I'm a bit late in posting this one, but better late than never! We were lucky enough to spend New Year's Eve at a neighbor's house. They invite several families over to bring in the new year. It's always a lot of fun, and they always ask that we only bring desserts.
Now, last year I brought a really pretty cheesecake. I mention this because last year, another neighbor also brought a cheesecake (a frozen one), and we laughed about bringing the same type of dessert. Wouldn't you know it... this year we both agreed NOT to bring cheesecake, and we STIL brought different versions of the same type of dessert - Trifles! We've already agreed to discuss what we are bringing next year so that we don't duplicate again!
So, here's a picture of the Mocha-Chocolate Trifle (click HERE to get the full original recipe from Cooking Light) that I made for NYE. There were only a couple of spoon fulls left at the end of the night. I did make a couple of changes to the recipe that I found at Cooking Light. I didn't realize that we only had a drop or two of Kahlua left (mental note: have to get to the liquor store to restock!), so I left that part out. It really doesn't need it and with kids eating it I didn't feel it would be a big deal. Also, I haven't been able to find Hershey's Sweet Escapes in YEARS, and I think they quit making them, so I opted to use Oreos all crushed up instead. Those changes apparently went over well, because as I said it was nearly gone before we left to go home.
I love this recipe because it tastes decadent, but it is lower in calories so you can indulge without the guilt. Each one cup serving only has about 269 calories - and one cup is a pretty big serving. If you use Reduced-Fat Oreos you can keep the calories pretty close to the original recipe.
If you have a special event coming up and you've been asked to bring dessert, check out these recipes for inspiration:
Dragon's Kitchen made a Chocolate Banana Cake that would impress anyone you are serving it to... gorgeous!
As always Joy the Baker brings another stunning dessert, Glazed Lime Cake. If you haven't stopped by to read her blog, you are truly missing out.
Have a great day! Next up, I'll be sharing a soup that is quick, easy and perfect for those of us trying to eat healthier!