Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Midnight Delight

Here is a trifle I put together last weekend using pieces of different recipes.  It turned out delicious, but I advise you to only dip small portions.  After pondering a name, "Midnight Delight" seemed suitable.  CAUTION:  This is VERY rich.  Can't say I didn't warn you! 

1 family size (13x9) package of brownie mix  (check the back of the box for additional ingredients)
1 c. miniature size chocolate chips

Mix brownies according to package directions.  Add 1c. chocolate chips and stir.  Bake according to package directions and cool completely.
Hint:  I substitute coffee for the water on the brownie mix.  Coffee always brings out the best in chocolate!

Cream Cheese Fluff:
1 box powdered sugar
1 8oz. package cream cheese (room temperature)
1 10oz. container cool whip (do not use recuced fat or light)
1 teaspoon vanilla

Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar until creamy.  Then add cool whip and vanilla and beat until combined.  Set aside.

Fudge Sauce:
2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
1 stick butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine all ingredients, except the vanilla, in a heavy sauce pan and boil fast for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat, add the vanilla, and beat until creamy.  Set aside to cool.

Using a trifle dish (or clear glass dish), layer ingredients in this order:  brownies (crumble using hands), cream cheese fluff, fudge sauce; being careful to end with the fudge sauce.  The last layer of fudge sauce should be simply drizzled over the top.  And you can use 1/4 cup of miniature chocolate chips to sprinkle over the top as a garnish as well.