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Witches Brew Spumoni Trifle:

This Witches Brew Spumoni Trifle is the perfect dessert for your Halloween potluck. A trifle consisting of layers of cake, pistachio pudding, whipped cream and cherry almond cream cheese, topped with mint eyeballs, bubbles and jello worms, this dessert is both scary -looking and delicious!
Course Dessert
Cuisine North American
Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 8 hours
Servings 30 people
Calories 89kcal
Author Terri Gilson


Spumoni trifle

Jello worms:


*** Make the worms a day in advance, as they need to set overnight (see recipe below)

    Spumoni Trifle:

    • Make pistachio pudding, as per package instructions.
    • Beat whipping cream to soft peaks and then add white granulated sugar. Beat to stiff peaks.


    • Beat cream cheese for 30 seconds, then add cherries and beat until smooth. Add almonds
    • Assemble: break the cake up and put in bottom of cauldron or trifle dish. Add 1/2 the pistachio pudding, then top that with cream cheese cherry mixture. Add all the whipped cream, then top with remainder of pistachio pudding.

    Worms: (Note: these worms are challenging to make, so be prepared!)

    • In a medium bowl, combine gelatin and raspberry jello powders
    • Add boiling water; stir until gelatins completely dissolves. Chill until lukewarm in fridge, about 20 minutes.
    • Meanwhile, gently pull straws to extend to full length; place in tall container. Wrap together with elastic and cover bottom with saran wrap/food safe wrap adn then cover with masking tape.
    • Blend cream and food coloring with the lukewarm gelatin mixture. Pour into container, filling straws.
    • Chill until gelatin is firm, at least 8 hours, or cover and chill up to 2 days.
    • Pull straws from container (if using a carton, tear carton away from straws). Pull straws apart; run hot tap water on the sides of the straws for about 2 seconds over 3 to 4 straws at a time (ensuring to keep water away from the inside). Remove saran wrap and tape. Starting at the empty ends, push worms from straws by gently pushing them out of the straw. Lay worms on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
    • Cover and chill until ready to use, at least 1 hour, but up to 2 days. Worms will hold at room temperature up to 2 hours.


      Draw black circles on white mints with edible black markers. Draw red lines for bloodshot eyes, if desired. Or use jumbo candy eyes

        Add green mints and small candy eyes and eye mints to the top of the trifle.

        • Add a little oreo cookie crumbs under the worms and sprinkle a little on top, if desired. Serve. 


        *Note: Worm recipe slightly altered from : Genius Kitchen Halloween worms
        *Note: if mints are left on the trifle the mint flavour will seep in to the dish . If you like mints, then you can put them on in advance. If you do not like mints, then put them on just prior to serving!


        Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 29mg | Vitamin A: 320IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.1mg