Heath Bar Trifle

We celebrated my Mom’s birthday recently and she asked me to make her a Heath Bar Trifle. I didn’t know this, but when we were little my Dad used to pay our neighbor to make it for my Mom’s birthday every year because she loved it so much. My Mom got the recipe and asked me to make it for her this year. She even bought me all of the ingredients and gave me her trifle dish to use so that made the whole process really easy.

Heath Bar Trifle Ingredients

  • 1 Betty Crocker Devil’s Food Cake Mix
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 5 cups milk
  • 1 large box chocolate pudding (3.4 oz.)
  • 1 small box chocolate pudding (5 oz.)
  • 1 tub of Cool Whip
  • 6 Heath Bars
  • 3/4 cups of Kahlua
Trifle Ingredients

Trifle Ingredients

The first step is to make the Betty Crocker Devil’s Food Cake Mix by following the directions on the box.

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Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the cake mix, water, vegetable oil and eggs together.

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I used two 8″ round pans so I wouldn’t have to cut the cake later.

photo (9)Bake the cakes for 30-35 minutes.

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In the meantime you need to crush up the Heath Bars.

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I unwrapped them and put them in a plastic bag so I could crush them without making a mess.

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I tried crushing them with a rolling pin, but that didn’t really work, so I ended up using a glass to crush them.

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Voila! Crushed up Heath bars:

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The next thing you need to do is make the pudding mixture. Stir the pudding mix, milk and Kahlua in a medium saucepan.

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Bring the mixture to a boil and make sure that you stir it constantly because it will stick to the bottom of the pan.

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After I brought the pudding to a boil I transferred it to another mixing bowl to cool down and thicken.

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The cakes should be finished by now, so take them out of the oven and let them cool.

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Once everything has cooled you can start layering your trifle. You want to layer cake, pudding, Cool Whip and Heath Bars.

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Then do a second layer of cake, pudding, Cool Whip and heath bars. My trifle dish was a little small so if I make this again I will get a bigger dish.

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I kept this in the refrigerator until we were ready to leave. I need a trifle dish with a lid because my awesome husband held it all the way across town so it wouldn’t get messed up. He is the best!

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The trifle turned out great and everyone loved it! I will definitely make this for my Mom again, it was a great birthday treat. Let me know if you have any questions about how I made this.

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Comments

  1. Yum! That sounds amazing and the perfect treat for summer! Tip: You can buy Heath Bars all chopped up. They are in the aisle with the chocolate chips 🙂

  2. Andrea W says:

    Oh boy, this sounds just way too good to pass up! If anything, it is an excuse to use my rarely-used trifle dish I guess 🙂 You are a great daughter for making that for your mom!