Bailey’s Pudding Pies with Thin Mint Crust

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I know. Another treat in a jar.

What can I say? They’re cute, portable, and single-serving. You can’t get much better than that!

I know I’m about a year late to the “jar craze,” but hey, I never did follow trends.

I never had a pair of Keds with the blue label torn off.

I never had a pair of hi-top Converse sneakers.

I refuse to wear flats without some sort of sock. Because, um, ew.

While every one in my class was wearing Guess and 5*7*9 and Wet Seal, I was still wearing my Kmart knockoffs.

Actually, the only trend I actually bought into was the pink explosion of 2003. In fact, prior to that winter, I had hated pink. And then, somehow I ended up with a pink trench coat ala Old Navy and a purse with a D on it. I still wear the coat, because pink will always be the new black.

Just like jarred desserts with a crust should be the new cupcake.

Oh, and in making this recipe I discovered I do like pudding. If it’s homemade.

Especially when it’s made with liquor.

And given a crust. Made out of Thin Mints.

Let me back up a minute, I’m getting ahead of myself, as usual.

Do y’all read Back for Seconds? She’s awesome, BTW. A few weeks ago, she approached me to do a blogger swap-style “inspired by” post. Of course I said yes, because Hayley, Sally, and Ashley were participating.

And I got to make a recipe inpsired by the fabulous Ashley, at Kitchen Meets Girl.

If you’re not reading her, you’re totally missing out.

Now, when I was perusing her dessert category, I noticed a recipe for Bailey’s Chocolate Pudding. And then I remembered I had featured it ages ago on Crazy Sweet Tuesday. Fate? Of course. I must make it!

Now, Ashley makes some pretty delectable stuff. Stuff like Coconut Caramel Pie in a Jar, Cherry Limeade Pie in a Jar, and Mint Brownie Grasshopper Pie in a Jar. See where this is going? Of course I had to give my new crack this pudding a crust and put it in a jar.

Now, I must admit. Usually I can never get enough sugar. I think I was born without the “you’re full, stop eating dessert” signal. Which is why, when I make these again (because I will) I will double the amount of crust and spread it over eight jars, instead of four. It is very rich, chocolatey pudding and one full jar was a teensy bit too much for one person. Not that it stopped me from eating two in two days.

You must make this pudding. And now that I know I actually like pudding, watch out. More’s a’comin’.

Be sure to check out the other fabulous inspiration from our blog hop!

Back for Seconds inspired by Crazy for Crust
Kitchen Meets Girl inspired by The Domestic Rebel
Sally’s Baking Addiction inspired by Back 4 Seconds
The Domestic Rebel inspired by Sally’s Baking Addiction


Bailey’s Pudding Pies with Thin Mint Crust {Great Blogger Switch-Up}


For the Crust

  • 1 sleeve (17) Thin Mint (or the Keebler equivalent), finely ground, 1 tablespoon reserved for garnish*
  • 3 tablespoons butter , melted*
  • 4-8 ½ pint jars*

For the Pudding

  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee (a little less than 1 Via packet)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 ounces good semi-sweet chocolate
  • ¼ cup Bailey’s Irish Cream (1 mini bottle) {Don't drink? No problem Just leave this out!}

For the Garnish

  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons powdered sugar
  • Reserved 1 tablespoon of ground Thin Mints


Make the Crust

  1. Mix finely ground cookies with butter. Equally divide among jars, press to flatten, and chill until ready to use. (See note below.)

Make the Pudding

  1. Whisk egg in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Whisk milk, cocoa, sugar, coffee, and corn starch in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture begins to thicken (about 5 minutes).
  3. Remove from heat and pour one ladle of the hot chocolate mixture into the egg bowl, while whisking the egg. Then pour the egg mixture back into the pan and whisk to combine. Return to heat and cook just until it begins to boil.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate and butter. Once melted, stir in the Bailey’s. Portion the pudding onto the cooled crusts. Cover the tops with plastic (press the plastic so that it is touching the top of the pudding) and chill until cooled.

Make Garnish

  1. Add cold heavy cream to a chilled bowl (I like to chill my bowl and whisk in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes prior to making whipped cream). Add powdered sugar and beat on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  2. Portion whipped cream over cooled pudding and top with reserved crushed Thin Mints.

Recipe Notes

I made 4 jars of pudding with this recipe and each jar was just a little too much for one person. If I made this again, I would double the crust ingredients (an entire box of Thin Mints and 6 tablespoons melted butter) and make 8 jars, or 1 large pie.
(Pudding recipe from Kitchen Meets Girl)
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  1. Oh yum, my mouth is watering just reading this recipe. I am pinning it!

  2. Yum. I think I could eat 4 jars, or 8 of that too!

  3. I forgot about Wet Seal! I am always about a decade behind trends, too. Glad I’m not the only one!

  4. oh my word it looks like pure bliss in a jar!

  5. Oh my gosh, Dorothy…what a GREAT idea to add thin mints to that pudding! And the jars?? So, so cute (I’ve got another jar recipe posting Friday; I guess I must be addicted or something??)!! I love these!!



    I was never one for following fashions or *trends* either. I still don’t. I’m more likely to grab one of hubby’s t-shirts than I am to even *shop* in the womens section!

  7. Yaaaaay! I *still* haven’t made jarred desserts yet but um, after eating this last night and nearly dying of the amazingness happening in my mouth-hole, I’m pretty sure I’m a freshly converted jarred desserts lover. It rocks. And so do you and Ashley! Ugh, why can’t we all live closer to have drinky parties?!

  8. I never had a pair of converse high-tops either! It was so much fun to do this fun post with you girls! I love your jar recipes, Dorothy! They are too cute. I need to follow YOUR trend. 🙂

  9. One of my most favorite desserts is pudding with a crust!! And baileys!! Love some baileys!! I think I need to find some jars pronto…..

    One a side note….I was not a wet seal/dittos girl either, although I desperately wanted to be. My fiercely fashionable mother bought me….toughskins…..cords. Seriously

  10. Glad to see that you’re embracing the Baileys!

  11. oh these look so good! And I’m way late to the dessert in a jar trend too – I don’t know if I’ve even made any. That may change with this recipe, however 🙂

  12. These sound heavenly!! I mean, booze in pudding? Sign me up! I don’t know if I’ve ever said something was too chocolatey but I am willing to try eating 1 (or 6) of these to get to that point.
    Thank you so much for being a part of this switch up! You are totally inspirational and I’m so happy we’re friends 😉

  13. Just when I thought I was safe from girl scout cookie desserts….I eye up those Keebler things in the store a lot and force myself to walk away. I totally had a purse with a K on it. I hated 2003, now that I think of it. Oh, and I get horrible blisters from ballet flats, therefore don’t wear them at all. Glad to know it’s not just me!

  14. Ha, I forgot about monogrammed- EVERYTHING in 2003. I am convinced that Thin Mint *anything* is manna from heaven. These look delish.

  15. They are really cute and what a great way to serve dessert! On top of that, now that GS cookies are gone, I’ve got another dessert to feed my habit until they are sold next year:-)

  16. I agree with you – pudding is much better homemade and I definitely am on board with the Thin Mint crust.

  17. Those look amazing. I’ve never made homemade pudding……..well, scratch that, I did it once, in the third grade with my BFF. We tried making it in the microwave and, for some reason, added green food coloring. We ended up with a bowl of green sludge with bits of egg floating in it. This treat of yours, however, may convince me to try again…..

  18. These little pudding pies are so yummy looking! I could most definitely eat at least 4 of them in one sitting! Trends shmends! Who needs them? I never was one for going along with the current trend…unless it is running to the store for the newest cookie or candy:-)

  19. This looks fantastic! And I totally agree – desserts in jars with crusts should be the new cupcakes. 🙂

  20. These look divine! I can’t wait to try them. My hubby loves thin mints and chocolate pudding (and he is not a sweets eater), so guess what I’m going to make as a welcome home dessert for him? (he’s away with the Army right now). Thanks so much for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” 🙂 P.S. I could never get into the style trends, either. Still don’t. lol.

  21. oh my goodness! fantastic

  22. i totally never had the cool keds or the guess jeans either. i remember my bff had the cool white Guess jeans and I was so jealous. lol.

    i’ve made Bailey’s pudding but you, you put it with Thin Mints. Amazingballs. i need this in my life. oh and you know i’m not spreading this between 8 jars. it will just mean double the dishes, cause it’s all for me. 😉

  23. I’ve been thinking about making jarred desserts for over a year now myself but havent done it. I have a bottle of Mint Baileys that I bought for grasshopper pies a while back. I think I’m going to have to make this. Too bad I ate all the thin mints the day they arrived from the girlscouts. Whoops. THanks for sharing on Whatcha’ WHipped Up.

  24. I am definitely okay with jarred desserts being the new cupcake…especially when they involve Baileys! This looks so, so good!

  25. This sounds amazing, and looks wonderful too. I love the coffee, chocolate and Bailey’s thing it has going on – delicious! If you have time, I’d love it if you would share your Bailey’s Pudding Pies with us at The Gallery of Favorites, which is live on my blog now.

  26. This looks and sounds amazing!!! I absolutely love Baileys!!!! Who doesn’t love Thin Mints (assuming they last long enough to use them in dessert!). Yummy recipe!

  27. You go girl, I would love to meet my Blog friends. See I started one and I don’t know what to do next, guess I have to buy the Blogging book for dummies. Oh, and I love Bailey’s and mint, but sweets, Oh No, hot stuff is where it’s at! And about not following trends, it’s a good thing I don’t or I would paint all my walls black and that would clash with all of my other stuff, (black furniture, black picture frames, black candle holders, you know and so on. Love your your stuff hope to meet somewhere in the middle of nowhere, (Fun City).

  28. Oh, yum! This sounds awesome… thanks for sharing!

  29. yum, sounds scrumptious!

  30. Oh my goodness these look amazing. I’m with you on what I like to call trend busting. Why anyone can be trendy when it’s trendy, but it takes a real trend buster to do it on our own time right?! Thanks for sharing at this week’s party.

  31. How good do those look??? You had me laughing out loud recalling all those trends you mentioned. Thanks so much for sharing at Mealtime Monday!

  32. So pretty and perfect! What a perfect “in a jar” recipe 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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  36. Can this be made without the egg. I’m allergic to eggs.

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