Friday, October 2, 2015

Mocha Toffee Parfait

For Flashback Friday I'm re-visiting this Mocha Toffee Dessert from 2010 and updating it. I got this recipe from my mother over 35 years ago and have no idea where she got it from.

serves 4

1- 3- or 3 1/4 oz package regular vanilla pudding mix
1 tbsp instant coffee powder
1 3/4 cups milk
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate pieces
1- 6oz (2/3 cup) evaporated milk
2 chocolate covered English toffee bars (5/8 oz each) coarsely crushed
whipped cream

In medium saucepan, combine pudding mix and coffee powder.
Gradually stir in milk til mixture is blended.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly til mixture comes to boiling.
Remove from heat and cover surface of pudding with waxed paper or plastic wrap.
Cool and chill.
In small saucepan combine chocolate pieces and evaporated milk.
Cook and stir over low heat til mixture boils and chocolate is melted.
Cool and chill.
Remove paper from pudding mixture.
Spoon the pudding mixture equally into 4 parfait glasses.
Sprinkle crushed candy onto top of layer.
Top with a good portion of chocolate sauce.
Top with more crushed candy.
Finish off with whipped cream and a sprinkle of crushed candy.
If you use taller and narrower glasses you can make more layers before you top it off with whipped cream.

I found the smaller containers to work better as this is a very rich dessert.
Instead of crushing two candy bars I found these packaged toffee bits that worked real well.


  1. oh ellen, i am looking at this before breakfast......and now i want this instead of my oatmeal.....sigh
    that looks soooo good!

  2. Oh that looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing your mother's recipe with us. I've never seen anything like it before.

  3. This looks divine and just in time for Valentines!!

  4. What a pretty presentation....and it sounds smooth and very yummy. My hubby does not enjoy too many desserts, but I know he will love this one. Kathy

  5. It looks perfect for Valentines day . ..really yummy.

  6. It's not often that a recipe makes me start to salivate, but toffee and coffee?! oh my goodness gracious.

  7. ...and I think it's going to be our dessert on Valentine's Day!

    Thanks for this website, it's awesome!

    Blessings, Kimberly

  8. Oh, does this look delicious. Beautiful presentation. Will be coming to a meal near me very soon.

  9. My husband would like this dessert so much, thank you for the recipe!