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With all of us home for spring break and tons of time on our hands, I've been happily creating in the kitchen! Yesterday, I made this yummy version of Death By Chocolate, aka Punch Bowl Surprise. It's a surprise because sometimes I use chocolate cake, sometimes brownies, sometimes I buy Buncha Crunch and other times Heath Candy, and sometimes I flavor the top layer of whipped cream with chocolate syrup, other times I use a chocolate-caramel combo. I've even used a drop of almond extract before. I like to keep my family guessing.
Just how do I make this? you ask. Bake chocolate cake or brownies, then cut into pieces when cooled. Divide in half; that's your first layer and your fourth layer. On top of the first layer, put some Buncha Crunch or Heath bits. (Fresh strawberries or raspberries work, too, if you want to make it healthier!) Then spread a layer of chocolate pudding followed by a layer of whipped cream. Repeat and refrigerate. It's that easy. Oh, and what's not so surprising about Punch Bowl Surprise is how quickly we can make this decadence disappear.
Today I'm heading for Austin to take our college girl back for the rest of her freshman year. How is that possible? It's been such a treat to have her home this week; how abundantly blessed we are.