Chocolate Cherry Mocha Trifle

We made this one for my dad for his birthday....he loves cherries, he loves coffee and he loves chocolate (although he will deny the chocolate part of that).

We used this recipe as the base and added our own twist.

Here are the changes we made:

- we used a brownie mix that had chocolate chunks in it.

- we were going to stab holes in the brownies when they came fresh out of the oven and pour cherry brandy over it to get soaked in, but we forgot.  Once the brownies were cut into chunks and put in the trifle bowl, we poured cherry brandy over them in each layer.

- we added cherry pie filling with each layer.

- used an entire large container of cool whip...not just two cups.

There was enough for 7 adults and 2 kids...NO LEFTOVERS...but if you know my family you would know why....we love our desserts.  I actually think a couple of people had two helpings, now that I think about it.

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