Mason jars are such a huge trend nowadays. Everyone loves them because they can be used as so many different things- vases, storage containers, candle holders, soap dispensers and so much more. Living at my grandparents old place, they have several in the basement. They used them for canning food just like they were intended to be used for but not me! I decided to use them as a way to serve my Valentine's Day dessert. I realized Mason Jars actually create the perfect serving portion. I know, Strawberry Shortcake is usually a favorite summer time dessert but who says you have to only enjoy this during the warm seasons? Whether you are hosting a Valentine’s Day party, sending the kids with treats to school, or simply just wanting a delicious after dinner dessert to share with your Valentine, these Easy Mason Jar Valentine’s Day Trifles are perfect!
Easy Mason Jar Valentine’s Day Trifle
Strawberry Shortcake in Jar ingredients:
2 lbs of fresh strawberries
1 8oz Cool Whip Light Whipped Topping
1 8 inch Angel Food Cake
Sugar to taste
Cut the Angel Food Cake into ½ in squares and set aside.
Wash and cut strawberries and place in medium mixing bowl. Mash the strawberries then add sugar to taste and set aside.
Layer Angel Food Cake squares to cover bottom of jar
Pour strawberries over the cake
Layer some Cool Whip over the strawberries
Repeat the process and finish with Cool Whip
For fun you can add sprinkles, strawberries, candies, ect to the top of each jar to give it that complete finished look. I also tied plastic spoons to the side with twine making it convenient and easy for your Valentine to dig right in!