This Thanksgiving was the first Thanksgiving that I have been married and home, with our family... and once you are married and have a family, that is when you start to pitch in with the food and bring something. This year we were invited to my sister Carinne's house and she asked me to bring a pie. I have to admit... I was nervous because I have never made a pie before and I did not want to botch the Thanksgiving dessert... that would NOT bode well in our family :)
Lucky my sister took pity on me and could hear the sweat beads over the phone when she asked me. She quickly informed me that if I didn't want to bring a pie that would be fine and to just bring whatever I wanted and all I could think was... "Ohhh thank goodness!". I quickly decided to bring a trifle... and guess what! It turned out FABULOUS! All you need is...
Brownie Box Mix
2 Butterscotch Instant Pudding Boxes
8 oz of Cream Cheese (not too hard)
4 Chocolate Bars
1. Bake the brownies, but don't bake them trying to get them soft and gooey. You want them a little chewy so bake them the full time, probably an extra 5 mins or so, but you be the judge of how long... you know your oven. When they are finished let them cool nice and good. Then break them into large pieces for now.
2. Make the 2 boxes of pudding, once made, soften the cream cheese and mix that into the pudding.
3. Cut the chocolate bars into small little chunks.
4. Now when everything is diced, mixed, and cooled you can now start to layer your trifle. First grab a few chunks of brownies and start to crumble them into a lot smaller pieces. Remember that you will have two more layers, so don't use too much of anything. Once brownies are down, place a layer of pudding, then take some Nilla Wafers and crumble some over the placed pudding. I used about 6 or so cookies per layer. After the wafers are spread, then get some Cool Whip and layer (this will be a little difficult to get the cool whip to not pull up the wafers), when the whip cream is layered then take the chocolate chunks and start sprinkling.
5. Repeat step 4 two more times so there will be three layers. Make sure you end with whip cream and chocolate chunks on top to help make it look all fluffy and beautiful!