The spring weather has been perfect this week. It almost makes me want to get out in the yard. At least it would if I had a green thumb, but I don't! So instead, my kids and I made these super simple, Flower Pot Dessert Cups. These would be so fun for the kids to make for Mother's Day this weekend. They would also be cute for a garden party or bridal shower too.
The three basic ingredients are Chocolate pudding, milk and Oreos. I also used some chocolate “rock” candy but that is completely optional. (You can find these in the bulk section of Winco.) You will also need, 8 flower pot votive candle holders from Michaels (.99 ea), 8 plastic green straws and 8 silk flowers.
First, put the whole package of Oreos through a food processor to make fine crumbs.
If the kids want to make this by themselves, have them use a rolling pin to crush the Oreo's in a plastic zip-top storage bag.
Mix the chocolate pudding per the instructions on the box. When it is mixed together, add 1 cup of Oreo crumbs and stir together.
Fill the flower pots with 1/2 cup of the pudding mixture. Leave a 1/4″-1/2″ room at the top and spoon the remaining Oreo crumbs on top of the pudding. Put them into the fridge to set for at least 10 minutes.
While the pudding sets, you can prep the silk flowers. (I got this bunch at Michael's for 50% off but Dollar Tree also has some silk flowers.) First, cut the flower stems off the base so that they will be a little taller than your cups. (You may need wire cutters for this. They sell them at Dollar Tree if you don't have any.) Using scissors, cut the straws down to about an inch taller than the votive holder.
Slide the flowers and leaves into the straws. One flower stem and 2 leaf stems fit snuggly into the straw for me.
Pull the pudding cups out of the fridge and put the flowers in the center. I added 2 or 3 of these little chocolate rocks from Winco's bulk food to finish it off. Totally optional, though.
So, so easy and such a cute dessert. Great for kids to make because there is no baking involved. Also, don't throw the flowers away when you are done, you can just slip them into a new straw for the next time you want to make
grow I mean make, these cute Flower Pot Dessert Cups.
- 5.9 box of chocolate pudding (large box)
- 3 cups milk
- 14.3 package of Oreos
- 1/2 cup of chocolate rocks, optional
- Wisk the pudding and milk together in a bowl.
- Add 1 cup of oreo crumbs and mix together.
- Put 1/2 cup of pudding mixture into each flower pot.
- Top with 2 tablespoons of Oreo crumbs.
- Refrigerate for 10 minutes to set.
- Cut straws to be an inch taller than your flower pot.
- Cut flower stems to the same length.
- Put flowers and leaves into the straw.
- Insert straws into the center of each flower pot.
- Add 2 or 3 chocolate rocks on Oreo "dirt".