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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Chocolate Banana Trifle - Foodie Friday

I've wanted a Trifle dish for years! I was thrilled when I found this one at Wal Mart for around $6.50. I couldn't resist. Making a trifle is on My Top 50. Cross one more off the list. 3 down, 47 to go!

The original recipe called from vanilla pudding. I subsituted chocolate pudding because that was what I had on hand. You know, Use It Up!!

Did you know those little bottles of liquor, like the ones you get on the airplane, are exactly 1/4 cup? Perfect!

This dessert was awesome!! The texture of the pudding mixture is just thick enough so the angel food cake doesn't get soggy. The bananas and chocolate are a wonderful combination. The only downside to this type of dessert is the size!! I think now I need individual trifles so I can make smaller portions.





Chocolate-Banana Trifle
Adapted from Cooking Light
16 Servings

2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup evaporated fat-free milk
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup Kahlúa (coffee-flavored liqueur)
1 (16-ounce) angel food cake, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/2 cup toffee chips
3 cups fat-free milk
3 (3.4-ounce) packages chocolate instant pudding mix (not sugar-free)
2 cups sliced banana, divided
1 (12-ounce) container frozen reduced-calorie whipped topping, thawed and divided

Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook until sugar is dissolved and mixture is thick (about 3 minutes), stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in Kahlúa. Cool.

Combine chocolate mixture and cake in a large bowl; stir in toffee chips, reserving 1tablespoon for topping. Set aside.

Beat 3 cups milk and pudding mix at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended. Stir in cake mixture. Cover; chill 15 minutes.

Spoon half of cake mixture into a trifle dish or bowl. Arrange 1 cup bananas evenly over cake mixture; top with half of whipped topping. Repeat layers; end with whipped topping. Sprinkle with reserved 1 tablespoon toffee chips. Chill one hour.

I am linking this to Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum.

8 comments:

  1. A chocolate trifle! What a great idea and you have lowered the normal calories too- right down to the angel food cake!

    That's the problem with trifles; you have a gorgeous bowl and it needs to be filled to look really pretty! Way too much food unless you're having a crowd for dinner. Which, by the way, this recipe would be perfect for.

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  2. Hey girl... of all days for me to come and visit. And you are taunting me with a fabulous looking trifle.

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  3. Excellent! I can tell how good that tastes. I made a peeps strawberry trifle for Easter, but chocolate and banana sounds hard to beat!

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  4. This looks fabulous! I love that its reduced calories! Betcha can't even tell!!!

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  5. a low cal trifle...how amazing..I love the pic

    sweetlife

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  6. It looks amazingly delicious and beautiful!

    Nisrine

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  7. I bought some of the snall trifle bowls..Like you said, it is just too much ..and I hate wasting things!

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