Monday, May 23, 2016

Chocolate Coconut Mini Trifle (No Bake)


Talk about an easy dessert.  These little baby trifles are show stoppers to say the least.  Served on a pretty tray, they truly are.  What I love most of all, they are super easy to make and non bake.  Score!  My favorite kind!  They are a spin off of the Mounds candy bar.  You remember don't you?  "Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't.  Almond Joy has nuts, Mounds don't".  Remember?  Am I dating myself?  *Yikes*

So anyway, I wanted to make something very easy but delicious for the upcoming holiday.  I also wanted to use up the boxes of Girl Scout cookies I purchased from 3 separate coworkers as well.  Another post, another day...

So as women/mom's in general here is our to do list for a get together;

1. Get the house ready for the get together.
2. Plan out the menu.
3. Plan theme if using one.
4. Shop for needed items/supplies.
5. Prep for the get together.
6. Cook for the get together.
7. Attempt to make yourself look presentable.
8. Serve the get together. 
9 & 10. CLEAN AFTER THE GET TOGETHER!



Right?  I know!  So the last thing I want to do when I am hosting a get together, holiday celebration what have you is make it even more difficult for myself by serving a dessert that takes time to prepare. 



I am here to tell you my friends, that these mini trifles are not only delicious, they are super, I mean super easy to make and best even yet?  You can make them the day before!  Chocolate, coconut, creamy vanilla goodness in one bite.  Plus they are perfectly portable if you are being invited to a get together and want to bring.

Ready for the recipe?  Here we go;

Prep time: 20 minutes
Bake time:  NO BAKE
Yield: 6 trifles  (you can certainly double the recipe if you want to make more, or make them 2 layer instead of 3)

Ingredients:
1 pkg (3.4 oz) French Vanilla Pudding 
1 container (8oz) non dairy topping
1 cup milk
1 pkg (7oz) caramel delight cookies (or cookies of choice)
3/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup dark chocolate mini chocolate chips

Directions:  
-Toast the coconut till just starting to golden, remove from heat, place in a container and set aside.

-Mix milk with pudding mix till incorporated, then add in the non dairy topping, beat well.  Place in fridge for 1/2 an hour.

-As pudding is chilling, in a food process add the caramel delight cookies and pulse till you have a combination of fine cookie crumbles and larger ones.  See below.


 
 -Pudding should be chilled now.  Let's assemble.

-Place a layer of cookies on the bottom, then pudding, layer shredded coconut, scant teaspoon of chocolate chips, more cookie crumbs and end with the shredded coconut.

-You can certainly make 3 layers like I did, or make 2 layers if you want to serve 8-10.


 Don't forget to take some time out for yourself and enjoy one of these trifles as well.  

Till next time!


Dishin with Didi