Friday, July 23, 2010

Death By Chocolate

So about a month ago we had some good friends over for dinner. We don't get the chance to entertain very often, mostly because my schedule and hubby's schedule don't seem to match up very often. But, when we do get to have friends over we always have such a good time! And, our guests always get to be introduced to (or have to endure) at least one new recipe and this time, it was a dessert that I choose because I had most of the ingredients on hand, but also because I was so intrigued by the name of the recipe. 

Death By Chocolate was the name, and if you ask me, if it's time for me to go being killed by chocolate would not be a bad way to go at all! 

The recipe calls for the following ingredients:

  • 8 whole Regular Size Heath Bars Or Butterfinger Bars (I used 4 of each)
  • 1 box Brownie Mix (19.8 Oz. Box)
  • Ingredients Needed to Make Brownies
  • 2 boxes Instant Chocolate Pudding (1.4 Oz. Box, I Used Fat Free/Sugar Free)
  • 4 cups Milk, More or Less As Directed On Pudding Package
  • 16 ounces, weight Cool Whip 
Prepare brownies according to package directions. Allow to cool and cut up into 1- to 2-inch squares.

Toss candy bars in the freezer for approximately 20 minutes. Remove from freezer, unwrap and place in a zip lock bag. Pound with a rolling pin until the bars are broken into pieces.

Mix pudding with the required amount of milk according to package directions.

In a glass trifle bowl, layer 1/2 of the cake cubes, 1/2 of the pudding, 1/2 of the crushed candy bars, and 1/2 of the whipped topping. 

Repeat layers in the same order, saving a last little bit of candy bar crumbles to sprinkle on top before serving.

Cover and refrigerate for several hours. Serve and enjoy! (Link to original recipe)

I really enjoyed this dessert, but a little bit of it definitely went a long way and this serves a lot of people. The only change that I would make would be to use less Cool Whip next time, it seemed to kind of overpower the rest of the flavors.

So, if you are looking for a chocolate desert that is fancy to look at, easy to make and the kids can help you put together this is one you should try!

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