Perfect for a summer dessert, these chocolate pudding parfait cups are great for bringing along to parties, picnics, family dinners and anytime you’re in need of a super incredible dessert that everyone will love!
These chocolate pudding parfait cups are one of the most nostalgic recipes I’ve shared here on SweetPhi.com. Making chocolate pudding brings me back being in the kitchen with my German mother, learning how to cook.
One weekend a month my mother would take my three sisters and I to this little specialty German/European grocery store. It had a chocolate section that was incredible and of course included Lindt chocolate. We would each get to pick out a little LINDOR truffle and would then go outside the store where they had a little seating area and would sit and ceremoniously open the crinkly wrappers to enjoy the amazing chocolate within.
We went to the store because in addition to having a huge Lindt chocolate selection (longtime fans, clearly), they also sold German magazines. To this day my mom gets German magazines and it’s beyond cute – she’ll write little notes and dog ear pages in ones she think I’ll like. I grew up speaking German but then when we went to kindergarten and couldn’t speak English my parents decided it was time for more English around the house. I can still understand the language and can read and write at probably the level of a 2nd grader lol. The magazine always had recipes in them and we’d always try different ones out, it’s where I learned my love of cooking and trying new things out in the kitchen from.
I’ve been making homemade pudding for years and would just eyeball the ingredients going into the pot; one thing that always remains constant is the chocolate used: Lindt! I like using the Lindt EXCELLENCE line of chocolates – specifically the 70% cocoa chocolate. It gives the pudding an ultra smooth and delicious chocolate flavor. The quality of the chocolate really matters and makes the best pudding ever. Then for the crumble layers in the parfait cups I use the Lindt EXCELLENCE Intense Orange flavor which gives a hint of orange and those crumble layers – they really tie the parfait cups together and have a slightly soft crunchy texture.
Pudding cups are one of those things that everyone loves and that make for a super delicious dessert for family gatherings. They can also be made in a mason jar and then become easily transportable for picnics!
This post is brought to you by my partnership with Lindt, a company whose products I truly use and love. Thank you supporting the brands that make the SweetPhi blog possible, and as always, all thoughts and opinions are mine alone.
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