By Mirj on December 19, 2001
Photo by Fiddler
Photo by Fiddler
"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)."
Serving Size: 1 (89 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 20
"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."
"This was my first trifle, recently having purchased a beautiful trifle bowl. What a debut!! It was a huge hit, especially w/yummy toffee chips. The only thing I changed was that I used VANILLA pudding instead of chocolate. It really let the chocolate in the brownies shine! Give it a try! Thanks for a great recipe."
"This was good and simple. The recipe did not specify a small or large pkg. of pudding mix. I figured based on the milk it called for that it was the samll pkg. I think next time I will make the large pkg. with the amount of milk it calls for. Wanted a little more chocolate and moisture. Loved the toffee chips. It really brings the whole recipe together. Thanks!"
"This was really good! Very rich...i think it may be because I used Ghiradelli double chocolate brownies and they were chewy, rich and had extra chocolate chips in them. Next time I'll use regular brownies that are more cake-like to reduce the richness. But this recipe is a winner and looks beautiful as well! Oh, and don't forget the instant coffee in it, it makes the brownies sooo good!"
"Mirj, you found the cure for PMS!"
"Oh my my my this was deeeliisshhh. I made this as stated and just crumbled up skor candy bars for the tofee bits. I think next time I may add more pudding and whip cream, just to indulge a bit more:)"
"delicious! I did not include the coffee and used fat free cool whip and fat free pudding- it was still rich and tasty! Great chocolate creamy flavor. Yum!"
"I love this! I've never used dry coffee. I've used almond extract. And for the toffee, I crush up some heath bars. Can you get heath bars where your at?"
"i have made a similar recipe to this many times. only difference is i use cool whip and crushed heath bars. i'm thinking of making it again for christmas!"
"This is so good! I made some modifications based on what I had in the house and it was still delicious so I know it would be even better made as stated in the recipe. I used chopped up hershey kisses instead of the toffee bits, refrigerated cut and bake mini brownies, white chocolate pudding and fat-free cool whip. So easy to make and wonderful flavor."
"Fantastic!!! My whipped cream was made only slightly sweet by adding powdered sugar and vanilla extract to the heavy whipping cream, and then beating it to soft peaks. I also left out the coffee. I found a great, small, glass cylinder for the trifle! It was only $6 at Party City (for those of you who have one in your area.) It made the presentation sing!! Fa la la la YUM! Thank you Mirj!!"
"I bought store bought small brownies because I didn't have the time to bake brownies. I used a small box of pudding but will use a large one next time. I bought 4 tubs of cool whip but only used 2 1/2 tubs. The good thing about this dessert is that you could add anything that you thought would taste good to your palette."
"Great dessert. I went out and bought a trifle dish just so I could make this. Husband and kids gave this 5 stars. I will be making this again"
"Oh boy, is this a rock star!! This was a HUGE hit at a church luncheon! I caught a usually very distinguished lady with her fingers in the bowl, getting every last bit before it went to the kitchen to be washed!! Heaven in a bowl!!!"
"I took this to a party, and it was a big hit! I used cook and serve pudding, because I find the instant to be too salty, drizzled with homemade caramel sauce, and light cool whip. I didn't use the entire package of toffee bits, I just sprinkled liberally. Thanks!"
"I've made this dessert for several potlucks, and it's always been well received. I always make the brownies several days ahead of time and put them in the freezer. I use a lot of chocolate syrup, and crumble up two Snickers chocolate bars to go on top of the Cool Whip.. This is my contribution for any potluck I attend. Thanks Mirj for the recipe."
"Yummmm! Very rich, but very good! Love the toffee bits!"