I am so happy to have Jamie from The Crafting Chicks here today. Jamie is always so happy and fun. I am lucky enough to live close enough to Jamie that I occasionally get to run into her at Target…and it always makes my day. Target and Jamie…it doesn’t get better than that. Be sure to head on over and check out The Crafting Chicks site. Jamie is just one of 5 very talented ladies.
I’m Jamie one of the co-owners/editors at the Crafting Chicks. We are so excited to be guest posting on the Idea Room today! We love this site and AMY! She is amazing! She was one of our inspirations when we began blogging. Like Amy, we love to share ideas, crafts, DIY projects, recipes to uplift families and mommies, and kids. We began as just a group of friends wanting to share our ideas and now we get to share those with many readers. We love it! Thanks Amy for letting us be part of you amazing site today!
Today I am sharing a family summer favorite dessert! Pineapple Trifles. They are a delicious hit in our home. We have already made them twice this summer! They are easy and quick and the kids can get in on the action.
Pineapple Trifle Dessert
You will need: 1. carton (a small one) heavy whipping cream (When making this I only added a small amount of powdered sugar) 2. 1 jar marshmallow cream 3. 1 can 20 oz crushed pineapple 4. 1 box cake mix (yellow, vanilla, or white) Make cake following directions 5. Berries, strawberries or blueberries for color and flavor Make box cake mix following directions. After cooled completely, cut in miniature squares and set aside in a bowl. Make your whipping cream (add little powdered sugar), mix in the marshmallow cream and pineapple chunks There are three layers to the mason jar trifles. 1.White cake/Vanilla cake/or Yellow cake….you choose 2.Whipped cream, marshmallow cream, & crushed pineapple (mixed together) 3.Raspberries, strawberries, or blueberries to add some color and flavor I just took clean mason jars and layered these together. Simple simple! 1 layer of cake squares, 1 layer of whipped cream mixture, and top with berries and repeat. These will most likely turn out messy but that is what makes a great trifle…messy layers:) Especially when the kids get in on the action! What counts in that they taste deliciously dreamy.
We made these the other night as a family and pretended we were in Hawaii…even had to get out the grass skirts and luau music! I love fun summer treats that the kids can get involved in! I also found the cute straw toppers at the dollar store. They are so cute! Flamingo, pineapple and umbrella straws…I just cut off the top of the straw to use it as decor in the trifle:)
What are some of your favorite “cool treats” this summer? Be sure to check our our site and see all of our fun ideas, printables, crafts, kids crafts, family fun and more! xo Jamie