Monday, August 9, 2010

Double Chocolate Mocha Trifle

This scrumptious dessert looks complicated, but it is easy, feeds many folks, and makes a beautiful presentation.  Try it the next time you are asked to bring dessert to a gathering, and I promise it won't last long!
Double Chocolate Mocha Trifle

Trifle bowl (cheap and easy to find at Walmart, BBB)
1 pkg brownie mix (plus ingredients to make brownies)
1 3/4 cups cold milk
2 pkgs (3.4 oz each) white chocolate instant pudding and pie filling ***can substitute vanilla if you can't find white chocolate
1/4 cup warm water
4 t. instant coffee granules
2 cups thawed frozen whipped topping 
1 bag Heath English toffee bits (on baking aisle but sometimes not available at Walmart)

Bake brownies according to directions in a 9x13 dish.  Cool completely.  In a large bowl, whisk pudding mix into milk until mixture begins to thicken.  Dissolve coffee granules in warm water; add to pudding mixture, mixing well.  Fold in whipped topping, mixing well.  Cut brownies into 1-inch cubes (I spray pizza cutter with Pam to cut easily).  Layer 1/3 of brownie cubes onto bottom of your trifle bowl.  Top with 1/3 of pudding mixture, pressing lightly and smoothing with spatula.  Then sprinkle a thin layer of Heath.  Repeat layers two more times.  Chill 30 minutes before serving.  
Serves 12.

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