The bowl means a lot to me, because it was my Mom's.

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  3. This is just too tempting Becky :) Better not to start or I would have to forget about wearing bikini :))))

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    1. Medeja,
      I did use lite whipped topping and sugar free pudding with almond milk. The calories were reduced somewhat:) The brownies are the killer.

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  4. Becky this looks delicious!!! Now we are craving brownies!

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    1. this trifle is easy to make and tastes amazing. Brownies are easy to make:)

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  5. I love your pictures and recipes, they are mouth watering. Would love for you to share them with us at foodieportal.com. Over at foodieportal.com we are not photography expert snobs, we are just foodies, so pretty much all your pictures will get accepted.

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  6. Oooh, I love this brownie trifle, Becky! It makes such a gorgeous presentation. I just need some leftover brownies ;)

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    1. Lizzy,
      Thanks! trifle is so simple to make and does make a beautiful presentation. Don't you have any in your freezer, lol?

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  7. What a beautiful trifle, Becky! And I couldn't agree more...you can't go wrong with the classic brownie/strawberry combination! Thank you for sharing, sweet friend, and for all your encouraging and kind words. Hugs and love and prayers to you and yours!

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    1. Monet,
      Thank you! I wish you and Ryan the best in the coming days and the arrival of Lucy. Loves and prayers to you and your family about the horrendous fire, and everyone stays safe!

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  8. Oh my! This is so pretty! =)
    Perfect for a summer dessert!!

    Stopping by from The Weekend Potluck!
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