Halloween Chocolate Pudding Bar

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Halloween is a perfect time of year to try different treats that you might otherwise skip during the rest of the year. The unofficial kickoff to the winter holiday season, Halloween is practically synonymous to chocolate.

For those of us who are ice cream or frozen yogurt addicts in the summer, chocolate pudding is a great solution to the withdrawal you might be experiencing from delicious creamy goodness.

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I live in Chicago, which has a reputation for being a city chock full of fabulous restaurants. What often slips under the radar is that on every corner, almost more prominent than Starbucks, are specialty ice cream or frozen yogurt shops where you get to choose from a variety of flavors and toppings to customize a dessert. This is fun when it’s above, oh, 65 degrees. It’s not so fun when the weather hits about 50 with a wind chill.

If you’re planning a Halloween party — the kind that involves dessert instead of refreshments of the grown-up variety — a chocolate pudding bar with a variety of sweet and savory toppings is perfect for guests of any age.

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Snack Pack, which I found at my local Meijer store, is available in a variety of flavors and offers endless mix-in opportunities and because you don’t have to cook anything to enjoy them, kids can help prepare their own. Each serving of Snack Pack is fortified with as much calcium as an 8-oz glass of milk, so you can feel good about getting your chocolate fix.

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I love recipes that are so easy, they barely feel like a recipe. This chocolate pudding bar is great for a party, a simple dessert with kids or for a Halloween night when you simply want to feel like a kid again. The key is to stock up on a variety of ingredients, both salty and sweet…and also, too sweet.

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If you want to have your own dessert extravaganza, you can save while you do it. From October 4 – October 31, save $1 when you buy 4 Snack Packs You must be a member of mPerks, Meijer’s free rewards program, to redeem. Grab the offer at here and then search for Snack Pack.

Personally, I found my mix-in inspiration in the snack and candy aisles of the grocery store. Whenever I have friends over, I like to offer up both sweet and salty snacks, so crushed pretzel chips, Peter Pan peanut butter, Redi-wip, Crunch ‘n Munch caramel corn and candy corn or other Halloween candy offer up something for everyone.

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Halloween Candy Pudding Cups
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Recipe type: Sweet Treats
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Serves: 4 pudding cups
 
Ingredients
  • 4 Snack Pack pudding cups
  • 2 Lofthouse cookies, any variety
  • ¼ cup caramel corn popcorn
  • ¼ cup crushed pretzel chips
  • ¼ cup Redd-wip (optional)
  • ¼ cup candy corn (optional)
Instructions
  1. Slice cookies in half and set aside.
  2. Place 1 tablespoon of caramel corn and crushed pretzels in each Snack Pack pudding cup and stir. Top with a cookie half. Garnish with Reddi-wip and candy corn, (if desired).
For mix-in inspiration, visit Snack Pack on Pinterest and Facebook. For even more fun Snack Pack mix-in inspiration, stop by the Ready For You Demo at the Evergreen Park Meijer in Evergreen Park, IL on 10/11 from 12:00pm-6:00pm.

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Michelle @ The Complete Savorist
    October 5, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    My little girl and her friends would love these.

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    Sara
    October 5, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    These are super cute, I’m totally doing a pudding cup bar with the kids!

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    Deb @ Cooking on the Front Burner
    October 5, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    What a cute snack – easy to put together and love the salty sweet combo

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    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer
    October 5, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Super easy and delicious! I, for some reason, can never go the easy route and wish I was creative like this 🙂

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    Cristi Comes
    October 5, 2015 at 11:55 am

    I love the salty and sweet mix in idea. I’m not a fan of super super sweet myself. This would be a great Halloween party idea, I can totally see a pudding up mix in bar. #client

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    Sara @ Bitz & Giggles
    October 5, 2015 at 11:44 am

    I love the pieces of cookie broken up for these cute pudding cups! This would be so much fun for a group of kiddos!

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