Chocolate of the Day: Death By Chocolate

This was a dessert my mother made for only the fanciest of pot lucks. (Such a thing exists in the Midwest.) I used to think it was really complicated. No, it really is just full of things that will kill you. It’s also wonderfully versatile: make it gluten free by using gluten free brownies, sub a different candy for toffee, and so on.

This is for a “family sized” recipe, which will still make a ton. Double for “party sized.”

Ingredients

  • 1 box of brownie mix (or use homemade). For this recipe, you don’t need a full 9X13 pan.
  • 1 box chocolate pudding mix (or use homemade)
  • 8 ounces of whipped topping (something Cool Whip-like will work best), thawed (refrigerated is fine)
  • 2 toffee bars, chopped
  • Large bowl or other container for serving
Death by Chocolate ingredients: pudding mix, brownie mix, whipped topping, toffee bar pieces (the pieces were cheaper than whole candy bars)
Death by Chocolate ingredients: pudding mix, brownie mix, whipped topping, toffee bar pieces (the pieces were cheaper than whole candy bars)

Directions

1. Bake brownies according to box’s directions.

2. Make pudding according to box’s directions.

3. Assemble ingredients. This looks especially nice in a glass bowl, but any large bowl will do.

Death by Chocolate ingredients ready to be assembled.
Death by Chocolate ingredients ready to be assembled.

4. Layer in the following order until all used up/bowl is filled: brownies, pudding, whipped topping, toffee bar pieces

Building the bottom layer
Building the bottom layer
Death by Chocolate side view
Death by Chocolate side view
Death by Chocolate: all done!
Death by Chocolate: all done! You can see this is “family sized” because it only filled the bowl half-way. “Party size” fills the entire bowl.

5. Let chill before serving. Especially tasty the day after.

Death by Chocolate om nom nom
Om nom nom

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