Black Forest Rice Trifle

Serves 10

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Ingredients

1 box (20 oz.) brownie mix, prepared as directed
1 cup Blue Ribbon® White Rice
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered confectioners sugar
16 oz whipped topping, divided
2 tsps almond extract
2 boxes (3.5 oz.) instant chocolate pudding
1 can (20 oz.) cherry pie filling
1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds

Cooking Directions

Prepare brownies according to package directions.  Cool.

Prepare rice according to package directions.  Cool.

In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar.  Blend in 12 ounces of  whipped topping and almond extract.  Add rice and chocolate pudding mix and beat on low speed until well incorporated and fluffy.  In a large trifle bowl or deep glass dish, crumble 1/3 of brownies.  Top with 1/3 of rice mixture, then 1/2 of pie filling.  Repeat layers, ending with rice mixture.  Top with remaining whipped topping and toasted almonds.