flower pot dessertsAh, spring is the in the air, the flowers are blooming, and the world looks just a little bit brighter. Why not sweeten things up a little more by bringing some of that loveliness to your dessert as well? These flower pot desserts are as delicious as they are adorable.

Following is a basic recipe from Southern Food that layers cookies and a creamy pudding mixture, but you can really mix it up any way you want, using various cookies, cakes, and ice cream inside the pot. The key is the crushed-up Oreos on top to look like dirt, and the gummy worms for kick. You can use either fake or real flowers, but if you opt to go with real, try inserting them into green straws (they look like stems) to keep them off of the food. Your kids will love to help make them as much as they will love to eat them.

Flower Pot Desserts

3 dozen chocolate cookies, cream-filled, broken up
2 packages (3.4 ounces each) vanilla instant pudding
1 carton (8 ounces) whipped topping
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup sugar
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature

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Process cookies in batches in food processor until cookies are fine crumbs, or place cookies in food storage bags and use a rolling pin to crush.

Prepare pudding according to package directions; fold in whipped topping.

Combine butter, sugar, and cream cheese in another mixing bowl; beat at medium speed until smooth. Fold into the pudding mixture.

Start by filling pot of each pot with cookie crumbs then follow with a layer of the pudding mixture. Repeat twice, ending with the cookie crumbs. 

Chill for 4 hours.

Top with gummy worms and flowers before serving.

 

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