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
- 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
- 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.
- Spoon 1 1/2 teaspoons of graham cracker crumbs into the bottom of each mini cordial glass.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Follow Jamie on Instagram. We love to see what you're baking from MBA! Be sure to tag @jamiemba and use the hashtag #mbarecipes!
Cherry Eden Marshall
Thursday 31st of January 2019
Do you have to freeze them or just refrigerate? Thank you for the recipe!
Sunday 3rd of February 2019
Hello! I would store them in the refrigerator if you make them ahead of time. Hope this helps! Happy baking. Jamie
Saturday 30th of September 2017
The marshmallow fluffed vodka seems to be discontinued. Would the whipped vodka work?
Tuesday 3rd of October 2017
Kim- I think that would be totally fine. Even vanilla vodka would work.I hope you enjoy them. -Jamie
Tuesday 16th of June 2015
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!
Thursday 18th of June 2015
Jelli- I hope you do get the chance to try them. Thanks so much for stopping by.
Friday 12th of September 2014
Can sugar free pudding be used in this
Saturday 13th of September 2014
Hi Betty, You could substitute sugar-free pudding. Thanks for stopping by.
Tuesday 3rd of September 2013
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!!!
Tuesday 3rd of September 2013
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!