Udi’s Gluten Free Halloween Candy Corn Pudding
It’s been awhile since I posted a gluten free recipe using Udi’s gluten free products. I know I am cutting it close since Halloween is only two days away but life unexpectedly got in the way in a huge way a little over a week ago. I can’t talk about it now but maybe when the dust settles I will share what has been going on.
I had a couple of ideas rolling around for this gluten free challenge of making something fun for children who are following a gluten free diet. I finally settles on this pudding dessert. It’s not so much a recipe but a fun way of using Udi’s GF Brownie bites in a dessert for Halloween. This dessert could be used for any holiday just by changing the flavors or color of the pudding used.
I used a mini trifle bowl but you could also make this dessert in a mason jar and prepare them ahead for a summer picnic, beach party or a holiday get together.
Matter of fact the Udi’s Brownie Bites taste so good your non gluten free guests would never guess that the brownie bites are gluten free.
You could also make this using regular brownie bites or crushed up chocolate cookies for the bottom layer.
Makes one to two desserts
GF Candy Corn Pudding Dessert
1 small box of instant vanilla pudding
Cool Whip for topping
4-8 Udi’s Brownie Bites
Candy Corn for Garnish
1 -2 drops of red liquid food coloring
3-4 drops of yellow liquid food coloring
Make the pudding per box instructions and set aside.
Break up the brownie bites into a dessert dish and line the bottom with it. If you are making two desserts you will need 8 brownie bites. You can press the brownie bites down with the bottom of a small glass jar so your bottom layer of pudding doesn’t ooze down through the spaces or just crumble the brownies and let the pudding ooze. It all depends on the look you are going for. I was trying to make even layers of the colors so it looked like a piece of candy corn. The pudding still oozed. It may have worked better if I had chilled the pudding first.
Divide the pudding equally into two separate bowls. Spoon some of the vanilla pudding over the Udi’s Brownie Bites.
The amount of pudding you use will depend on how big your dessert dish is and if you are making one serving or two.
Keep that in mind as you layer the pudding.
Add the food coloring to the remaining bowl of vanilla pudding. Stir well so there are no streaks of color.
Add 1-2 drops of red food coloring and 3-4 drops of yellow food coloring to the remaining pudding.
Start out with the smaller amount and then add more if you think the orange is not bright enough.
Once the pudding is colored add a layer to the dessert dish.
Top with the Cool Whip using a bag and a tip. Or use a can of whipped topping if you don’t happen to have frosting bags and tips on hand like me.
Chill. Before serving top with some sprinkles and a candy corn for garnish.
You could really get creative for every holiday using different flavors and colors pudding to make a fun gluten free dessert.
Disclosure: I received a box of Udi’s Gluten Free products to help me create this fun gluten free Halloween dessert. All opinions are my own.