Sunday, January 2, 2011

Brownie Trifle

Brownies - Check
Caramel - Check
Chocolate Mousse - Check
Cool Whip - Check
Heath bars - Check
Gaining weight one bite at a time - Double Check

You guys I'm sorry for doing this to you but I have to post this recipe. It sucks it's so good. I have the leftovers sitting in my fridge right now, and seriously they won't leave me alone. I keep picking at them but it's just that good. The brownies...and that mousse its just so...laced with caramel and crunchy heath...crap I need another bite. Ok I have a serious problem.Whatever you do don't make this recipe with good intentions.This dessert is not one to be trifled with...(haha I'm hilarious). This recipe is pretty simple.
Brownie Trifle
1 9x13 pan of prepared brownies; cooled and cut into 1'' squares (I have a killer homemade brownie recipe.)
1 (3.9oz) package instant chocolate pudding
1/2 cup water
1 (14oz can) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 pint heavy whipping cream (for the mousse)
1 (12 oz) container Cool Whip (for the topping)
3 crunched up Heath candy bars
1/2 jar caramel ice cream topping

Start by pouring heavy whipping cream into a medium sized mixing bowl. Whip, with a hand mixer until soft peaks form and the consistency is light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Set aside. Now in a big bowl whisk together the chocolate pudding powder, 1/2 cup water, and can of sweeten condensed milk. The mixture will be sort of goopy and thick. Gently fold in the whipped cream to the chocolate pudding mixture this will make a "sort of" mousse type mixture, fold until no streaks of white remain. Be very careful when folding not to deflate the cream. Feel free to lick the bowl, whisk, counter, any "accidentally" mousse covered fingers or other appendages. Don't feel guilty. Now comes the layering process. In the bottom of your trifle bowl, or any other tall glass bowl (Preferably one that will show off how pretty this dessert is) layer in 1/2 of your brownie cubes. Then drizzle with caramel and sprinkle on 1/3 of the heath pieces. Now add 1/2 of the mousse, it's going to be sort of thick so grab your spatula and spread it out over the brownies. Don't worry if the process gets a little messy, it happens to the best of us. Now add 1/2 the 12oz container of cool whip and spread over the mousse. And start the process over again...Brownies, caramel, heath, mousse, cool whip. On your last layer top it off with a sprinkle of heath pieces. Cover the beautiful thing up with plastic wrap and refrigerate it for 8 hours. Good luck containing your excitement! Enjoy!



  1. Manda you are killin me girl!!! I need to move in with you so i can try all these delicious things you are making!

  2. whhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  3. well great. now i finally have something worthy to use my freaking trifle bowl for. THANKS a whole bunch.