Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Chocolate-Toffee Trifle

This dessert if quick to make but looks and tastes like a million dollars and if you love chocolate you will certainly like this.
If you have a lovely trifle bowl you can put it to good use in making this lucious dessert.

You will need to bake a box of brownies from a mix. That is the 'hardest' part of this recipe.
You can bake two boxes if you wish to make tons of trifle!
You will need chocolate pudding mix .
Prepare according to box instructions. If you are pressed for time, buy chocolate pudding in the plastic tub and use that.
Next you will need some Heath Bars (OU-D) about 10 of them that you will crush up.
And some whipped topping in a container

Raspberries, fresh or frozen for topping. Raspberry syrup if you can find it. Kedem makes a nice one.

Once you have prepared the brownie mix, Fold about 3/4 of the whipped topping into the chocolate pudding.
Now place some crumbled brownies into the bottom of your trifle bowl.
Top with some of the pudding/whipped topping mix.
Now layer with some of the crushed Heath Bar.
Now top the Heath with a bit of plain whipped topping.
Continue this layering til you have filled the bowl and finished off your brownies.
You want to end the layering with a layer of whipped topping.
On the very top you place the raspberries to garnish. Some mint leaves look lovely also. As does a little handful of crushed Heath bar.

If you can find the raspberry syrup, you can alter the recipe a bit by drizzling a tiny bit of the raspberry syrup on each layer of brownie as well as the pudding mix.
It 's bright deep jewel red color looks beautiful in the dish and it gives added interest in taste to the final dish.
Do not add syrup on top though, since it melts the topping and will make the dish look kind of sad.
Layer carefully to prevent a whopping mess!
It will taste good no matter how it looks though.

Alternate toppings include: chocolate curls, crushed chocolate bars.

To make it even more special here is a trick you might try:
If you enjoy Kahlua or any coffee flavored liquors, brush some of the liquor lightly over the brownies before crumbling them into the trifle dish.
This will add a bit of a kick to the dish.
Don't get too wild with the liquor or you will have mush instead of brownies.

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