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Chocolate Trifle

 Chocolate Trifle
For a fabulous finale when entertaining, this lovely layered chocolate trifle is a winner! It's a do-ahead dessert that serves a group, and it even tastes great the next day. —Pam Botine, Goldsboro, North Carolina
8-10 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling


  • 1 package chocolate fudge cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (6 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup strong coffee
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 6 Heath candy bars (1.4 ounces each), crushed


  • Bake cake according to package directions. Cool. Prepare pudding
  • according to package directions; set aside.
  • Crumble cake; reserve 1/2 cup. Place half of the remaining cake
  • crumbs in the bottom of a 4-1/2- or 5-qt. trifle dish or decorative
  • glass bowl.
  • Layer with half of the coffee, half of the pudding, half of the
  • whipped topping and half of the crushed candy bars. Repeat the
  • layers of cake, coffee, pudding and whipped topping.
  • Combine remaining crushed candy bars with reserved cake crumbs;
  • sprinkle over top. Refrigerate 4-5 hours before serving. Yield: 8-10
  • servings.