Photos & Recipe by Alexandra Mascali
Our Twist on the Traditional Trifle
This Friday Night Bites recipe is not only kid-friendly, but kid “doable”. Friday afternoons are a fun time to work on a quick and easy “edible craft” with the kids. Plus, it’s an opportunity to making some holiday baking memories. Tip: if your children are very young, prepare the brownies ahead of time so they don’t have to wait around for them to bake. Then, simply prepare an assembly line to layer in the goodies to create these sweet treats in a jar! When preparing this dessert for younger guests, use 8 oz. disposable plastic glasses as their containers.
Everyone will look forward to indulging in this scrumptious Friday Night Bite – it’s richness makes the single serving just the right size!
- 1 batch of brownies, cubed (use box mix or favorite homemade recipe)
- 2 cups chocolate pudding (prepare according to package instructions)
- 16 oz. tub cool whip, thawed
- 12 oz. raspberries, rinsed and dried
- 1 dozen 8 oz. mason jars
- Bake brownies according to directions in an 8’ x 8” baking dish – bake so they are fudgy not cake-like. Allow them to cool, cut into small brown bites and set aside.
- Prepare pudding and set aside briefly.
- Layer brownie bites, pudding and cool whip into individual serving size mason jars. Top with fresh raspberries.
- Screw on tops and refrigerate. Twenty minutes before serving, remove from refrigerator. Serve at room temperature.