Monday, April 29, 2013

Banana Split Brownie Trifle

Banana Split Brownie Trifle recipe by Barefeet In The KitchenPerfectly ripe strawberries and bananas, brownie bits and a scoop of whipped cream come together with just a bit of sugar to make a pretty and fun dessert. My original plan was to layer ice cream into the trifle and at the last minute I decided to skip it. While I am a big fan of an occasional decadent dessert, this turned out light and summery and the whole family loved it.

Trifles are so versatile; the possibilities with the banana split flavors are endless. You could layer a simple chocolate pudding between the fruit, add scoops of ice cream (here's a dairy-free option too), drizzle chocolate syrup or caramel sauce. Have fun with it!

Looking for the perfect brownie recipe? Try one of these: 

Banana Split Brownies and Cream Trifle
Yield: 4 servings
(printable recipe)

1 lb strawberries, sliced
2 bananas, sliced
1 large brownie, chopped very small
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Combine the cream, sugar and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Beat on high speed just until the cream is whipped and fluffy. Be careful not to over mix. Set aside.

Layer half of the berries and bananas in the bottom of four small bowls. Sprinkle half of the brownies on top and then layer the rest of the fruit over that. Divide the whipped cream on top of each bowl and garnish with additional fruit as desired. Enjoy!

Banana Split Brownie Trifle recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

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  1. Oh my word, does that just not look decadent??? Okay, that's it.. this solidifies it... I'm hunting you down and moving in :)

  2. Oh my, could this get any better? Good call not to put it over ice cream, I think it's perfect this way!

  3. I love trifles. They are so very versatile and they look so pretty. How can you go wrong with bananas and chocolate? Thank you for sharing!

  4. Looks just wonderful but not too naughty, love that! You've made something so simple look so amazing, I want one now (for breakfast!). :)

  5. Your food styling and photography have gotten so professional Mary. Really gorgeous looking little dessert and so delicious too.

  6. As usual I gravitate towards the chocolately dessert choice! I'm also a big fan of any dessert in a glass lately, so comforting!