This trifle is made with brownies, cherries, and chocolate mousse. The trifle recipe is quick and simple to put together.
What is the story with Valentines Day being called “singles awareness day?” This kind of bugs me.
I know you’re going to say, it’s easy for me, since I’m married and not in the position of being aware of my single-ness, and you’re right about that. I’m not single. But stick with me. I have a good point here.
The pre-Valentines ads are driving me crazy, too. They have these messages about not letting your wife or girlfriend be disappointed on Valentines Day because she didn’t get flowers or jewelry.
Let me just go on record here and tell you that I am not the sort of woman to have a fit about Valentines Day.
I told Robb that I didn’t think I had ever in my life received roses on Valentines Day. I saw the worried pallor wash over his face. Then I relieved him by telling him I don’t remember ever caring about it, either.
I think it’s weird that I’m supposed to celebrate my love with my husband on some arbitrary day established by… who? The government? It’s not right. I’ll celebrate my marriage on the day of my choosing. And he better get me a gift on that day!
Meanwhile, I think Valentines Day is a really fun opportunity to celebrate love in the family, and focus on the kids. It’s a great day for passing out candy to school friends, and learning how it feels to dance with a boy your own age at the school Valentines Dance.
And if my daughter is reading this, it is NOT an okay day to say “I love you” to boys you’re not related to. Just so we’re clear.
We’ll have a quiet dinner, give little Valentine gifts to the kids, and eat chocolate for dessert.
Robb was worried he wouldn’t get any of my latest dessert creation, (It’s been known to happen. Kind of frequently, actually.) so I put this dessert in individual dishes. You could totally put the whole thing in a big trifle bowl if you wanted though. It’s super easy, delicious, and perfectly Valentiney for your night of family love-showing.
And, as long as we’re showing love, I want to show some love to Sheryl over at Lady Behind the Curtain for organizing this seriously awesome monthly dessert challenge. Many of us jumped at the chance to join her for a monthly two-ingredient party. And this month is our first party! You guys are super fortunate to have in front of you a collection of some fabulous Chocolate and Cherry recipes to help you through your February.
I hope you’ll look through some of the recipes below, click through, comment, pin, and show some love to these fabulous food bloggers! And for even more great ideas, visit the Behind The Curtain Dessert Challenge Pinterest Board.
- 1 pan brownies (*see notes)
- 1 cup + ½ cup whipping cream
- 6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 T. sugar
- 1 can cherry pie filling
- Cut prepared brownies into small chunks.
- Whip 1 cup cream, until stiff peaks form. Melt chocolate chips over double boiler. Add half the melted chocolate to the whipped cream, and gently fold chocolate in. Add remaining chocolate and gently fold. Chill this simple mousse for 5-10 minutes.
- Whip ½ cup cream with 1 T. sugar until soft peaks form.
- In individual dishes, layer several chunks of brownies, pie filling, chocolate mousse, and top with whipped cream.