Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tuesday Treats: Caramel Brownie Trifle

I hosted a Girls Night over here last week as I felt as if I haven't gotten to spend much quality time with my very best girlfriends from forever and a day ago.  Each of them is pregnant or has an infant so life is crazy busy to say the least.  It was so nice to spend time with them and catch up with them about their lives (and bellies)!

Since the girls could not enjoy sipping wine with me, I felt the need to make a dessert that would fill up their bellies just as well.  

Caramel Brownie Trifle

Brownies (made just as the box calls for!)
Chocolate Pudding (2 large boxes…and the milk to make it)
Cool Whip (one large container)
Caramel Sauce 
(I used the Smucker's Sundae Sauce because its so easy to squirt out)
Heath Bar Candy Bars (4 bars)

1.  Make brownies as directed on box.  The recipe I used suggested using a jelly roll pan to make thinner brownies.  I did this, however, I think next time I will be doing a regular 9 X 13 pan for bigger chunks of brownies…I had a lot left over (no need to worry, they are all in MY belly now).  Cut into bite size pieces.

2.  Prepare instant chocolate pudding as directed on box.  
3.  Crush Heath Bars into small tiny pieces (FYI…I found a bag of them already crushed for a reasonable cost and just used them).
4.  Start layering…
Spoon a third of pudding on bottom…
Add layer of brownie pieces…
Sprinkle around some Heath Bar…
Drizzle on some caramel sauce…
Top with about half of Cool Whip…
Decorate with Heath Bar pieces

I was on the phone with work when I was layering and I KNOW I must have messed up somewhere, but it tasted just as good!
Just refrigerate after assembling and serve within 2 hours.  After 2 hours, the brownies can get a little mushy (however, I ate more the next day and it tasted JUST as good to me!)

Serve on little plates, dessert dishes, or if you aren't using your wine glasses for vino, fill 'em up!

Either way you serve it, I assure you, this is what your bowl will end up looking like...