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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. 😀
The only thing that’s missing is food. The outing will only be complete with a scrumptious 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! 😉
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 receives $500 and a year-supply of PCC in a variety of flavors (12 gratuity coupons)!!!!!!!!!!
- Readers can begin voting by commenting on their favorite post(s) starting at 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.
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
- 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!
- In a bowl, combine the cooking creme, 1/4 sugar, and vanilla extract together. Set aside.
- In another bowl, beat 1 1/2 cups of the heavy cream until it is the consistency of whipping cream. Set aside.
- Finally, make the gananche using the other 1/2 cup of heavy cream and the Ghirardelli chocolate chips.
- Bring the heavy cream to a boil.
- Remove from heat and add in the chocolate.
- Pour into a bowl and let cool.
- 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????
These look to die for!!! Good luck with the contest!
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!
I love trifle…great presentation…Good luck!
Definitely a cool pasta salad, filled with crunchy veggies and topped with a tangy vinaigrette!
Good luck with the contest–these trifles are adorable. 🙂
Amazing! I cannot wait to make this! 🙂
those look yummy .. chocolate bliss!
So decadent and delicious! I hope you win!
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!
My mouth is watering! Can’t wait to try this recipe!!
I love jar desserts! They make me feel less guilty about calories. 😉 Good luck!
I had 2.5 out of the 4 she made. Most delicious. More please.
I’m so glad I have you to eat all of these food, honey! 😀
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!
If you win, Logan has to bring these to work. 🙂
Gorgeous! Perfect for a BBQ! 🙂
That looks so delicious!
These look so delicious! And now I’m craving chocolate! 🙂
Those treats look fantastic! Good luck with your contest and keep posting more of this delicious recipes, please 🙂
I have enjoyed the goodies you have sent by Logan. Any chance one of these will be coming? Look great. Good Luck!
Those look amazing! Good luck girl!
GORGEOUS. I love trifles and seriously, anything in a mason jar is darling and edible 😉
Good luck, doll!
Those chocolate jar trifles look anything but ‘trifling’……………too delicious and easy too!
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 😉 Good luck hope you win !!
Making me drool Caroline! 😉
Holy Yum! Good luck!
How fun is this!! Best of luck in this contest 🙂
Yummy…..sogood looking to I wish I could just reach in and grab it.
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 😉
These look so yummy, gonna definitely try them for the kiddies this summer!!!
Ohhh, I’ll take one any day!! A pleasent pick-me and gotta have my chocolate!!
loving these desserts in a jar right now!Yum~
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!
How cute! Those would be great for taking to an office potluck (or if you need to butter the ole coworkers up a bit!).
these look soooooo delicious! i hope you win!!!
These looks DEE-LICIOUS! Good Luck!
These trifles look out of this world. Good luck!
Mmm looks fabulous!
Yum. Can’t wait to try this. Good luck!
Yes, please!! Can’t go wrong with this amount of chocolate.
Brilliant!!! I want to make these now! Good luck.
This looks so good! I love the idea of serving in a jar. This is my favorite idea in the BBQ virtual tour.
These look amazing. I love that you used jars!
Oh yes. I am making these.
mason jars make this look like a southern delight
Yum! These look amazing! Good luck with the contest!
These look absolutely amazing!
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!
Looks delicious! Love your blog!
WOW!! These look terrific and tantalizing! Would love to see you win this great contest!
This looks marvelous!
Those look delicious! Good luck!!
This looks so good! I hope you win! 🙂
I want to make these, I have the perfect jars! lovely
Oh this looks amazing! good luck!
I saw these in your fridge when I came over to pick up Eliza!
These look soooo good!! Gonna have to try them. Good Luck!
wow looks amazing good luck
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
This looks absolutely wonderful. Gotta try it!
Yum! Good luck!
Yum!!! Good luck to you!!!
How delicious! If they taste as good as they look then I know they would be awesome. I would so love to try some.
Have always wanted to make trifle. These look perfect.
I vote for you! These look mighty tasty and I am sure if you win you will share the love…no? It’s ok, I understand! Good luck!
These do look fantastic! I hope you win Caroline!!!
These look amazing!! Love it!
Looks great, Caroline! Hope you win:)
These trifles look gorgeous! I hope you win!
Wow those look ah-mazing!
I hope you win sweet girl xo
Good luck! These look so good!
Definitely will have to try these! They look delish!!
Love these, good luck!!
Can’t wait to try this treat!
The trifles look delish! Good luck!
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. 🙂
These look heavenly! I love your blog!
these look terrific! Happy Friday
Perfection in a jar!
Yum! And adorable too. Good luck, hope I’m not too late!
I just started following you and LOVE your recipes. These look AMAZING! Good luck!
I’ll take one!
This looks so good! Been following for some time now and I just adore your recipes… especially the ones with chocolate in it. 😛
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!
ThiS looks like it’ll be my new summer fave!!
Those are so cute, hope you win!
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!!
What a great idea Krys! I love it! I will definitely start working on it! 😀 Thanks girl!
Oh my those looks ssoooo good!