Thursday, April 9, 2009

Mint Chocolate Trifle

So while I was looking in my pantry I found a box of Pillsbury Mint Chocolate Brownie mix that's been sitting in there for awhile. I decided finally to use it in something so I wouldn't have to keep looking at it. Then I glanced across the kitchen for another inspiration and I saw a glass container full of mini York Peppermint Patti's...a trifle!

This is really easy to make and it got rave reviews, but I actually didn't try any so I can't tell you from a firsthand experience. But what's not to love, mint brownies, pudding, Cool Whip, and York Peppermint Patti's? The great thing about this dessert is that it doesn't leave you feeling really full. Aside from the brownies, everything else is pretty light. 

1 box Pillsbury Mint Chocolate Brownie mix (if you don't have one just add some peppermint extract to a regular brownie mix)
1 box of chocolate pudding (serves 4)
1 box vanilla pudding (serves 4)
2 16 oz. containers of Cool Whip
10 mini York Peppermint Patti's
1/2 cup Andes mint baking pieces (I had them leftover)
1/4 cup hot fudge sauce or chocolate syrup

Prepare brownies according to directions on box-let set for about 10 min. and crumble. 
Prepare both puddings, in separate bowls, according to directions on the boxes.
Pour the chocolate pudding on the bottom layer of the trifle; add one of the Cool Whip containers as the second layer. Put half of the brownies on next (add 1/4 cup of crushed Andes mint baking pieces if you want). Add the vanilla pudding, then the brownies, and top with the last container of Cool Whip. Sprinkle the top with York Peppermint Patti's (and remaining Andes mint baking pieces). Drizzle with chocolate syrup or hot fudge sauce if desired.