I made some smaller cups of the trifle to take down to my Uncle Bill while I am visiting Roanoke for the Memorial Day weekend 2017.
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 box instant vanilla pudding
- 1 box instant cheesecake pudding
- 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
- 3 cups heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
- 1 box of brownies or your favorite recipe, prepared and cubed
- 1 package Heath Bar Bits
- Prepare the brownies per package directions or per your preferred recipe in a 13x9 pan. Let them cool completely. When the brownies are cool, cut them into 1" cubes.
- In a large mixing bowl, using a stand or hand mixer, mix the milk, sweetened condensed milk and the puddings. Put this mixture in a Tupperware container with a lid and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Whip the heavy cream and vanilla until soft peaks form.
- Carefully fold the whipped cream into the refrigerated pudding mixture.
- In a trifle bowl, layer brownies, pudding mixture and the heath bar bits in that order.
- Continue to layer ending with the pudding mixture topped with heath bits.
- Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
- You can use instant chocolate pudding in place of the vanilla pudding if desired. You can use a bowl if you do not have a trifle bowl.
Toffee Brownie Trifle
This is a repost of a blog from August 2016. The post might be older but the recipe will be perfect for those Memorial Day cookouts. Enjoy!
Today, I am on a mission. I want to find a trifle bowl. I have looked at Belk and Target and not found the one I like. I am also making a Toffee Brownie Trifle. If I cannot find the trifle bowl I like, I do have a cut glass salad bowl that I have used in the past like you would use a trifle bowl. It is the same size inside as a trifle bowl. This is my mission for today.
It is Labor Day 2016 today which in our family means the start of the most wonderful season of the year, Football Season! Last night, I was watching the Texas/Notre Dame game and I remembered a time when we all went to New Orleans in 1995 for the Sugar Bowl. Led by Jim Drunkenmiller we handily beat Texas. Pop always called Jim Drunkenmiller (our QB) the Drunkenfellow. It cracked me up every time.
After the game, we all went out on Bourbon Street where we found two rather funny and inebriated gentleman. The first fellow was a Texas Fan sitting on his cooler outside of Pat O’Brien’s and every now and then he would rare up from his drunken stupor and start singing “The Eyes of Texas are Upon you.” To which the Hokie on the other side of the door sitting on the ground would rare up out of his drunken stupor and start singing “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad”. Pop thought this was the most funny thing he had ever seen in his life. He couldn’t stop laughing. He talked about that every time we brought up that Sugar Bowl in ’95. Watching this Notre Dame game makes me remember that. I wish Pop was here to watch with me. I miss him most during football season.
Coach Frank Beamer at the 1995 Sugar Bowl
Our first game was yesterday. I could not go due to my medical treatments. I don’t know if I have ever missed a first game. There were a lot of firsts yesterday. Our Coach Frank Beamer retired at the end of last season after 29 years. It was Justin Fuente’s first game as VA Tech’s new coach. I was in my first year of college when Coach Beamer became VA Tech’s new coach. I did live through the Bill Dooley and Jimmy Sharpe years but Coach Beamer made the VA Tech football program what it is today. He put VA Tech on the map. Thank you Coach!
As we speak, the staff photographer is taking pictures of the brownies that I have baked to go in the Toffee Brownie Trifle.