I know the traditional name of this dessert is DEATH by Chocolate. I would like to rename it, ALIVE by Chocolate!
This dessert gives your mouth a jolt and rush of sugar that awakens you to the pleasures of chocolate. The smooth pudding and creamy whipped topping not only look good in the bowl, they are a wonderful complement to the chunky rich brownie pieces.
Last night I took this dessert to a church Christmas potluck and brought home a nearly empty bowl. I guess that says something, right? It really is quite easy to make and almost too beautiful to eat. Well………….not that beautiful!
Alive by Chocolate
1 (19.8 ounce) package brownie mix
2 (3.9 ounce) packages instant chocolate pudding mix
1 (16 ounce) package frozen whipped topping, thawed
3 (1.4 ounce) bars chocolate covered English toffee, optional
Prepare brownies according to package directions. Let cool. Cut into small cubes.
Mix pudding according to package directions.
In a trifle bowl (or other deep glass bowl), layer in the following order: 1/3 of the pudding, 1/3 of the brownies, 1/3 of the whipped topping.
Repeat layers in the same order.