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Died and Gone to Heaven (aka Chocolate Trifle)


You could just do box brownies, but I promise these made from scratch recipe make it so much better!

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  • 2 sticks butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 box (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 box (14 ounces) can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 container (8 ounces) Cool whip
  • 1 container (12 ounces) Cool Whip
  • 3 Heath candy bars


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Step 1

Mix butter and sugar together in an electric or hand mixer.

Add eggs and blend well.

Add vanilla, salt, cocoa, and flour. Be sure not to over-beat the batter.

Pour the batter into a greased 9 inches x13 inches baking pan.

Bake at 350 F degrees for 20-25 minutes or until done. Cool completely.

Once brownies are cooled completely cut into 1 inch squares.

In a large bowl, mix chocolate pudding mix, water, and sweetened condensed milk.

Fold in 8 oucess container of cool whip until there are no streaks remaining.

In a trifle bowl or glass serving dish, build the following layers:
1/2 brownies squares
1/2 pudding mixture
1/2 of 12 ounces container Cool whip
Remaining brownie squares
Remaining pudding mixture
Remaining Cool Whip
Top with 3 crushed Heath candy bars

Refrigerate 8 hours before serving. Enjoy!


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