Friday, January 18, 2008

Chocolate-Raspberry Cookie Trifle

We're celebrating Megan's birthday this weekend. Hooray! And instead of a traditional birthday cake, she chose to have a Chocolate-Raspberry Cookie Trifle. It's a recipe we found in The Pampered Chef's Fall/Winter Season's Best Recipe Collection and it looks stunning in the trifle bowl Joan gave me for my birthday.

Chocolate-Raspberry Cookie Trifle

1 cup milk
1 pkg. white chocolate instant pudding
1 16 oz. container cool whip
1 12 oz. box of Nilla wafers (broken in half)
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 12 oz. jar seedless raspberry jam
1 12 oz. bag frozen raspberries (not in syrup)

For filling, combine milk and pudding mix;whisk until it starts to thicken. Reserve 1/2 cup cool whip and gently fold the remaining cool whip into the pudding mixture. Cover and refrigerate. For ganache, combine chocolate chips, 1/2 cup cool whip and half of the jam and microwave for 40-60 seconds, or until melted. Stir until smooth. Place remaining jam in bowl and microwave for 30-60 seconds, or until melted. gently stir in thawed raspberries. Set aside 16 whole cookies for garnish.

To assemble trifle, place 1/3 of the cookies into bottom of the trifle bowl. layer 1/3 of raspberry mixture over cookies. Top with 1/3 of the pudding mixture and 1/3 of ganache. Repeat layers two more times, finishing with a smooth layer of ganache. Place the reserved whole cookies into top of trifle.

Happy Birthday, Megs!


Anonymous said...

You are right... it looks DELICIOUS!!! Enjoy.

Kristi said...

Nope, I think it looks disgusting! I surely wouldn't want to eat chocolate and raspberries together, gross!!

Ok, who am I fooling, this sounds more than delicious- what a yummy combination!! Plus it's in a trifle- c'mon, everythings better in a trifle bowl, right?

Montserrat said...

Oh, yeah. This is right up my alley. Yum!

jennwa said...

Wow!!! That looks sooo good . I am going to have a book club meeting on Tues at my house, and that looks like what I will be serving. Thanks!!!

Marisa said...

Looks good enought to ruin my diet for. Thanks for all the recipes you post, I'm always looking for something new.

Bonnie B. said...

Ooooo! That looks yum!