Sunday, August 30, 2009

Pumpkin Toffee Triffle

So it feels like fall here with temperatures dipping, long sleeves coming out, and frost advisories are coming out for northern counties. Unreal. It's August.

But I do love fall and I love fall flavors. Apples, peaches, zucchini, pumpkin, etc. SO I'm pulling out one of my new favorite recipes. A neighbor brought this to a block party. It was so good I ate around the walnuts to get at the rest of it (I'm mildly allergic). The sores in my mouth were worth it. I made it for a church potluck and got to listen "anonymously" to people's rave reviews of the dessert.

Put it together at least a couple hours, if not a day before you need it so the flavors meld together. Perfect for the fall potluck, football party, Thanksgiving, etc.

1 Pumpkin cake mix, prepared & cooled
1 pkg White chocolate pudding, prepared
2 c milk (for pudding)
2 - 12 oz Whipped topping
1 bag Toffee bits
1 c chopped walnuts or pecans, optional

  1. Make your pumpkin cake and let it cool completely. cut it into 1 in cubes and set aside.
  2. Mix pudding and let it chill according to directions. Carefully fold in 1 tub of whipped topping. You can substitute vanilla pudding but you don't want to. The chocolate flavor adds so much to it.
  3. In your triffle dish or large glass bowl start layering.Place 1/3 of cake cubes, topped with 1/3 of pudding mixture, 1/3 of whipped topping, and 1/3 of toffee bits and nuts.
  4. Repeat with 2 more layers, being sure to keep enough toffee bits and nuts to sprinkle on the top.
  5. Refrigerate for 2 - 24 hours. Serve and enjoy, and enjoy, and enjoy.
Cake Mix $1 (Aldi's)
Pudding $.60 (Meijer)
Milk $.20 (Aldi's)
Whipped Topping $1.60 (Aldi's)
Toffee Bits $2.50 (Meijer)
Nuts $1.00 (Aldi's)

I love triffles. I love the texture and creaminess of it. If you can think of it, you can layer it. Imagine the flavors of your favorite candy bar or ice cream...
* make them in plastic cups for a kids party of school treat *
Mint Chocolate - Chocolate Cake, Andes mint chips, chocolate pudding
Brownie - 2 brownie mixes, chocolate or vanilla, & chocolate chips
Chocolate cake, butterscotch pudding, chocolate chips
Chocolate cake, pistachio pudding, chopped pistachios
Strawberry cake, white chocolate pudding & chips, strawberries

1 comment:

  1. Made the Mint Chocolate version for a get together at my house - it was a hit! Thanks for the idea Jenelle.


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