March 19, 2012

All things green....and a recipe

Happy Monday everyone. I hope you all had a fun weekend and enjoyed celebrating St. Patty's day! We sure did. 
On Friday we headed over to a friend's house for game night! I wanted to make a green dessert but didn't have much time to put something together....so I decided to make a green trifle....and ended up just making up a recipe as I went along. It turned out so good (and was super easy), so I thought I'd share the recipe with you. 

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Here's what you'll need: Mint Oreos, a chocolate cake mix, two small packages of pistachio sugar free instant pudding, and heavy whipping cream. I had green sprinkles on hand in case I needed to green things up bit, but I didn't end up using them. (Keep in mind you'll also need some ingredients to make your cake and pudding: usually just eggs, oil, water, and milk)

First, make your cake. I didn't take a photo of this step, but, you know....follow the directions on the box! Next, make your pudding and set it aside in the fridge.

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Once your cake has cooled, cut it up into 1 inch pieces. You'll end up using about 3/4 of the cake....so be prepared for leftovers! Next, whip up your cream in your mixer. I always add about 2 t sugar to sweeten it up a bit. You can use pre-made whipped cream but I've found it tastes better when you whip it yourself. (Plus it's really easy and people are always impressed that you made your own whipped cream!)

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Next, smash your Oreos. I ended up using almost all of the box....much to my husband's dismay.

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Then it's the fun part. Start by layering cake, then pudding, whipped cream, and then Oreos.

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Then repeat until you fill your trifle bowl.

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Add an Oreo to the top and you're done! Super easy, super impressive dessert!

Did you make any yummy treats this weekend?

20 comments:

  1. wow. wow. wow. save me a piece! yum.

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  2. Yummmm this sounds so amazing!! I definitely think I will be giving it a try :) Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Oh my goodness that sounds like chocolate mint heaven! Very creative dessert that would be good at Christmastime as well. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Now I really really want a trifle. My fav part about making them is the leftover cake!!

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  5. um, wow! that looks amazing!

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  6. YUM!! Too bad we don't get mint oreos around here.. sniff!

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  7. OOo yum!! Looks delicious and very festive for St. Patty's!

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  8. OMG this looks sinfully delicious! Perfect for St. Patty's Day too. Thanks for sharing :)

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  9. Julie, how did I already know that you had to have a RED Kitchen Aid mixer? No other color would be appropriate. Also, I have not commented in a while, so congratulations on little red shoes! (I still remember how sweet you were to Leah when you sent those soft letter/name blocks when she was pregnant. So thoughtful.) We are so happy for you!
    ez

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  10. Oh my goodness, that looks absolutely delicious. I want to go home and make it right now. What would my boss think about that? :)

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  11. OMG! It looks SO YUMMY!!!!

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  12. That looks really delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  13. THis looks delicious!! How yummy. I'm going to have to make that for my fiance as a treat sometime. He LOVES pistachio pudding and chocolate.

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  14. Looks amazing! Jealous of your mad kitchen skills. I definitely lack in that area! HAHA!

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  15. OMG, my stomach is now growling and I just ate dinner!!

    You are SO pretty! I just love your hair!

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  16. That looks AMAZINGLY yummy!! i wish you weren't so far awayyyyyy.

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  17. I've got to try this of course! yummmmm

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  18. Omg that looks so incredible!! Yum!!!

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