Monday, February 4, 2013

Strawberry Cheesecake Brownie Valentine Trifle

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I wanted something that would be delicious and look amazing for my table. With a little creative thought and a craving for chocolate...I've created this beautiful trifle. (My friend Amber was a huge help with the pudding.)

First step is making the brownies, I bought a Pillsbury Valentine Brownie Mix. 
Make sure you line a 9x13 pan with aluminum foil, then follow box directions and pour batter into the lined pan. After letting the brownies cool, place in freezer for 30 minutes. 
After 30 minutes- pull brownies out by the foil. 
Next, using a cookie cutter, press heart shape into brownie to create a heart shape.  
Keep the extra brownie pieces for layering. 

Strawberry Cheesecake Pudding

1 1/2 pt. Fresh Strawberries
1/2 cup Strawberry Syrup
1 can Condensed Milk
1 sm. pkg. Cheesecake Pudding
1 sm. pkg. Vanilla Pudding
3 cups Cold Milk
1 (8 oz. pkg) Cream Cheese
2 containers Cool Whip Topping
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

In a small bowl cut half of the strawberries and pour 1/4 cup of strawberry syrup over. Place in fridge for later. 

In another mixing bowl, mix together cream cheese, condensed milk, milk, pudding mixes and vanilla extract. Stir in one container of Cool Whip and 1/4 cup of strawberry syrup. 

To Construct:

Place heart shaped brownies along the bottom of a medium trifle bowl and fill the center with brownie pieces. 
Gently pour Strawberry pudding until it reaches the top of the heart brownies. 
Then layer with strawberry/syrup mixture and brownies. 
Layer again, with Strawberry pudding. 
Last, place fresh strawberries on top with a heart shaped brownie in the center. 

Delicious and beautiful heart shaped desert that was made with LOVE!!!