I had never made homemade pudding before and, while it was definitely more work than I expected, it was worth it. Everything tasted great! I will say that this recipe did not make anywhere near enough for 4 layers in a 3 qt trifle dish. I had very thin layers and barely got 3 layers. Definitely nowhere near enough whipped cream. Next time, I would absolutely make 1.5x the pudding and, at least, 2x the whipped cream. Excellent dessert though.
Made this for a large party, and the bowl was scraped clean. I did make the pudding ahead, and it hardened in the refrigerator and was more like a ganache at assembly time. I also had too large a trifle bowl so could only do two layers. No matter. It looked beautiful with whole Oreos around the sides of the bowl and crushed ones on top. Just a note, I was afraid I'd made chocolate scrambled eggs as the pudding was very lumpy, but once I passed it through the strainer, it looked smooth and tasted great!