One of Art's Favorite Dessert Recipes - Death by Chocolate

By Scott Sarvay

One of Art's Favorite Dessert Recipes - Death by Chocolate

November 27, 2012 Updated Nov 27, 2012 at 12:10 PM EDT

While we all mourn his passing, Art lived a full, sweet life and this dessert is representative of just that. There's a reason why Death by Chocolate is the most requested recipe on our site -- and Art wouldn't have it any other way.

Serves: 24
Cooking Time: 2 hr

What You'll Need:
• 1 (19- to 21-ounce) package brownie mix, batter prepared according to package directions
• 1/4 cup coffee-flavored liqueur (see Options)
• 2 (3.9-ounce) packages instant chocolate pudding, prepared according to package directions
• 8 (1.4-ounce) chocolate-covered toffee candy bars (such as Skor or Heath), coarsely crushed
• 1 (12-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

What To Do:
1. Preheat oven and bake brownie batter in a 9- x 13-inch baking pan according to package directions; allow to cool completely.

2. Use a fork to prick holes in top of cooled brownies; drizzle with coffee liqueur.

3. Break up brownies into small pieces. Coarsely crush candy bars in a food processor or by gently tapping the wrapped bars with a hammer. Place half the brownies in bottom of a trifle dish or large glass serving bowl. Cover with half the pudding then one-third of the crushed candy and half the whipped topping. Repeat layers and top with the remaining crushed candy.

4. Cover and chill at least 2 hours before serving. Refrigerate any leftovers.

This was one of Art's favorite dessert recipes to share with all of you. Please feel free to share your memories of Mr. Food and any recipes of his that you love to make on Mr. Food's Memorial Page.

Instead of coffee liqueur, you can use a mixture of 1 teaspoon sugar and 1/4 cup leftover black coffee, or leave out the coffee flavoring entirely.

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