Chocolate Pudding for Easter? Just say yes to this easy, cute dessert that uses Easter candy to create something fun.
As a general rule, I don’t do cutesy. I don’t bake that often. My cookies tend to be more delicious layers of flavors than creativity decorated creations. Heck, most days I say no to dessert altogether.
It’s just not me.
But when I pulled homemade chocolate pudding off the stove earlier today and assembled these pudding desserts, the kids were gleefully surprised. Dubbing this dessert a “Bunny Bath,” the kids marveled over the cuteness and couldn’t wait to dig in. Heck, Paige even exclaimed about how creative I am in the kitchen.
Honestly, I have never seen them so excited.
This dessert begins with a homemade chocolate pudding. If you’ve never made chocolate pudding before, there are two things you should know: it’s simple to make, but it requires a bit of patience. See, with pudding you have to stir and stir and stir — and it seems like it will never thicken. But then suddenly a few bubbles (from boiling) will appear. Then, like magic, the pudding will thicken quickly.
So, that hot chocolate pudding is added to cute serving bowls. And then you tuck a Reese’s Reester Bunnies peanut butter bunny into each one (you could totally substitute any small bunny-shaped chocolate for this, but the peanut butter is my favorite). Finally, sprinkle with crushed Cadbury Mini Eggs or similar pastel-colored chocolate candy. Once chilled, this pudding is a fun treat for kids and adults — perfect for Easter.
Bunny Bath: Chocolate Pudding for Easter
- 6 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp corn starch
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 Reese’s Reester Bunnies, unwrapped (or similar bunny-shaped chocolate)
- 1/4 cup Cadbury Mini Eggs, crushed (or similar pastel-coated chocolate)
- In a medium saucepan on the stove, stir together the sugar, cocoa powder, corn starch and milk. Turn on the heat to medium and cook, stirring constantly, until boiling. Reduce heat to low and cook for about 2 minutes, until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
- Divide the chocolate pudding equally into four serving dishes. Slide a bunny into each dish. Then sprinkle with crushed Mini Eggs. Chill at least one hour before serving.
Monday 14th of April 2014
favorite recipe-Easter basket cupcakes favorite tradition-Easter basket and egg hunt thanks https://twitter.com/aunteegem/status/455713945626476544
Sunday 13th of April 2014
I want to make the foil egg wreath. Favorite tradition - brunch with family. My share - https://twitter.com/susitravl/status/455536001193349120