I am always on the hunt for an easy shortbread recipe. I love making shortbreads and with the 4th of July coming up, I needed fun Patriotic desserts that my whole family will love. Enter this Patriotic Shortbread Trifle Recipe that my whole family loves. It will make 4 jars, so if you want to make more, just double the recipe. You are able to store for 4 days in the refrigerator too, if you can’t finish it.
PATRIOTIC SHORTBREAD TRIFLE RECIPE:
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes
Ingredients for shortbread- makes 24
125 g / 4 oz butter or margarine
55 g / 2 oz brown sugar
180 g / 6 oz multi purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Ingredients for trifle
2 cups whipped cream
1 cup blue and red M&M
1. Prepare shortbread. Preheat the oven to 190 C / 375 F. Whisk the vanilla essence, butter and the sugar together until smooth in a medium bowl. Stir in flour to get a smooth paste. Prepare a baking tray with parchment paper. Make 24 balls from dough and place on a baking tray. With a fork, lightly press each ball. Bake in the oven for 15 – 20 minutes.
2. Prepare a trifle. Prepare 4 jars. First layer is shortbread, second layer whipped cream, third layer chocolate sauce and last M&M. Repeat one more time.
3. Store in the refrigerator and serve cold.
This easy shortbread recipe will be a hit at your 4th of July get togethers with family. I tested it out this past weekend and my whole family loved this Patriotic Shortbread Trifle Recipe. As stated above, I know next time to double the recipe, because it went so quickly.
While 4th of July may look different this year, we can still have fun with all the Patriotic desserts. If you want to check out some other fun 4th of July recipes, check out my Red, White, Blue Chia Pudding, Red Jello Shots, and Banana/Butterscotch Trifle that will complement any celebrations you may have.
Be sure to make this easy 4th of July dessert recipes red white and blue!