Let's start with the trifle bowl. Who has one? No one I know. Well, my aunt does, she uses it as a fruit bowl. I hunted a bit a Goodwill - no luck. I did find a really old mixing bowl for an old style stand mixer that I bought for $3, the sides were as straight as they could get and it worked pretty well.
The trifle itself - I saw recipes that had pound cake, some had angel food, but none had brownies. I wanted yummy chocolate as the cake base. Thankfully Bronwyn is an excellent brownie maker. (Side note: when I use the voice recognition software on my phone - my phone hears Bronwyn as "Brown One.")
The cheese cake layer uses 1/3rd less fast cream cheese and light cool whip. This dish is practically diet food. Ok, depends on what diet you are on.
I brought this to our yearly get together with my mom's family. We call it Christmas - but honestly it's just a time to get together, play some games (if you want to) and be shocked at how big all the kids are getting.
Brownie Turtle Cheese Cake Trifle
1 boxed brownie mixed, prepared according to directions. Cooled and cut into small squares.
10 oz hot fudge topping
10 oz caramel topping
1 lb chopped pecans sautéed with
2 tbls butter
1 tsp salt
1 tbls sugar
Cheesecake Layer - Whip together:
2 8oz 1/3rd Less Fat Cream Cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1 12 oz Light Cool Whip
1 tsp vanilla
Layer ingredients with 1/3rd of each ingredient beginning with brownies, cheese cake, hot fudge, caramel, nuts and repeat. Saving a small amount of caramel, fudge and nuts for the very top.
Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.