I didn’t feel guilty about making this treat because I had all of the ingredients on hand. Something inside of me said it didn’t “count” as cheating on my low carb diet because I didn’t have to go out and shop for thing. I would actually be doing myself a favor by making it and getting all of the extras out of my pantry so I wouldn’t feel tempted anymore, ha!
I found the recipe on Something Swanky via Tatertots and Jello’s weekend wrap up party and I thought it would be perfect for a little Google party we had over Labor Day weekend. A handful of Chris’ coworkers came over to watch college football and have dinner.
I had a box of double chocolate brownies in my pantry to I made them a day in advance and them chopped them into little pieces to mix in with the layers. You could use any brownie or cake mix or even something store bought if you don’t have time to turn on the oven.
1 1/4 c. skim milk
1 small box chocolate instant pudding mix
1/4 c. Nutella
1 – 8 oz. tub Cool Whip
Additional Cool Whip for layering
Leftover chocolate cake or brownies
Whisk together the milk and the pudding mix.
Whisk in the nutella.
Immediately whisk in half of the cool whip. Fold in the remaining cool whip with a spatula.
In a jar or sundae dish, layer the cake or brownies with the mousse and the cool whip. Add layers of sprinkles, chocolate chips, or even just nutella in between for a fun (and yummy) texture surprise!
I use a Ziploc bag (the poor mans pastry bag) to make laying easier and less messy. I filled one with the nutella mousse and the other with the cool whip, snipped off the tip and squeezed it out into the cups to make pretty layers.
The guys loved these treats. I had them in the fridge to chill and every time someone got up to grab a beer they would say “when is dessert?” Ha! When I brought them out on a tray during the 4th quarter they disappeared instantly.
The nutella gave the mousse a rich chocolate flavor which paired up really well with the chocolate chunk brownies. I served mine in sundae cups and the recipe made about 6. Next time I think I will use small canning jars for a more rustic look.
I am hoping to have more college football viewing parties this fall so I can try more sweet recipes like this one and not feel guilty. If you entertain during football season and would like to participate in my touchdown week in October please email me, I am looking for guest bloggers!