• prep: 1 hr
  • cook: 4 hr
  • total: 5 hr
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  • Summary

    Recipes for this childhood favorite typically call for purchased cookies, boxed pudding, and imitation whipped cream; in this updated version, everything is made from scratch. (Well—not the gummy worms. But everything else.) The classic presentation is in a flower pot, but a trifle bowl would look nice too.

    Ingredients

    • 1 batch chocolate shortbread cookies
    • 1 quart whole milk
    • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
    • 4 large eggs
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup cornstarch
    • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), room temperature, divided
    • 12 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • Gummy worms and flowers (for decorating)
    • A 3.5-quart (or 8-inch) clean plastic or terra cotta flower pot or trifle bowl

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 12
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 441 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 35 g 54.04%
    • Saturated Fat: 22 g 107.89%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 102 mg 33.97%
    • Sodium: 224 mg 9.33%
    • Calcium: 155 mg 15.54%
    • Potassium: 61 mg 1.75%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0.4%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 29 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 2.26%
    • Sugar: 23 g
    • Protein: 5 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 22.98%
    • Vitamin C 0.2%
    • Vitamin D 3.15%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat7
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs1
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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