Chocolate Pudding with polka dot marshmallows is a no-bake dessert that’s easy and fun to make with just 3 ingredients! All you need is chocolate, cream and marshmallows. Perfect for Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day as well as birthdays and parties.

Polka Dot Chocolate Pudding servings in stemless wine glasses showing the dramatic color contrast of dark chocolate pudding interspersed with white marshmallow polka dots

We’ve been wanting to dress up chocolate pudding for awhile. Following our Strawberry Chocolate Mousse and Chocolate Covered Strawberry Hearts, we decided to add polka dot marshmallows and garnish with berries for a gorgeous presentation.

It’s an elegant make-ahead dessert to serve at a dinner party, but it’s also just a fun homestyle dessert to make with kids and bring to a potluck. You decide how to serve it!

HOW TO MAKE POLKA DOT CHOCOLATE PUDDING

Nobody will guess you only used 3 ingredients to make this luscious dessert. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Heavy cream (whipping cream)
  • Semisweet baking chocolate
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Stemless wine glasses

Plan on about 40 minutes to make it including chilling time. You can also make it a day ahead of time and store ready to serve in stemless wine glasses!

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Polka Dot Chocolate Pudding (with Video)

Chocolate Pudding with polka dot marshmallows is a no-bake dessert that's easy and fun to make with just 3 ingredients! All you need is chocolate, cream and marshmallows. Perfect for Mother's Day and Valentine's Day as well as birthdays and parties.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Chilling time: 20 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Servings: 12 servings

Ingredients

Serving - optional

  • strawberries, or raspberries
  • powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Cut 10-20 mini marshmallows into halves. 
  • Press the sticky sides against the inside of serving glasses in a polka dot pattern.
  • Place a saucepan on medium heat and add the cream and remaining marshmallows.
  • Heat until the marshmallows melt, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove saucepan from heat and add the chocolate.
  • Stir until smooth and spoon into serving glasses.
  • Chill for 20 minutes to thicken
  • Top with fresh berries for serving and dust with powdered sugar. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Polka Dot Chocolate Pudding (with Video)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 346 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 36mg2%
Potassium 112mg3%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 600IU12%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Cindy
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate pudding
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Editor note: Originally published Feb 16, 2017 and updated Mar 25, 2019.