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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day Brownie & Raspberry Trifle

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Happy Valentine's Day, friends! Since sweet treats and Valentine's Day go together like peanut butter and jelly, I'm sharing a quick and easy dessert that you can throw together in under 10 minutes. 

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When Valentine's Day falls on a weekday, it makes coming up with a special dinner or dessert difficult. And since here we are on a Tuesday, having a fancy dessert after a long day of work is probably a little out of the question for most of us. 

I whipped these cute trifle desserts up in under 10 minutes a few weeks ago and I'm ashamed to confess that I ate one entire bowl. Coming from someone who doesn't even like whipped cream, this is so bad! But there is something about the mixture of brownies, raspberries and chocolate sauce that make a dessert too good to resist. And although I did make my own whipped cream {it doesn't take too long and tastes SO much better} the other ingredients are easy to pick up on your way home from work and throw together after dinner. Just a quick note on the whipped cream: I used the ratio of 1 cup whipping cream to 2 tablespoons of sugar. Depending on how much you like whipped cream, you can also double that ratio and use 2 cups whipping cream to 4 tablespoons sugar.

Check out the simple recipe below. It's a delicious treat that will give off the appearance of taking forever when in reality, it's an under 10 minute dessert! 

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Valentine's Day Brownie & Raspberry Trifle

{ingredients}
1 package store bought brownies {I bought the bite-sized}
1 pint raspberries
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons sugar
Chocolate syrup, for garnish

{directions}
To make the whipped cream: Place the sugar and whipping cream in the bowl of a mixer and whisk until stiff peaks begin to form. To assemble the trifle: place a dollop or two of whipped cream in the bottom of the glass dish followed by raspberries and brownie bites {I tore the brownies in half to make them even smaller}. Repeat with another layer ending with the brownies. Top the brownie with a dollop of whipped cream, 1 raspberry and a drizzle of chocolate syrup. Serve immediately. 

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I ended up using individual bowls for this recipe {actually, they are stemless wine glasses!} but you could also use a large glass bowl if you are feeding a larger crowd. I do always like to use glass serving pieces so you can see the distinct layers! 

Do you have any fun plans for Valentine's Day? We have the same tradition every year: we eat dinner at Qdoba. In college, I always had a tennis match scheduled on Valentine's Day and since there was a Qdoba close to the tennis facility, my husband {then boyfriend} would run out to pick up dinner to have after the match back on campus. It was a tradition that stuck and 9 years later, we will be celebrating Valentine's Day at our local Qdoba haha!

If you missed yesterday's post, I shared a reader survey and would love to know your input on how to make A Blonde's Moment better in 2017. I am also giving away a $25 Nordstrom gift card to one lucky reader who completes the survey! 


Thanks for stopping by and have a great Tuesday! 

This post is linked up with: Tasty Tuesdays | Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday | Two Cup Tuesday | Weekend Potluck  | SITS Girls 

10 comments:

  1. Can this be any more perfect!!! Looks so yummy and decadent!! Come over to The Blended Blog and link up this sweetness, I'm hosting today. Happy Valentine's Day!!

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  2. this looks delicious and easy! The boys would love it!

    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  3. Omg now I need some sweets!!! This looks amazing... Hope you have a great Valentine's Day!

    Brittany :)
    www.kingdomofsequins.com

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  4. this looks so very tasty oh so yummy would be great to share with your valentine
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  5. Ohhh yes- what a perfect Valentine's treat! Thanks for sharing this, doll!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  6. And now I want a big bite of brownie and raspberries! This looks so delicious, and so easy too! I love your tradition of still going to Qdoba on Valentine's Day! We don't have any Valentine's Day traditions, but I'm excited to just hang out together tonight!

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  7. Ohhhh this looks amazing!! I love raspberry and chocolate together!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  8. Omg this looks so delish and so easy! I hope you had a wonderful valentines day!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  9. YUMMY! This looks delicious, I can see why you ate a bowl!
    Pinning this for later!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  10. This looks so delish, girlie! Yesterday, Eddie made my step-daughter and I dinner and we had homemade ice cream (he didn't make it ;) for dessert. I would love to have this perhaps this weekend or on one of the ones ahead because though it looks festive, it can be eaten anytime! Thanks so much for sharing yet another delicious looking dessert with us and I hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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