Mini Brownie Trifles

Mini Brownie Trifles

Last night was our New Beginnings program at church for the Young Women and I got to make the treats!  Woo Hoo!  I like to make new and different things for them so that we’re not always having cupcakes so yesterday I made about 50 of these individual mini brownie trifles.  They were really easy to make but it did take a little while to put them all together.  I baked three 9 x 13″ pans of brownies right from a mix.  I lined the pans with parchment paper so that I could lift the brownies right out for cutting which made cutting them into bite size pieces so much easier than it would have been doing it right from the pan.  I then mixed up 4 large packages of instant chocolate pudding mixes according to the package directions.  Next up in my assembly line were 3 large tubs (16 oz each) of Cool Whip and then at the end of the line were a bag of Heath Toffee Bits and a tub of chocolate sprinkles.  Then I just started layering – about 4 – 5 brownie pieces at the bottom of the cup, a generous spoonful or two of the chocolate pudding, a generous dollop of Cool Whip and then repeat with brownie, pudding, Cool Whip and to finish, top with either the toffee bits or the chocolate sprinkles and done!  On Etsy I found these cute cupcake toppers with our Young Women theme for the year on them so I printed them off on white card stock and then cut them out and taped them to a green striped paper straw (which came from one of my favorite websites “Pick Your Plum”) and stuck one right in the middle of each cup.  I think they looked really cute and I heard they were pretty tasty too!  Here is a look at the whole dessert table:

Mini Brownie Trifle Dessert Table

And for those of you who might be interested and/or who might serve in Young Women like me, here is a picture of the gift we gave them last night with the theme for the year:

Young Women Theme 2014

I found these glass blocks at Hobby Lobby half off (so $5 instead of $10) and then I cut out the phrase with my Cricut in vinyl (which I also purchased from the “Pick Your Plum” website) in various colors so that the girls could find a color they liked to put in their rooms and then the leaders all got together one night and put the phrases on the blocks.  There was a place on the bottom for a tea light and I just happened to have a bunch of them that I bought for my daughter’s wedding reception when she was going to have an outdoor reception but then decided on an indoor one so they didn’t go to waste!  Easy, cute and a nice reminder for them all year long.

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