Are you looking for something eerie and fun to make this Halloween? These to die for, no-bake chocolate pudding graves are easy to make and great for the kids to get involved!
It’s a simple, fun (and a silky smooth) chocolate pudding that’s spooky and delicious! The pudding is topped with chocolate wafer crumbs that create the perfect ‘dirt’ pile, then they are topped with chocolate gravestones and candy worms! No kid can resist this Halloween treat!
Whether you are a kid or not, Halloween is such a fun time to get creative, let the imagination flow and get into the spirit! You can use this dessert as inspiration to pair with your Halloween theme or keep them just as the pudding graves.
How to make Gravestone heads
Well, the options are endless when it comes to creating this dessert! But here’s what I did. I found Coffee Crisp Thins at my local Bulk Barn store and thought they would be perfect to create gravestone heads. I used white, Wilton decorating gel to draw Halloween designs on the chocolate thins. Just keep in mind the gel doesn’t really harden, it will thicken up a little and get sticky but if you are expecting it to firm up it won’t. You can also make royal icing to decorate your gravestones with too, but I wanted to keep things simple.
Here comes the fun part, picking out your candy! My top tip is keeping the candy limited to 2-3 kinds in the chocolate pudding graves. If you load it up too much you’ll just have a big candy mess and really the dessert is about the pudding! I know this might be challenging with kids but why not add bowls of candy on the side to create a buffet style with loot bags, etc.?
- Gummi Worms
- Candy Corn
- Sugared Pumpkins
- Candy Eye Balls (or make your own with gum balls)
- Candy shaped Skeltons, Ghosts, etc.
- Cotton Candy as smoky clouds
- Light cocoa powder
- Granulated sugar
- Unsalted butter
- Vanilla extract
- Chocolate wafer crumbs
- Coffee Crisp thins (at Bulk Barn)
- Wilton white decorating gel (at Bulk Barn)
- Gummi worms
- Candy corn
Chocolate Pudding Graves
This to die for, no-bake Halloween dessert is easy and great for the kids to get involved! It’s a simple, fun chocolate pudding that’s spooky and delicious! The pudding is topped with chocolate wafer crumbs that create the perfect ‘dirt’ pile, then they are topped with chocolate gravestones and candy worms! No kid can resist this Halloween treat!
- Prep Time: 1 hour
- Cook Time: 8 mins
- Total Time: 1 hour 8 mins
- Yield: 4-5 1x
- Category: Treat
- Cuisine: American
- 1/3 cup (40 g) light cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup (74 g) sugar
- 3 Tablespoons (30 g) cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/2 cups (625 ml) milk
- 2 Tablespoons (28 ) unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Set aside 4 to 5 small jars.
- In a medium sized pot add cocoa powder, sugar, cornstarch and salt together, whisk to combine.
- On medium heat, slowly add milk, continuously whisking to combine ingredients. Raise the heat to medium-high and continue to whisk until mixture comes to a boil. The mixture should start to thicken.
- Boil for 1-2 minutes, continue to whisk so the bottom doesn’t burn.
- Remove from heat, add butter and vanilla, stir to combine.
- Working quickly, pour pudding into jars.
- Cover jars with plastic wrap, pressing the plastic directly onto the pudding to avoid forming a “skin”. Chill for one hour.
- While the puddings cool make gravestone heads. Use decorating gel on Coffee Crisp Thins to design gravestones (see images above for inspiration).
- Add approx. 1 tablespoon of chocolate wafers to the tops of each pudding cup. Next, press the ‘gravestone’ heads into each pudding cup and add gummi worms, etc.
Use any candy you like to create a fun gravestone/Halloween theme like; candy eye balls, pumpkins, etc.
The chocolate wafer crumbs will begin to soften over time. Serve chocolate pudding graves the day of.
Recipe easily doubles.
- Serving Size: 1 of 5 puddings (no candy)
- Calories: 185
- Sugar: 19g
- Sodium: 208mg
- Fat: 7.9g
- Saturated Fat: 4.9g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 27g
- Fiber: 1.8g
- Protein: 5.1g
- Cholesterol: 22mg
This blog post has been sponsored by Bulk Barn Canada where you can find all your candy inspiration! All opinions are my own and I’m so happy to work with brands I love so I can continue to share these recipes with all of you! I hope you guys get to a Bulk Barn soon and try out this recipe! Let me know in the comments if you enjoyed this recipe.
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