Prep 4 hrs
Cook 30 mins
I have made zillions of trifles in my lifetime, but this one is fantastic. Toffee bits are unavailable where I live, so I always have visitors bring me some just to make this (usually for them).
- 1 (19 7/8 ounce) package fudge brownie mix
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon dry instant coffee (dry)
- 1 package chocolate flavor instant pudding and pie filling mix
- 2 cups milk
- 1 (6 ounce) package English toffee bits (reserving 2 tablespoons for garnish)
- 3 1⁄4 cups whipped cream
- Heat oven to 350F degrees.
- Prepare brownie mix as directed on package for 13 × 9-inch rectangular pan, using water, oil and eggs and stirring coffee into batter.
- Bake and cool as directed.
- Cut brownies into 1-inch squares.
- Place half of the brownie squares in the bottom of a 3-quart glass bowl.
- Prepare pudding mix as directed on package for pudding, Pour half of the pudding over brownies in bowl.
- Top with half each of the toffee bits and whipped cream.
- Repeat with remaining brownies, pudding, toffee bits and whipped cream.
- Sprinkle with reserved toffee bits.
- Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.
- Cover and refrigerate any remaining trifle (if you have any left, doubtful).
This was really good! So rich! In some strange attempt to lower my guests guilt-level, I used light cool whip, and lowfat milk for the pudding, but the taste was still wonderful.
This was incredible. I made it twice in one week - once for home and used heavy cream and once for work using lite cook whip. This will become a favorite in our household. So easy yet sooo good. Was worth the time to whip the cream but not bad at all with cool whip. Thanks!
Believe me this does not taste like mix brownies and instant pudding! It tastes like it took much more effort to prepare than it did. Instead of a bowl, I prepared these as individual parfaits for our New Years eve dinner - what a fun & tasty treat, and looks impressive! I left out the coffee because we had a coffee-hater in the bunch. I did try to make the pudding with soy milk but it refused to set up. After 2 tries I resorted to dairy milk. Who knew? The other thing I did differently was just for the littler kids who didn't like toffee. I substituted mini m&m's. They were colorful & cute and the kids went wild for them. Great recipe.