worm pudding {recipe}

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There is nothing my 6-year-old and 2-year-old son loves more this summer than worms, water and dirt {mud}.  And there is nothing my 4-year-old daughter loves more than sugar. So, for their recent birthday celebration at school, we made dirt pudding cups, which I lovingly call ‘worm pudding with a budding flower’ {my husband thinks the flower looks like the kind that opens up and eats people, but I was going for a tulip}. You decide for yourself, but whatever flower you think it is, make this dessert. So yummy.

chocolate mousse worm pudding for kids

Chocolate Mousse
{recipe by Kimi Hansen}
makes 13, 9 oz elegant plastic cups or more if you use smaller shot glasses

2 cups chocolate chips
2 cups whipping cream
2 egg yolks
2 tsp vanilla
Oreo cookies
13, 9 oz plastic cups
13 strawberries or other ‘flower’ fruit
13 gummy worms
Sharpie Oil-Based Paint Markers

How To
Use Sharpie Oil-Based Paint Markers {love these things} to draw grass on the outside of the cups. It dries almost immediately.
Add chocolate chips, vanilla extract and egg yolk to a blender.
Heat cream to a boil on the stove and then slowly add the cream to the other ingredients in blender.
Pulse ingredients together
Wait until it cools a bit before you pour in plastic cups.
Refrigerate for at least 3 hours. After the first hour or 2, stick a worm in the semi-hard pudding and continue to refrigerate.
Before serving, top with crushed Oreos
Use a straw or toothpick and add your ‘flower.’ It can be made with a strawberry like I did, with 4 slits on top and whipping cream on the inside, or even raspberries and blueberries.

worm pudding

worm pudding for kids

worm pudding with a flower

worm pudding with a flower

Just look at this chocolate, happy face. Pure joy.
chocolate mousse face

{images via j. sorelle}

Chocolate Mouse Recipe

I love all things chocolate. I’m totally addicted. So, last week, while perusing my cookbook filled with family and friends recipes {given to me at my bridal shower}, I was happy to find a chocolate mousse recipe by one of my fabulous BFF’s, Kimi Hansen. It sounded like the perfect ‘fix’ and let me just say, OMG…SO GOOD. I love it. I tried it on my sister-in-law and the kids {virgin recipe} and they, too, were WOWed! For you gluten-free folks, it’s totally doable too.

To share with guests at your upcoming Halloween parties, just serve it in shooter glasses, top it off with homemade whipping cream and then decorate it with orange sprinkles.

Chocolate Mousse
{Recipe by Kimi Hansen}

1 cup chocolate chips {I used Nestle and it was delish, but Kimi tells me it’s even better with Ghiradelli or a ‘higher quality’ chocolate}
1 cup whipping cream
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp Kahlua or Dark Creme de Cocoa {for the kiddos, exclude this ingredient, and I promise, it’s still so yummy}

How To
Add chocolate chips, Creme de Cacao, vanilla extract and egg yolk to a blender
Heat cream to a boil on the stove and then slowly add the cream to the other ingredients in blender
Pulse ingredients together
Pour into serving glasses and refrigerate for at least 3 hours
Top with raspberries, or another fruit or whipping cream and sprinkles

{images via Tutto Bella}