It is no secret that I adore bourbon; it’s sweet without being too sweet, it has chocolate and vanilla notes, it burns without being uncomfortable, and its flavor blends well with others. Bonus – bourbon is straight up cool. Walk into a bar and order a bourbon and feel the coolness glow around you.
I’ve been buying different bourbons to try and find my favorite based on flavor nuisances, but haven’t found my favorite yet. Bulleit is the bourbon I use most often at home, while I usually order Makers at the bar. As you know, I listen to a lot of podcasts and one day the Alton Brown podcast was all about bourbon, extremely informative and helped me on my quest. If anyone can get their hands on some 15 year Old Rip Van Winkle I’d be much obliged.
These pudding shots were one of two bourbon items at Fall Fest and like all pudding shots, they pack a punch! Chocolate and bourbon go so nicely together, best of friends! A salty pretzel spoon is the perfect companion and cuts through the sweetness.
Here is a suggestion – make sure you look up a recipe before you try and make it because you have it “memorized.” Also, coconut milk does not play well with pudding shots. No worries; nothing a second trip to the grocery store couldn’t solve and an important lesson learned!
When you go to the store pick up some pudding, milk, and cool whip to make these pudding shots. Obviously I’m assuming you already have bourbon, but if not, get some of that too! Make your guests smile with delightful when you welcome them into your home with pudding shots!
One Year Ago – Roasting a Pumpkin
Chocolate Bourbon Pudding Shots
Adapted from Mudslide Pudding Shots
Yield – 25 (1 1/4-ounce) shots
1 4-ounce box instant chocolate pudding
1 1/3 cup 2% milk
2/3 cup bourbon
8 ounces light Cool Whip
25 pretzel sticks
- Whisk together the pudding, milk, and bourbon until smooth. Fold in most of the cool whip.
- Pour the mixture into 1.25-ounce shot glasses about 3/4 of the way fill. Pipe a little dollop of the remaining cool whip on top. Sprinkle with sprinkles if desired.
- Allow to set-up in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
- Serve with a pretzel stick to be used as a spoon.