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Cherry Cheesecake Brownie Trifles



The past weekend we made Valentine Day Brownies or Brownie Hearts as Madison likes to call them.  After we made our hearts we still had a lot of pieces left over so decided to be spontaneous and made another recipe. We just love brownies in our house and using the box mix made it so much easier. While it's great to make it from scratch, sometimes its just as good buying a good old box mix and saving yourself some time. I decided on these Cherry Cheesecake Brownie Trifles and I have to say that everyone loved them. I do have an update to share with you in regards to my recipes moving forward. It takes a LOT of time to photograph and edit ingredients and in-process pics, so unless it's some very complicated recipe, I think we will now only be sharing our finished product. The Cherry Cheesecake Brownie Trifle was a hit with everyone and I'm sure it will be a hit with your family as well.


Cherry Cheesecake Brownie Trifles

Ingredients


1 boxed brownie mix + box ingredients
2 cups whipped topping
8-ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup chopped cherries


Instructions

Cook the brownie mix according to the directions on the package. Let cool and break into bite-size pieces. ** see note


Add the cream cheese and the powdered sugar to a mixing bowl. Use a fork to work in the powdered sugar, and then use a hand mixer to mix until smooth and creamy.

Add the whipped topping to the cream cheese mixture. Using a large spatula, fold the ingredients until completely combined. Do this gently so you don't deflate the whipped cream.


Add the cherries and stir until just combined.

To make the trifle, add the cheesecake filling to a Ziploc baggie and cut off the end of one corner. Be sure to cut it large enough for the bits of cherries to fit through.


Pipe the cheesecake filling into the bottom of your serving dishes.

Next add some brownies pieces, and then top it with a little more cheesecake filling.


Grate a little dark chocolate over the top before serving.


Notes:

The cherries give the cheesecake filling a beautiful pink color. We love this, because the color is natural without having to use food dye!

Since cherries aren't in season, we used frozen cherries for this. Frozen cherries release a lot of liquid, so be sure to thaw them completely, drain them well, and blot them dry before adding them to the cheesecake filling. Don't throw away the cherry juice! You can use that in smoothies, or anything you want to give a beautiful pink color.

To make this quick and easy, we used store-bought whipped topping, but you could also make your own. Just be sure to sweeten it if you choose to do this.

Also, we made mini trifles, but you could make any size you want. You could even make one large trifle!

** You will not use the whole pan of brownies for this, so you can either snack on what's left or freeze them for another recipe in the future.

Annmarie John
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  1. Brownies and cherries and cream cheese, oh my! I may have to try this. I wonder if it would taste okay as a "cake" - you know like cut the brownies in half, fill it with the topping, cover it and top it off with more topping. Kathi Nenni (Sarah Nenni-Daher's Mom)

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    1. Hi Kathi, I'm sure it will and if you try it please let me know. It's great to have you here today.

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  2. Yes please! These are RIGHT up my alley! They sound awesome.

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    1. Not only do these sound awesome but they taste awesome too.

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  3. I love a good brownie trifle. I usually make one for every family get-together. I need to try this recipe.

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    1. You should and let me know how your family likes it.

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  4. Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts and I love to try it in many varieties. This is such a sweet and romantic dessert for Valentine's Day.

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    1. Oh I LOVE cheesecake and can never have enough of it. You're right about this being a sweet valentine day treat.

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  5. At one time in my life, I would have eaten all of this away from you before you could even blink your eye. Now I have to drool and watch everyone else eat it. It looks so amazing that I could think about breaking my diet.

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    1. hahaha Terry I personally would prefer if you just watch so I can eat it all myself. :)

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  6. These sound way too good. I'd seriously love to make some of these for an after dinner surprise.

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    1. Oh this sure would be a sweet surprise for everyone.

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  7. Oh my goodness, this looks ridiculously delicious! WOW!

    Thanks so much for sharing.
    xoxo

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  8. This sounds delicious. I have never made a trifle!

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    1. Wow then you have most certainly have to give this one a try.

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  9. Now, that looks soooo good! I love cheesecake and I can't wait to try this.

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    1. Please let me know if you do give it a try whether you liked it or not.

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  10. This truly does look so amazing. I love chocolate and I love cherries so I know I would love these. I am pretty sure the rest of my family will too. Very festive and you really can make these any time of the year.

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    1. Yes you sure can. It doesn't have to be just for Valentine's Day.

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  11. This looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to get the ingredients so i can make this recipe on the weekend. My kids are going to love it.

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    1. Yes I'm sure the kids would and so would you.

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  12. Oh my my! Delicious recipe. It also seems to be quite easy to make. Kids and adults all will like it. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yes it really is easy to make. I try and not make things that are too difficult because no one wants to spend forever in the kitchen.

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  13. Those look lovely! It's perfect as a dessert for Valentine's Day! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    1. It sure will make the perfect Valentines Day dessert.

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  14. Wow this is such a delicious combo. I can taste the brownies and the cheese cake just by looking at the pictures.

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    1. And I can guarantee that if you make it that it will taste better in person. :)

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  15. This trifle looks soooo amazing! Would love to try this when I get the chance :D

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  16. Wow this really looks tasty and delicious! it sounds pretty easy to make too!

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    1. It is most definitely all of the above. Tasty and delicious and easy to make.

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  17. The cheesecake with cherries part looks like it would taste so good. I probably will not include brownies though as I am not fond of the cheesecake-chocolate too much.

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    1. Well you most certainly can make it any which way you would prefer and it will still taste good.

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  18. It looks so yummy and I feel like making one myself at home. Surely will try and share.

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  19. oh my looks si yummy, wanna have the cake right now! good job! :D

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    1. Thank you. How about making one of your own?

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  20. Oh my, oh my! Your photos of the cheesecake brownie is making me drool so late into the night... I'm having a salad now to appease my sudden hunger pangs :P

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    1. Salads are pretty good too. Maybe even a much healthier alternative as well.

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  21. Okay, so now I'm drooling. How I wish that the cherry cheesecake brownie trifles will just suddenly appear right in front of me. Well, I might as well try to prepare one. Maybe on Valentines.

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    1. Valentines Day sure is a great day to make it and I'm sure you'll love it.

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  22. Wow! That looks insanely delicious. It has all the ingredients that I simply love and would melt if I tried it. lol Solid recipe. Thank you for sharing. I'd love to give this a try.

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    1. I'm so happy to hear that you love all the ingredients so you would most definitely love this.

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  23. Awesome! I love how you really put effort and time capturing all the ingredients because this helps a lot in terms of visualizing what people need to get to make the cheesecake.

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    1. You're very welcome and I think a lot of people can actually do this without the visuals since it's so easy.

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  24. Wow this looks so gourmet. I am going to try it at home and thanks so much for this awesome recipe.

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    1. You're very welcome and if you try it you're going to love it.

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  25. This is heavenly! The photos and the overall design of your blog is very tempting. Thanks for sharing this. I will have to look for cream cheese. Other than that, the recipie is simple.

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    1. Yes it is simple and you should be able to do this with no problems.

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  26. Oh man I want to make this like yesterday. This looks almost too good to eat but I know that if I make it it'll be gone in a heartbeat. I think I'm making this on the weekend! YES!

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    1. Almost too good to eat but you're going to love it if you make it. Thanks for stopping by.

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  27. The moment I saw your post title, I didn't want to proceed....#DietingProblems #TooTempting #Yummy!!!

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    1. Hahaha you just gotta learn how to control yourself and do things in moderation.

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  28. That looks delicious! I haven't made trifles in my life. I've always been baking, but never tried it. Maybe it's about time I do!

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    1. I think it's time you do too. You'll love it!

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  29. I'm not looking, I shouldn't be looking... these are so deliciously sinful! They make me want to have some! Oh gosh, I wouldn't want to try to make or I'll keep making!

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    1. There's absolutely nothing wrong in making them and you'll love them when you do.

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  30. I'll try your recipe at home. This is a perfect Valentine's dessert I'd love to share with the family this weekend.

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    1. Oh I think your family would absolutely love this.

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  31. Omg this looks really yummy!!!! I would love to try this but I'm not that great of a cook. :p It seems easy but it just becomes difficult once you start doing it.

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    1. Oh I don't think you'll have any problems with it but you'll never know until you try it.

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  32. Oh man I just had to come and look at this. I love anything cheesecake and this combo is divine!

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    1. Oh it tastes so much better than it looks as well.

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