20 April 2011

Today is my birthday. I don't have a birthday cake, so I am going to live vicariously through my blog and post a really yummy dessert recipe. This is a dessert I made for a family gathering at Christmastime. It's a Betty Crocker recipe.

Fudgy Brownie Trifle

1 box fudge brownie mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on brownie mix box
1 tbsp instant coffee granules
1 box (4 serving size) chocolate fudge instant pudding mix
2 cups cold milk
1 bag (8 oz.) toffee bits
1 container (8 oz.) frozen whipped topping, thawed

Heat oven to 350ยบ. Grease bottom only of 13x9” pan with cooking spray.

Make brownie mix as directed on box, using water, oil and eggs and adding coffee granules. Spread batter in pan. Bake as directed on box. Cool completely, about 1 hour.

Cut brownies into 1” squares. Place half of the squares in bottom of 3 quart trifle bowl. Make pudding mix as directed on box for pudding, using milk. Pour half of the pudding over brownies in bowl. Top with half each of the toffee bits and whipped topping. Repeat with remaining brownies, pudding, toffee bits and whipped topping.

Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving. Store covered in refrigerator.

Makes 20 servings.

Oh man, this thing is so good! How can you go wrong with fudgy brownies, chocolate pudding, and toffee bits? Yum! I know that in the picture it looks like it has chopped nuts, but those are the toffee bits.

It's a good thing I don't have the ingredients for this on hand right now, as I would be tempted to go make it and have it for breakfast!

Multiple layers of yumminess!



  1. From Facebook:

    "Looks good Lesa. Hope you have a wonderful birthday!!!!!"

    Leoma C.

    Thanks Leoma!

  2. From Facebook:

    "Oh my...this looks like heaven! And I don't even own a trifle bowl, lol."

    Barbara B.

  3. From Facebook:

    "A big Happy Birthday to you Lesa from Chris & me. Maybe Jim will make you that trifle for your birthday."

    Gloria N.

    Too late, I'm already in the process of making it for myself!

  4. From Facebook:

    "You're a riot.. wish we lived closer. Could share a lot more of the great cookin & have some fun with the little ones. So, how was it? I'm salivating!!"

    Gloria N.

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