Brownie & Toffee Trifle
I know this is old news, but…. can we just take a moment to remember how insanely amazing smart phone technology is?
I just can’t get past it. I know they’ve been around for more than a few years, and at this point we’re all just like, “oh, something new and awesome? That’s so 2 years ago. Whatevs.”
But, I mean…. look at these things! I can literally use this teeny, tiny little brick made of glass to monitor my heart rate, send calendar events to my husband’s phone, GPS stalk Facebook friends who may be nearby, get directions to the nearest ATM, track my cycle (uh, yep, that cycle), read my books, check my blog stats, watch TV, manage my finances, and an endless number of other amazing things.
Oh, and make phone calls.
And use it as a Wi-Fi hot spot.
Geez! Who came up with this thing?!
So here’s my segue into the recipe:
This trifle is basically like a smart phone. Because it’s amazing…. annnnnd it has a bunch of different great things. Heath Bits, Cool Whip, brownie chunks, chocolate pudding– your basic arsenal of ridiculously delicious food items.
So….. that analogy pretty much works, right?
This is another recipe out of the family cookbook archives, and I love it when it makes an appearance at family gatherings. It’s so simple and easy to put together: brownies, pudding, Cool Whip, toffee bits, layered and done! And it tastes like a chocolate heaven.
This trifle is perfect for summer too, since it’s so creamy and cool! Bake the brownies (you can even use a box mix!) the night before or first thing in the morning, and assembly is a snap when it’s time to serve!
- 1 brownie recipe, baked (8x8 or 9x9) and cooled completely
- 3.4 ounce instant pudding mix, chocolate flavored
- 1 3/4 cup skim milk
- 8 oz Cool Whip
- 16 oz Cool Whip
- 1-2 cups Milk Chocolate Heath Toffee Bits
- Cut the brownies into 1 inch cubes and set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the pudding mix and the skim milk (I'm calling for slightly less milk than the box does, so be sure to ignore the instructions on the box!) until it begins to thicken.
- Fold in the 8 ounces of Cool Whip and stir until completely mixed in.
- In the serving dish, alternately layer brownie pieces, the pudding mixture, the remaining Cool Whip (the 16 ounces), and the Heath bits.
- For optimal results: chill for 3-4 hours. You technically can serve this immediately, it wouldn't be gross. But it's SO much better if it's properly chilled and set!
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