S’mores Pudding Shots

I’ve mentioned numerous times that I am not much of drinker. After about an ounce of liquor, I get all flushed and start talking way too much. However, even though I’m not a huge fan of getting my drink on – my friends are.

My BFF, Brittani turns 35 tomorrow, so I teamed up with a group of friends to throw her a surprise party last weekend. At some point during the party planning, someone mentioned pudding shots, but the task was never really delegated to anyone in particular. And since I’m a crazy overachiever, I decided to add them to my party to-do list on top of Greek Pasta Salad, Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes, and Queso Blanco.

While strolling through Kroger, I came across mini, plastic shot glasses and spoons in the paper plate aisle. I’ve only had pudding/jello shots a couple of times since I typically refrain from awkward eating situations that force you to use your mouth to remove jiggly things from little cups, so I thought the spoons were quite genius!

When thinking of flavor combinations, I thought S’mores Pudding Shots would be perfect for our casual, outdoor party – plus, I had half a bottle of Fluffed Marshmallow Vodka that we haven’t touched since I made S’mores Truffles.

Pudding shots couldn’t be easier and they can be dressed up as seen in the photographs, or simply piped into mini plastic cups for a casual backyard barbeque. Chocolate pudding mix combines with milk, Fluffed Marshmallow Vodka and Cool Whip to create a fun, simple and boozy sweet treat that’s sure to be the hit at any party.

Regardless of how you serve this adult spin on the campfire classic, make sure you let your guests know that they contain alcohol – because they’re so incredibly delicious one could easily overindulge.

S'mores Pudding Shots

Yield: 8-10 servings (see notes section)

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 (3 1/2 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup Fluffed Marshmallow Vodka
  • 8 ounces extra Cool Whip
  • 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup Marshmallow Fluff
  • 1 Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the chocolate pudding mix and milk until thick and smooth. Add in the vodka whisking until the mixture is free of lumps and well-combined. Fold in the Cool Whip and mix until no white streaks are visible. Set Aside.
  2. Spoon 1 1/2 teaspoons of graham cracker crumbs into the bottom of each mini cordial glass.
  3. Place the pudding mixture into a piping bag fitted with a round tip such as the Wilton 1A or simply snip the corner of a zip top bag. Pipe the pudding mixture using a swirl motion into each glass stopping about 1/2 inch before the rim of glass.
  4. Spoon or pipe (I used a medium French tip) the Marshmallow Fluff directly onto the pudding mixture. If desired, use a kitchen torch to carefully brown the Marshmallow Fluff and garnish with a piece of the Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar.

Notes:

  • Mini Cordial Glasses are from Pier 1 Imports, the spoons are from Ikea.
  • Using the Mini Cordial Glasses seen above will yield 8-10 servings.
  • If you want to yield more servings, I would suggest using smaller shot glasses such as these plastic ones. By using the 1.75 ounce glasses, you'll end up with about 20 shots. I picked mine up from Kroger in the paper plate aisle.

57 Responses to “S’mores Pudding Shots”

  1. Blog is the New Black — June 12, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    These look absolutely heavenly, and I love that there is no cream cheese in these! Wow!

  2. lynn @ the actor's diet — June 12, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    fluffed marshmallow vodka? i didn’t even know this existed!

  3. Averie @ Averie Cooks — June 12, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    I’m the only one who’s never tried Fluffed Marshmallow Vodka apparently…I’ve wanted to and this just pushed me over the edge. DELISH!

  4. Tracy {Pale Yellow} — June 12, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    These look amazing! Just in time for summer camping.

  5. Becca - Cookie Jar Treats — June 12, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    aww, how cute! I love the little toasted marshmallow top and the little square of chocolate.

  6. Lynna H. — June 12, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    These look super cute and fancy for just pudding–love it! hehe~

  7. Angela @ The Dancer Bakes — June 12, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Now THIS is a shooter I could get into! I’m officially inspired to buy marshmallow vodka…this could be dangerous. But worth it :)

  8. Robbi — June 12, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Where in the world do you find Marshmellow Fluff Vodka????

  9. Ann P. — June 13, 2012 at 1:24 am

    I’m obsessed with pudding lately. These look fantastic!! :)

  10. Beautiful presentation!

  11. Yum! Love this idea!

  12. Ali @ Gimme Some Oven — June 13, 2012 at 9:12 am

    These are so adorable!!!

  13. Rachel Cooks — June 13, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Love these! I’ll take 15 please ;)

  14. Oh my gosh these are adorable!!! They look so tasty and super delish! Your friend is so lukcy!!!

  15. Diana — June 13, 2012 at 11:27 am

    What a great presentation, so pretty. I will be making these for my sisters bridal shower. Thanks for posting perfect timing

  16. Jessica — June 13, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Holy yum. I’m not much of a drinker, but “fluffed marshmallow vodka” seems like code for “heaven.” Thanks for sharing.

  17. I’ve been looking for a reason to buy marshmallow vodka, and here it is! These look delicious!!

  18. Nicole — June 13, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Brilliant! I have the marshmallow vodka sitting in my cabinet as well! What a great and tasty way to use it! Excellent presentation on these! Now I need the kitchen torch!!!! Hehe can’t wait!

  19. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — June 13, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    I saw this vodka at the store and I was intrigued! These look like the perfect summer drink!

  20. Denise and Laura — June 13, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    I will definitely be making these for my girl friends! They will be such a big hit for sure.

  21. You are a better woman than I; there is NO WAY a bottle of Fluffed Marshmallow Vodka would have lasted 6 months at my house. 6 minutes, maybe.

    These pudding shots look and sound OUTSTANDING!! Thanks for adding another “Must Make” to my list!!

  22. Michelle Hughes — June 13, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    I have come to the conclusion that you are trying to kill me! Seriously this looks incredible and I’m all over it. Thanks for all the great recipes!

  23. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — June 13, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    I can’t even begin to express how much I want these!

  24. tasneem — June 13, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    hi… this might be a little funy to ask, but is it possible to make this without the vodka ?… can you suggest any substitution for the alcohol ?

    • tash — June 7th, 2013 at 12:13 am

      Just make the instant pudding like you normally would, the directions are on the box, I think it is 1.5 cups milk to a small box of pudding. Then do the rest as above (start on step 2, or you can start with the cool whip part). HTHs!

  25. Shirley@bells-bakery — June 13, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Never heard of marshmellow fluff vodka but Id love to try it! These look yum!

  26. TidyMom — June 14, 2012 at 8:19 am

    I’m not much of a drinker either, but man all these flavored vodkas sound AMAZING!! These look so fun Jamie!

  27. M. Vivian — June 14, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Love this! Real s’mores for the kids and s’mores shots for the adults! Everyone is happy :) And I love your blog by the way… just discovered it yesterday!

  28. Maria — June 14, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Love the presentation!

  29. Kathy Gori — June 14, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    I’ve been admiring these since I saw your post on Punchfork! I have little grappa glasses that would work perfectly! Amazing idea and recipe.

  30. Jennifer | Mother Thyme — June 14, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Now I have a reason to finally try fluffed marshmallow vodka. I love these!

  31. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — June 15, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Gorgeous, Jamie! I need to make these soon!

  32. Tracy — June 15, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    These look amazing! I just discovered s’mores vodka at the liquor store the other day, and I’m thinking these would be totally awesome made with that!!

  33. Shaina — June 18, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    These look so good, and I love the toasted top. Perfection!

  34. Barbara — June 18, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    How divine. I pinned it. My grandkids will go nuts when I make this for them….and no doubt everyone else will as well. :)

    • CO — July 17th, 2012 at 12:59 am

      I don’t know how old your grandkids are, but there is alcohol in this…

  35. Chels — June 19, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Who needs to go camping when you can make these!

  36. Tickled Red — June 20, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Good grief amighty! Forget the bathing suit this summer I’m going to need new pants. Yum-o!

  37. Michele — July 19, 2012 at 1:19 am

    I dont drink…ever. But looking at this recipe, I will bet a million bucks that if I substituted the vodka for Kahlua Coffee Liqueur, I bet it would be fantastic and I would definitely have at least one.

  38. Sydney — September 24, 2012 at 11:40 am

    These is absolutely fantastic!

  39. alexia — October 6, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    they sell the fluffed marshmallow vodka at walmart .. just bought a bottle today.

  40. Emily @ Jelly Toast — October 9, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    We made these for my mom’s birthday party, and they were a HUGE hit! We toasted a bunch of large marshmallows in the broiler to pop in the tops of the shot glasses.
    Thanks so much for this recipe!

  41. Michelle — December 31, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Has anyone used the smores vodka for this instead of the marshmallow vodka ?

    • MBA — January 4th, 2013 at 9:37 am

      Michelle-
      I have not tried this; however, if you do, stop back and let us know how it is. Thanks and have a great day!
      -Jamie

  42. stephanie — February 18, 2013 at 1:13 am

    I love this! Can they be made in advance??

    • Ariel — December 23rd, 2013 at 10:54 pm

      Stephanie, Did you ever find out if they can be done in advance? Wondering the same thing.

  43. Invitations by Tango Design — April 20, 2013 at 1:17 am

    The idea is fantastic, specially well after dinner, a nice warm drink before heading home. (Also love the idea for “brown wedding themes” to tie with the colours). A must for ‘Winter weddings” and for other many…. who wouldn’t love a hot sweet shot? Love it already.

  44. Renae — July 12, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Hi!
    I want to make these…is there really something called ‘fluffed marshmallow vodka’ or do you mix 1/2 cup vodka in the jar of marshmallow fluff? You’ll probably get a chuckle out of my question!

    Best,
    Renae M.

    • Jamie — August 13th, 2013 at 9:57 pm

      Renae,

      The vodka is actually marshmallow flavored, and it’s fairly popular so your local liquor store will probably carry it! Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for following MBA!

      Jamie

  45. Alexander — August 16, 2013 at 10:03 am

    I made these for my friends party and everybody simply loved them, but most of them had one criticism and it was the gram cracker crumbs at the bottom. So when my friends wanted to through a party again i knew i had to make this again with some changes; so instead of the gram cracker crumbs make some brownies and use a circle shaped cookie cutter to shape the brownies then just cut them as thick or as thin as you want them to put into the bottom of the glass, since your using clear cups i thought it would better to add layers to it, for presentation, so i added in layers as such,brownie, thin layer of vanilla ice cream,fudge sauce, and then the chocolate pudding mixture until at rim then you add the marshmallow vodka on top with the Hershey chocolate piece. Everyone at the party ate all of them, i even made a triple batch at fear of this. After the party i was getting great comments from everyone leaving and once everyone left i looked over at the desert table and everyone else’s deserts were basically untouched i was amazed that so many people loved them so much but shouldn’t be surprised because it started off from a great recipe. :)

  46. Jacqui — September 3, 2013 at 8:55 am

    I made these and they were AWESOME!!! I made them in my long, stemless wine glasses. I added a little more graham cracker crumbs between the layers of chocolate pudding. My husband put the final touch on the marshmellow fluff with his favorite kitchen toy…the torch!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

    • Jamie — September 3rd, 2013 at 10:47 pm

      Jacqui,

      It sounds like you went all out with them! I’m thrilled that you loved the recipe. Thank you so much for stopping in to share and have a wonderful day!

      Jamie

  47. betty sellas — September 12, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Can sugar free pudding be used in this

    • Jamie — September 13th, 2014 at 4:34 pm

      Hi Betty,
      You could substitute sugar-free pudding. Thanks for stopping by.

      -Jamie

  48. Jelli — June 16, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    Jamie, these shots look phenomenal. They’re perfect for my 6 months pregnant self who can’t indulge in the “other” kind of shots at the moment. Love how super simple the recipe is but how fancy the final product looks. I might give it a try at my son’s upcoming birthday party. Sharing all around. Thanks so much for the recipe!

    • Jamie — June 18th, 2015 at 5:47 pm

      Jelli-
      I hope you do get the chance to try them. Thanks so much for stopping by.

      -Jamie

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