Pudding is something that just evokes childhood memories for me. It can instantly turn a frown upside-down. It’s creamy and dreamy and makes you want to grab a spoon immediately and dig into the pudding cup … or bowl. Not that there’s anything wrong with eating it plain — that’s just classic and will never go out of style. But we’ve got 10 creative ways that think outside of the box (or, in this case, cup) when it comes to pudding. You can find them all after the jump!
Sticky Toffee Pudding in a Jar 1 of 11Desserts in a jar is a trend we just can't get enough of. Why not throw this sticky toffee pudding into the mix?
Make sticky toffee pudding
Chocolate Caramel Rice Pudding Tarts 2 of 11Pudding as a tart filling? Brilliant. Plus, you can make the tarts ahead of time then just scoop the pudding on top right before serving.
Make chocolate caramel rice pudding tarts
Oreo Pudding Parfait 3 of 11With its fun black and white layers, this parfait just looks like one giant Oreo cookie — who'd say no to that?
Make Oreo pudding parfait
Chocolate Pudding Cake in a Jar 4 of 11Pudding as an ooey, gooey cake takes this treat to a whole new level. (We told you we couldn't get enough desserts in jars!)
Make chocolate pudding cake
Worms & Dirt Pudding Pops 5 of 11These pops may look a little, er, muddy, but they're frozen to chocolate-y perfection. The kids can stick in as many "worms" as they want!
Make pudding pops
Eggnog Bread Pudding 6 of 11Give traditional bread pudding a holiday twist by swapping eggnog in for milk. Then you can mix in whatever else you like — like raisins or nuts — to really make it your own.
Make eggnog bread pudding
Banana Pudding Milkshake 7 of 11Pudding in milkshake form? It's ... bananas!
Make banana pudding milkshake
Steamed Pudding 8 of 11You may be surprised at how easy it is to make this steamed Christmas pudding, which serves a crowd of at least 10 hungry guests!
Make steamed pudding
Dirt Cake 9 of 11Because we all like to get a little dirty every now and then. Plus, pudding and crushed Oreo cookies go together like PB&J.
Make dirt cake
Brown Wild Rice Pudding 10 of 11Pudding doesn't just mean dessert! Mix things up a little and try this savory wild rice pudding.
Make brown wild rice pudding
Steamed Pudding 11 of 11It will be hot on your dessert table when you serve this steamy dessert. It's perfect for the holidays!
Make Steamed Pudding