S’mores Pudding

Chocolate, Desserts


Hey! What kind of real life stuff you got going on this weekend?

Are you about to go on adventure? To a new restaurant? To a new town? Maybe with someone that’ll make you laugh… and make the whole thing that much better…

Are you about to watch your little youngin’ figure out how to put one foot in front of the other? Are you on that tip? That’s some beautiful stuff right there.

Are you planning a night out with your best friend to drink pink wine, talk about boys, tell inappropriate jokes and plan all the fall shoes you’re gonna buy?!

Are you about to watch another human eat a peach for the first time in their lives? This is gorgeous.

Or are you figuring out how you’re gonna make your horrid depressing dorm room cute?!

P.S. I went with the “minimalist” look and spent the rest on liquor that I hid in my ceiling. This is true.

I wanna know what’s going on. Mainly because I’m nosy.

Also, because I love real life talk…and we’re in the thick of it.

Can I tell you how to make all this good stuff slightly better?

I mean, I’m weary to promise big things…but this pudding…is super legit.

S’mores in pudding form.

There’s your usual pudding stuff. Sugar (I was out of white). Cornstarch. Cocoa powder. And there’s milk that goes over that…and then you whisk. And whisk. Until it’s all thick and beautiful.

When it’s done you’re gonna wanna transfer it into a bowl. If you’re like me than all your glass bowls are in your fridge with various batters, frostings, etc. So you can always use a gigantic measuring cup.

I won’t judge you, obviously.

And then if you have a kitchen where saran wrap doesn’t exist, you can always just cut a sandwich bag in half and use that instead. This is what a makeshift pudding skin eliminator looks like.

P.S. Pudding skin is what vomit dreams are made of. Did you know some people love it?!

If you’re one of these people, please say hi. I wanna know you. You need to explain…I want to get it/you.

When your pudding is all nice and cold, it’s assembly time! Little marshmallows. Big marshmallows.

And beat up graham crackers.

A small handful of graham cracker crumbs. A couple spoonfuls of pudding. More graham crackers. More pudding. And then marshamallows.

Grab a torch. If you don’t have one, you could always roast a few big marshmallows on a fork over a gas range and place them right on top.

Life and pudding.

Not sure if it can get much better.

S’mores Pudding

Pudding recipe tweaked and doubled from Gourmet

Print recipe!

Yields 4 Small Jars

Chocolate Pudding:
4 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons corn starch
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3 cups whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

S’mores Pudding:
1 packet of Graham crackers, crushed (about 7-8 crackers)
4 large marshmallows
2 handfuls of small marshmallows

Whisk together sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder, and a pinch of salt in a 3-quart heavy saucepan, then gradually whisk in milk and cream. Bring to a boil over moderately high heat, whisking constantly, then boil, whisking, 2 minutes. (Mixture will be thick.) Remove from heat. Whisk in chocolate and vanilla until smooth.

Transfer to a bowl to chill pudding. Cover its surface with wax paper, or plastic (to prevent a skin from forming), and refrigerate until cold, at least 2 hours.

To assemble, layer the bottom of a jar or ramekin with a small handful of graham crackers. Top with two heaping tablespoons of chocolate pudding. Add one more layer of graham cracker crumbles. Top with a few more tablespoons of chocolate pudding. Then top with marshmallows and torch until golden brown. If you don’t have a hand torch, the alternative is to toast marshmallows on a fork over your range and place on top.

Note: Be sure to assemble just before serving, as the graham crackers will get soggy from the pudding.

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  • Reply Jessica November 19, 2012 at 5:14 am

    Thanks! I figured it out 🙂 I think the corn starch was old. So I’m going to try it with new cornstarch. Thanks!

  • Reply Jessica November 18, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    These look awesome 🙂 I just stumbled upon them from Gojee. I’ve tried the recipe twice and for some reason, I can’t get the pudding to set. Never thickened on the stove. Admittedly, it was my first attempt at homemade pudding but I followed the directions exactly. Any thoughts?

    • Reply Adrianna November 18, 2012 at 10:14 pm

      Hmm…I’m honestly not sure. If you’re using corn starch it should do the trick. The only thing I can think of is maybe the mixture isn’t being brought to a boil?

  • Reply Lauren October 13, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    1. this is the first time i am seeing this blog and i LOVE it and you for writing it.
    2. i can’t wait to make this pudding.
    3. i am one of those pudding-skin-lovers! to be honest, i’m not sure why, except that it provides an interesting texture in combination with the soft smooth pudding. but i don’t think that’s wholly it.

  • Reply jesika lin October 4, 2011 at 9:35 am

    im just browsing your site for the first time, and as i come across some of your entry titles, such as this one, i have to utter to myself “shut UP girl!” s’mores pudding?! youre killin me girl. in the best way possible.

  • Reply Xaviera August 22, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    It looks delicious :O !!!

  • Reply Emilie August 22, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    These look amazing!! I’m drooling already.

  • Reply Pooja August 22, 2011 at 3:52 am

    Do you think I could swap the cream for more milk since I have that? Looks delish!

    • Reply Adrianna August 22, 2011 at 4:06 am

      Yeah, I think that should work, actually. I’d maybe just add the 3 cups of milk and if it gets too thick add an extra 1/2 cup of milk. You should be good, though. You might just need to cook it a little less.

  • Reply Jamie-Lee August 22, 2011 at 2:35 am

    In April, I moved from Canada to the republic of Panama. In two weeks, I’ll be moving back, and a week after that I start culinary school! So my life is pretty busy at the moment, getting last minute things done, planning back-to-school shopping and the like. I’m excited.

    I think I’ll make this dessert the day before we leave. It’ll be the perfect end to the best summer of my life.

    PS- pudding/jello skin is SO GROSS! =]

  • Reply Tina August 22, 2011 at 2:13 am

    Holy yum!!! P.S. You make me laugh.

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