Easter Pudding Recipe & Link up

March 22, 2016

Welcome to “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link up. I know I normally post inspirational or fashion related posts for the link up, but because this link up welcomes all niches and types of posts (DIY, fashion, Recipes, faith, inspirational, etc.,) I thought it would be fun to share with you a fun Easter and spring cool recipe I tried last week. Feel free to link up your posts below but enjoy this lovely recipe below. (see my other recipes Brownies and Smoothie).
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I remember when I was a young girl my mom use to take my siblings and I to our local “Country Cookin” restaurant weekly for their buffet of home cooked style food and while I loved their vegetables and delicious corn bread I still remember their little ice cream brass cups filled with chocolate pudding with whipped cream and cookie crumbs on top.

Last week I thought back to those memories and my taste buds almost demanded for the very same little ice cream cup of pudding. Since having our four kids eating out at restaurants is a planned event and can sometimes be quite the task, so I decided that I would just recreate this simple pudding recipe at home. When my hubby bought the pudding mix, whipping cream and cookies on a grocery run one night the pudding never got made as this little blog consumed my time that evening and it was getting late and kids were in bed so I figured it wasn’t all that special to enjoy on my own.

The next morning I had an idea. I found marsh mellows that were bought on clearance back in November 2015(expiration date being May 2016, so they were still good) and some food coloring. I thought, “hey why not make this an Easter themed pudding” and so my idea came into fruition and while the twins napped and seven year old was in school, my 3 year old son helped me make the whipping cream portion of the pudding and sprinkle the cookies, but read on below to see what I did.

Easter Pudding Recipe Ingredients:

1 box of Chocolate pudding mix (mine served 6)

Milk (for pudding mix, go by pudding mixture directions)

1 container of Whip Cream

6-8 Chocolate cookies or Cookie with cream filling

At least 4-5 sandwich bags

Food Coloring

Marshmellows

(optional:  Bunny peeps or extra Easter props for decoration)

Directions:

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Step 1: I placed 6 cookies in a sandwich bag and sealing the bag tight I took a meat tenderizer and beat the bag, crushing the cookies, then poured the crushed cookies in a bowl as the bottom layer of the pudding dish.

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Step 2: Next I mixed up the pudding according to the box in a separate bowl and allowed the pudding to soften to it’s state  for about 10 minutes before adding it on top of the crushed cookies.

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Step 3: After that I added a few more cookie crumbs to the top of the pudding.

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Step 4: Finally I added green food coloring to my container of whipped cream/cool whip and once the green blended in I added the green cream as the last layer for a “grass” effect. My son helped me greatly here.

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Step 5: For the final step I took three marshmallows and dropped them in seperate sandwich bags with different food color dyes and shook the bag up, getting the marsh mellow covered in the coloring contained in that bag. Then one by one I placed each marsh mellow on top of the pudding for  the “eggs” effect.

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It was fun seeing my kids enjoy the pudding later that evening and it made for a fun Easter celebration treat. It was very rich and good and definitely didn’t last long. My childhood cravings for chocolate pudding turned out better than expected and was a fun spring season treat as well.

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What special dishes or recipes have you made for Easter? What do you plan to do for Easter?

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Now for “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link up

Rachel of Garay Treasures blog:

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Rachel is a former full time preschool special education teacher turned full time stay-at- home mom of four children with a passion for substitute teaching and blogging at Garay Treasures on the side. Garay Treasures is a fashion and lifestyle blog with some added posts on faith and everyday treasures. Rachel loves drinking several cups of coffee a day (hot or iced), blogging, and reading and playing with her children. You can follow Rachel by bloglovin, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.

Meet your co-host Megan of Sweet Sauce Blog:

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Megan Wilson of Sweet Sauce Blog shares her personal style, street style, and style guides to help the everyday woman (and man) express themselves through what they wear. You’ll also find travel, beauty, and food articles on Sweet Sauce Blog. Outside of blogland, Megan is a freelance marketer, writer, and personal stylist. Her passion is working with nonprofits and small businesses.

Follow Megan via the following social medias: Facebook, Pinterest & Instagram

Now on to the Featured 5 from last week:

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It is always nice to see how other women organize their jewelry, makeup or wardrobe so this post was filled with some great future ideas for myself as I consider how to organize my hats and scarves better.

Laundry Closet Makeover

Speaking of organization, I was intrigued by Jill’s closet makeover and of her laundry room, see what she did to spruce this little nook up with spring cleaning on the mind. Post here.

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Mary dresses up a family heirloom that I just love, but you have to see which it is and where it came from here.

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Jennie’s look is simple but casually chic and I personally loved her outfit here.

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Debbie posted a very inspirational post on a reminder on why we should be sharing and blogging. Read her message here. (This is especially for those that get burned out or forget their purpose for blogging from the start).

 

 

Now it is your turn, please follow the rules below and enjoy!

1). Please link up recent posts and include the link up button or post this URL link back on your blog. The posts can be about fashion, DIY projects, recipes, inspiration, tips, etc. *If you link up other link ups or giveaways please be sure you share this link up on your link up post to share the blog love and I will be sure to link up to yours. Also please follow me in the below social medias and let me know how you are following and I will follow back. Thank you!

2). Please follow your host: Rachel of Garay Treasures either by Bloglovin, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter or all. Comment below and let me know how you are following so I can follow back.

3). Stop by and check out the other bloggers who have linked up and be inspired.

4). Have fun! Comment below if you have any questions! Thanks for linking


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  • The Gifted Gabber March 22, 2016 at 12:36 am

    I don’t know why it’s never occurred to me to link up my other non-fashion posts! I linked up three tonight! 🙂
    That Easter pudding looks great! Isn’t it fun getting the kids in on the cooking? Have a great Easter! — Amy @ http://thegiftedgabber.com

  • Red Tag Chic Los Angeles March 22, 2016 at 1:06 am

    Have a wonderful Easter week!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

  • Happiness at Mid Life March 22, 2016 at 1:08 am

    Always love recipe that I can make with the kiddo!

    Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

  • Trina March 22, 2016 at 1:17 am

    Thank so much for hosting and love the recipe:)

  • Liz @ Downtown Demure March 22, 2016 at 2:26 am

    Yum! It looks like your pudding is kid-approved (and I wish I could try some). 😉 Thanks for hosting another awesome link-up.

    – Liz @ Downtown Demure

  • Sheree March 22, 2016 at 3:26 am

    Yum yum, love this recipe!

    xo Sheree
    http://poshclassymom.com
    IG: @poshclassymom

  • Irene Papadopoulou March 22, 2016 at 4:49 am

    perfect and so easy recipe! thank you for hosting Rach
    Irene
    http://www.thedailylace.com

  • Andrea Nine March 22, 2016 at 6:15 am

    What a great idea to dye the marshmallows!! Looks kid approved for sure!! Happy Easter love!!

  • Kathrine Eldridge March 22, 2016 at 6:42 am

    Thanks for sharing this recipe and happy Easter!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom March 22, 2016 at 7:16 am

    That Easter pudding looks delicious! I really love the color of it, too! Your kids sure are enjoying it. My kids always love homemade treats, I just made banana bread last week and they’re begging me to make more. I need to try this pudding first, though!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  • Laura March 22, 2016 at 7:34 am

    Cute idea for Easter! I bet my daughter would love to help me make this!

  • Jill March 22, 2016 at 7:41 am

    Yum! Your Easter pudding looks so good! Thank you so much for the feature! What a nice surprise this morning! Have a great day!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

  • Elle Spann March 22, 2016 at 8:05 am

    my sister and I always make jello jigglers!
    elle
    Southern Elle Style

  • Amy Arnold March 22, 2016 at 9:13 am

    Yum! I love Easter treats!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Laura March 22, 2016 at 9:45 am

    This looks so so good…I’ve been trying to limit my sugar intake…this makes me want to forget that idea, lol:)

    Laura
    http://www.blackcoffeebeautiful.com

  • Leah March 22, 2016 at 9:50 am

    That sounds wonderful and perfect for kiddos! I’ll have to share with my friends!

    xx Leah / http://www.eatpraywearlove.com

  • Emma Peach March 22, 2016 at 9:51 am

    That pudding looks yummy! The kids obviously appreciated it 🙂

    Emma xxx
    http://style-splash.com/

  • Shea March 22, 2016 at 9:56 am

    I love that you shared a recipe, and this one looks so good! I love that you added Easter colors to make it really festive 🙂

  • amy March 22, 2016 at 9:58 am

    If I stay home for Easter, I usually make a ham. This year, we are going out of town to see a Easter musical so we will be staying in a hotel and eating out!

  • Shauna March 22, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Your little ones are the cutest. That pink sparkle dress/top on your daughter is my fav!

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

  • Jennie March 22, 2016 at 10:20 am

    Your pudding looks delish and so cute! Loved seeing the photos of your sweet babies enjoying it, too. Thank you very much for the shout out, Rachel! Such a pleasant surprise this morning. 🙂

  • Becky @ bybmg March 22, 2016 at 10:44 am

    What a fun treat. Dying the marshmallows is a great idea!

  • Jess March 22, 2016 at 11:24 am

    That pudding looks delicious! Have a Happy Easter with your Family!
    jess xo
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  • Rachel March 22, 2016 at 11:37 am

    This pudding looks so good! I need to make it for my little girl! 🙂

    Rachel
    Simply Rachel Nicole

  • Rachel March 22, 2016 at 11:38 am

    This pudding looks so good! I need to make it for my little girl! 🙂

    Rachel
    Simply Rachel Nicole

  • Alecz March 22, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Oh I would love to try this! It looks delicious!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

  • Petite Silver Vixen March 22, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    I can never resist a good pudding especially a chocolate one!

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Celia M. - High Heeled Life March 22, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    That pudding looks and sounds fabulous!!! thank you for hosting

  • Erica March 23, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Yummy!!

    Erica
    www,pumpsandpushups.com

  • Kathleen March 23, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Oh my gosh this looks delicious!! I used to LOVE dirt pudding as a kid. So cute too!! Thanks for sharing!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

  • Denise March 23, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    Mmmmm pudding! I love a good, sweet treat!! Hope you are having a great week!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  • Chichi March 23, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Ahhh this looks so yummy!
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  • Ashley March 24, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Wow this looks absolutely scrumptious! You really can’t go wrong with crushed chocolate cookies and pudding — it’s like a reversal of my childhood favorite, worms and dirt!

    Xoxo,

    Ashley || Sed Bona

  • Anna Shirley March 26, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Happy Easter Rachel! o)

  • Christina March 28, 2016 at 6:00 am

    Sounds yummy! Hope you had a lovely Easter weekend!
    Christina ♥ https://caliope-couture.com