Friday, October 15, 2010

good eats: death by chocolate

How can you say no to a name like that??

A while ago, I read an article about stress-free entertaining. It was talking about how our tendency, when we have people over, is to pull out all the stops and make some gourmet Martha Stewart-esque dish. But the point was that if we stick to what we know and what we're comfortable with, we'll have more time to actually enjoy the process and enjoy the guests once they arrive. Rather than worrying about whether or not they'll like the little lemon souffles with walt willey that you were cursing over just a few minutes before they walked in the door. That article, my friends, was life-changing. Hi, my name is Page. And I'm an overachiever.


SO. All of that to say this: here's my go-to dessert when we have company or I need to bring something to a dinner. Another masterpiece ala my mother-in-law. Some of my favorite cards in the dessert section of my recipe box came from that lady. Lucky me :)

Are you ready? Here it is:

  • 1 box devil's food cake mix (cooked as directed)
  • 1 box of chocolate pudding mix, the larger box (prepared as directed)
  • 2 containers of cool whip
  • 2 Heath bars, crushed

Once the cake has cooled, break it up in smaller pieces. In a trifle bowl, layer: cake, pudding, cool whip and repeat until you run out of ingredients. Once you've topped it off with the final layer of cool whip, sprinkle the crushed candy bar on top.

Oh man. It's easy and it's goooood. Go test it out. You know, so it feels natural when you have to make it when company comes over. Happy Friday :)


  1. Looks like my kind of dessert! Have a great weekend!


  2. oh my gosh i want some noooowwwwww

  3. Death by Chocolate yummy. Hello. I am a new follower from Pink Dandy Sunday Blog Hop. I would love for you too come see my blog and maybe follow me too.

  4. Hello, I am a new follower. Great blog you have here! I look forward to your posts! Please stop on by!
    Tips 4 Green

  5. yummy

    stopping by from welcome wednesday

  6. WOW. I wonder what it would be like with chocolate cool whip instead of regular cool whip. I am your newest follower from Welcome Wednesday.
    Cent$ To Me

  7. Wow! This looks amazing! I cannot wait to try it....looks so easy to make!

    Karen @


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