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Spring is here and it’s time to try a new dessert. Enter Honey Pudding Pots!
Normally I write about Mother’s Day gift ideas this time of year, but shopping may or may not be possible where you are, and ordering gifts online has no guarantee of a timely arrival. What does Prime even mean anymore? 🙂
So maybe a sweet dessert would make a lovely Mother’s Day gift for celebrations at home. Or maybe just a fun way to herald spring.
My daughter showed me a picture of this dessert and I just had to try to make it. It isn’t hard, but it does take some time.
There are three parts to it.
- The white chocolate “honeycomb”
- The honey jelly
- The honey pudding
I used a recipe I found on Tastemade.com. It uses easily found ingredients, and you probably have most of them already in your home. The only thing you may not already have is the gelatin. Besides the gelatin, you need honey, sugar, white chocolate, and heavy cream.
You also need some small jars in which to assemble the dessert. I used the little jars that my favorite yogurt, Oui, comes in. I just hate throwing those jars away, so I’m glad I saved some of them.
First up, you make the white chocolate “honeycombs.” This is SO easy, and clever. You just melt white chocolate in the microwave. I used Ghirardelli White Chocolate Melting Wafers.
Then you use a spoon or offset spatula to spread the chocolate on BUBBLE WRAP. Yep, bubble wrap.
Refrigerate for about twenty minutes. Then you have honeycombs!
So cute, right?
Then you make the honey jelly. To do that, you first mix the gelatin and water together, and let it sit for 5 minutes. While that is sitting, you combine the honey, sugar, and water and heat it to a gentle boil.
One thing I noticed regarding the gelatin. Both parts of this recipe call for 3 tablespoons of gelatin powder. The kind I got at the store came in individual packets inside a box. Each packet measured exactly one tablespoon. So I didn’t have to measure after I figured that out. Just use 3 packets for each part of the recipe. But measure yours first to be sure.
Once the honey mixture has come to a boil, microwave the gelatin mixture for 20 seconds. Then add it to the honey mixture and stir until combined.
Let everything cool while you move on to making the pudding.
To do that, you make a gelatin mixture again, just as you did for the jelly, and put it aside to rest. Then you combine the cream, honey, and sugar and heat to a gently boil. After microwaving the gelatin, stir it into the cream mixture to combine. Then set aside to cool a bit.
This is a very silky mixture. It tastes as silky as it looks.
While you’re making everything, put your little jars in the freezer to aid in everything setting up.
You’re ready for your first layer. Pour a layer of the honey jelly in the jars and refrigerate for about 25 minutes. The recipe calls for 20 minutes but mine needed 25 minutes.
Then add a layer of pudding, and refrigerate for another 25 minutes.
Then another layer of honey jelly. Refrigerate for 25 minutes.
And lastly, one final layer of pudding. Refrigerate until ready to serve, at least 25 minutes.
It’s important to wait the full amount of time in between each layer in order for it to set up properly. If you don’t, you won’t have the clean layers. You don’t want any messy looking layers.
Then you just put a little white chocolate honeycomb on top, and serve!
I just can’t get over how cute these are. 🙂
So as I mentioned, these are not hard to make, they just take time, most of which is spent waiting for the layers to set up. If you plan to make these for a Mother’s Day brunch at home, I would definitely make them the day before.
This dessert is very sweet, as it is full of honey and sugar. How bad can that be? 🙂 It is fun to dip a spoon down through all the layers and pull out a delicious mouthful of sweetness.
So if you are looking for a dessert that is out of the ordinary and very cute to look at, Honey Pudding Pots should be your next project! You can check out the full recipe here.
Get busy, honey! 🙂
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