Died and Gone to Heaven

This can also be referred to as a chocolate trifle, but to my mom and me… it is better known as, “Died and Gone to Heaven.”

This dessert is WONDERFUL! It whips up pretty easy and everyone who eats it will think you spent forever making it!  It truly tastes like heaven!

Died and Gone to Heaven aka Chocolate Brownie Trifle… this is a chocolate lover's dream!DIED AND GONE TO HEAVEN TRIFLE
a.k.a. Chocolate Trifle

4.5 from 2 reviews
Died and Gone to Heaven
Also known as Chocolate Brownie Trifle… A chocolate lover's dream come true!
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1½ tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • 1⅓ cup flour
  • ½ tsp salt
Remaining ingredients
  • 1 (3.9 oz) box instant chocolate pudding mix
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 (14 oz) can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 (8 oz.) container Cool whip, can use real sweetened whip cream if preferred
  • 1 (12 oz.) container Cool Whip, can use real sweetened whip cream if preferred
  • 3 Heath candy bars, crushed
  1. Cream butter and sugar together.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla and blend well.
  3. Add salt, cocoa, and flour. Don't over-beat.
  4. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan.
  5. Bake at 350 F for 20-25 minutes or until done. Cool completely.
  6. Once brownies are cooled completely cut into 1 inch squares.
Chocolate Mousse
  1. In a large bowl, mix chocolate pudding mix, water, and sweetened condensed milk. Fold in 8 oz. container of cool whip until there are no streaks remaining.
In a trifle bowl or glass serving dish layer
  1. half of brownies squares
  2. half of pudding mixture
  3. half of 12 ounce container Cool whip
  4. remaining brownie squares
  5. remaining pudding mixture
  6. remaining Cool whip
  7. Top with 3 crushed Heath candy Bars
  8. Refrigerate 8 hours before serving.


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  1. Angelina @ April Violet

    Oh yes!!! Very heavenly! Many of my favorite things in this recipe…….health bars can we say Yum!

  2. KarmaKristin

    Oh I love this!! recipe saved and I will make it next time we have a family gathering!!! Thank you for sharing!!

  3. JRFrugalMom

    I think this one should come with a warning:) Oh so yummy I'm sure!

    I am your newest follower, and I would like to invite you to the Follow Us Monday Morning blog hop at Frugality Is Free.

  4. MiniBinoy

    hello Nikki, thanx for visiting my blog and posting such a lovely comment.. am following you too..your recipe collection is really awesome!!.. am tempted to try them all out!!congrats!

  5. Caitlin

    Okay, first of all, sorry to see the above post— but to the topic of YOUR blog, I just started making brownies from scratch and I agree that they are so much better! Completely worth the effort, which really is not much more. :)

  6. McKinley

    I love triffels!!! And this one loooks so so so so so good!!! Is it too much for me to ask… but I once saw on this girls blog that she made it possible to print out her recipes… with or with out the pictures and it would help me greatly if you had that button for each recipe. I tried your s'more cake and it was a hit!! Thanks for all the fun things.

  7. Kelli @ RTSM

    That sounds way too yummy! I make a brownie layered thing with just pudding and cool whip…adding the sweeten condensed milk would make it so much better though!

  8. Denyse@Crazy Beautiful Life

    This looks really delish…

    Thanks for visiting and becoming a follower of my blog…I'm following back!!

    Looking forward to all the yummy treats..

  9. ladybehindthecurtain.com

    This looks good. Would come over and share some of your recipes at my link party Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow?
    I hope to see you there!

  10. Joy @ Joy Of Desserts

    I agree, homemade brownies are worth the effort. Thank you for sharing this dessert recipe at Joy of Desserts.

  11. Katie @ This Chick Cooks

    Oh my goodness. I'd say that died and gone to heaven is a perfect name. It looks amazing!

  12. Allison {A Glimpse Inside}

    Ooooooo- Yummy! That looks delicious! Thanks for sharing and linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party.

  13. Chiara

    Oh, my mother in law will be so sad! She makes this as her "special" dessert and now I have the recipe too! Ha, ha!! I shared this recipe and post on my Friday Favorites today. Thank you for giving me the inside scoop on such yumminess! Have a great weekend!

  14. Jennifer

    Died and gone to heaven is right – this looks amazing! My mouth is watering just looking at it!!

    – Jenn @ Social Salutations

  15. The Answer Is Chocolate

    Wow this looks delicious. Pinning to my recipe board. This would be perfect for our next family gathering!

  16. I've got chocolate on my brain now after reading and re-reading your trifle recipe! Perfectly named! So many thanks for stopping by and sharing it last week on Fresh Food Friday. your talent is always welcome and I hope that you'll consider stopping by again this weekend (linky stays open until Monday) with another tempting sensation! Be well!

  17. Heavenly…indeed! Brownies, Heath bar and creamy, chocolaty decadence! Yum!Thank you so much for linking up to last week's "A Little Birdie Told Me…". My apologies for the belated vist — with July 4 falling on a Monday, it threw my whole schedule off, and I'm just now making the rounds to visit the party-goers from that week. Best, Jenn

  18. Camille

    This seriously looks so good. I think that I am going to have to make this for our Sunday dessert tomorrow!! I love anything with big brownie chunks! :)

  19. Made this here, in TAHITI, French Polynesia… and it was gone in no more than 5 minutes!!! Was awesome… now they keep asking for more!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  20. My grandma has been making something like this for years and we call it Death by chocolate! Sooo good! Only we soak our brownies in Kaluha when they first come out of the oven!

  21. Melissa

    This looks delish – just wondering though do you fold in the whole 14 oz can of condensed milk in with the cool whip or only a little bit? Making this for dessert this weekend. Thanks in advance for your response!

  22. Andy

    I know it by the name of Death by Chocolate. I add Kahlua to the brownies when they come out of the oven.
    Also instead of pudding I use 2 boxes of Moose. I know there is two flavor choices, maybe more. I also add the Heath or Skor pieces in between each layer. Brownies, Moose, Candy Pieces, Cool Whip, and repeat it.

    Great Dessert !

    • Chef in Training

      I apologize. My last print plug in is no longer available and I am working hard and fast to get another one installed. If you just copy and paste the recipe into a word doc, you can bypass printing the comments. Hoping to get this issue resolved asap. Thanks for your patience.

  23. Gail

    We make this for many occasions. It is frequently my niece’s birthday cake request. We call it “Death by Chocolate” and add a little Kahlua to the Brownies (poking holes in the brownie so the Kahlua goes all the way through!) after baking. We also use about 8 heath bars and put half on each layer of cool whip. Heavenly is right!

  24. Kathy

    My family LOVES this recipe. Even my husband who is not a big chocolate fan loves this. So easy to put together. Thank you so much!

  25. Shba

    Sounds delicious and can’t wait to try it. I don’t think I’ve come across Heath candy bars. Is there another substitution?