Red, White, & Blue Mason Jar Trifle Recipe


Can I add more exclamation points to that? If you read this blog regularly you know that I am more than ready for summer. I’m getting the patio in shape and I’m having people over soon!


First stop, of course, is Target. Target is my happy place. It’s clean, the aisles are wide … it’s air conditioned, which can not be underestimated in Oklahoma. I go in for one thing, maybe batteries, maybe socks, and come out with all sorts of other things. I’m not afraid to admit that a lot of my most complimented personal and home accessories come from Target.


Today, though, I’m going to Target for King’s Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls. Personally, I could eat the rolls straight from the package as there’s something about the satisfying squish they give, but I’m going to resist. I came up with a great idea for our annual Fourth of July get-together. I’m going to use the rolls to make a mason jar berry trifle!

Red, White, & Blue Mason Jar Trifle Recipe

Check out the recipe below.

Red, White & Blue Trifle Recipe


  • 1 package of 12 King's Hawaiian Dinner Rolls
  • 1 package of fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 package of fresh blueberries
  • 1 tub of whipped topping


  1. Cut each roll in half, then cut out with a round cutter (size will depend on the mason jar).
  2. Place one roll round on the bottom of mason jar, then start stacking with whipped topping, sliced strawberries, blueberries and another round. Top with whipped topping and a blueberry!

I’m so excited about this dessert. Berries are the perfect summer dessert. The red, white, and blue possibilities here make this perfect for a Fourth of July party, and who doesn’t love a mason jar? After the party, I can reuse the mason jars as candle holders or glasses, or sterilize them and actually use them to can fresh berries.

Red, White, & Blue Mason Jar Trifle Recipe

Now, one of the things I’ve never liked about trifles is that they can be just a little bland, and if made with the wrong base, crumbly. But, using King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls as the base adds a new flavor and the rolls definitely hold up to the weight and flavor of the whipped topping and berries. 

Plus, trifle is a British dessert, but I’m improving it with Hawaiian bread, so it’s extra perfect for the Fourth of July!

red white blue trifle mason jar 4

How do you celebrate the Fourth? Find a Target store to help and share your plans in the comments below!

This blog post was sponsored by King’s Hawaiian, but the opinions are all my own.