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Christmas Gingerbread Trifle Recipe
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Christmas Gingerbread Trifle Recipe

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Trifle desserts make eye-catching centerpieces. I garnish mine using candy canes and red and green M&M's. Think of the merry possibilities as a kid-friendly project. —Cheryl Tompkins, Kingsville, MO
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling
MAKES: 14 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (14-1/2 ounces) gingerbread cake/cookie mix
  • 2 cups cold 2% milk
  • 2 cups cold eggnog
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant French vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 package (5 ounces) gingerbread man cookies
  • 1 carton (16 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 371 calories, 14g fat (9g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 477mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

Directions

  1. Prepare cake mix according to package directions and bake using a 9-in. square baking pan. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into 1-in. cubes.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk milk, eggnog and pudding mix 2 minutes. Let stand 2 minutes or until soft-set.
  3. Arrange nine cookies around sides of a 4-qt. glass bowl, using a third of the cake cubes to stand cookies upright. Top with a third of the pudding and whipped topping. Repeat layers. Top with remaining cake, pudding and whipped topping. Refrigerate, covered, 4 hours or overnight.
  4. Just before serving, top with remaining cookies. Yield: 14 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with commercially prepared eggnog.
Originally published as Christmas Gingerbread Trifle in Simple & Delicious December/January 2015


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sugarcrystal User ID: 5836839 201087
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2014

"I love to make trifles, and often add gingerbread cookies, but never thought to use gingerbread men. What a great idea!"

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