Sunday, September 27, 2009

S'more Trifles. S'mifles?

You know, a good dessert doesn't have to be complicated, time-consuming, and "everything's made from scratch" to be fun, unique, and have that "wow" factor.

I love my mini trifle dishes. I got them at the Crate and Barrel outlet last year. I have 12 of them. And, I love creating fun, easy, unique desserts in them.

This weekend, I created little S'more trifles out of the simplest of ingredients.

Boxed cake.
Mini marshmallows.
Chocolate pudding.
Crushed graham crackers.
Chocolate chips.
Whipped cream.

I have named them "S'mifles".

I love how each of the layers really stand out against the others.

Valentine's Day trifle? Ooh la looooove.

I love Hershey's kisses. Nothin' says love the way they do.

But, I'm gonna have to say that I liked the top of this one the best. Half of a graham cracker, some mini-marshmallows, and a mini-Hershey's chocolate bar.

Campfire trifle, anyone?

I love playing with my food.

Of course, you don't need individual trifle dishes to make this yummy dessert.

Make one big S'more trifle in a large trifle dish.
Layer on up in a glass mixing bowl.
Use a small juice glass.
Use a drinking glass. Double the fun.
How about ramekins?

Just make 'em. With whatever you've got. They taste even better than they look.

Happy food. I love happy food.

S'more Trifles (S'mifles)

1 box chocolate cake mix
1 large box chocolate pudding (instant or Cook & Serve)
1 bag mini-marshmallows
1 pack Graham crackers, crushed
1 bag chocolate chips
3 cups whipped cream (or Cool Whip)
Hershey's kisses, optional
Mini-Hershey's chocolate bars, optional

Prepare chocolate cake mix and pudding according to package directions. Cut cake into 1-inch squares. Set aside.

Layer in the following order: chocolate cake, marshmallows, pudding, crushed graham crackers, chocolate chips, whipped cream. Top as desired.

Dig in and enjoy!


  1. Oh, girl... I was on my way to bed and now I am drooling. I love your happy food. It matches your happy heart.

    And I LOVE this idea... you are amazing, Sar.

  2. Those are adorable and so are the mini trifle bowls!

  3. I am sorry, but you have outdone yourself with this one- love it!!! I will have to get some of those dishes- you could go crazy with desserts in those! Please post some more ideas for them!! :) Thanks for not being stingy with your creative ideas- I need all the help I can get :)

  4. Microwave it (sans Cool Whip)!

  5. Mmmm...those look so delicious yet so simple. I love the dishes too.

  6. these look fantastic!

    i you were a Friends fan I'd make some crack about a traditional English trifle and "it tastes like feet".

    but your trifles, I'm sure, didn't taste like feet.

  7. Looks so pretty! My mom does the same thing except for brownies instead of chocolate cake.

  8. I want to get me some mini trifle dishes!

    Those are adorable and what a fun shout out to summer... bet it would be fun in the middle of winter when you're thinking about summer and campfires!

  9. awesomeness. my problem? i can't get hershey chocolate, hershey kisses, cool whip or pudding mix here in england =( sniff sniff!! otherwise i would be making those tonight! they look awesome =)

  10. Um, yum. That's all I can say lest the drool make its way down my chin. Yum.

    Oh and TOTALLY laughing at Jessica B's comment. We love that episode!

  11. I love it! I just bought mini trifle dishes and was looking for fun ideas. I LOVE S'mores!

  12. omg that was so yummy i made it for my friends and they loved it thanks!!!