That’s layers of sugary love, I mean. Here’s a Valentine’s treat to make, share, and enjoy!
What? It’s not Valentine’s Day?! You mean, I missed it?!….. haha…. Ok, ok, so I’m a little late on posting this yummy desert….. (I mean this is called, 2busybrunettes.. I’ve been a little busy!)
Even so, It’s never too late for chocolate, right?? Last weekend my husband, Jesse, came up with this delicious Valentine’s version of dirt cake! (Yes, MY HUSBAND did!) He loves to invent different dishes and crazy creations for people to try. While he whipped all these sugary treats together I didn’t lift a finger! (Well, except to type, that is.) I sat at my laptop and took notes so I could share the recipe with you! Then I got to help eat the end result! I took it to school and shared with my fellow teachers in the lounge on Valentine’s Day. It was a HUGE hit! No one believed me when I told them my husband made it. What can I say, I’m a lucky girl!
“Oh my!” Trifle
(because you will say, “Oh my!” when you take a bite)
The Goodies You’ll Need:
1 Package of Double Stuffed Oreos
1 Roll of Ready to Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies (16.5 oz)
1 box of Chocolate Jell-O Instant Pudding (5.9 oz)
1 package of Fat Free Cream Cheese (8 oz)
1 Box of No Bake Cheesecake Mix (11.2 oz)
1 box of powdered sugar (1 lb)
1 tub of whipped cream (16 oz)
1 package of 6 snack size Reese’s Cups
1 handful of mini-snickers (or a full or king size snickers bar)
1 bag of pink and white strawberry & vanilla marshmallows (optional)
4 tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups of 2% milk
1) Follow directions for the Cheesecake mix. Prepare the cheesecake crust and filling as directed on the box in your trifle dish. Store the cheesecake in the refrigerator for about an hour while you prepare the rest.
2) Use a food processor to separately chop up Reese’s cups, Oreos, and snickers. Then separate into individual bowls.
3) Combine 4 tbsp of butter, 8 oz of softened cream cheese, 1 tsp of vanilla extract, 1 cup of powdered sugar into a mixing bowl. Mix with beater on low-speed until it is smooth.
4) Next, pour 3 cups of 2% milk and the package of pudding mix and blend with the cream cheese mixture.
5) Bake the cookie dough in big clumps that would potentially make huge cookies, on 355 degrees, for about 7 minutes. (The cookies should still be fairly gooey.)
6) Layer in the different goodies in a pattern of your choice. (Have fun. You can’t go wrong!)
By the way, Jesse was also responsible for the heart decorations on top! I seriously didn’t touch a thing!
Ways you can add a little more Valentine’s pizzaz:
1) Instead of the traditional gummy worms hanging out of the top, incorporate gummy hearts.
2) Make it more festive by adding colors to your layers. Add food coloring in the whipped cream, or another flavor of pudding mix (cherry or strawberry?) to give it a pop of color.
3) If you really want to be an “overachiever” try creating a pattern on the sides of the trifle dish. Poke a skewer down against the edge of the dish to add a design.
Enjoy your sugar rush!