Tuesday, October 19, 2010

halloween parfait

This Halloween idea comes via Bakedbree.com.  This is the kind of thing my kids go apes over.   Here's the recipe:

1 box of instant chocolate pudding (or homemade of course)
1 box of French vanilla pudding (or regular vanilla)
Cocoa Puffs
whipped cream
candy corn
yellow gel color
orange gel color
Halloween sprinkles

Get all of the components ready. Make the chocolate and vanilla pudding. Divide the vanilla in half. If you are using French vanilla, it is already yellow, but if you are using plain vanilla, add a few drops of yellow to it. With the other half, use the orange food coloring to make it orange.
Layer the ingredients however you like.  This is the order that I layered mine:
Cocoa Puffs
yellow pudding
whipped cream
candy corn and Cocoa Puffs
chocolate pudding
orange pudding
candy corn and Cocoa Puffs
whipped cream, sprinkles, and a few candy corn for garnish

Chill for about 30 minutes to an hour or until the puddings are set.

You can click on over to Bakedbree.com to see more photos of this recipe.

Also, I wanted to say, for the holidays, don't underestimate the flower section at Costco.  The roses there seem to take a beating, but sometimes, if you hunt, you can find some that look really good.  They also carry florist bunches that are really fun.

I recently ran across a bunch of Solanum Integrifolium (you know I had to look that one up) at Costco that almost got rid of my Costco rage.* Miniature pumpkins on a branch. Who would have thunk it?

This tag came on a gift given to me by the talented Michelle Hill of Polk-A-Dot Whimsy

* Costco rage is a little thing I suffer from when I shop at Costco. I become infuriated at people who stop in the middle of the isle, and stand like pigs to the slop for minutes on end, blocking traffic,  just to sample a half a cream puff or a piece of salami. Seriously? Get a life.


kelly said...

!!! I suffer from Costco rage too!
I'm glad to have a name to put on my ailment.

michelle hill said...

ha ha ha..I SO have Costco rage. The stopping for a sip of capri sun..come on people!!!glad you liked your little gift....are you loving the rain..

the emily said...

Those parfaits are going to knock my kids SOCKS off. Thanks!

Erika said...

How cute are those! And yes, I just have to laugh at how everyone HOVERS around the sample tables, almost pushing and shoving to get to the FOOD! Annoying indeed.

Brittany@Love Stitched said...

yum!!! and they look adorable too!! I 'd love for you to link this recipe up at my halloween recipe linky party this week!


you may be the next winner :)

Kari said...

Oh, but how I love the sample ladies . . . they keep the boy occupied, as he runs from display to display, sneaking up to the front, and grabbing extras to keep his little brother happy while I maneuver around filling my cart. From time to time, he finds something that he absolutely loves and we find a new favorite.
Can't beat the Costco.

Mindy Gledhill said...

April, can we go on a girls trip sometime? I love you more and more all the time. I thought I was the only one with Costco rage.

ChelMo said...

I had a serious case of Costco Rage until my little B became a toddler. Her obsession with samples is the only way I survive those trips now.

Though I would NEVER sit and wait for something. If it ain't ready, we ain't samplin' it. The End.

Love those mini pumpkins.They last for, like, ever. At least through Thanksgiving if you change the water a few times.

Kristi Kroeger said...

No I will not get a life! Any chance I have to feed the kids a free lunch, I am taking it! So there. P.S. is Ben free on Saturday to help me move into the double wide? Let me know! :)

Chelsea and Manuel said...

OH, I so love that I am not alone in this costco thing. Seriously have you never tasted YOGURT or CHEESE!!! I just want to say something sometimes, but not sure if I ever really could! I met you at SPARK and now I love to check in on your blog once in a while! Thanks!