My sister had been telling me about her famous brownie trifle for well, a while. I had been avoiding making it because it really didn’t sound fantastic. I’m not a huge brownie fan. Don’t get me wrong, I love brownies but given a choice I wouldn’t make them first. I found this really cute idea for Valentines day dinner and knew I had to do it with my family, they loved it! I decided to make the brownie trifle for dessert, it was a great choice.
This was our Cupid’s Crazy Cafe dinner. My kids loved it. We had my parents over for the dinner as well. We pretended we were at a restaurant, I was the waiter, I printed out menu’s and put some love music in the background. Everyone filled out their order and then I brought out their food. No one knows what they are ordering and no one but the waiter knows when they’ll get each piece of the meal. So, Grandma ordered the brownie trifle for her appetizer! The kids thought that was great. Other people only ordered forks and spoons for their appetizer. And Grandma, she ordered salad for her dessert.
We busted out the good China. You know the china we’ve only ever used a handful of times. Need to get some use out of it. I had my daughter cut out hearts for the table.
Some flowers for the centerpiece. We really turned the dinning room into an upscale restaurant for this dinner.
Back to the brownie trifle. It was actually a super easy dessert to make which made my day a lot easier. I just made a box brownie mix. Put them on the bottom layer, put some chocolate pudding on top then cool whip then started over again with the brownies, pudding, cool whip. Then I added the last layer of brownies and put some hot fudge on top.
This really was a yummy dessert and perfect to finish, or start, our valentines dinner off with.
1 box brownie mix prepared as directed on box
1 3oz. box chocolate pudding
2 cups milk
1 tub cool whip
1/4 cup hot fudge (optional)
Prepare pudding according to box. Once brownies are cooled to room temperature and pudding is thick layer brownies, pudding, and cool whip until all are gone. Poor hot fudge on top of trifle.