Healthier kids' parties: strawberry cocoa trifles

No one wants to serve boring food at a kids' party, but is it possible to make fun delicious treats which aren't jam packed full of sugar? Danielle Colley shares her favourite healthier Strawberry Cocoa Trifle recipe.

How delicious is digging into a lovely layered trifle and scooping all of the flavours up in one magic mouthful? 

A trifle looks so inviting on a party table and it’s irresistible to both young and old, but they aren’t especially known for their nutritional content. Usually, a trifle is packed full of sugary custard and cake, layered with jelly and cream.

For our healthier version we’ve taken the same idea but given it a deliciously good twist. We’ve built ours in disposable wine glasses, but you can use plastic cups or glassware.

Serves: 8 individual trifles

What you need:

For the compote
2 ½ cups frozen strawberries
1 tablespoon raw sugar

For the trifles
4 cups good vanilla yoghurt
1 punnet strawberries, tops removed and chopped
½ cup cocoa spread (we used Pure Harvest Coco²)
¼ cup of shredded coconut, toasted lightly

What to do:

  1. For the compote, place the strawberries and the sugar into a saucepan. Pop it onto the stove with a lid on over a medium heat until strawberries have all melted and turned into a deliciously runny mess. Set aside to cool.
  2. Set out your trifle cups, and spoon a heaped tablespoon of yoghurt into each cup.
  3. Add a big spoon of the compote ensuring it hits the sides of the cup, as you want to be able to see it in the lovely layers.
  4. Add another layer of yoghurt, before topping with a layer of chopped fresh strawberries.
  5. Place the cocoa spread in the microwave for 25 seconds so it becomes a little runny and easier to drizzle. Add a spoon full to the top, before finishing it off with a sprinkle of toasted coconut.
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