If you are like many households, you are drowning in candy after Halloween. Whether it's from your children's haul or left overs because you bought to much or didn't have many kids, you look at all that chocolate and think "what am I going to do with all this?" Well, I have a great idea for what you can do with all that chocolate candy, though I have to confess, it's NOT any less fattening, it's creative, pretty and really delicious!
I have to apologize for not having a picture of this After Halloween Trifle. Much to my sorrow, I could not make one this year. The reason? We live out in the country and don't have any trick or treaters, so we don't buy any candy. We don't have any kids living here whose candy we could raid! Last but not least, my husband is diabetic and if he even looked at this dessert, he would probably go into a diabetic coma. I'm just kidding, but it is the truth that he could not eat this without bad consequences, so me making it is pretty much out. But! Just because I can't make it does not meant that you can't! The picture above shows a trifle just like what you will make except their is no candy in it. The directions are easy, let's begin......
In a large glass bowl, take 1/3 of the brownies and break them into 2 x 2 inch pieces and place them in the bottom of the bowl
Take 1/3 of the pudding and spoon it evenly over the brownies
Sprinkle 1 cup of the chopped candy over the pudding
Cover the candy with a layer of whipped cream
Begin the next layer with the second 1/3 of the brownies and keep stacking layers until you get three complete layers
Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of chopped candy on top as a garnish
I chill mine for at least 2 or 3 hours before serving. Don't make it too far in advance of serving because the brownies will soak up the pudding and whipped cream moisture and get soggy.
This is my favorite trifle bowl. The great thing about it is that you can use it for so much more! It is great for large salads like taco salad, pasta salad, green salad or 7 layer salad. I also use mine for fruit salad!
Caramel Pudding Recipe
- 6 cups milk
- 3 large eggs
- 1-1/2 cups packed dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup flour
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 tablespoons butter
Set butter out to knock off the chill
Scald milk in a large pot (if you don't know how, check out this short 2 minute video)
In a medium bowl beat eggs until whites and yolks are blended
Add both sugars and 1.5 cups of the scaulded milk and whisk to blend
Slowly pour this mixture into the pot with the rest of the scaulded milk
Over medium heat, stir mixture about 15 minutes or until thickened to your preference
Remove pot from stove, pour in vanilla while stirring and then add butter
Continue to stir until pudding is cooled to room temperature.
I hope you enjoy your Halloween Trifle, I envy you and wish I could have some! Have a great week!