Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Death by Chocolate

While hubby gets the new computer {yippie!} all set up and I figure out where all my photos are stored, I thought that I would repost this delicious recipe that I shared last year. Chocolate lovers - enjoy!

A good friend asked me this last weekend if I crave sweet or salty when I want a snack. And the truth is that I usually prefer something salty, like salt and vinegar chips. {to die for} But if I have something sweet, I want it to be super sweet and very rich. I love dark chocolate and creamy toffee. So you can imagine my absolute delight when I got to a scrapbooking weekend and was informed that my good friend had made Death by Chocolate for our dessert that night.

Have you ever had this rediculousely simple yet delicious dessert? It is amazing! And it looks just stunning in a triffle dish set in the center of a table.

The master mind behind the creation in this photo is our good friend "G" - the fantastic cook. Really he should be called the mostest-amazingest-talented-never-makes-the-same-recipe-twice-and-they-all taste-great-cook. Try putting that on a business card :)

He graciousely shared the simple recipe for this delectable wonder and I in turn am sharing it with you. And to show you just how easy it is to make, I am making one just to take photos.

Oh, the sacrifices I make for this blog.

You will need four main ingredients:
~ 1 chocolate cake, 13x9 pan (I just used a mix for convenience. Feel free to use your favorite cake recipe.) 
~ 6 Skor bars
~ 1 box of chocolate pudding (hubby chose Chocolate Fudge. His theory: if you're gonna go all out on dessert, go out with a bang!)
~ 1 tub Cool Whip, or fresh whipped cream

While the cake bakes, mix up the pudding and crumble up the Skor bars. Once cool, crumble up the cake. If you don't have a triffle dish {like me), use a clear, deep bowl. Or tall cups for individual servings.

Now the fun part - layering. First comes a layer of cake crumbles. Then pudding, coolwhip and Skor crumbles. See that blob of pudding? Avoid splatters like that so that the layers will be visible and not all mushed together. If it happens, just wipe it off with a paper towel.

Snack on all ingredients while assembling.
That part is essential to the success of the dessert. 

Repeat for at least two total layers. Top with cake crumbles. And Skor crumbles. If there are any left after snacking.

Easy Peasy.

This is such a simple dessert to make that it just may be my new "to go" dish for last minute meetings, potlucks, parties and to satisfy hubby's late night sweet tooth. Thanks so much "G" for sharing!

What is your "to go" dish for dessert? How about a dinner dish? Share in the comments below! Have you posted a great recipe lately? Let me know in the comments so I can check it out.

All photos taken by yours truly.
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  1. I have a neighbor who makes this regularly for parties; I believe she uses a pan of brownies instead of the cake.

    Last summer she served it at a party, and by the time I got there, it was gone. I VERY NEARLY hurt someone. :D

  2. I really want to make this but need to get the right kind of dish! looks delicious!

  3. This looks so good, I'm totally drooling! LOL! I'm such a chocoholic and I am so going to make this! Oh, I also agree with your hubby's theory! He must be a genious! :oD

  4. I have been blessed enough to have eaten this, and it is TO DIE FOR! YUMMMMY!!!

  5. MMMMMMMMM! Looks delicious! I received my package yesterday :) I posted about it!
    Rebekah @allthingzrelated

  6. Oh yum! That looks incredibly delicious!!!! Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to try it!

  7. YUMMY... and beautiful!! I will make it just as soon as our too many sweets are gone!

  8. looks so good I'm going to make it tonight!! Thanks for sharing!

  9. That sounds so yummy. I will have to try that out for sure!

    I posted a recipe on my blog today:

    :) Sarah

  10. I would make this same sacrifice for my blog (and chocolate.) Looks delish!

  11. OH GOSH! That looks AMAZING!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  12. OMG That looks divine....Im having a birthday bbq/sit roast/cocktail party this weekend, and I think I really really have to make this for dessert!

  13. one of our family favorites. I always just called it that brownies layered thing with Skors! haha

  14. Love the idea of using brownies - great twist. Next time....