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!

17 comments:

  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.

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

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  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 :)

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

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  5. 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.

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

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  7. 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!

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  8. 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 =)

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  9. 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!

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

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

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