The following is a guest post by Liz at Hoosier Homemade. You may remember her from when I shared her awesome Memorial Day cupcakes. She is now bringing you this delicious and beautiful looking 4th of July Trifle.
Thanks so much Mercedes for having me! I’m just thrilled to be sharing this fun Trifle Dessert with you and your readers! Fourth of July is one of my favorite Holidays! I love decorating, cooking and especially baking for this fun Holiday! But, along with the Holidays, come extra expenses and trying to stay within my grocery budget can sometimes be difficult.
I enjoy sharing this Trifle Dessert! It is a low cost dessert to make, can be changed to fit your taste, and everyone always loves it whenever I take it to a cookout or get-together. Not to mention it looks very impressive, it looks like you spent several hours on it, but it’s actually very easy.
- Trifle Bowl or large vase with straight sides
- Cake, brownies, cookies or even cupcakes work just fine (Cake mixes are $.88 at Walmart)
- 2 tubs of Whipped Topping (I buy mine at Aldi’s for $.89, but you can often find Cool Whip on sale)
- 1 box Vanilla Instant Pudding ($.45)
- 1 container of Strawberries ($1.19 at Aldi’s this week)
- 1 container of Blueberries ($1.99 at Aldi’s this week)
- Decorations (sprinkles and stars made from Candy melts, if desired)
Bake cake, brownies, cookies or cupcakes, cool and cut into pieces. Place on bottom layer.
Mix pudding as directed on box, place in fridge to set. Then fold in 1 tub of Whipped Topping.
Spoon over cake layer. Then slice strawberries and add on top of pudding.
Add a layer of Whipped Topping, about 1/2 the container. Then repeat layers.
I added a few Blueberries on top, for color. Blueberries are a little more expensive than strawberries, it would take probably 2 maybe 3 boxes if you wanted to add them to the layers.
To make the Trifle Dessert more festive, I added a few sprinkles and some stars made from Wilton Candy Melts. I also used some of the stars when I created my Fourth of July Cupcakes.
This dessert goes a long way, feeding at least 25 servings. You definately get a lot of “bang” for your buck with this Fourth of July Dessert.
Liz is the Hoosier Momma from Hoosier Homemade. She is a SAHM of 3 teenage boys, that keep her running with their sports and school activities. Most of the time you can find Liz creating her cupcakes for Cupcake Tuesday. But, she also shares her baked goods, Budget Friendly Meals, and decorating tips and tricks, all to help you “Make Your House a Home.” And when she’s not at Hoosier Homemade, you can find her having a party over on her new blog, It’s A Blog Party. You can follow along with her on Twitter and Facebook.