Super Simple Skor Bar Trifle and Day 11 of Zesty Christmas

by zesty on December 23, 2011 · 83 comments

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Happy Friday!!  I have a great re-post of a delicious recipe for you today!

Tis the season for POTLUCKS.  If you’re invited to a party, heading to a potluck or just craving a chocolate treat that takes little to no effort – this is a recipe for you.  Now as you read further you will realize that a lot of this recipe comes with off the shelf help.  Items like chocolate cake in a box, instant chocolate pudding, skor bars and some homemade whip cream.

Skor Bar Trifle

My mom makes this recipe sometimes when we have family functions – so the last time I was invited to a potluck I dragged this along (see picture above).  Needless to say, when this made it out on the table for dessert it was an instant hit and didn’t last very long.

Next time you need a simple sweet treat – try this one.

Ingredients

  • 1 Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 1 Package Instant Chocolate Pudding
  • 3 Skor Bars
  • 3 Cups Whip Cream

Method

    1. Bake a chocolate cake mix in a 9×13″ pan as per instructions.

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    1. Break cake into 1″ cubes.
    2. Hammer or use food processor to crumble up 3-4 SKOR bars (or use a package of SKOR bits).
    3. Prepare 1 package of chocolate pudding mix as per instructions.

Skor Bar Trifle

    1. In a large bowl filled with pieces of cake cubes, place a layer of pudding, then a layer of whipped cream and finally topped with some SKOR bar bits.

Skor Bar Trifle

    1. Repeat layers. Once you reach the top of the bowl, top with remaining skor bar bits.

Skor Bar Trifle

  1. ENJOY!

ZestyTip: A common downfall when baking cakes is opening the oven door too soon.  This sudden rush of cold air into a warm/hot oven will result in the cake collapsing and coming out flat. The oven door should not be opened until ¾’s the way through allowed cooking time.  Controlling its browning process is essential.

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Alright so there you have it… Friday is upon us and i still have shopping to do.  2 more sleeps until Christmas! Have a great day!

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1 Tracy

You had me at skor! Sounds deliciously wonderful.

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2 VeggieGirl

Gorgeous!!!!

**My favorite cake = Dulce de leche caramel cake.

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3 ttfn300

yum, i think we used to call this death by chocolate :) the cake looks like a football! heaven… can’t remember the last time i had this, what a shame!

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4 HoneyB

oh yummm.. cake, cream, chocolate and toffee…cant get much better!

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5 Mara @ What's For Dinner?

Definitely going to make this one… it looks awesome!

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6 Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)

I bet this one is ALWAYS a huge hit. Gosh, it sounds good. My favorite cake – any and all of them…as long as there is a scoop of ice-cream on the side!

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7 brandi

Oh man – this is too good to look at this early in the morning! :)

My favorite kind of cake is not really a cake! I always want a giant chocolate chip cookie cake for my birthday – it’s the best!

for REAL cake, I would say my grandmother’s/mom’s homemade chocolate cake with homemade chocolate icing.

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8 rhodeygirl

did you seriously have to just show me that amazing dessert when ihave sworn off sweets for a while?!?!?! i am getting you back today.

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9 Meg

I love how easy this is!!! It looks delicious! I love carrot cake or anything with spices. I bet you thought I was going to say pumpkin cake :)

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10 Kelly

Skor bars are one of those candies I completely forget about, although that trifle looks delicious. Can you really buy skor bits!?! I’ve never heard of such a thing.

As far as my favorite cake goes, I would have to say a chocolate cupcake or banana cake. Although back in the day it was cherry chip cake made from the box mix. I think growing up I had no idea people actually made cakes from scratch at home.

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11 ZestyCook

@Kelly – Yeah you can buy Skor bits here – Just like you can buy the large bags of M&M’s and Smarties. They are really good :)

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12 jennyb

it’ll sound like a strange combination but it’s my favourite cake. Red Leicester (cheese) and apple cake. basically chunks of cheese and apple in a plain sponge mix.

it is lovely warm, fresh from the oven. i quite like it cold too once the cheese has set again! only works with red leicester though.

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13 Biz

I love Skor bars!!!

My favorite cake would have to be carrot cake with a cinnamon cream cheese frosting. Yum!

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14 Marianne

This is very similar to a trifle that I’ve made before from the Company’s Coming series, but I’m pretty sure we use Kahlua in it :D

My fave cake is definitely cheescake! Yum!

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15 Pearl

It looks so simple! Thank you for sharing :)

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16 Aggie

what a fantastic trifle!! I love those candy bars…would love that little crunch with the cake…mmmm

I love carrot cake. Cheesecake is up there too.

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17 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)

Oh My Gosh. That looks divine.

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18 Emily

You have such great recipes! We’d love it if you’d join our recipe card swap!

http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/30141

Check it out! Share your recipes and get some new ones to try!

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19 Joie de vivre

My mother would make this when I was growing up! Want to know a secret to making it EVEN BETTER? Add a little Kahlua to the cake crumbs. Mmmm….

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20 Kaneil, Balance is Best

Trifles are so fun and easy! I will have to try the skor trifle.

My favorite kind of cake is a toss-up between strawberry and caramel. mmmmm yum!

Thanks for the recipe!

Kaneil

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21 Kath

DROOL!!! That’s my favorite kind of dessert!

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22 Diana

oh wow! this looks soooooooooo yummy!

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23 Food and Recipe

How delicious looking it is! I never knew how to make it before you. Now, I will also try to make it. Thanks for sharing it.

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24 Nick

Oh man, Skor bars are my favorite. I don’t eat candy bars anymore but if I were to choose one, it would be Skor.

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25 DianaH

This looks good – never had a skors bar, but still it looks mmmm.

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26 Kevin

That trifle looks nice and simple and good!

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27 teeni

I haven’t made this one yet but I will just add that trifles are a wonderful thing to make when your cake has a “little accident.” Nobody cares what it looks like once it’s been cut into one inch cubes and thrown into a pretty bowl with all the other fixings! LOL. I also like to add a bit of liquor sometimes. *Hic!*

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28 Jennifer

I’ve not had a Skor bar in years, yet it’s hard to forget how great they are! I love this recipe, Im adding it to my to-make list! :) Thank you!

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29 Jayhawk Girl

Cory, this looks great. Thanks for sharing it with us! I’m going to be featuring this post on my Sunday Shout Outs this week, so please check it out on Sunday morning.

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30 finsmom

You had me at “skor bar”. This sounds like it would make a great dessert for a laid back BBQ. Now lets just get some summer weather so I can make it!

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31 Stacie

Try adding 1/4 cup of Kaluah to the pudding…even better!

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32 CornChipGirl

best cake ever!!! 5 star

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33 goracl

This cake is to DIE for. The only difference with mine is I add 1 cup of Kalua to the finished cake. Let is soak in, then break up the cake into pieces.

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34 Shannon

How many people will this feed?

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35 ZestyCook

@ Shannon – I would say 10-12 pretty easily depending on portion size

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36 vann benson

in 2012 i think it would be cook to see some great mexican casserole recipes!

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37 Katie

I’d like to see a Zesty Cook grilling special in 2012.

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38 Cassie Brindza

At this moment, with all the festivities of the season coming up, I’d like to see a post on some simple appetizers that can be created with phyllo pastry for 2012.

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39 Laura

Looks delicious! I would like to see more snack recipes in the future.

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40 Carmen

how about recipes that use coffee?

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41 MargaritaPan

I would love to see a recipe for mushroom pie!

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42 Anna

How about more of Italian pastry recipes? The trifle looks so yumm!

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43 Laura

i would love to see more crock pot recipes! i try and make something in the crock pot every sunday so i have a bunch of food for the week, and i am running out of ideas! help!

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44 Jenne

That looks delicious! I would like to see you do a Garlic Spaghetti Baked Bread. I loved the Spaghetti Bread btw!

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45 Glenda H

This is my favourite trifle recipe!
In 2012, it would be great if you could do a “slim down” series in January. I think I speak for many when I say I will need some healthier recipes in the new year to balance out all of the delicious rich food I have had over the holidays!

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46 Andrew Deveaux

Favorite Dessert Post? How bout this one? The Skor bar triffle. 4 Ingredients…right up my ally.

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47 Christine M

I would love to see a healthy version of a blooming onion =)

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48 Sharon

There’s a little patisserie in my hometown run by a sweet French woman whom I adore. I’ve bought her handmade specialties for thirty years including my most favorite of all (and it is divine!) ….called Doberge cake (I’ve also seen it spelled Dobashe or Dobash). I’ve always considered it to be one of those better left to the experts but I’d love a tutorial on it so I could try it myself.

The name of the bakery is Poupart’s in Lafayette, LA.

I’ve also seen something called a Seven Layer Cake that very closely resembles it although I’m not sure if they’re the same thing. Here’s a picture of it (the ganache seems to be the same and the finished cake is exactly like Doberge/Dobash).

http://www.dianasdesserts.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/recipes.recipeListing/filter/dianas/recipeID/2110/Recipe.cfm

Merry Christmas!

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49 Sharon

/sheesh …I’ve now spent the last 45 minutes looking at Dobash cakes online and also found what’s known as the Smith Island cakes which are very similar but are not the same. Also, Gambinos in New Orleans makes their version of a doberge that is very ham-handed compared to the delicate texture and flavor of the one I am looking for in Poupart’s cake). There’s a sweet white layering in place over the whole cake before the finishing layer of chocolate (this is the part that confounds me!)

(Now I’ve probably confused everyone. LOL!)

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50 Jena L.

Entry: I don’t know how familiar you are with differences between American and Canadian things–like Smarties: chocolate candies in Canada, but in the US they are what is known as Rockets in Canada–but I think that would make an interesting post (or maybe even a series). Sometimes I’ll be reading a post and think, “Huh. I wonder what that is,” and then I’ll have to look it up, which inevitably leads to other internet diversions…

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51 Marian

I’d like to see some simple (really simple due to lack of time in the morning), interesting and healthy breakfast recipes. There aren’t too many cookbooks that really focus on breakfast, so it would be nice to see a few recipes.

Thanks and Merry Christmas to everyone – thanks, Zesty, for your fun and tasty recipes – and the contest, of course! even if I don’t win, I have had a wonderful time reading everyone’s comments.

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52 Jessie

This looks AMAZING. I’m going home and making it after work.

And as far as the giveaway goes – any recipe involving a gooey version of chocolate and peanut butter together would be absolutely AWESOME.

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53 Kylie

I first thought you should do cinnamon buns, but you’ve done cinnamon rolls in the past, I believe, but I wouldn’t object to more cinnamon buns :) If you can get creative with bread, a rolled up, pesto swirl would be delicious!

That trifle looks amazing.

Merry Christmas Zesty!

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54 Cheryl

This is tricky Zesty because you cover so much. I would love to have a great chicken or beef pot pie recipe that you would recommend.

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55 Debbie

I would like to learn more about spices in 2012

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56 chirs swan

I would love Beef Bourgoindine or a few crock pot recipes.

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57 Judy

I would like to learn more about cooking fish.

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58 Jill Lombardo

In 2012, I would like to see more 1 pot/casserole dishes – easy to make and clean-up for a busy mom but still delicious and fresh!

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59 Kathleen Richardson

How about chicken with a light fruited sauce?

Merry Christmas, Zesty.

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60 Karen Lynch

Healthy meals that are easy to put together for those nights where the day doesn’t stop til bedtime.

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61 Theresa J

I would love to see a comparison of chocolates for baking. I definitely know all the well known brands but what about all the smaller companies.

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62 Anne

I’d like to see some topics about cooking with fresh herbs.

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63 Lindsay

I would love to see a recipe for a crumb cake in 2012

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64 Kim

Canned lobster ideas would be great – I bought some when I visited just a little while ago, now I need to do something with it

Have a Merry Christmas Zesty Family and all the best in 2012

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65 Katrina

That trifle looks de-lish. Thanks for the tip on not opening the oven door too soon. I often have cakes that sink in the middle and though I don’t think I open the oven door, maybe that’s the problem, so now I’ll know not to do that for sure!
What would I want to see from ZC? Hmmm, I love your mix of all things–healthy, not-so, etc. Maybe start the year with a couple healthy meal ideas.

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66 jules p

I think something I would like some help with (in 2012) is recipes that are not lengthy. A nice meal, that does not take 20 ingredients and a long time to prepare. That would be really helpful for me!

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67 Charissa

I would love to see some healthy breakfast ideas!

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68 jinkatya

In 2012, maybe some more GF options? My Mom is Gluten intolerant, and finding recipes that are yummy, healthy, AND gf is tough. :P

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69 Melodie

I’d like to see main dish recipes that are quick and easy to make.

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70 Nikki

That sounds amazing! I would love to see more dessert recipes!

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71 Cindy

I’d like to see some Clean Eating recipes, and also w/ low, healthy carbs.

Thanks!

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72 Gillian

I would like to see tips on BBQ

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73 Kelly

I would love to see how to incorporate seafood into a tight budget menu planning.

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74 Becky Fusselman

More vegetarian recipes. I am not a veg, but like to mix it up!

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75 Heather

I would love to see more posts on easy kid friendly appetizers!

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76 Joanne

Would like to see some quick and delicious weeknight meal ideas.

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77 Tami@nutmegnotebook

I like any healthy recipe using tons of veggies. I am trying to incorporate coconut oil and coconut butter into my diet and would love some recipes featuring them.

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78 Marion MacDonald

Hmmmm, what recipes for next year…..I’m thinking more recipes with different veggies, maybe some that have a few hidden vegetables for the fussy eaters:)

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79 Mehgan Drake

In 2012 I would love to see things like custards, creme brulees, casseroles, whole roasted birds, and great side dishes that my kids will like, too.

I have definitely gotta try this Skor Bar Trifle. Looks delicious…and I’m in charge of dessert at the New Year’s Eve party!

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