I'm all about candy bar inspired desserts.
Like almond joy brownies, butterfinger blondies, snickers cake.....They're all just so good.
I was inspired the other night by the cute little mini twix's and as I was eating one, dreamily basking in the magnificently smooth chocolate + caramel and then crunchy shortbread combination, an idea hit me! Since I am the lover of all things trifle, why not do a twix trifle?!
Let me tell you, this stuff is the bomb. I only wish the pictures did it justice but let's face it- there's just no way to make a serving of trifle look pretty.
I suggest you just make it to see for yourself.
We're going to need 5 layers:
1- For the Chocolate cake I used THIS recipe, HALVED.
2- For the Caramel sauce I used THIS recipe.
3- For the Shortbread cookies I used THIS recipe, halved, but I might do the whole recipe next time.
4- For the whipped topping I used 2, 8 oz. tubs of Cool Whip
5- For the chocolate mouse:
-1 Cup milk chocolate chips
-1/4 Cup Heavy Cream
Mix together on the stove top in a small pot.
Stir constantly over medium heat til smooth.
Fold the ganache into one of the tubs of cool whip in a medium bowl.
Now that you have all your layers, layer away!
I started with Chocolate cake, cubed into smallish cubes on the bottom.
Repeat to the top!
Obviously you can mess with it....There's no wrong way to do a trifle, but this seriously taste just like a Twix...So I can't couch for the Twix-y taste so much if things are changed. But I do know, It will taste amazing no matter what!