Layers of homemade brownies and a no bake peppermint cheesecake make this Peppermint Brownie Trifle an impressive dessert to bring to holiday parties.
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A few weeks ago we visited family over Thanksgiving. We were able to stay at my sister’s house while we were there, and it was fun to catch up with her over those few days. And of course seeing our little niece and nephew was a treat…they are getting so big, so fast.
While we were there, we talked dessert. Surprise, surprise. Yes, I do talk dessert even when I’m not working. To be fair, she did bring it up.
She asked me about making a no bake cheesecake. Apparently she had been craving one and tried to put one together using the ingredients in her fridge instead of what the recipe called for. She thought she could use milk in place of whipping cream. Silly girl! I had quite a laugh at her expense. It’s ok. She was totally laughing too!
Just so you know, milk cannot be used in place of whipping cream for cheesecake! My sister found that out when she went back hours later to see if her cheesecake had set up. I give her props for improvising and freezing the runny mixture. She said it was kind of like an icy frozen cheesecake and got her past her craving.
I usually have tubs of Cool Whip in my refrigerator for cheesecake instead of whipping cream. Yes, I know. The white stuff that some people find so controversial is in my house. Hey, I like the creamy stuff and have been known to eat it by the spoonfuls. #justkeepingitreal
If you want to make homemade whipped cream to use in place of the Cool Whip, that will work too.
Since my love of peppermint everything apparently has no end, I came home from visiting my sister and whipped up a creamy no bake peppermint cheesecake.
Then I made these homemade chocolate chip brownies, minus the chocolate chips and layered the two together in a bowl. This peppermint brownie trifle looks so impressive all layered together in a clear trifle bowl.
Another thing you will almost always find in our kitchen at the holidays are these peppermint crunch chips. I’m seriously obsessed with them. In fact, I have to buy at least 2 bags at a time because I like to snack on them as I baking. It’s a real problem!
No wonder all that working out early in the morning isn’t doing anything. My sweet tooth is sabotaging my squats…one bite of peppermint brownie trifle at a time!
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More peppermint treats from blog friends:
- Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Pie from Eighteen 25
- Peppermint Mocha Bundt Cake from Handle the Heat
- Chocolate Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bars from Wine & Glue
- Peppermint Sugar Cookie Dough Bark from Crazy for Crust
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