In the space of one month, there are 5 birthdays in this family. All in the month of December. That's a lot of cake. Throw in Christmas cookies and other treats and you've got the makings of putting on enough fat to produce enough energy to make 1.21 gigawatts. 1.21 gigawatts!? Name that movie. But I digress. Of course I wouldn't want to throw any of those calories out. Not even the dry leftovers that have been hanging around for weeks.
Dry chocolate cookies, brownies and/or cake cut into 1-inch chunks
Chocolate pudding, prepared according to directions
Heavy cream, whipped and sweetened with powdered sugar
The amount of ingredients that you will need will depend on the amount of cookies/brownies/cake you have. You can make this in a large bowl (clear glass trifle bowl is prettiest) or a flat baking dish such as a 9x13. Clear parfait glasses or any glass works great for smaller amounts. I used a very large bowl and used 5 boxes of pudding, prepared, and 1 1/2 quarts of whipping cream. Add anything you like to the layers, such as caramel, toffee bits, strawberries or raspberries.
In a clear trifle bowl, layer half of the chocolate cookies, brownies or cake. Top with a layer of half the pudding. Layer next with half the whipped cream. Repeat layers. Garnish with shaved chocolate on top if desired. Refrigerate 8 hours before serving