We’re embarking on the first of our summer trips this Saturday, where Chris and I will be taking Angeline and two of her friends aboard the Carnival Liberty for 6 fun-filled days in the Caribbean sun! Since we will be traveling right before the holiday, I hired a fabulous recipe creator to prepare something especially for my readers! I mean, come on, I can’t leave y’all without any 4th of July recipes while I am on vacation, now can I?
Doesn’t that just look amazing?
This Berry Easy Patriotic Brownie Trifle is sure to be one of the easiest 4th of July recipes you’ll find, and while they are incredibly pretty once put together, they’re so simple to make that you can easily bring the kids in on the fun!
4th of July Recipes – “Berry Easy” Patriotic Brownie Trifle
1 cup (two sticks) butter (melted)
1 ½ cups sugar
¾ cup cocoa powder
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ½ cups flour
Fresh strawberries (cut in small pieces)
In a medium bowl, mix together (by hand) butter, sugar, cocoa powder, and baking powder. Once combined, add in vanilla and eggs and stir until incorporated. Lastly, add in flour and mix until combined.
Pour batter into greased 9×13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely.
Once brownies are cooled, layer strawberries, whipped cream, blueberries, and brownies into dessert dishes to create trifle. If you would like a more fruity dessert, use less brownies, and vice versa. Have fun with layering!
Yields Brownies: Yield 20 bars / Parfaits: The number of individual servings will depend on the size of the serving dishes.
Brownie Recipe adapted from: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/quick-and-easy-brownies/detail.aspx