My daughter recently reminded me that I have never put this recipe on my blog. Oh my goodness! It is one of our family's ALL TIME FAVORITES! How could I have forgotten to put it on here? This recipe comes from my sister Barb - who brought it to a family party probably 10-15 years ago and it is still requested at most family parties. It is easy, YUMMY, and feeds a lot of people (12-15). It is called punch bowl cake because it is put together and served in a glass punch bowl so that you can see the layers. (It could go in a trifle bowl, but it is much too big to fit in mine.)
See the pretty layers!
(Skore bars were $.79 each - so I opted to buy the Heath Bits found on the baking aisle, and added shaved milk chocolate using my vegetable peeler and a chocolate candy bar. I think it turned out kind of pretty! My daughter told me that where she lives, they have chocolate covered Heath Bits in a bag! I haven't seen them where I shop.)
1 German Chocolate Cake Mix - made according to directions on the box, baked and cooled.
2 small pkg. Instant Chocolate Pudding - made up one at a time as directed on box
1 lg container of Cool Whip
6 Skore or Heath Bars (or 1/2 bag of Heath Bits and shaved milk chocolate)
Crumble 1/2 of the cooled cake into a punch bowl (or other large bowl). Mix up one pudding as directed and spread over the cake (I don't let it set up - it sinks into the cake better that way). Spread over the cake. Spread 1/2 of the cool whip on top. Crush 3 candy bars (in a zip lock bag with something hard used to crush them) and sprinkle over the cool whip. Repeat all layers. Refrigerate.