If you’re a lover of s’mores, than these Five Minute Pudding S’mores are for you. Layer after layer of pure decadence and it is so easy to make!
I am a lover of pudding. Perhaps a story will further quantify how much I love the creamy deliciousness of a good pudding. When I was pregnant with my first born, I went through a phase that started about half way through my pregnancy and lasted until she was born. During this phase, I would end every single night with a very large serving of chocolate pudding covered in a thick layer of whipped cream which I enjoyed while soaking in a hot bath. I kid you not. Every. Single. Night. To think that I only gained 40 pounds during this pregnancy is nothing short of a miracle.
So, because I love pudding and I love s’mores just as much (I’m just full of love), I decided to make a pretty darn amazing dessert that combined the two. The idea came on June 26th because it was National Pudding Day which happens to be one of my top 10 favorite holidays. I kid. Sort of. Anyway, Kozy Shack® Pudding which is a favorite of mine because it is made with simple, wholesome ingredients, kicked off a “summer of pudding” campaign. It is the only premium pudding made with simple, wholesome ingredients like milk, eggs, sugar and rice. Kozy Shack® Chocolate pudding is rich and chocolaty, made with real cocoa. If you think about it, pudding is the perfect summer dessert because its cool, sweet and tasty and requires no cooking! Coming from someone who just lost her AC during the middle of a never ending heat wave, I can see now why people don’t like to cook during the summer.
So, I put A LOT of photos in this post. It will probably take you three times longer to read the entire post than it will to actually make this dessert. I figured it would be fun to take you on a visual step by step journey. First, I took a glass and added a smashed up graham cracker.
Then, I added a few big spoonfuls of yummy chocolate pudding. Be sure to spread it around best you can because you don’t want to leave any gaps that could otherwise be filled with more pudding!
Then I topped with a layer of homemade marshmallow creme. You can totally just buy the stuff in the jar at the store, but homemade is soooo so sooo much better.
This dessert keeps getting better and better. The next step is to add a layer of mini chocolate chips. When I make real s’mores, I prefer a good snap to my chocolate when I bite in. I like the sensation of the crunch against the gooey marshmallow. These are the things that bring me joy. I actually think it would look even cooler to have mixed the chocolate chips in with the marshmallow creme first. Oh well. Next time.
And because I don’t want to work extra hard to get little bits of everything in each bite, I start all over again with another layer of graham cracker crumbs topped by a final layer of chocolate pudding.
- 2 large graham crackers (rectangle), divided
- 1/2 cup chocolate pudding, divided
- 1/4 cup marshmallow creme
- 1 teaspoon mini chocolate chips
- 1 jumbo marshmallow
- Inside a plastic bag, crush up graham crackers. I prefer to have little chunks instead of smashing everything into a fine crumb. Totally up to you how much you pulverize it.
- Add half the crumbs to the bottom of the glass. Top with half of the chocolate pudding, pressing down with spoon to remove any gaps. Top with marshmallow creme. Sprinkle mini chocolate chips on top of marshmallow creme (would look really good too if you mixed them into the marshmallow creme first).
- Then, top with the remaining graham cracker crumbs and the remaining chocolate pudding.
- To toast your marshmallow over the burner, stab with two skewers. If you use just one, it will be difficult to rotate as it melts. Hold marshmallow high above the flame because the heat will melt it perfectly - any closer and it will catch on fire. Smash toasted marshmallow on top of final layer of pudding. Serve immediately.