By now, Christmas prep is kicking into high gear. You've got the cookie jar stocked with goodies, your dinner is planned down to the napkin rings, you just need one more big shopping trip and you can put your feet up and ... crap. You forgot dessert, didn't you?
And yes, people will expect dessert. If you feel more ambitious than just going for the easiest Christmas dessert in the world (Christmas cookies on a festive plate, served with peppermint stick ice cream) but cannot stand the thought of one more kitchen marathon, think trifle. Recipes abound for them, some complicated affairs that use homemade custard and carefully crafted ladyfingers, and some, like this scrumptious sounding Skor Bar Trifle from the Zesty Cook, as easy as can be and just as delicious.
And the nice thing about trifle is that you can vary it to your tastes ... you can probably even pull this off with stuff already in your kitchen.
Super Simple Skor Bar Trifle (adapted from ZestyCook.com)
1 box chocolate cake mix
1 package instant chocolate pudding
3 Skor bars (or Heath bars..or maybe Butterfingers)
3 Cups whipped cream (make it yourself; it takes no longer than making pudding and tastes 10,000 times better than Cool Whip)
How to make it:
1. Bake the cake according to package directions; let cool.
2. Break cake into 1-inch cubes. Prepare the pudding according to package directions; break up the Skor bars into bits, whip cream.
3. In a trifle dish or large glass bowl, place a layer of cake cubes, then a layer of pudding, then a layer of whipped cream, and top with the Skor bar trifles.
4. Repeat layers until you reach the top of the bowl or dish and top with the rest of the Skor bar bits.
Image via ZestyCook.com