Vanilla pudding and crushed chocolate cookies turned into a spooky Halloween treat.

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.

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Goblin Goo Parfaits

Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 3
Vanilla pudding and crushed chocolate cookies turned into a spooky Halloween treat.


  • 1 1/4 C heavy cream
  • 1/3 C granulated sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/4 C cornstarch
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp unsalted 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.


Yields 3: 1/2 cup servings.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keywords: Chocolate, Halloween

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.