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Toffee Crunch Dessert

 Toffee Crunch Dessert
This light and fluffy after-dinner delight was Kim Belcher's signature dessert. The Kingston Mines, Illinois reader loved the recipe's candy topping and creamy layers, but hated all of the fat and calories it offered. That's why she lightened it up herself. See Makeover Toffee Crunch Dessert for the skinny on her revision.
15 ServingsPrep: 40 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) angel food cake mix
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 4 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 8 Butterfinger candy bars (2.1 ounces each), crushed

Directions

  • Prepare and bake cake according to package directions. Cool
  • completely.
  • In a heavy saucepan, combine egg yolks and 3/4 cup confectioners'
  • sugar. Gradually stir in 1/2 cup cream. Cook and stir over
  • medium-low heat until mixture is thickened and reaches 160°.
  • Transfer to a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or
  • until cooled.
  • In a large bowl, beat remaining cream and confectioners' sugar until
  • stiff peaks form. Stir 3 cups whipped cream into egg yolk mixture.
  • Fold in remaining whipped cream.
  • Cut cake into cubes. In a 13-in. x 9-in. dish coated with cooking
  • spray, layer half of the cake, cream mixture and crushed candy bars.
  • Repeat layers (dish will be full). Cover and refrigerate for at
  • least 2 hours before serving. Yield: 15 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 527 calories,

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Toffee Crunch Dessert (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 31 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 130 mg cholesterol, 311 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 9 g protein.