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Chocolate Pumpkin Shooters with Toasted Hazelnuts

Chocolate Pumpkin Shooters with Toasted Hazelnuts

These delicious Chocolate Pudding and Pumpkin Shooters are easy to put together and will be a hit at your Halloween party or Thanksgiving dinner.

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If you love chocolate pudding, you are in for a treat!  My first recipe for #Choctoberfest with Imperial sugar is delicious Chocolate Pumpkin Shooters with Toasted Hazelnuts.  For this recipe, Imperial Sugar generously sent me some sugar and Divine Chocolate sent me an assortment of chocolate to bake with.  Both are featured in it.

For this recipe, Imperial Sugar generously sent me some sugar and Divine Chocolate sent me an assortment of chocolate to bake with.  Both are featured in it.

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 These delicious Chocolate and Pumpkin Pie Pudding Shooters are easy to put together and will be a hit at your Halloween party or Thanksgiving dinner. Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Shooters Recipe | Take Two Tapas

On Take Two Tapas, we share recipes that are smaller in portion, so you can try different foods without busting your belt, and desserts are no exception.  These Chocolate Pumpkin Shooters are small in size, but will be a BIG hit at your Halloween party or even Thanksgiving!  Utilizing chocolate pudding and pumpkin pudding with a topping of toasted hazelnuts make a delicious treat for any occasion really!

Utilizing chocolate pudding and pumpkin pudding with a topping of toasted hazelnuts make a delicious treat for any occasion really!

 These delicious Chocolate and Pumpkin Pie Pudding Shooters are easy to put together and will be a hit at your Halloween party or Thanksgiving dinner. Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Shooters Recipe | Take Two Tapas

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If you have never made pudding from scratch, don’t be intimidated, it’s very easy!!  If you don’t have time to make it from scratch, you can always use the instant, but the homemade tastes a little bit better because of the love!

For the chocolate pumpkin shooters, you will need to make the puddings ahead of time so they have time to chill and set up.  Each pudding can be eaten on their own because they are so delicious but combined, they are phenomenal!

Whip up your puddings, toast your hazelnuts, and you are ready to go…

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Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Shooters on a table

Chocolate Pumpkin Shooters with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Yield: 8 shooters
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

These chocolate pumpkin pie shooters are a fun dessert for your Halloween party and elegant enough to serve at your Thanksgiving dinner. Homemade puddings make a rich and creamy dessert. Toss some toasted Hazelnut on top for crunch and it is complete!

Ingredients

Chocolate Pudding:

  • 1 cup sugar ((I used Imperial granulated sugar for this recipe))
  • 1/2 cup cocoa ((I used Divine dark chocolate cocoa for this recipe))
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups whole milk

Pumpkin Pie Spice Pudding:

  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar ((I used Imperial Sugar for this recipe))
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup toasted hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup toasted pumpkin seeds

Instructions

  1. For the chocolate pudding:
  2. Mix the sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt in a medium saucepan.
  3. Whisk in the milk, while heating over medium high heat.
  4. Bring to a boil while constantly stirring.
  5. Boil for 2 minutes or until it coats the back of a spoon.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  7. Pour in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and store in the fridge to chill.
  8. For the pumpkin pie pudding:
  9. Mix light brown sugar, corn starch, and salt in a medium saucepan.
  10. Whisk in milk while heating over medium high heat.
  11. Bring to a boil while constantly stirring.
  12. Boil for 1 minute.
  13. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  14. Strain through a fine mesh sieve if desired.
  15. Stir in pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice.
  16. Put in storage bowl and cover with plastic.
  17. Store in fridge until chilled through.
  18. For assembling the shooter:
  19. Place 2 tablespoons chocolate pudding in the bottom of the shooter glass.
  20. Add 1 tablespoon pumpkin pudding.
  21. Place another 1 tablespoon chocolate pudding on top.
  22. Top with toasted hazelnuts and/or pumpkin seeds.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 218Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 279mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 8g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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Pumpkin Pie Pudding recipe adapted from Baked By Rachel‘s recipe.

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IttyBittyFoodies

Tuesday 20th of October 2015

Every month should be Choctober! This looks yummy. BTW I love your profile, I found myself nodding to all the comments about being chaotic, Legos and Nerf guns (mum to 3 boys!) Smaller plates is how we like to eat as well. I find myself ordering several appetizers, skipping the main and going for desserts in a lot of meals. Love this site!

Abida

Saturday 17th of October 2015

I am new to pumpkin desserts and have not tried it with chocolate yet. Sounds delicious!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015

Thanks Abida! Chocolate and Pumpkin are my new favorite flavor combos!

Stephanie | The Foodie and The Fix

Friday 16th of October 2015

Is there anything more homey than pudding made from scratch? I can't think of anything! This looks delicious! Like everyone else, I'm all over pumpkin anything right now ;-)

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015

I was always so scared to make it from scratch. I remembered when my mom used to make the cook and serve from the box and I ate the pudding skins! Now that I know how to make it myself, I am hooked!

Elizabeth O

Thursday 15th of October 2015

It looks exquisite and would make a special treat for the holiday season. I can almost taste this delicious dessert. Yum! :)

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Monday 2nd of November 2015

Thanks Elizabeth! Definitely easy to make ahead of time:)

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