Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Chocolate Brownie Trifle:

When I graduated from high school, I graduated with one other boy in our church. When we were planning the reception after our ceremony, we came to a dilemma; he hated cake and I couldn't eat it anyways! So as we thought and thought of what to do, a trifle kept coming to my mind. He was fine with that...as long as there was A LOT of chocolate involved! So I came up with this recipe! Here's a picture of the one I made to feed 40+ people for our graduation!

It turned out great there wasn't one drop left!!!

Now, three years later, we are still making it and still loving it! It's a perfect summertime dessert! Today is my brother's birthday and this is what he requested! I hope you give it a try!!!

                                                                            A picture of a smaller serving amount!!!

1 batch brownies, cooled (click here for the recipe)
2 packages instant chocolate pudding
3-1/2 cups milk
1 (16 oz.) container Cool Whip

Combine the milk and the pudding in a medium bowl and whisk until pudding is completely dissolved. Chill for 5-10 minutes or until set.
Break the brownies into small bite size chunks.
In a trifle bowl, punch bowl, or any large serving bowl, layer 1/3 of the brownie pieces, 1/3 of the chocolate pudding and 1/3 of the cool whip. Repeat layers two more times. If desired, use a pastry bag and decorative tip to decoratively add the top layer of cool whip for a fancy presentation.
Chill until ready to serve...it doesn't have to be, but it tastes even better if it can chill for a couple of hours.

-You can try this with chunks of cake in place of the brownies and different kinds of pudding!!

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