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seven layer dip dessert

Recipe by
Annette Rinehart
Austin, TX

Found this recipe in magazine, but they used cake in the middle. We have people at work that are gluten intolerant so I used pudding layers instead of cake. Everyone was able to enjoy this for Cinco de Mayo!

yield 10 to 20 depending on serving size.
prep time 1 Hr
method Microwave

Ingredients For seven layer dip dessert

  • 1
    quick set chocolate pudding
  • 1
    quick set pistachio pudding
  • 1\4 cup
    large flake coconut
  • 1
    pkg baking white chocolate
  • 1\4 cup
    sliced maraschino cherries
  • 1 sm. tub
    whipped cream, sweetened
  • 1 sm. Jar
    strawberry preserves
  • 1 pkg.
    food coloring, red, blue, green and yellow.
  • 1 quart
    2% or whole milk

How To Make seven layer dip dessert

  • 1
    Make pudding in separate containers, according to directions on pkgs. Let set and chill.
  • 2
    Thaw whipping cream in refrigerator.
  • 3
    Crumble white chocolate into microwave safe dish. Microwave for 30 secs. Stir in 2 drops yellow and 1 drop red food coloring. Make it look like cheddar cheese. Stir until smooth, may need to microwave 10 secs. or longer. Pour in thin strips into parchment paper. Let set.
  • 4
    Put coconut flakes into resealable bag, and 2 drops green food coloring, seal and shake. Make it look like lettuce.
  • 5
    Put sliced cherries into resealable bag, add 2 drops blue food coloring, seal and shake. Make it look like black olives.
  • 6
    Layer into Trifle bowl as follows. Chocolate pudding, whipping cream, Pistachio pudding, Strawberry preserves, Coconut flakes, cheese colored chocolate, maraschino cherries. Cover and chill in refrigerator.

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