Chocolate Creme Trifle Jars

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Just picture it, a warm summer day in the park, under a big oak tree, overlooking the serene eastern coastline. The tide rolling in, the hum of cicadas, and the laughter of children. This is what I picture as my perfect summer day. And, if you want to know where this picture came from, it’s a real place. πŸ˜€

The only thing that’s missing is food. The outing will only be complete with aΒ scrumptiousΒ picnic. One with lemonades, cold slaw, fruit, pimento cheese sandwiches, and chocolate. These chocolate trifle jars, to be exact!

My grandmother introduced me to the trifle a few years back and her chocolatly concoction is the inspiration for these portable treats! It’s quite simple and easy to whip up.

You can’t really mess them up and you can be creative with how you layer them. Plus, everything is more fun when eaten from a jar! πŸ˜‰

The star of this dessert is the Philadelphia Cooking Creme. The sweet tang of the cooking creme enhances the rich chocolate flavors and decadent lightness of the whole trifle.

It was so easy to whip up and pop in the cooler (or refrigerator) until you’re ready to dive in!

Well, I made these precious dessert jars as part of the Philadelphia Cooking Creme Virtual Potluck contest. It’s a 24 hour contest, where the blogger with the most comments on their post wins!

The winner receivesΒ $500 and a year-supply of PCC in a variety of flavors (12 gratuity coupons)!!!!!!!!!!


Rules for voting:

  • Readers can begin voting by commenting on their favorite post(s) starting atΒ 9:00 a.m. CST on July 19, 2012
  • Duplicate comments, spammers and comments from the author will not be counted as votes.
  • Bloggers are allowed and encouraged to promote on their personal social media channels for votes.
  • Bloggers may not post this contest to voting boards to garner votes.
  • Voting will last 24 hours from the time of the post (closing at 9:00 a.m. CST on July 20)
  • In the event of a tie, voting will be extended one hour.
You’re welcome to head over to my BBQ hosts, The Happy Housewife and The Country CookΒ for some more great recipes! Oh, and we’ll be using hash tag #PCCBBQ on twitter!


Chocolate Creme Trifle Jars


  • brownies (from scratch or box)
  • 10 ounce Philadelphia Original Cooking Creme
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups heavy cream, divided
  • 1/2 cup 60% Ghirardelli chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Prepare your brownies as directed. Set aside 1/3 of the brownies for this recipe. Eat the other 2/3rds while you make the trifles!
  2. In a bowl, combine the cooking creme, 1/4 sugar, and vanilla extract together. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, beat 1 1/2 cups of the heavy cream until it is the consistency of whipping cream. Set aside.
  4. Finally, make the gananche using the other 1/2 cup of heavy cream and the Ghirardelli chocolate chips.
    1. Bring the heavy cream to a boil.
    2. Remove from heat and add in the chocolate.
    3. Pour into a bowl and let cool.
  5. Now assemble the trifles, layering the brownie, semi sweet chocolate chips, sweet cooking creme, whipping cream, and gananche.

Servings: 3 mason jars

So, what is your favorite summer BBQ or picnic dessert????

This post has been sponsored by Kraft.


  1. So we just comment on this post? Sounds easy enough! I really hope you win! And, as a chocoholic, I will definitely be making this recipe ASAP. I wanted to eat it off of the spoon in the picture!

  2. They look soooo choco-good! I hope you win!
    My favorite BBQ-recipe is a dessert made with bananas in the skin, grilled until black. you open them, put some choc on top, some sweet cream (fraiche, or whipped) and some Baileys liqueur YUMM!

  3. This sinfully looking easy desert not only looks lucious, but I can just imagine the sweet, melting flavors in my mouth! This surely deserves to win for creating a wonderful desert with cooking creme!

  4. I have enjoyed the goodies you have sent by Logan. Any chance one of these will be coming? Look great. Good Luck!

  5. Those chocolate jar trifles look anything but ‘trifling’……………too delicious and easy too!

  6. I love these they are fasionable and look yummy can’t wait to make them I wish I could just reach in the computer and grab one πŸ˜‰ Good luck hope you win !!

  7. YUM!! these look great – – and things (especailly picnic things) are so much more fun when you’re eating them out of a jar. I love these, and they will be making an appearence at my next picnic for sure πŸ˜‰

  8. I’m so glad you posted these!! I’m going to make them for the group of people who are helping me move this weekend!! Sounds super easy and delicious!

  9. This looks so good! I love the idea of serving in a jar. This is my favorite idea in the BBQ virtual tour.

  10. As always, your presentation of such yummy food is amazing! Your explanations and step by step instructions are easy to follow too. We can’t wait to try these. YUM!

  11. Jill and I have always made chocolate trifle in our big clear glass trifle bowl/dish. What a great idea to put them in canning jars. I know what we’re doing the next we make this for dessert!!! Thanks for sharing! Ü

  12. I hope you win! And I’ve never heard of Philadelphia Cooking Creme. I obviously need to check that out! And yum… these look amazing. I’ve only tried making desserts in a jar once and it came out pretty messy looking. You did a really nice job here. πŸ™‚

  13. This looks so good! Been following for some time now and I just adore your recipes… especially the ones with chocolate in it. πŸ˜›

  14. I’ve never tried the cream cheese cooking creme, but this recipe certainly makes me want to!! Wow, does your trifle look delicious. Hope you win!

  15. You did a post a while ago asking about the types of recipes we’d like to see from you.. I cant find it at the moment so post there, so I’m just going to give it a go here. My idea isnt so much a recipe, as getting a little “sneak peek” into your fridge/freezer and pantry to see what it normally looks like. I say this because I am trying to ‘stock up” and to be honest i’m a tad clueless as to what should be in there!! Some realistic lists of goods that we should have on hand to make your recipes, with photos would be AWESOME!!

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