The food-on-a-stick trend might have its own book, but food-in-a-jar is just as much fun (if not more so) to eat.
Oats in a jar (commonly referred to as OIAJ for those “in the know”) became extraordinarily popular a year or two ago, but there are many other items that can be served in a jar as well; such as this delightful concoction consisting of my Pumpkin Chocolate Pudding, crushed graham crackers, pumpkin marshmallow creme, and toasted mini marshmallows.
If you don’t have a kitchen torch, here’s an excuse to pick one up (or order one online). If having one means you can enjoy toasty s’mores at any time… it’s totally worth the $30.00, right? It would also mean that you can easily make this aahhhh-mazing ice cream!
As you can see, I like my marshmallows blackened. Chewy, pillowy, and sticky on the inside; crisp and toasty on the outside. If you prefer just a kiss of golden color, go for it.
This parfait was SO much fun to devour! Each spoonful included a taste of the silky chocolate pudding, sweet pumpkin marshmallow creme, crunchy graham crackers, and soft marshmallows.
Though it went from this,
to this in about… 3 minutes, I loved every single bite.
And I’m sure you will too!
Pumpkin S’mores Pudding in a Jar
idea inspired by S’mores Pudding from A Cozy Kitchen
yield: 1 serving
Ingredients (the measurements will vary depending on the size of your jar):
- Chocolate Pumpkin Pudding
- coarsely crumbled whole wheat graham crackers
- all-natural marshmallow creme (equal amounts of this & pumpkin puree)
- pure pumpkin puree (equal amounts of this & marshmallow creme)
- pumpkin pie spice, to taste
- all-natural mini marshmallows
- Spoon a bit of the pudding into the bottom of a jar. Top with half of the graham cracker crumbs.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the marshmallow creme and pumpkin puree. Season to taste with pumpkin pie spice. Whisk until smooth and well-combined. Spoon pumpkin marshmallow creme into the jar, followed by the rest of the graham cracker crumbs and the remaining pudding.
- Place mini marshmallows on the top. Using a kitchen torch, toast the marshmallows until preferred degree of charring is achieved.