Monster Parfait – An Easy Halloween Dessert

I hope you’re not getting sick of all of my Halloween recipes, because I’ve got another one for you! This time it’s an easy to make Halloween dessert – Monster Parfait. Now when I say it’s easy, I’m not even exaggerating. All you do is layer cake and pudding in a cup and stick in some spooky monster eyes and you’ve got yourself a dessert that’s fit for all your own cute lil’ monsters!

monster parfait

This recipe works for me because I’m not a huge frosting fan. I love cake but frosting can be so sweet it feels like it’s melting my teeth. Which is no bueno. By using pudding, it keeps the cake moist, the sugar level isn’t too out of control, and it tastes soo yummy.

This is a Halloween dessert that’s easy to customize for the eater. You can use a smaller bowl or cup if you’re making one of the parfaits for a child or bigger if someone has a real sweet tooth. You can also use sugar-free pudding and sugar-free cake mixes too – in case someone can’t have sugar. Enjoy this simple and festive Monster Parfait for dessert – or go crazy and enjoy it before dinner!

monster parfait

Monster Parfait
Treat your cute little monsters with these special Halloween Monster Parfaits for a festive dessert!
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  1. 1 box of chocolate cake + ingredients to make cake
  2. 1 box of instant pudding + ingredients to make pudding
  3. 2 marshmallows per parfait
  4. a little hot fudge,room temp. (like what you'd put on your ice cream - not chocolate sauce)
  1. Make your pudding and chill it in the fridge.
  2. Bake your cake and wait for it to cool.
  3. In your dishes, put 2 - 3 spoonfuls of pudding on the bottom.
  4. Cube or rip up some of the cake and layer it over the pudding.
  5. Top with a final layer of pudding.
  6. Use the room temp. hot fudge to put a small dollop on a marshmallow and then set the marshmallow on the top of your parfait - this makes one of the Monster's eyeballs.
  7. Repeat for 2nd eyeball.
  8. Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until time to serve.
  1. For the pudding, if you can find the pumpkin kind, use that for a yummy festive flavor. Otherwise you can make vanilla pudding and use food coloring to dye it any crazy color you'd like. Purple or lime green would both make awesome monster colors!

monster parfait collage


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