Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tasty Tuesday: Dirt Pudding with Flowers!

Welcome to the first installment of Tasty Tuesdays! Get ready for some cooking fun with your little one!

Since it's springtime and flowers are starting to bloom, I thought we should make our own edible flower pots. The whole thing is a bit of a process and if you're crunched for time you could just make the pudding - I doubt anyone will complain!

Let's get started!

First, stir together 6 tbsp sugar, 2 tbsp cornstarch and 1/4 cup cocoa powder in a small saucepan.

Add 1 1/2 cups milk.

Stir until everything is blended together.

Bring mixture to a boil then cook 2 minutes or until thickened, stirring often.
Remove from heat, add 1/2 tsp vanilla and chill in the fridge.
 Slice pineapple, watermelon, cantaloupe or honeydew into fairly thin wide pieces. Use flower-shaped cookie cutters to make fruit flowers. Press the fruit onto popsicle sticks.

Crush 2 chocolate graham crackers (or any chocolate cookies to yield about 3 tbsp cookie crumbs).

Spoon cookie crumbs on top of the pudding.

Stick fruit flower pops into pudding and enjoy!

Dirt Pudding with Flowers
Yield: 2 large or 3 small servings
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 chocolate graham crackers
  • Sliced pineapple, watermelon, cantaloupe or honeydew
  • Lollipop sticks
  1. Combine sugar, cornstarch and cocoa in a small saucepan.
  2. Slowly pour in milk and stir until all ingredients are well combined.
  3. Heat pudding mix over medium-low heat and bring to a boil; cook about 2 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Pour pudding into cups/bowls and chill in the refrigerator.
  5. Place graham crackers in a zip top bag and crush with a rolling pin (this is a good way to get some aggression out!). Sprinkle about 1 tbsp crumbs over each pudding serving.
  6. Use flower-shaped cookie cutters to make flower fruit shapes. Thread flowers onto lollipop sticks.
  7. When ready to serve, place fruit flowers into the pudding cups (don't expect them to stand upright! Lean them against the side)


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