Chewy Brownie White Chocolate Strawberry Mini Trifles

Time: 20 min prep, 1 hour total
Yield: 6-7 mini trifles
Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up! Brownie recipe from AllRecipes

***NOTE: If you would like to make this into one regular sized trifle I would suggest doubling the recipe below. ***

CHEWY BROWNIES:
1/4 t baking soda
1/4 C + 2 T cocoa powder
2 T + 2 t canola oil
1/4 C boiling water
1 C sugar
1 egg
2 T + 2 t canola oil
2/3 C flour
1/2 t vanilla
1/8 t salt

WHITE CHOCOLATE PUDDING:
1 (3.3 ounce) instant white chocolate pudding
1 1/2 C whipping cream
1/2 C milk

1 pound fresh strawberries
Hershey's chocolate syrup
cool whip

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Into a medium-sized mixing bowl place 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder. Toss them around to combine.

2. Add 2 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons of canola oil and 1/4 cup boiling water. (I just boiled my water in the microwave).

3. Blend the ingredients together until they thicken just a bit. Should only take about 30-40 seconds.

4. Add 1 cup sugar, 1 egg, 2 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons of canola oil, 2/3 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Blend the ingredients just until they are combined and smooth.

5. Spray a 9x9 pan with cooking spray and spread the batter out evenly into the pan. Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove the pan from the oven and allow the brownies to cool completely.

6. Toss one package of instant white chocolate pudding into your stand mixer or medium-sized mixing bow. Add 1 1/2 cups whipping cream and 1/2 cup milk. Beat the mixture (I used the whisk attachment on my Kitchen Aid) until it's nice and thick. Should only take a couple of minutes.

7. Wash 1 pound of strawberries. Slice the green stems off and cut the strawberries up into pretty slices.

8. When your brownies are completely cool, cut them into a small chunks.

9. Make your mini trifles by placing 4-5 brownie chunks in the bottom of each dish. Top with about 1/3 cup of the pudding,some fresh strawberries, and a drizzle or two of chocolate syrup.

10. Add a dollop of cool whip and a few more strawberries. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Enjoy!

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