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TIP OF THE DAY: Pudding Toppers, Pudding Party

Butterscotch pudding with brittle. Photo ©
Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog.
  Here’s a fun dessert idea, whether for a weekday family dinner or a pudding bar at your next party.

You can make pudding or buy it. Making it is better and lots more fun. We’ve been spending more and more time with Puddin’: Luscious and Unforgettable Puddings, Parfaits, Pudding Cakes, Pies, and Pops.

The book, by the owner of a pudding store in New York City, has foolproof pudding recipes, from standards to modern twists. Get your copy here.


  • Banana pudding
  • Butterscotch pudding
  • Chocolate pudding
  • Coffee pudding
  • Lemon pudding
  • Pistachio pudding
  • Tapioca pudding
  • Rice pudding
  • Vanilla pudding
  • Modern puddings: Dulce de Leche, Key Lime, Malted Milk, Nutella, Peanut Butter and many others
  • Seasonal favorites like Eggnog, Maple and Pumpkin Pie puddings

Cookie & Cake Toppings

  • Brownie crumbs
  • Cake cubes (from any type of cake)
  • Graham cracker crumbs
  • Vanilla wafer crumbs
  • Other cookie crumbs

Sauce Toppings

  • Caramel sauce
  • Dulce de leche
  • Fudge sauce
  • Fruit sauce: berry, cherry, peach melba
  • Marshmallow creme
  • Whipped cream


Candies & Nuts

  • Baking chips: chocolate, butterscotch, mint, peanut butter, vanilla
  • Candied nuts (any type, including honey roasted nuts)
  • Candied orange peel
  • Chopped brittle or toffee
  • Gummies
  • Mini candies (malt balls, M&Ms, marshmallows)
  • Mini pretzels, chopped chocolate covered pretzels
  • Reese’s Pieces
  • Sprinkles

Wild Card

  • Candied bacon
  • Coconut
  • Dried berries: cherries, cranberries
Puddin-licious: an entire book of pudding recipes. Photo courtesy Spiegel & Grau.


1. MAKE the pudding in large bowls. Consider adding dairy free (vegan) and sugar free options.

2. KEEP each bowl on a bed of crushed ice.

3. PLACE the toppings in smaller bowls, each with its own serving spoon. Refilling topping bowls as needed.


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