Love, Yum and Summer Memories
May 23, 2013
Today I am sharing with you all a recipe I envisioned that came out great the first try! It is always nice when that happens. This is just part two of my journey with Kraft Foods as a Kraft Tastemaker.
There are many recipes that get me excited about summer. Whether it be a tasty fruit dessert or bonding with family over a campfire making s'mores, there are just so many flavors that bring out the fun! My mind instantly went back to the delicious Strawberry Trifle recipe I created and shared with you about 3 years ago and a brainstorm was born. Why not combine the love for the trifle with the fun of s'mores? So, here you have it! A glorious outpouring of love, yum and memories that I hope you will enjoy and share with your family as well this summer.
S'mores Trifle Recipe
1 20 oz. bag JET-PUFFED Marshmallows
2 pkg. (3.9 oz. each) JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
2 cups milk
1 8 oz. container COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, frozen
1 box (16 oz.) graham crackers
2 1.55 oz. chocolate bars, broken into pieces
Pour 2 cups of cold milk into a mixing bowl. Pour JELL-O Pudding packets on top and beat with electric mixer on low for 30 seconds. Move mixer to medium speed and beat the pudding for 4 minutes. Place in the refrigerator until you are ready to assemble the trifle.
Place graham crackers in a sealed plastic bag and crush fine. Place 1/2 of the COOL WHIP container with 12-14 marshmallows in a microwave safe bowl. Place in microwave for 30 seconds and stir well. Marshmallows may still be lumpy and that is ok.
Begin to assemble the trifle starting with a layer of graham cracker crumbs. Use half of your batch. Layer the marshmallow and COOL WHIP mixture over the graham cracker crumbs. Next, layer half of the pudding.
Layer the broken pieces of one of your chocolate bars over the pudding. Make sure to layer them close to the edge for a more appealing look. It's ok if they do not completely cover your dish.
Now it's time to add another layer of graham crackers. Use all but about a 1/2 of what you have left. We are saving a little for the top!
Make another batch of marshmallow/COOL WHIP mixture by placing the rest of the COOL WHIP in the microwave safe bowl with about 12-14 marshmallows. Microwave for 30 seconds and mix well. Spread the marshmallow mixture over the graham crackers.
Add the rest of the pudding over the marshmallow mixture. Top with remaining chocolate bar pieces. Cover the top of the trifle with marshmallows and then sprinkle the remaining graham cracker crumbs over them. Some of the crumbs will fall through the marshmallows and that is ok.
Finish your marshmallows off by using a lighter to toast the tops.
So, what are you waiting for? Even if it is raining outdoors you can enjoy the s'mores indoors while adding in the cool factor to bring down the heat of summer. If you try it I would love to hear your thoughts or ways you made it even more awesome.