Earth Day–Potted Pudding Dessert

Potted Chocolate Pudding Recipe with Mint!

Earth Day fun for the family! I love this simple DIY from Martha Stewart’s Living Magazine. It is soooo incredibly easy, why not? Wouldn’t it be the perfect idea for a spring party, a bridal or baby shower?

You could join Martha and make homemade pudding {recipe below} or you could get the box pudding, top with crush some Oreo cookies, stick a mint spring on top, and your done! I’m all about simplicity!


Makes 20 three-ounce servings (5 1/2 cups)

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Salt
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure mint extract
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 10 chocolate wafer cookies
  • Garnish: mint sprigs

  1. Pour 1 cup cream mixture into sugar mixture, and whisk until cornstarch is dissolved. Add remaining cream mixture, and whisk until smooth. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly, and cook until thick, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low, and add chocolate. Whisk until chocolate melts, about 1 minute.

  2. Remove from heat. Add mint extract and butter, and whisk until butter melts. Quickly divide pudding, whisking as you work to prevent sides from setting up, among eight 4-ounce glasses or glass flowerpot votive candle holders (, leaving about 1/2 inch of space at the top of each. Refrigerate until set, about 1 1/2 hours.

  3. Just before serving, pulse cookies in a food processor until finely ground. Top each pudding with 1 tablespoon ground-cookie "dirt," and garnish with a planted mint sprig. Serve chilled.

About Karissa

Karissa is a flight attendant who loves people and adventures. She grew up in Seattle, moved to Anchorage and is currently in Denver. When she's not blogging or traveling she can be found thrift shopping, crocheting, gardening, & snowshoeing with her hubby and dog.


  1. Those are really neat! May have to make some soon.

  2. What a great idea! I’m stopping by from the Wednesday Blog hop. So glad I’ve found your blog.

    Emily from Nap Time Is My Time

  3. I love this! We like to surprise people with “dirt cake,” so this will be fun!

    Following from Welcome Wednesday!



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