This is one of my favorite times of the year. It feels like you get to take a break from focusing on how cold it is and you get to solely focus on those you love. There’s just something about a holiday that’s all about showing people you love them that makes life feel perfect. Another great focus on Valentine’s Day are all the sweet treats like this Cherry Vanilla Pudding! This homemade decadent pudding would go well with a homemade gift. It would complete the perfect Valentine’s Day.
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Although I’m not one to run and sing, I could imagine this would be a time that a lot of people feel like doing so. I think that’s the biggest joy of a holiday in general—family, friends, and loved ones forgetting everything but each other. If you have been following my blog for awhile you know I love creative foods. Valentine’s Day is our favorite holiday to make sweet treats. There are endless ways you can use red, pink, and white in recipes…it never gets old. These Valentine Brown Sugar Blondie Bars are always a hit with the kids! And for a healthier option we love these Frozen Yogurt Hearts with Granola!
This cherry vanilla pudding was a hit at our house. It’s one of our favorite desserts so we just had to make it into a Valentine’s Day treat. The kids love to decorate the top with sprinkles and hearts!
The best thing about this cherry vanilla pudding is that it’s not boxed! The whipped cream and pudding are made from scratch. This gives the kids a chance participate in the kitchen! Here is how you make this yummy cherry vanilla pudding.
Cherry Vanilla Pudding
CHOCOLATE HEART SUPPLIES:
CHOCOLATE HEART DIRECTIONS:
Line your pan with parchment paper
Draw medium sized hearts with your marker on the parchment paper.
Melt your chocolate as directed on your bag.
Pour your melted chocolate into a squeeze bottle
Outline the heart first with the chocolate
Now have fun do decorative squiggles or fill the heart in solid
Place in the freezer for 15 minutes to harden
I do love desserts made from scratch but we all don’t have time for that…and it’s ok. If you wish to make the pudding from scratch print out the recipe below for the full instructions.
Otherwise, buy a few boxes of instant pudding mix. It’s ok really!
Divide the pudding into two bowls. Add cherry extract or flavoring to taste in one bowl. I recommend adding a small amount to start…you can always add more.
Putting it all together:
Top your pudding cups with whipped cream and garnish with sprinkles, Valentine’s Day candy and the chocolate heart.