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Halloween Trifle

Here’s a recipe for a Halloween trifle that kids love!! Super simple to make but looks spooky with cherry “blood” and chocolatey “dirt”.

halloween trifleHere is a fun and really easy to make Halloween trifle! OOzing with “blood” and layered with chocolatey goodness it’s a fun Halloween dessert you and the kids can put together.You just need a few ingredients for this fun dessert….I’m all about easy when it comes to Halloween desserts. (originally published 9/16)

  • You can also mix this holiday trifle up with the type of pie filling you desire. Use any kind of cake you want too.

If you wanted it more of a fall treat you could use spice cake mix which would be yummy, but chocolate and cherries are amazing.

You can use small trifle dishes like these or small mason jars are cute too.

halloween-trifle

It’s a fun recipe you can fool around with and kids think they look really cool. Serve them up at a party or let kids create them when they have friends over!

If you’re having a Halloween party these are great because the kids can make them themselves!

Just set out the trifle dishes and all the ingredients and let them make their own scary Halloween dessert for fun.

If you love this Halloween trifle you’ve got to try this caramel pumpkin monkey bread…perfect for the Fall!!

halloween trifle

Here’s the printable recipe.

Halloween trifle

Here's a recipe for a Halloween trifle that kids love!! Super simple to make but looks spooky with cherry "blood" and chocolatey "dirt". 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword brownie, cherry, dessert, halloween, trifle
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 1128kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

  • 1 box cake mix 15 oz. box, prepared as directed
  • 1 tub Cool Whip 8oz
  • red and yellow food coloring * optional
  • 1 can cherry pie filling 30 oz.
  • 1 bag candy corn candies

Instructions

  • Prepare cake according to directions on box. Add red and yellow food coloring to your cool whip, until desired orange hue is achieved. (I did 5 yellow, 3 red.) Fold in colors.
  • Once cake has cooled, gently cut cake into one inch pieces. 
  • Add to a large glass serving bowl (or smaller containers). Layer the bottom with candy corn, cake, cool whip, cherries. 
  • Continue process until ingredients are finished and you’ve reached the top.
Nutrition Facts
Halloween trifle
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 1128 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 1259mg55%
Potassium 572mg16%
Carbohydrates 235g78%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 143g159%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 400IU8%
Vitamin C 5.4mg7%
Calcium 239mg24%
Iron 5.2mg29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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