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S’mores Pudding Shots

The absolute perfect summer pudding shot, S’mores Pudding Shots are decadent chocolatey delights you’ll want, well, SOME MORE of! This recipe makes chocolate pudding shots with Baileys Irish Cream. Sounds like a winning combination if I ever heard one.

Chocolatey smores pudding shots garnished with marshmallows and a mini hershey's chocolate bar on a wooden tray

Easy S’more Pudding Shots

These easy S’more Pudding Shots are a fun, indulgent, and creamy dessert shot that’s perfect for a summer cook out, a holiday gathering, or even a cozy night in with someone you love. They’re made with a winning combination of creamy chocolate pudding, Cool Whip, chocolate-flavored vodka, Baileys, and milk, so these pudding shots are the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth… and get your buzz on.

Making them is so easy. Start by whisking together the pudding mix, milk, and alcohol, incorporate the Cool Whip, put the mixture in condiment cups, and finish with simple garnish.

The best part is there are plenty of ways to change up this recipe to make it your own or customize it for your guests. This article will lead you through plenty of ways to mix it up. Keep reading to learn more.

Want more chocolate drink recipes? Spiked Hot Chocolate is another amazing recipe to serve at a party. For a memorable girls’ night in, try Reese’s Peanut Butter Martinis – you’ve gotta have fun with a martini glass in your hand. And of course, for even more chocolate dessert shots, give my Chocolate Rumchata Pudding Shots a try. I think you’ll really enjoy them!

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What You’ll Need

Here’s the list of ingredients you need to make the yummiest Baileys pudding shots:

  • Thawed whipped topping – Cool Whip or another store-brand version will do. You can also make your own stabilized whipped cream if you prefer.
  • Chocolate vodka – There are so many great brands. For the smoothest taste, see my list of favorites below.
  • Baileys Irish Cream – Refrigerate for an hour before making these for best results.
  • Milk – Whole milk will set up the thickest, but 1% or 2% will also work in this recipe.
  • Chocolate pudding mix – Any instant pudding mix will do.
  • Crumbled graham crackers – you can crush up crackers yourself or find a box of graham crumbs at your grocery store.
  • Mini Hershey’s chocolate bars – For a sweet garnish.
  • Mini marshmallows – To make these true s’mores pudding shots, you’ve gotta have marshmallows.
  • Condiment cups

What kind of chocolate vodka is best?

There are plenty of great chocolate vodka options out there. Here are a few of my best recommendations:

  • 360 Double Chocolate Flavored Vodka is deliciously rich and smooth, but as an added bonus, it’s made by an eco-friendly company that sources local ingredient and uses sustainable production methods.
  • Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka is an award-winning, hand-crafted vodka that blows away a lot of the competition because of its high-quality ingredients and hints of caramel and coffee.
  • Cupcake Devil’s Food Chocolate Flavored Vodka – The Cupcake brand has established itself as a leader in delicious, affordable wines. Their Chocolate Vodka is no exception. It’s smooth and rich, and goes well in any sweet cocktail or shot.
  • Smirnoff X1 Intense Chocolate – You don’t have to be fancy to enjoy chocolate vodka. Stick to an old classic like Smirnoff for a familiar vodka taste with a delicious touch of chocolate.
A photo showing a bowl and cups filled with the mixture to make Chocolate Pudding Shots with Bailey’s

How to Make S’mores Pudding Shots

You’ll have this S’more Pudding Shot recipe whipped up in no time. Here’s how:

  • Prepare the pudding shots. In a large bowl, whisk together the chocolate vodka, Baileys, milk, and pudding mix. It will get thick and creamy. Allow it to set for a few minutes if you need to.
  • Fold in the whipped cream. Use a spatula to gently fold in thawed Cool Whip. Don’t overmix! Stir just until combined.
  • Put the mixture in the cups. Finally, evenly distribute the mixture between approximately 20 condiment cups.
  • Garnish. Garnish with a sprinkle of graham crumbs, a few mini marshmallows, and a Hershey chocolate square.
  • Serve. Cheers!
A wooden tray with ten smores pudding shots

Tips for Making Chocolate Pudding Shots with Bailey’s

Here are a few suggestions that might make these pudding shots even yummier and easier!

  • While any brand pudding will work in this recipe, they do vary in flavor quality. Use a good quality chocolate pudding mix for the best flavor.
  • You can serve these immediately after making, but I think they taste best cold, so if you can, chill the s’more pudding shots for at a few hours before serving.
  • If you want stronger shots, you can adjust the amount of alcohol you add, but keep in mind, if you add too much, your pudding might not set. Reduce the milk if you want to add more alcohol.

Serving Suggestions

  • If you want, you can serve Baileys Pudding Shots as mini dessert cups. Divide the pudding mixture between 6-7 small dessert bowls, add a small spoon, and garnish. Don’t forget to remind your guests they’ll be consuming numerous shots!
  • Turn your dessert cups into mini s’mores desserts by placing a layer of graham crumbs on the bottom of the cups, then a layer of pudding. Repeat the layers, then garnish as desired.
A photo of a hand taking a delicious pudding shot made with baileys and chocolate vodka

Can I Make These Pudding Shots Ahead?

Yes! You can absolutely make these ahead. They will stay very fresh for up to 24 hours, and will be edible for 2-3 days if kept in the fridge.

You can also freeze your pudding shots. Put lids on your cups and then place all your cups in even layers in an air tight container. Freeze for up to 3 months.

You can thaw your frozen shots in the fridge, or eat them frozen if you want!

What other things can I garnish with?

While graham crumbs, chocolate, and marshmallows help make these ‘S’more’ themed, these chocolate pudding shots can be garnished will all kinds of yummy treats! Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Whipped cream and hot fudge sauce
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Crushed Skor bars
  • Crushed Oreos
  • Mini chocolate chip cookies
  • Chopped chocolate
  • Chocolate and vanilla sprinkles
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The absolute perfect summer pudding shot, S'mores Pudding Shots are decadent chocolatey delights you'll want, well, SOME MORE of! This recipe makes chocolate pudding shots with Baileys Irish Cream. Sounds like a winning combination if I ever heard one.

  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 10 pudding shots 1x

Ingredients

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  • 8oz Whipped Topping
  • 1/4 Cup Chocolate Vodka
  • 1/4 Cup Baileys 
  • 1/2 Cup Milk 
  • 1 Box Chocolate Pudding Mix
  • Crumbled Gram Crackers 
  • Mini Hershey Chocolate Bars
  • Mini Marshmallows 
  • Condiment Cups 

Instructions

  1. Combine the chocolate vodka, Baileys, milk & pudding mix in a mixing bowl.
  2. Slowly stir in the whipped topping.
  3. Transfer mixture to condiment cups.
  4. Garnish with grams cracker crumbs, mini marshmallows & Hershey bars. 
  5. Cheers. 
  • Author: Easy Party Cocktails
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Additional Time: 0 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 hours
  • Category: Pudding Shots
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 237
  • Sugar: 19
  • Sodium: 406
  • Fat: 15
  • Saturated Fat: 8
  • Unsaturated Fat: 6
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 23
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 2
  • Cholesterol: 6

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