My last peppermint recipe of the season. This is sad. But I am still whipping them up at my house and will continue to do so through Valentines. You best believe it.
I made this for a gathering. I had some friends over to watch movies and be girls and so giggly gossip and catching up happened more than the movie...but I like that part even better. We were all nibbling and I brought out the trifle, one of my besties got up to take a bite and then quipped "this is terrible, so I am just gonna eat the whole thing to save everyone else" and she acted like she was gonna sit in the corner and hold it hostage. Pretty funny...but it really was that good.
In case you haven't gathered it from these posts: peppermint oreo whoopie pie or peppermint oreo mudslide....I am kinda a fan of the peppermint oreo combo thingy. and I am not one bit sorry.
1 box choc cake mix(and ingredients to make cake)
2 box oreo pudding mix
1 1/2 cup peppermint mocha creamer
1 1/2 cup whipping cream
1 package peppermint crunch(or 1 cup crushed candy canes/peppermints)
8 oz cream chhese(softened)
1 packet peppermint hot choc packet
1 cup peppermint marshmallows
see notes for quicker cool whip version.
This may seem more daunting than it is, due to the amount of ingredients, but it really only takes about 20 min to make the whole thing(not including baking cake) and the end result is so worth it, promise!
Bake cake according to directions, adding half a pack of oreo pudding to batter. Once it has cooled, cut in small, bite size chunks and place a layer in the bottom of a trifle bowl. In a separate bowl, Make the pudding(and remaining half of other packet) using the mocha creamer, put in fridge to set up for 5 minutes. Add in cream cheese and beat together till fluffy, add in a cup of peppermint crunch, mix till combined. Then add in the whipping cream and beat til peaks form. Add a layer of the oreo peppermint mix on top of the cake layer, add some more peppermint crunch and continue layering to top of bowl. Then top w/crushed oreos, peppermint and or peppermint marshmallows.
Cover and keep in fridge for at least an hour or until ready to serve.
the second time I made this, I added hot cocoa mix to the cream mixture. I also made the pudding w/peppermint kahlua and baileys. If you want to make a quicker version, make the pudding using 2 cups of the creamer and after it set up for 5 minutes, fold in peppermint crunch and a tub of cool whip.
I hope you get to make this and I hope you live near me and want me to come taste it. you know, just to make sure it tastes like it should;)
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