Reese’s Brownie Mini Trifles

Reese's Brownie Mini Trifles | Mom On Timeout

I don’t know about you but my kids love dessert!  In fact, I’m pretty sure it’s their favorite part of a meal :)  I certainly don’t have time to be baking away every day but I’ve found simple ways to make desserts easy AND special.  COOL WHIP Whipped Topping is one very simple way to turn an everyday dessert into something extra special.   My boys love JELL-O and pudding but let me tell you, when I serve it with a dollop of COOL WHIP, it’s like a whole new dessert and one that makes them feel special.  My family loves the creamy goodness that COOL WHIP adds to desserts and I love watching my boys lick their spoons making sure they get every last little bit – too cute!

One of my very favorite desserts is a layered dessert that starts with a shortbread cookie crust and is layered with pudding and COOL WHIP and then topped with chopped nuts.  My Aunt Lana makes this for almost every family occasion and is kind enough to make one half chocolate and the other half banana so we can each enjoy our favorite.  I think most of us usually take a little of each :)

The one on the left is all mine!

Today I’m going to share a very simple, but very decadent and delicious recipe that you can make any day of the week - Reese’s Brownie Mini Trifles.  I love trifles because they are gorgeous and look like they take a lot of skill and time when really, they are very simple!  I love working my way through the layers and enjoying the creamy goodness of the COOL WHIP along the way.

Start with brownies – made from scratch, from a box, or bought at the store – it doesn’t matter!  Next, layer chopped Reese’s Miniature Peanut Butter Cups – my favorite!  (You might have been clued in to this little fact since my first child’s name is Reece.)  I use about 1-2 miniature cups per layer.  Add a dollop (or TWO) of COOL WHIP and repeat the layers.  Top with one half of a Reese’s and you’ve got a beautiful mini trifle that is sure to please!  Please note that it is important to taste test as you build these trifles – you want to make sure you’re getting it just right ;)

These trifles are perfect to make for a crowd.  You can even make them the day before – just cover with plastic wrap and stick in the fridge.  The next day, pull them out and look like the super star that you are!  I love serving desserts in individual containers – so cute!

Now this is a treat that I can enjoy every week night!

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Comments

  1. These look AMAZING!!! THANKS for sharing! My kids as well as myself would love these!

  2. Yummy! This is great. A must make!

  3. I can really say YUMMY…. I will be making this this weekend. Rhonda Your newest follower.

  4. OMG I want one, yum! I would love for you to link up to my new party “Pin It & Win It Wednesdays” @ http://www.cheapcraftymama.com!

  5. I am featuring your dessert on my blog today… YUM!

  6. This looks dangerous! Definitely pinning this. :)

    Anna
    http://www.askannamoseley.com

  7. These look delicious! You’re more than welcome to share at Mix it up Monday:

    http://www.flourmewithlove.com/2012/04/mix-it-up-monday_08.html

    Thanks Trish :)

  8. Yum! This looks scrumptious! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

  9. These look so good. We also love dessert so I can’t wait to try. Thanks and I’m your newest follower.

  10. Oh these look delicious! I love the peanut butter/chocolate combo, you just can’t go wrong with that! I would love for you to share this at my link party
    http://thewinthropchronicles.blogspot.com/2012/04/share-it-link-party-6.html

  11. Oh YUM!! Another deadly recipe my friend. Reese’s are always a smart choice! :)

  12. Ok, those look delicious! YUMMO!

  13. I just had to wipe the droll off of my chin :) wow does this look delicious!! I would LOVE to have you share this at my link party!
    http://www.pincushioncreations.com/2012/04/homemade-by-you-7.html

  14. oh yum! I love cool whip!

  15. This looks super tasty. I would love it if you linked it up to my link party.

    http://momslifevents.blogspot.com/

    Thanks~ Taylor

  16. This looks delicious. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas.

  17. Love this! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party and would love for you to share this! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/04/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_12.html?m=1

  18. Oh my these look amazing! Thanks for sharing

  19. Oh, I knew I shouldn’t opened this because my diet wants to go out the window! my kids would love this and it is very simple.

  20. This sounds delicious! I followed you over from Makin’ you Crave Monday and would like to invite you to share this, and any other posts you would like to, on my blog at http://www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.com. Have a great week.

    Hugs,
    Michelle

  21. Those look amazing!!!! New visiter here. :)

  22. These looks so delicious! My kids would be super pleased if they found them waiting after school one day! I wanted to let you know that I featured these today! You can check it out here: http://www.thegunnysack.com/2012/04/who-was-stuffed-in-gunny-sack-week-33.html

  23. These look so yummy! I love easy desserts too. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

  24. I would have to say these could be a little dangerous! I love me some sweets, especially brownies:) I might have to try these out.

  25. This dessert looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing! Thanks for coming to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope you’ll be back soon! -The Sisters

  26. This has to be delicious! I am a new follower. Patsy

  27. You have stolen my heart with this post. haha. Thank you for sharing. :)

  28. Looks amazing! Yum :)
    Greetings from Australia♥
    ~Pernilla

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