The girls absolutely love Pocky Sticks. If you’re not familiar with them, they’re a popular Asian snack consisting of long, thin crackers dipped in icing. I received several packs of strawberry-flavored Pocky Sticks from Asian Food Grocer, and instead of just letting the girls devour them, I thought it would be fun to use them in a dish.
I adapted one of Ina Garten’s brownie pudding recipes and made it look pink to match the Pocky Sticks. I used mini marshmallows to create teeth and Godiva chocolate pearls for the eyes. The Pocky Sticks serve as the hair. I’m thinking of serving these happy-looking treats to the kids for Halloween in a couple of weeks. Last year, I made witch-looking finger cookies that looked so realistic, children in my little munchkin’s class refused to eat them!
1. Info for Halloween Dessert: Strawberry Brownie Pudding Recipe
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- Servings: 8
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2. Ingredients for Halloween Dessert: Strawberry Brownie Pudding Recipe
- 16 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 5 small eggs, at room temperature
- 1-½ cups granulated sugar
- 1-½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons strawberry extract (optional)
- 1 tablespoon homemade red beet juice (optional), for color
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup strawberry powder drink mix (see tips)
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 40 mini-marshmallows
- 8 (1.16-ounce) packages strawberry pocky sticks (see tips), for garnish
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Using an electric hand-held mixer, whisk the eggs with the sugar until you get a pale yellow foam. It will take about 5-6 minutes. The consistency should be very airy. Add the vanilla and strawberry extracts. Set aside. In another bowl, combine the flour, salt and strawberry powder. Sift all the dry ingredients.
- Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture. Stir until combined, then slowly add the cooled melted butter and beet juice (for color).
- Divide the batter into 8 (7-ounce) ramekins that were previously greased with butter. Bake the muffins for 1 hour.
- Remove from the oven and allow them to cool for a few minutes.
- Decorate with 5 marshmallows for the mouth, 2 chocolate pearls for the eyes and a package of pocky sticks for the hair.
- Serve with a spoon. Dig in to the bottom for the gooey, sweet pudding part!
- Accompany with a nice, unsweetened hot tea for adults.
- Trick or treat? Kids will love it!