Halloween Goblin Goo Parfaits with McCormick
Witches, ghosts, goblins and black cats, they’re the spooky side of Halloween. And what’s Halloween without a little spookiness? It can’t be all fairies and super heroes. I have good and evil in my house this year, two colorful fairies and a one eyed horned monster. Fun times.
I was invited to be part of McCormick’s Spooky Squad and share some fun Halloween recipes. Everything that came to mind revolved around goo or something oozing. I just couldn’t create a cutesie recipe when it’s for the Spooky Squad, that wouldn’t make sense.
It’s easy to transform an ordinary item, already well loved by kids and adults alike, into a spooky dessert. With the help of McCormick’s fun food color selection I was able to turn an everyday homemade vanilla pudding into goblin goo. It’ll be our little secret that it’s really pudding. Add crushed cookies for a fun layering effect and bonus flavor. It’s an easy spooky treat the entire family will enjoy.
This whips up in a matter of minutes. Feel free to use boxed pudding mix in a pinch but nothing beats the taste of homemade. Prepare a large batch ahead and serve it to your friends and family as a spooky Halloween treat.
Yield: Makes 3: 1/2 cup servings
Goblin Goo Parfaits
1 1/4C heavy cream
1/3C granulated sugar
Pinch of salt
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp McCormick pure vanilla extract
15 drops McCormick neon green food coloring
8 chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed
In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, cook 1 cup heavy cream, sugar and salt until steaming.
In a small bowl combine cornstarch and remaining 1/4 cup heavy cream, mixing until completely smooth. Add to saucepan, cooking until thickened or roughly 3-5 minutes.
Reduce heat to low. In small bowl while whisking egg continuously, slowly drizzle in hot milk liquid. Transfer egg mixture to saucepan and continue cooking over low heat.
Stir in butter and vanilla, mixing for an additional minute.
Transfer to a medium bowl, add neon food coloring. Stir well until no streaks remain.
Enjoy warm or cover with plastic wrap pressed into the top of the pudding to prevent skin.
When ready to prepare parfaits, in 3 small juice glasses layer tinted pudding and crushed chocolate cookies. Enjoy immediately or store chilled until ready to serve.
Adapted from NY Times
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I was paid by McCormick to create a recipe as part of the Spooky Squad. All opinions are my own.