In just a blink of an eye, next week is Christmas! No idea how that happened, but as promised, here’s the simple Death By Chocolate recipe that my mom makes a few times a year.
Also, disclaimer for this post: I made it with Haley instead because Stephen was eating his Pad Thai from Thai Cuisine once we got to Kingsport the day before Thanksgiving — and here’s that post I made on Tuesday if you missed it.
I let Haley gather the ingredients while I stuffed my face with summer rolls, haha. Well, she gathered a few of them for the picture, so this post may seem a bit more scattered.
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup of water
- 1/3 cup of of vegetable oil
- Heath candy
- 1 large chocolate Jello-O box or 2 small ones
- 2 Cool Whips
Milk and one of the Cool Whip containers are pictured later on.
The first few ingredients may vary, depending on the cake mix you buy, but this is what my mom uses a lot.
*Side note: WordPress is being funky and apparently I can’t edit or copy my paragraphs. It seems like the old price range isn’t available anymore and it won’t let me put the yellow cash symbol in the same block as Price, so it has to look like that for the time being. [Now that I’m looking, my little pepper that I used for spicy dishes isn’t available for me to use for the heat level anymore! I’m sad and outraged at the moment.] Update: I could manage
First, you simply bake the cake as the directions instruct you to do so.
Pretty easy and straightforward, right?
We set the oven to 325 degrees since we used a glass container. Evidently I didn’t take a picture of it’s mixture prior to going into the oven, I apologize for that as well, but we left it in the oven for 35 minutes.
What makes this dessert take so long is it has to completely cool prior to transferring it into the final dessert container.
Whenever your cake has an hour or so to cool off, we then mix the pudding to start layering it!
Have your two containers of Cool Whip nearby as well.
Whatever container you choose to use, cut up the cake into squares.
Place half of it in your desired dessert container.
Fair warning: The pudding sets up quickly, so make sure it’s mixed well before pouring half of it on your cake! As you can see from the picture, the pudding has already set by the time we struggled to pour it evenly onto the cake, oops.
Then, use one of the Cool Whips and evenly layer it on the cake/pudding mixture.
Then, you can eyeball the amount of Heath crumbs to pour over the cool whip. Be generous and sprinkle it on!
As before, put the remaining cake in the dish, pour [or scoop out] the pudding.
Layer with the lovely fluff. Spoon out whatever else you can from the container and enjoy it!
Then, generously pour the last layer of Heath crumbs.
This is the pretty presentation that you get once you’re finished! We tried, didn’t we? I do think the cake and pudding are supposed to have a slightly different outcome since the pudding can/should be in a somewhat liquid state when pouring, but that’s pretty minor.
Taste: You know, I haven’t had it in a few years, so my taste buds have probably changed on how I feel on this dish, so I’ll get back to that. Before, I thought this dish was too chocolatey for me to like. But if you like lots and lots of chocolate, this dish is pretty easy and straightforward to make. Plus, the Heath bits give the dessert a nice crunch to it!
I’m taking the rating into my family’s liking and my mixed feelings about it to try it again soon, because you just never know, yeah?
As you can see, it’s not a complicated dessert and my family really looks forward to having it during the holidays or special events. I’m sure you can substitute and alter the dish in many ways, especially if you aren’t a fan of the Heath candy or any other the other ingredients.
This is a pretty short post, but I hope you like the dish if you’re wanting to put yourself in a chocolate coma for Christmas!
When does chocolate become too much chocolate for you?
I’m not the biggest or craziest fan of chocolate, so I have to take mine in doses when I get a craving for it. I stay away from double chocolate anything since it’s too rich for me — but I could probably eat my weight in Ferrero Rocher, and that’s completely different, right? Haha. I guess it depends on the chocolate that we’re talking about.
Anyways, I’ll try to make a post before Christmas to officially catch up to present day and read more of what everyone else is up to. I still lack some gifts and presents to wrap, so that’s what I’m planning to do within the next few days!
What are some of your weekend plans?
Stay warm and have a lovely rest of the week!