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One of my very favorite things about slowly but surely becoming a grownup us seeing my enormous family get even larger.
Now, 4 of the 6 siblings are married, and the nieces and nephews have started adding up! Plus, I’m getting a brand new nephew in just a few days.
Between the delicious food, sharp chill in the air, and house full of family, Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday; getting to enjoy it with all the nieces and nephews makes it even more fun!
For this Thanksgiving I wanted a budget, time, and oven space-friendly way for the kids to get involved in helping fill the dessert table with delicious goodies.
With this idea in mind I headed to the Walmart Holiday Bake Center to pick up a few Kraft ingredients to make these Easy Pumpkin Trifles.
I snagged these darling Jet-Puffed Pumpkin Spice Mallows, some Jell-O Pumpkin Spice Flavor Instant Pudding, and a bar of Baker’s White Chocolate.
I also picked up a box of pumpkin bread mix, some heavy whipping cream, and a bag of candy corn to round out the trifle toppings options.
With so many smiling mouths to feed, and small hands anxious to learn how to help craft the big meal, putting together individually-sized pumpkin trifles is an easy way to get the whole family involved.
One of the things I love about this easy dessert idea is that everyone gets their own little portion of sweetness, which definitely helps me feel better the next morning!
Another great thing about this idea is that you can make all the toppings a day ahead of time, then simply pull them out when it’s time for the kids to begin assembling them.
Here’s how I made mine:
Layer a couple cubes of pumpkin bread with Jet-Puffed Pumpkin Spice Mallows, Jell-O Pumpkin Spice Flavor Instant Pudding, and whipped cream. Sprinkle in candy corn along the way, if you desire, and top with Baker’s White Chocolate shavings!
Another fun idea is to make a fall candy Baker’s White Chocolate bark by melting the chocolate in a double boiler, spreading on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, then sprinkling on candy corn, autumnal chocolate candies, or sprinkles. Once the Baker’s White Chocolate bark is cooled break it into chunks, and add it to the other topping options.
Here’s all you need to do for the other toppings:
Easy Individual Pumpkin Trifle
An easy and budget-friendly way to help get the kids involved in making a delicious Thanksgiving dessert option!
- Jell-O Pumpkin Spice Flavor Instant Pudding mix
- 4C Cold milk
- 2C Whipping cream
- 4T Granulated sugar
- 2t vanilla
- Pumpkin bread mix
- Baker's White Chocolate
- Bake Pumpkin bread according to recipe. When completely cooled cut into 1inch cubes.
- In a large bowl, whisk together cold milk and Jell-O Pumpkin Spice Flavor Instant Pudding mix according to box directions.
- Chill metal bowl and whisk in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
- Combine whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla in chilled bowl.
- Whisk on high until stiff peaks form.
- Place toppings in cute bowls on an easily cleaned surface.
- Encourage everyone (kids included) to make their own Easy Pumpkin Trifle!
- Cover completed trifles with plastic wrap and stick them in the fridge until it's time for dessert.
Everyone gets to make their own, or you can have the little ones make one for each member of the family.
I’m so excited to see my huge family in just a few days for our biggest Thanksgiving yet!
What dishes will you use to help get the family involved? Stop by the Walmart Holiday Bake Center for some delicious inspiration!