I can't think of a better way to start the new year, and my 12th year of blogging (wait... what??) than with my favorite kind of dessert - a trifle! It's become my thing to create a couple of new trifles every year - they are so versatile and the flavor and texture combinations are endless! This year, Matt requested something chocolatey and minty for our Christmas week trifle, and this easy peasy little beauty came together quickly and rose to our top 5 favorite trifles of all time.
Layers of dark chocolate cake chunks, a smooth and light white chocolate mousse, and crunchy pieces of chocolate mint cookies. What's not to love?
As with most of my trifles, I like to take a couple of shortcuts by using a boxed cake mix and my little secret weapon in the mousse layer... Cool Whip. Trust me, I know that using a real homemade whipped cream is unparalleled in flavor, but I find that Cool Whip holds up for longer in the refrigerator when you are either making the trifle a couple days in advance, or you know that the leftovers are going to last for a while. Often when I create a trifle it's only going to be consumed by our little family, so it takes a while to get through it!
This is one treat that is a crowd pleaser for the holidays or any time of the year. Enjoy!Print
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