It’s deadline day for the first Cooks in the Kitchen contest. The ingredient was semi-sweet chocolate and the instructions were to let your mind wander. Since my comfort zone is more with the savory side of things, I opted to challenge myself with a sweet recipe. Alas, the “Puff Party” was born. It is fast, easy, and delicious. Here’s how:
A look at what you will need. Note: I do not believe everything needs to be made from scratch to be delicious, so a few of my items may be bought already prepared or you can make them from scratch.
Get the puff pastry shells in the oven following the box directions. While those are baking, melt 3 Tablespoons of butter over medium/low heat. Add in 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Add in 2 1/2 cups of mini-marshmallows, stirring frequently. As this thickens, stir in a quarter cup of milk.
Once this all is blended into a silky-smooth consistency, lower the heat to simmer. Now, get your vanilla pudding ready. I used prepared vanilla pudding, but you can also make it from the box/scratch. Once that is ready, cut up small slices of banana and rinse your blueberries and raspberries. The puff pastry shells should be cooked and cooled by now. Remove the lids from the pastry shells and begin layering-in the ingredients. One small drop of the chocolate delight, then a dollop of vanilla pudding, then a layer of banana, then a generous dollop of the chocolate delight again, then a sprinkling of chopped walnuts, add a few nicely placed blueberries and raspberries along with a banana slice on top and you have dessert. Yum! This will serve six-to-eight “Puff Party” guests.
- 3 Tablespoons of butter
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate
- 2 1/2 cups of mini-marshmallow
- 1/4 cup of milk
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 banana
- blueberries and raspberries to taste (about 24-32 blueberries and about 12-16 raspberries)
- 1 package of frozen puff pastry shells
- 2 vanilla pudding cups