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. 

Photobucket
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.

Photobucket
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!)

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

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

Photobucket
Then repeat until you fill your trifle bowl.

Photobucket
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:

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

how festive and fun! looks tasty too! xoxo jillian:: Shopbop $100 Giftcard Giveaway!

Christina {Carolina Charm} said...

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

Marci @ a smile a day said...

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

Linda said...

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

erin vancura said...

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

mrs. k said...

um, wow! that looks amazing!

Noe said...

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

natasha {schue love} said...

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

Holly said...

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

Big EZ said...

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

Lauren said...

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

Carolyn said...

OMG! It looks SO YUMMY!!!!

Molly said...

That looks really delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

meghan said...

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.

MJ @ Teaching in Heels said...

Yummy!!

Ashley said...

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

Amber @ A little pink in the cornfields said...

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

You are SO pretty! I just love your hair!

Sara Elizabeth said...

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

Just the Two of US said...

I've got to try this of course! yummmmm

Faith said...

Omg that looks so incredible!! Yum!!!

Blogging tips