Black Forest Trifle (adapted)

Hi! How was your Thanksgiving??

Mine was good. My Baby Sis, the kids, and I drove 13 hours to Alabama to spend the holiday with my Dad. It was really nice and we had a great time. And, of course, the food was amazing!

Before I took off to the deep South, I was lucky enough to snag a couple cans of some cherry pie filling and some brownie mix to make this trifle.

Being part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program has given me so many opportunities to stretch my creativity in the kitchen and this time was no exception.

Through this program I was gifted with coupons for a Duncan Hines product and a can of Comstock-Wilderness fruit filling.

The BEST part about this program is that now, I get to give TWO lucky blog readers TWO coupons for Duncan Hines products! Check out the end of this post to find out how to enter to win!

Now, on to the good stuff.

I love trifles.

I think they are so easy to put together but that they transport your dessert into something spectacular. Most people think it takes me hours to make these desserts. But that isn’t the case.

These flavors are perfect for a holiday dessert. And what’s really cool about trifles is that you can also use the dessert as a centerpiece for your holiday table!

Let me show you how easy this is to make:

Ingredients:

8 oz cool whip OR chocolate cool whip
8oz cream cheese
1/4 cup milk
2 cans cherry pie filling
24 brownies homemade or store bought
Chocolate curls (optional)

Instructions:

In a mixing bowl, combine milk, cream cheese and cool whip beat until smooth.
In a clear trifle dish,
layer of crumbled brownies
layer of creamcheese/coolwhip mixture
layer of cherry pie filling
top off with
dollop of cool whip
Chocolate curls (optional)
Repeat.