Layer after layer after layer of deliciousness! These individual Gluten-Free Brownie Mint Trifles are the perfect refreshing St. Patrick’s Day treat.
In my 30 years on this planet, I’ve learned a thing or two. Maybe most importantly: you can never go wrong when brownies are involved.
Think about it: when have you ever been sad when eating brownies? (Excluding that time when you ate an entire pan post-breakup – but let’s not relive that ?)
Another thing I’ve learned, albeit more recently: chocolate and mint are a match made in heaven.
Can you believe I actually used to HATE mint and chocolate together? More accurately, I hated mint flavored anything. In my mind, mint was reserved for toothpaste and breath freshening only. Thankfully, a mojito or 5 billion finally made me come around, and eventually I opened my mind to the gloriousness that is chocolate + mint.
So when I was dreaming up the perfect St. Patty’s day dessert, I knew I had to whip something up that celebrated this unstoppable flavor combination. Plus, mint is green and you HAVE to eat green things on St. Patty’s day. It’s basically a law. ?
These gluten-free brownie mint trifles are so easy to pull together. Which means more time for drinking green [gluten-free] beer, and less time in the kitchen.
Thanks to the miracle that is instant pudding, and the existence of maybe the best brownie bites on the face of this planet (gluten-free AND pre-baked. Have I mentioned how much I love Canyon Bakehouse?) these personal portioned trifles come together in, almost literally, a snap.
All you have to do is whip up a batch of gluten-free instant vanilla pudding, mintify it (requiring ½ teaspoon of peppermint extract + a few drops of food coloring – no sweat), crumble up the brownies, whip up some fresh whipped cream, and then layer everything together in cute glasses. Seriously, these bad boys take all of 10 minutes from beginning to end. Yes, even when you’re making your own whipped cream.
The dangerous part? They’re even easier to consume than they are to make. Saying that Anthony and I inhaled these would do the speed at which we ate them a great injustice.
Oh, and, let’s just chat about homemade whipped cream for a second, shall we?
Always make it from scratch. Always.
That is all.
…okay, you know I couldn’t stop there (me? chatty? ha. ?), but honestly, it’s SO easy to whip up and tastes approximately 847,305,348 times better than the chemical laden canned whipped
crap cream you can buy at the grocery store. Why I ever bothered to purchase canned whipped cream is completely beyond me. So, take the extra 2 minutes (…most of which is hands off time anyways!) and make it from scratch. You’ll never go back!
I don’t know about you, but I think St. Patty’s Day should occur at least once per week. I need any excuse I can get to have these gluten-free brownie mint trifles in my
life mouth as possible.
May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
May your gluten-free mint brownie trifle glass be always full.
…..That’s how it goes, right? ??
- 1 package Canyon Bakehouse Brownie Bites (9 bites), coarsely crumbled
- 1 package gluten-free vanilla pudding, prepared according to package directions
- ½ teaspoon pure mint extract
- 3 drops green food coloring
- 8 oz. heavy whipping cream
- 1 Tablespoon powdered sugar
- Sprinkles, if desired
- Make vanilla pudding according to package directions. Once set, stir in mint extract and green food coloring. Set aside.
- To make whipped cream, beat the heavy whipping cream on high speed for 2 minutes, or until stiff peaks form. Add in the powdered sugar, and beat again for another 5-10 seconds, or until powdered sugar is fully incorporated.
- In a small glass or individual-sized trifle dish, layer brownie bite (about 1 bite, crumbled) followed by a layer of pudding, followed by a large dollop of whipped cream. Repeat layers one more time. Top with a few extra brownie crumbles, and sprinkles if desired. Enjoy!
This recipe was developed in partnership with Canyon Bakehouse. All opinions are 100% my own!
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