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Aug 22

S’mores Pudding

This S’mores Pudding is a fun way to enjoy the classic summer treat!

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Can animals go insane? Because mine have. Or maybe it’s just me, they’re just weird and they’ve made ME go insane.

I think my dog Ginger, a 10 year old golden retriever that we’ve had since she was 5, is losing her marbles. She’s always been a little…needy. And strange. Probably from being a rescue, and because she’s a golden. (Golden owners know what I’m talking about, am I right?)

We learned early on that the beeping smoke detector is NOT her friend. When the battery decides to go out at 2am (because, really, does it ever decide to go out at 2pm? No, it waits until you’re deeply asleep and forced to run around the house in your underwear swatting at the ceiling with broom handles) it doesn’t wake me up, but Ginger does. You’d think the smoke detector beeping was the boogeyman. She wines, shakes, and practically jumps in my arms ala Scooby-Doo.

Remember how we got a new washing machine? It’s all fancy and electronic, and beeps when you touch the keys. It plays a fun little song when it’s done. And it took me 3 loads to figure out how to turn of the sound, and that wasn’t soon enough because OMG Ginger was quaking like a leaf and on a hunger strike and sitting on my lap at the computer before load #1 even started.

And now? Now she’s doing the quivering, whining, lap-sitting thing when no noise happens. It’s like she’s hearing noises in her head. It’s the boogeyman smoke detector and she just goes nuts…randomly.

Like I said…insane. I raise weird pets. That probably says something about me, but we’re not going to go there.

Where we are going to go is to S’mores Pudding. See, now I’m a little crazy because on Sunday I proclaimed it Fall and shared Pumpkin Coffee Cake and today I’m saying nope! still summer! and sharing s’mores.

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I don’t really remember the last time I had a real s’more. I read all sorts of blogs that talk about cookouts and fire pits and s’mores. Um, I’m an indoor girl. When we were in Tahoe a few weeks ago, we roasted marshmallows…over the gas stove. (In my defense, there was no BBQ.)

I like a roasted marshmallow s’more as much as the next girl, but I prefer something less messy. Like s’mores in a cookie. Or in a pie.

Or in pudding!

Last week I got a copy of the new cookbook by Susan Whetzel, the writer of Doughmesstic: The S’mores Cookbook. It’s an amazing book! Look, see? Doesn’t the cover make you drool?

The Smores Cookbook

The book is full of recipes for indoor and outdoor s’mores. There’s a picture for every recipe (one of the things I think makes a good cookbook) and I wanted to make each and every one. (Ahem Macarons. I’m looking at you!)

Guess what? I’m giving away a copy! Scroll down to enter!

Since I couldn’t decide what to make, I decided to take one of Susan’s recipes and make it my own. It’s what I do best, after all. She has some basic recipes in the cookbook, for things like Marshmallow Frosting and Graham Crackers, and Chocolate Pudding. I love homemade pudding, so I decided to use her pudding recipe and make it S’mores!

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The pudding is super rich and chocolatey, and I especially loved it because it’s egg-free. I hate separating eggs, and I hate wasting what’s left over. So an egg-free pudding is my favorite! I changed up her recipe a little and used Almond Milk instead of regular, because it’s what I had on hand. You can substitute regular milk instead, if you prefer.

Once you make your pudding and it’s cooled, you simply add chopped chocolate covered graham crackers and marshmallows to it before serving. Poof! S’mores pudding.

And, you know what? If you happen to have a box of chocolate pudding lying around, and use that instead, this becomes a made-in-20-or-less dessert. I won’t tell!

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S’mores all year round. Totally not insane. Unlike my dog. 😉

S’mores Pudding


For the completed puddings (makes 4 large servings):
1 box chocolate instant pudding made according to package directions and chilled OR see pudding recipe below
1 cup mini marshmallows
1 cup chopped chocolate covered graham crackers
Extra marshmallows, grahams, and/or graham crumbs for garnish, if desired

For the homemade chocolate pudding:
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons corn starch
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or you can use low fat milk, or regular)
1/2 cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet, milk, or a combo)
2 tablespoons butter, diced
1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  1. To make homemade pudding: Whisk sugars, cornstarch, and cocoa in a medium sauce pan. Whisk in milk and place over medium heat. Bring to a boil, whisking often, and once it boils whisk constantly for several minutes, until the mixture thickens. (Note: it won’t get really thick, just thicker, like a thick soup.)
  2. Stir in chocolate chips and butter and whisk until melted. Remove from heat, whisk in vanilla. Transfer to a heat safe bowl.
  3. Cover the top of the pudding with plastic wrap (the plastic wrap should be touching the pudding). Let cool for about 15 minutes at room temp, then chill until it’s cold and firms up, about 4-6 hours.
  4. To assemble pudding: Place pudding in a large bowl. Stir in marshmallows and chopped chocolate covered grahams. Divide among serving dishes and garnish with extra marshmallows, cookie crumbs, and/or graham crackers. Best served day of, or the marshmallows get stale.

{Homemade pudding recipe slightly adapted from The S'mores Cookbook by Susan Whetzel.}

Other treats you might like:

Chocolate Malted Pudding

malted-pudding (1 of 4)w

Brownie Cookie S’mores

brownie-cookie-smores (4 of 5)w

Sweets from friends:
S’mores Pie with Biscoff Crust by A Pumpkin and a Princess
Grilled Banana S’more Boats by Sweet Treats & More
Skinny Milk Chocolate and Caramel S’mores by Something Swanky


39 comments on “S’mores Pudding

  1. Aahahahaaa aw poor doggy!!

    and ohhh NO you did not make s’mores pudding! YOU DID? OHEMGEE GET IN MY BELLYYY!


  2. Awww, poor puppy! (I call all dogs puppies, no matter how old!) No weird dogs here, but we do have some strange kitties 🙂 In fact, I’m super paranoid about weird kitty behavior and just took one of our kitties to the vet to get checked. Turns out, he was constipated 🙁 Sorry – that’s not so appropriate for a food blog is it? Forgive me!

    Your pudding looks fabulous!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on August 22nd, 2013 at 6:34 pm

      LOL! Who knew. My cat is certifiable. As in, I want to get her prozac. 🙂


  3. Congrats to Susan on her book! It looks GORGEOUS! Love Smores anything! Great looking pudding! And poor doggie!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on August 22nd, 2013 at 6:33 pm

      It is gorgeous! One of my favorites, besides a certain peanut butter one… 🙂


  4. Oh my gosh, Dorothy – this looks amazing. And that cookbook?? A must have!


  5. This book look amazing! Congrats to Susan! This pudding looks amazing, I want it all!


  6. sorry poor Ginger is a little “off” lately 🙂 I guess we all have our days:) LOVE homemade pudding


  7. S’mores — can’t live with out ’em!


  8. Awwww, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I wish we lived closer. I want to hang out with Ginger!! This pudding looks amazing Dorothy! And I’m with you, I’d much rather sit inside and eat this pudding than deal with the nonsense of a fire 🙂 Pinning!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on August 23rd, 2013 at 6:35 am

      And I’m sure Ginger would want to hang with you. And lick you. And leave hair all over you.:)


  9. That pudding looks really yummy! Smore Pudding would be ok for breakfast right?


    • Dorothy Kern replied on August 23rd, 2013 at 6:33 am

      I would think so, there’s protein in the pudding from the almond milk. 😉


  10. Looks yummy. I’ll have to try some of your homemade pudding one of these days.
    And I want to hear your dryer play it’s little song. We used to have one that did that when you were a baby. It played “How Dry I Am” on a little xylophone built inside.
    Love you, Mom


    • Dorothy Kern replied on August 23rd, 2013 at 6:45 pm

      Only when Ginger is far, far, FAR away…


  11. I’m all for having s’mores year round! This is the perfect way to enjoy them when it’s hot, humid, and buggy outside (like it has been and will continue to be for the next week!)!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on August 23rd, 2013 at 6:45 pm

      Totally! It’s been super humid here too!


  12. Your dog is a character! What would we do without weird pets? Gotta love them. 🙂 Gotta love this s’mores pudding, too!


  13. You bring the s’mores pudding, I bring the pizza and we would have the perfect weekend dinner! YUM!


  14. Sounds delicious! And the poor puppy! I hate it when ours starts shaking over stuff. Since we are still kid-less, we freak out like it’s our first baby and take her to the vet, haha! You are clearly much more level headed. 🙂


    • Dorothy Kern replied on August 23rd, 2013 at 6:44 pm

      I just know she’s fine, just a little cray-cray, lol.


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  16. We had a golden retriever too, and he was a little… Umm, quirky at times. He wasn’t too scared of anything, but he sure ate (and begged for) some strange stuff! But they’re so sweet and lovable that it’s easy to overlook their quirks. Most of the time. 😉

    And there’s nothing wrong with making s’mores indoors! I’m scared to light a match, let alone start an entire bonfire, so I go with the culinary torch route. 🙂 Love the sound of your s’mores dip!!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on August 25th, 2013 at 7:51 am

      Yes, our Ginger likes to eat some very…strange things. Weird. 🙂 Thanks Amy!


  17. I love this idea! Homemade pudding is divine. Our animals are completely insane as well. Poor Ginger!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on August 26th, 2013 at 7:49 pm

      Glad I’m not alone! Thanks Katie!


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  19. We are so much alike, it’s cra-cra!! 😉 I can’t remember if I said that to you the other day or not, so sorry if I already said it! Lol! Love this s’mores pudding, and adore that book!!


  20. hahaa.. I laugh besides I have so been there. Our fire alarms have been going off like crazy the past couple of months and every time our dog goes nuts. You would think we would just change them all at the same time.. nope. That would be easy. Instead we like to wait until its 3am when they go off and then change it. 🙂

    On a side not, why I’m really here. This s’more pudding looks a-mazing and that cookbook looks even better. Pinning. 🙂


    • Dorothy Kern replied on August 28th, 2013 at 6:40 pm

      I always have the best intentions to change them all at the same time. Then I remember I have to get the ladder and I find other things to do, like bake brownies. 🙂


      • Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats replied on August 29th, 2013 at 11:20 am

        Oh yeah, baking brownies vs. changing alarm. Baking brownies so wins every time!

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