7 oz pkg Lady Fingers
1/2 cup strong brewed coffee, divided
5 cups fresh strawberries, sliced ( reserve 2-3 for garnish)
8 oz cream cheese softened
1 reg pkg instant vanilla pudding mix
1 1/4 cup cold milk
1 cup whipping cream, whipped
3 oz good quality dark chocolate*** curls
Slice strawberries and set aside.
Add milk to dry pudding mix and beat for approx. 2 minutes, blend in 2 tablespoons coffee to the pudding, add to softened cream cheese, blend well. Set aside.
break lady fingers in half, dip in brewed coffee, cover bottom of trifle bowl with half the lady fingers. Top with half the sliced strawberries, chocolate curls, pudding mixture and whipped cream, repeat. Garnish with strawberries and chocolate curls.
Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
*** run a vegetable peeler along the edge of the chocolate bar to make chocolate curls
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