Maria Cookies and Cream Strawberry Banana Trifle
Maria Cookies add crunchy layers to this easy trifle recipe. Fresh bananas, strawberries, and home made whipped cream create a melt in your mouth fruit bomb! Bring it to your next cookout or family gathering.
Strawberry season is here!
3 large bananas (sliced thin)
1 or 2 quarts of strawberries (sliced thin)
1 package yellow cake mix (follow directions) (or use a pre made store bought cake)
1 package Maria cookies (Bolacha Maria)
2 packages instant vanilla pudding (follow directions)
2 cups (1 pint) heavy cream
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Prepare cake per package directions. When cake is done, let cool and cut into 2 inches cubes. Set aside.
Prepare pudding per package directions and set aside. Prepare the whipped cream.
Whipped Cream instructions: Place mixing bowl in freezer for a few minutes to chill bowl. Place the cream in mixing bowl and beat until soft peaks form. Add the sugar and vanilla and beat on high until stiff peaks form. Place in refrigerator until ready to begin assembling the trifle.
Place 1/3 of the cake at the bottom of a large glass bowl. Spread cake with 1/3 of pudding, then layer 1/3 bananas, 1/3 strawberries. Add layer of Maria cookies. Top with 1/4 whipped cream.
Continue layering leaving a top layer of the remaining bananas, strawberries and whipped cream. Top the trifle with crushed Maria cookies. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Dig in and enjoy!