Take a trip back to your childhood with this grownup Chocolate Caramel Pudding Parfait full of rich dark chocolate pudding, whipped cream, caramel and crumb topping.
Can we take a second and get some whoop whoops because it’s finally Fall? Goodbye long, hot miserable summer. Hello glorious Fall! The temperatures have finally dropped to a manageable level and for the first time in months our windows are open to let the cool air in.
I love Fall, it’s always been my favorite time of year. From the perfect temperatures outside to the gorgeous colors on the trees and to the crisp clean smell in the air. Sure I’ll miss my summer food terribly but they will be back before I know.
For now, I’ll enjoy my Fall foods and excuse to break out some heavier fare that I’ve held off indulging on for the last few months. It’s time to put the oven back to use with slow braises and chock full of chocolate desserts.
Oh and I know full well that chocolate is an any time of year treat but I’m all about the fruit and lighter desserts in the summer. Now that the sweaters are being pulled out, I want something comforting and what’s more comforting that a big bowl of pudding?
I was thinking the other day, does pudding have a season? I don’t really think so – it’s a great dessert all year round in my book. Plus this simple dessert gets elevated to a whole new level once it gets put into parfait mode with homemade whipped cream and crumb topping. Of course nothing goes better with chocolate than a little bit of caramel.
The thing is, I don’t always want to make a batch of caramel sauce for a dessert that’s suppose to be easy. It’s a good thing I recently discovered premium, high-quality Crema di Caramel syrup from Amoretti. I love that it’s all natural, contains no artificial flavors, colors or high fructose corn syrup. When you need just a little touch of caramel to finish your dessert, this is the perfect option! You might be familiar with Amoretti from spotting them at your favorite coffee shop but it’s just as perfect at home too. Since the caramel is packed so full of flavor you also only need just a touch to make it shine (which means more excuses to use it up elsewhere)!
Are you still thinking that pudding is just a kids dessert? I promise this is not the dessert you used to get in your lunch box.
I never thought I liked pudding until I tried this, it’s basically a step away from ice cream, that’s how rich it is. Full of cocoa powder and dark chocolate it packs a chocolatey punch. You can even go so far to add a splash of bourbon or rum to it to make sure it’s definitely for grown ups only or a dash of espresso powder to enhance the chocolate taste. Whatever additions you make, this is a dessert to impress or just a simple special treat for yourself!
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