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Chocolate Trifles Two Ways – Perfect Dessert for a Crowd

Chocolate Trifles Two Ways – Perfect Dessert for a Crowd

Having a place at the lake has been a blast for our family in more ways than one. Dewey loves the boating, Evan loves hanging out with his friends and I love our great community events. Last night we had our first “Hobble and Gobble”. We had around 10 families participating. We traveled from house to house noshing on food and sipping cocktails. Our house was last on the hobble. It made things easy for me because if you are last, you HAVE to have dessert, right? At first, I contemplated something pumpkin-y but then I realized people would probably have Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday or Monday (it is Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend, you see). Instead, I decided that whatever we had needed to be chocolate and I needed to make 40+ of them. Ok. Chocolate trifles it is! They are easy peasy and I could make them two ways so people could pick their poison.

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Chocolate Trifles Two Ways - Perfect Dessert for a Crowd

Yield: 42
Prep Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours

Having a party or a ton of people? Check out this great recipe to feed a crowd. Chocolate trifles two ways make a fun and delicious dessert.

Ingredients

  • 2 boxes Devil's Food cake mix and all ingredients listed on the box to make it
  • 4 large boxes of Instant Chocolate Pudding
  • 12 cups milk
  • 2 L whipping cream
  • 16 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 cans cherry pie filling
  • 1 1/2 bags of Skor Minis, or as many bars as needed, chopped
  • 42 clear plastic cups

Instructions

  1. Bake each box cake mix in 11 X 13 pans as per instructions on the back. Cool.
  2. Set out your 42 plastic cups.
  3. Put a large metal or glass bowl in your freezer to chill.
  4. Using a Tablespoon, scoop chocolate cake into the bottom of each cup about 1/2 inch thick or just less than 1/4 of your cup.
  5. Mix up 2 boxes of chocolate pudding with 6 cups of milk as per instructions.
  6. Before it sets, pour a bit into each cup. I would guess it is about 2 Tbsp per.
  7. Take bowl out of your freezer. Add 8 Tbsp sugar and 1 L of whipping cream. Whip with a hand mixer or stand mixer.
  8. Divide whipped cream evenly between cups.
  9. Add cherries to half of the cups and skor bar to the other half. I found I added about 3 cherries to each cup.
  10. Using a Tablespoon, scoop chocolate cake into the bottom of each cup about 1/2 inch thick or just less than 1/4 of your cup.
  11. Mix up 2 boxes of chocolate pudding with 6 cups of milk as per instructions.
  12. Before it sets, pour a bit into each cup. I would guess it is about 2 Tbsp per.
  13. Take bowl out of your freezer. Add 8 Tbsp sugar and 1 L of whipping cream. Whip with a hand mixer or stand mixer.
  14. Divide whipped cream evenly between cups.
  15. Add cherries to half of the cups and skor bar to the other half. I found I added about 3 cherries to each cup. This is the garnish.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 42
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 313Saturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 219mgCarbohydrates: 24gSugar: 16gProtein: 4g

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Kids and adults loved these and they make a great presentation. The Skor bar was a bit more popular than the cherry but I think people enjoyed both. These are a little time consuming but they are perfect for an event where people are standing and don’t have a place to rest a plate.

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Nicole

Tuesday 16th of May 2017

What is the 2 L whipping cream? What is the amount exactly?

Merry Kuchle

Tuesday 16th of May 2017

It is 2 liters of whipping cream, whipped. In the us it would be two quarts of whipping cream (liquid), whipped.

Faye Miller

Wednesday 19th of April 2017

Can these be made ahead or does the whipped topping and garnish need to be put on right at the end?

Merry Kuchle

Wednesday 19th of April 2017

You can make them a few hours ahead for sure. Just make sure you can keep them cool.

Teresa

Tuesday 13th of December 2016

Hello Merry - did you use a 12 ounce or a 16 ounce glass for the Chocolate Trifles Two Ways? I have an early Family Christmas and these look great. Thank you.

Merry Kuchle

Tuesday 13th of December 2016

I honestly don't remember but I would guess 12 oz.

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