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Black Forest Brownie Cheesecake Trifles

by Allison
Black Forest Brownie Cheesecake Trifle {Halloween} - Easy desserts for your Halloween party

Delicious brownie pieces are layered with dark sweet cherries and cheesecake mousse making these Black Forest Brownie Cheesecake Trifles a perfect spooky treat for your next Halloween party!

Black Forest Brownie Cheesecake Trifles

Can you believe that Halloween is literally right around the corner? Fall has officially hit and the crispness is in the air. There is something about this time of season that just elicits happy thoughts and feelings.

Black Forest Brownie Cheesecake Trifles

Maybe it’s the leaves falling, or the smell in the air, but Fall has to be one of my most favorite seasons of all. Not to mention getting to celebrate Halloween. I mean, who doesn’t love to create spooky treats and dress up and be whoever you’ve wanted to be? I know this girl does!

Black Forest Brownie Cheesecake Trifles

tinselbox-starsSpeaking of spooky treats, look at this Black Forest Brownie Cheesecake Trifle…I mean come on. There is something about Black Forest desserts that just screams Halloween to me. It has a dark and mysterious way about it. The combination of chocolate and cherries just makes a person think mystical…well at least it does to me!

Black Forest Brownie Cheesecake Trifles

So let’s talk about these bad boys for a bit! There are pretty much 3 components to this treat. Brownie, cherries and cheesecake. The combination of the 3 make for a delicious bite each and every time. ALSO, not forgetting to mention, this dessert is super simple for as elegant as it looks.

Black Forest Brownie Cheesecake Trifles

Serving these Black Forest Brownie Cheesecake Trifles at a party in mason jars is a fun way to treat your guests to little individual desserts without overwhelming them and making everything feel just a little bit more personalized. Besides, mason jars are just so cute and so fun to be able to create with!

Black Forest Brownie Cheesecake Trifles

So if you’re having a fun Halloween party this season and want something equally fun to serve that is quick, easy, tasty and just a little bit spooky, you’ll want to try out these Black Forest Brownie Cheesecake Trifles.  It will leave your guests satisfied, full and happy!

Black Forest Brownie Cheesecake Trifles

INGREDIENTS:

Brownie Layer:
1 pkg Fudge Brownie Mix (and ingredients called for on back)

Cherry Filling:
1 (15 oz) can Dark Sweet Cherries
2 Tbs Cornstarch
2 Tbs Sugar
Water

Cheesecake Mousse:
2 (8 oz) pkgs Cream Cheese, softened
1 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream

Maraschino Cherries
1 oz block Semi-sweet Baking Chocolate

INSTRUCTIONS:

Pre-heat oven to 350.
Bake brownies according to package directions. Once done, remove from oven and cool.
Meanwhile in large bowl add your cream cheese and mix with hand mixer until smooth.
Add your powdered sugar and vanilla and continue to beat until combined.
In another bowl add your heavy whipping cream and beat on high until stiff peaks form.
Fold your whipped cream into your cream cheese mixture by adding half of the whip cream and folding, then remaining whip cream and folding. Place in refrigerator to chill.
To make your cherry filling, drain your cherries reserving 1 cup of the liquid (if you don’t get 1 cup, add enough water until you do). Mix your cherry juice and cornstarch together until dissolved.
Add your cherry juice to sauce pan and heat, stirring continuously until thickened. Stir in your cherries, remove from heat to cool.
Once everything has cooled, cut your brownies into bite sized pieces.

TO ASSEMBLE:
Using 6-8 1/2 pint mason jars, layer your brownies, top with a little bit of your cherry filling then top with the cheesecake mousse.
Repeat layers and with all mason jars.
Once filled, sprinkle with chocolate shavings and top with a maraschino cherry.
Serve and enjoy!

Black Forest Brownie Cheesecake Trifles

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Hi I’m Alli and I blog over at Tornadough Alli!  I’m a small town Midwest girl and busy mom of 4 wonderful children! I share fast fix family favorites for busy families, delectable desserts and decadent cakes! I love to have fun in the kitchen trying to keep things simple but with big flavor! Follow along with me ——-> FacebookTwitterInstagram

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