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Black Forest Mousse-Trifle

Black Forest Mousse-Trifle

Triple your cheer with this spectacular three-layer chocolate and cherry trifle. Start a new tradition with this festive holiday dessert.

Black Forest Mousse-Trifle

1½ cups cold milk
4-serving package of instant chocolate pudding and pie filling
8-ounce tub of frozen nondairy whipped topping, thawed and divided
12 chocolate sandwich cookies, divided
1½ cups canned cherry pie filling
fresh sweet cherries for topping, optional

In a large bowl, mix milk with the pudding mix, and beat for 2 minutes or until well-blended. Gently stir in 1 cup of the whipped topping. Coarsely crush six cookies, and stir into the pudding mixture.

Spoon half of the pudding mixture into a 1½-quart serving bowl. Spread 1 cup of the remaining whipped topping over the pudding mixture. Top with 1 cup of cherry pie filling, the remaining pudding mixture, remaining whipped topping and ½ cup of cherry pie filling. Crush the remaining six cookies and sprinkle on top of the dessert. Add fresh cherries, if using.

—Recipe adapted from Bring it to the Table, the Surprising Southeast Virginia Farm Bureau Women