Trifle Recipes

my heart is still really heavy today, for many reasons (see yesterday’s post)…and as the day has gone on, i’ve lost all mental and emotional energy this afternoon to write of anything important…

so i’m just going to share 3 recipes with you, because they have been requested, and because sometimes cooking is theraputic for me. but you aren’t getting any tutorial pictures today…just recipes…sorry!

these are the recipes that i attach to this Trifle Bowl when giving it as a gift. (go here to see how to make it the bowl.)

Southern Banana Pudding
(many many variations to this. but its a basic and really good)
3 cups cold milk
2 packages (4 serving size each) Vanilla instant pudding and pie filling
30 Nilla Wafers
3 medium bananas, sliced
1 tub (8 oz) cool whip, thawed

Pour milk into large bowl. Add pudding mixes. Beat with wire whisk 2 minutes. (you can do this in a kitchen aid too). Let stand 5 minutes.
Arrange half of wafers on bottom and up sides of trifle bowl.
Top with half of banana slices and half of pudding.
Repeat all layers.
Cover top with cool whip.
Refrigerate 3 hours or until ready to serve.

Death by Chocolate
1 family size brownie mix.
3 packages Chocolate instant pudding and pie filling
5-6 cups milk
1 (16oz) container Cool Whip
1 family size bag of mini candy bars (i use Heath or Butterfinger)

Prepare brownies as directed, but under bake.
Mix pudding as directed with milk.
Chill candy, and then crush once chilled.
Break brownies into small pieces.
In trifle bowl, 1/3 of brownies, 1/3 cool whip, 1/3 candy, and 1/3 pudding. Repeat 2 more times. Sprinkle top with extra candy.

Strawberries and Cream
1 package fresh strawberries, sliced
1 store bought or homemade Angel Food Cake
1 block of cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 pint heavy cream
sugar to taste (maybe 5 TBSP)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

Combine cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth.
Cut angel food cake into bite size pieces.
Whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Sprinkle sugar over top and add vanilla. Whip again until peaks form.
Layer cake, strawberries and cream cheese mixture in trifle bowl.
Repeat layers.
Top with whipped cream.

Next time i make them, i’ll post pictures.