Chocolate-Banana Trifle

"This is one of my favorite desserts to take to a potluck because it makes a huge bowlful. Also, it's delicious! Chill time is included in cook time."
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  • 23 cup sugar
  • 23 cup evaporated skim milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 14 cup coffee-flavored liqueur (such as Kahlua)
  • 1 (16 ounce) angel food cake, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 (1 1/2 ounce) english toffee-flavored candy bars, crushed
  • 3 cups skim milk
  • 3 (3 1/2 ounce) packages vanilla instant pudding mix (not sugar-free)
  • 2 cups sliced bananas
  • 1 (12 ounce) container Cool Whip (reduced calorie or fat-free OK)
  • 1 (1 1/2 ounce) english toffee-flavored candy bars, crushed


  • Combine sugar, evaporated milk, cocoa and cornstarch in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Cook until sugar dissolves and mixture is thick (about 3 minutes), stirring frequently.
  • Remove from heat and stir in coffee liqueur.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • When chocolate mixture is cool, combine with cake cubes in a large bowl.
  • Mix 2 crushed candy bars in with cake mixture.
  • Beat milk and pudding mix at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended.
  • Stir into cake mixture.
  • Cover and chill for 15 minutes in refrigerator.
  • Spoon half of cake mixture into a trifle dish or large bowl (about 4 quart).
  • Arrange half of bananas evenly over cake mixture and top with half of cool whip.
  • Repeat layers, ending with cool whip.
  • Sprinkle with remaining toffee bar.
  • Chill for 1 hour before serving.

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  1. This was sooooo good. My whole family loved it. I can't wait to make it again.


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