I made this trifle (the recipe for which I got from my friend Chrissy S.) last year, but back then, I forgot the whiskey! Oh, the horror! ;)
This time I made no such mistake. Here's the easy process....
You will need:
- One box of white cake mix
- Two packages of banana cream flavored instant pudding
- Milk (to make the pudding with)
- A large tub of Cool Whip
- 6 Heath Bars
- Irish Whiskey (one nip, or approximately two shots)
- Green and orange food coloring (I use red and yellow to make my own orange, since I can't find orange in my market)
While the cakes are baking, prepare the two packages of pudding, according to the directions on the boxes, but again, add as much orange food coloring as you need to in order to achieve the desired shade. Also take your cool whip out of the fridge/freezer, so it comes to a more workable texture. Finally, crush up all the Heath Bars in a plastic zip-top baggie.
When the cakes are done and cooled, it's time build your trifle. The only non-obvious step that you will need to take is to trim off the sides of the cakes, so that the interior green color can shine through.
Layer it all into your trifle bowl....put in one of the cakes, drizzle it with half the whiskey, then a layer of pudding, then a layer of cool whip, and a layer of crushed Heath Bar. Repeat the layering one more time, and then you are done.
You want to know the nutritional value on this? No. The don't ask, don't tell policy on this has not been repealed. Just eat it, it's a holiday after all. =P