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Chocolate and Strawberries From Heaven

Chocolate and Strawberries From Heaven

Double-stuffed chocolate cookies, succulent strawberries, and rich vanilla pudding star in this celestial creation.

Oxmoor House JULY 2004

  • Yield: Makes 16 servings
  • Prep time: 31 Minutes
  • Other: 3 Hours


  • 2 (18-ounce) packages double cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 (3.4-ounce) packages French vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 (10-ounce) package almond toffee bits
  • 1 (12-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 (16-ounce) containers fresh strawberries, stems removed


Process cookies from 1 package in food processor until finely crushed. Place remaining cookies in a large zip-top freezer bag; coarsely crush with a rolling pin. Set aside.

Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Reduce speed to low; gradually add powdered sugar, beating until smooth.

In a separate bowl, whisk together milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Stir pudding mixture into cream cheese mixture. Stir in coarsely crushed cookies and toffee bits. Fold in half of whipped topping; fold in remaining topping. Cover and chill.

Spread one-third of finely crushed cookie crumbs in a 4-quart trifle dish. Layer one-third of strawberries, stemmed side down, over crumbs. Carefully spoon half of pudding mixture over strawberries. Repeat layers with one-third of crumbs, one-third of strawberries, and remaining half of pudding mixture. Top with remaining crumbs and strawberries. Cover and chill at least 3 hours. Store in refrigerator.


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