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Today let’s be kids again.
Because it’s Tuesday, and we all could use something fun to get us through the week. I mean, right?!
Okay, so I have to keep things short and to the point today. Here goes nothing…
These Rocky Road Pudding Parfaits, they are DELICIOUS, and yes they make you feel 1. like you’re a kid again, and 2. like it’s summertime. Clearly I’m ready for summertime, but clearly I am way ahead of the Summit County, Colorado weather schedule because it’s totally supposed to snow today. Ugh. What’s new.
Anyway, growing up, I was never really that into rocky road ice cream. I dunno why, I think I just didn’t love extras in my ice cream. However, I never knew (or maybe I just didn’t pay attention), that my mom has always loved rocky road ice cream. I only realized this a few years ago, but I wish I would have known sooner. She’s recently kind of turned me on to all things rocky road.
I mean, what’s not to love? Salty almonds, sweet marshmallows and rich chocolate? Yes PLEASE, I am so all for that! 🙂
Since it’s not quite ice cream season yet, I decided to fulfill my rocky road craving with a creamy pudding. Oh yeah, pudding!! Could I be more like a five-year old or what? I think not.
The thing about this pudding is that it’s all homemade, and man it is so good! You’ll never go back to store-bought pudding mixes again. Homemade is where it’s at! 🙂
AND guys, it’s honestly just as easy as using a boxed pudding mix, and takes just as much time. No lie. All you need is some chocolate, cocoa powder, cornstarch, sugar, milk and vanilla. Simple as that. You may even have all these ingredients in your pantry right now.
Meaning you should probably go check and see, cause you pretty much need to make these cute little desserts ASAP. I’m not trying to be demanding or anything, but I really just feel like your Tuesday NEEDS these. You can thank me later. 🙂
So that’s all about the pudding. Let’s talk rocky road and toppings! For my rocky road, I used a combo of roasted almonds, peanuts, mini marshmallows and semi-sweet chocolate chips…I thought I was done there, but then I went and added a handful of pretzels too. I figured I was channeling my inner ten-year old self, so why no go for it!
Good idea for sure!!
The layers in order:
…chocolate pudding – homemade and perfect.
…chocolate pudding whipped cream – for a light airy element.
…rocky road – but stepped up a notch with peanuts, chocolate chips and pretzels. Yum.
…generous scoop of peanut butter cup ICE CREAM, or any flavor you want, but again I was channeling my inner ten-year old, so peanut butter cup all the way!
…drizzle of magic shell – cause why the heck not?!?
You see why you need these like now? So much goodness, so easy to make and well, they just make you feel all good inside. Plus, you can totally pretend it’s summer and you’re back chillin in the warm sun on summer break with not a care in the world.
Reality can take a chill for ten or twenty minutes while you enjoy these.
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They are so good for your sanity. 🙂
Let’s not just be kids today; let’s just remain this way and forever feast on these pudding parfaits! So gorgeous!
AGREED! Thank you(:
I’m more than happy to be a child again when these parfaits are involved.
I’m thinking these have to happen tonight. Maybe with coconut cream & mini PB cups tossed in with the rocky road?
Tuesday night dessert = the best!
I think that would be delicious! Let me know how it is!!
ice cream on a Tuesday – you are my kinda girl!
Ice Cream every day(:
I have so much love for this. I’m ready to be a kid again!
I think we all are (:
HiI! I just love your recipes and I laugh so much reading them! This parfaits are beautiful! ?
Thank you so much Cintia!!
rocky road = for the win = ALWAYS. so much yes in this post.
My morning is complete now! I feel like Rocky Road was always the dessert the adults liked and the kids didn’t get why. Now I TOTALLY get it though. So good.
HAHA Right?! Thanks Megan (:
Stop it I am drooling all over my keyboard. May have to make these for my weekend treat!
Please do!! And let me know what you think!!
Oh my word – I need this is my life like right now. And yes, I have everything on hand!
Holy Crap, T! These are insanely awesome and I’d say your definitely saving my Tuesday here. I NEED one of these, like now!
SO happy to hear it!! Thanks for the kind words as always Tori!! (:
Oh Tieghan, these are SO MUCH FUN! Your posts never cease to brighten my mornings… thank you!
I LOVE to hear that!! Thank you!
i recently found your blog & i’m so glad that i subscribed to your blog.just look at them !!! i’m a huge chocoholic & gonna try them for sure.
YAY SO happy you found my blog!!
Ok, so I’m kind of ready for Summer desserts like this…
You and I both!!
i love how dark and chocolatey the pudding looks! ?