S’mores Pudding

in 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.

{ 48 comments… read them below or add one }

Maria B. August 19, 2011 at 9:26 am

I am going to help my best friend move this weekend. Away, far far away from where I live :(
It’s a happy and a sad occasion at the same time. So this pudding will be perfect to help sooth the sadness and make us all happy.
What are you up to this lovely weekend? Whatever it is, I hope you have a great time doing it.

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga August 19, 2011 at 9:45 am

This looks…amazing!!!

And it’s been far too long since I actually clicked off my reader and read your blog from your blog and just wanna say your new-to-me layout is…amazing!!!

Who helped you, I need details!!! It’s so gorgeous and I could use some bloggie help!

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Adrianna August 20, 2011 at 6:03 am

My friend Teri Lyn Fisher! She’s amazing.

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga August 22, 2011 at 8:05 am

I think I found her on google but if you have an email address for her, drop me a line on email…lovin’ the work she did for you :)

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Jessica @ How Sweet August 19, 2011 at 11:08 am

you have got to be kidding me. oh em gee.

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Caitlin August 19, 2011 at 11:55 am

WOW!
I am sooo ganna try this S’mores Pudding this weekend
Looks totally delectable…

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Chris @ TheKeenanCookBook August 19, 2011 at 12:11 pm

I am loving the smores recipes all us foodies have been posting lately (self promo, I just made smore cookies :P) – Love the way this recipe looks. WANT to eat it now.

My weekend plans? An end of summer (really?) bbq with some friends I haven’t seen in quite awhile, where I will consume too much delicious food. Hope you have a great weekend!

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J @ ... semplicemente j ... August 19, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Love the presentation of the pudding … complimenti!

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fashionablecollections August 19, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Wow that looks incredible.

Fashionable Collections

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Maria August 19, 2011 at 2:16 pm

I love that you put these in little jars. So cute!

My mom used to make pudding all the time when I was little, and my dad and I loved the skin. We used to fight over the ones without the saran wrap. I think it’s a texture thing for those who don’t like it, since it still tastes delicious and chocolate-y. I’m not sure if I like the consistency, the fact that my dad fought me for it, or maybe the nostalgia :)

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Adrianna August 20, 2011 at 6:04 am

I love this. You make me understand…a little.

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Erin August 19, 2011 at 2:39 pm

I am going to a wedding. And I’m hoping this is what they serve for dessert. If not I should pack it in my purse.

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Russell August 19, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Mmm, looks awesome! Where’d you get those jars? I love those

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Adrianna August 20, 2011 at 6:04 am

I got ‘em at Sur La Table. But can’t find them on their site. I’ll try and dig around–they surely must sell them somewhere on the internets.

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David August 19, 2011 at 4:18 pm

I like pudding skin, I don’t know why. It sounds gross just to say it, but it’s super yummy, guess it’s just a texture thing.

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lynn @ the actor's diet August 19, 2011 at 4:20 pm

this seems so logical, and yet, i’ve never heard of it before!!!

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Anna! August 19, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Sigh…I frequently wish I had a hand torch. If you have no electric torch and an electric range, an unscented candle will do the trick. Just don’t hold it too close to the flame!

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Adrianna August 20, 2011 at 6:05 am

Unscented candle?! I like how you think. Crafty.

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Travelingthispath August 19, 2011 at 5:22 pm

OMG, this looks delicious! I can’t wait to have friends over and have this be the fabulous dessert I serve!

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Bev Weidner August 19, 2011 at 5:51 pm

I just fell down. i.n. l.o.v.e.

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zoe @ myfoodintranslation August 19, 2011 at 8:30 pm

Hi! Just wanted to say that I really enjoy your blog and that I’m… hmm… one of those people :D Especially when it comes to rice pudding, I always chill it in a very shallow dish to maximize the exposed surface, and eat all the skin first before going any deeper (which is highly prized at home).
P.S. It seems that there’s been a lot of different spins on ‘smores around the web lately, and I’m truly digging your idea. There’s something about desserts in jars…

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Adrianna August 20, 2011 at 6:05 am

Thank you for explaining. I’m trying to understand, truly. :)

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Ellen August 19, 2011 at 9:19 pm

I’m going to ride horses, spend time with sisters and girlfriends, and just relax before the work-load of school begins Monday!

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Beverly {Flamingo Toes} August 19, 2011 at 9:53 pm

This looks amazing!! I can’t wait to give it a try.
On an unrelated note I’m wondering if I can get your posts to go directly to my Pinterest boards. It will save me the step since they all end up there anyway. :)

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Jen of My Tiny Oven August 20, 2011 at 3:10 am

I think my weekend is going to start with me eating this pudding! YUM! Then maybe some Mojito’s on my balcony with a good book!

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Jimena August 20, 2011 at 10:36 am

This looks amazing!! I’m going to try this recipe this week… love pudding jejeje and if it’s chocolate better.
We’re going to have guest this weekend. My husband’s uncle is in town so we’re going to show him the city.
Great blog!

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Tres Delicious August 20, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Great! those marshmallows were wonderfully topped and I wish I have some in my kitchen to prepare pudding.

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Catherine August 20, 2011 at 4:12 pm

I have to say…I am a pudding skin person. When I was a kid, my dad would make the jello cook and serve stuff and put it in bowls (he always let a skin form) and I would just eat the skin and leave the rest of the pudding. It’s sweeter and more intensely chocolaty than the rest!

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Angelita August 20, 2011 at 5:10 pm

OMG! this looks so yummy!
Now im gonna get out of bed and look for some chocolate on the fridge… ♥
xxxo

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Nicole @ Bake Me Blush August 20, 2011 at 8:26 pm

I agree, that pudding looks legit. I love s’mores but have never tried it as a pudding… meaning I definitely should! Thanks for the recipe, it looks delish.

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France August 20, 2011 at 8:32 pm

I love the use of the jars. It always makes such a lovely presentation. AS for fun stuff. well this week has been about work but I did hit up my friends brand new restaurant for breaky today and I had the most amazing spelt and kamut pancakes with organic free range eggs…yum

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Mother's Secret Home Recipes August 21, 2011 at 6:52 am

Yummy…..added in my list.

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Amanda August 21, 2011 at 4:49 pm

O.M.G. This looks wonderful. Definitely on the to-make list.
PS. I stumbled upon your blog this morning and I’m so glad that I did!

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Adrianna August 21, 2011 at 6:40 pm

Glad you’re here! X

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Katrina August 21, 2011 at 8:10 pm

Is this heaven or what??

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Nadette@Eat, Read, Rant! August 21, 2011 at 8:27 pm

Real life is hard. mine currently revovles around car shopping and apartment hunting simultaneously. Please shoot me. Or better yet, just mail me some of this pudding, because that would surely make me feel exponentially better. I’m convinced of it!

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Rachel August 22, 2011 at 1:20 am

Such a cute idea! I’ve been craving some homemade pudding lately, and this looks ideal!

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Tina August 22, 2011 at 2:13 am

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

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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! =]

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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!

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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.

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Emilie August 22, 2011 at 10:59 pm

These look amazing!! I’m drooling already.

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Xaviera August 22, 2011 at 11:59 pm

It looks delicious :O !!!

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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?

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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!

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