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Easy Dessert Recipes That Start with Chocolate Pudding

How to Take Chocolate Pudding and Turn It Into Pies, Cakes, Parfaits and More


Chocolate pudding can be the basis for countless easy dessert recipes. This collection will show you just how creative you can get with it. Many of these recipes don't even require turning on the oven or stove, and some can be ready in less than 15 minutes. That's why I tend to make these chocolate pudding desserts in the warm weather, but they also make great Valentine's Day desserts or treats for any special occasion.

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Chocolate Pudding Pie Recipe

Chocolate Pudding Pie
Stephanie Gallagher

Don't you just want to lick the screen when you see this pudding pie? And let me tell you, it took every bit of my protective parenting instincts to keep my kids' mitts off this pie while I was photographing it.

"When can we eat it," they begged.

The best part: It actually tastes as good as it looks. Go on. Give this recipe a try. You won't be disappointed.

S'mores Parfait Recipe

Smores Parfait
Stephanie Gallagher
This easy, no-bake parfait recipe can be made with instant chocolate pudding, homemade chocolate pudding or even store-bought chocolate pudding. It incorporates all the great flavors of s'mores, with the chocolate pudding standing in for the chocolate bars. Kids love making this recipe as much as eating it!

Strawberry Icebox Cake Recipe

Strawberry Icebox Cake
Stephanie Gallagher
If you're a fan of chocolate strawberries, you will adore this easy icebox cake recipe. Instant chocolate pudding is mixed with pureed strawberries and sandwiched between graham cracker crumbs, then refrigerated. The chilling process softens the graham crackers until they become like a cake layer. The flavors of this cake are divine!

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Chocolate Coconut Tart Recipe

Chocolate Coconut Tart
Stephanie Gallagher
Chocolate and coconut are a seriously good flavor combination, and this tart proves it. All you need to make this fancy-looking dessert is a simple tart pan. That's what makes it look so good!

Chocolate Pudding Cake Recipe

Chocolate Pudding Cake
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The contrast of textures is what makes this pudding cake so melt-in-your-mouth good. The warm creamy pudding pairs beautifully with the moist chocolate cake. And because this whole dessert is made in the slow cooker, it is super easy.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
Stephanie Gallagher

Instant chocolate pudding and a pre-made graham cracker crust make quick work of this scrumptious dessert. And it tastes like it came from a nice restaurant.

Dirt Dessert Cups Recipe

Dirt Dessert Recipe
Stephanie Gallagher
Little kids love playing in dirt, and they love making this edible "dirt cups" recipe, too. It's just a mixture of chocolate pudding, whipped topping, crushed Oreo cookies and gummy worms (for effect).

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