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Candy Cane Trifles

Makes: 10 servings
Prep 40 mins Bake 350° 25 mins
Candy Cane Trifles
Ingredients
  • NO-FUSS BROWNIES
  • 2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 2  cups  sugar
  • 1  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1  cup  butter, cut up
  • 1  cup  water
  • 1/3  cup  unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2  eggs
  • 1/2  cup  buttermilk
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  vanilla
  •  Nonstick cooking or baking spray
  • TRIFLES
  • 3/4  cup  coarsely crushed candy canes (about 10)
  • 3 - 4  cups  vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2  cup  whipping cream, beaten to stiff peaks
  •  Mint sprigs
Directions NO-Fuss Brownies:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil; grease foil. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

2. In a medium saucepan combine butter, water, and cocoa powder. Bring just to boiling, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add cocoa mixture to flour mixture. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Add the eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla. Beat for 1 minute (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

3. Coat a 2-1/2-inch round cutter with cooking spray. Cut out 20 brownie circles (clean and recoat cutter as needed). Set aside until ready to assemble trifles.

TRIFLE ASSEMBLY :

4. LAYER 1 In 10 straight-side glasses or tumblers, each about 3 inches in diameter, place one brownie circle.

5. LAYER 2 Sprinkle on some of the crushed candy.

6. LAYER 3 Top with 1/3-cup scoop of ice cream.

7. LAYER 4 Top ice cream with another brownie circle.

8. LAYER 5 Top with whipped cream, additional crushed candy, and mint.

From the Test Kitchen
  • Purchased brownies or brownies made from a mix may be substituted.
Nutrition Facts (Candy Cane Trifles)
  • Servings Per Recipe 10,
  • cal. (kcal) 519,
  • Fat, total (g) 24,
  • chol. (mg) 104,
  • sat. fat (g) 15,
  • carb. (g) 72,
  • Monounsaturated fat (g) 7,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 55,
  • pro. (g) 5,
  • vit. A (IU) 826,
  • vit. C (mg) 1,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 44,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 306,
  • Potassium (mg) 175,
  • calcium (mg) 91,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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