Candy Cane Pudding Parfaits

Candy Cane Pudding Parfaits

 This week I wanted to make a fun and easy dessert for our family to enjoy after dinner.  I had a box of candy cane pudding and a carton of Cool Whip frosting that I wanted to use together.  Another search of my cupboards and I also found some mini candy canes and some candy cane Oreos hiding in the very back.  Don’t you hide cookies too?  If I keep them in plain sight, my family will eat them before I have a chance to get creative with them.

I even found these cute parfait glasses that I had forgotten about.  (You know you have a prop addiction when you can’t remember when you bought the said cute glasses.)  But when they are only $.50 a piece, it is an ok addiction to have for the time being.   Something else I would like to become addicted to are the gorgeous serve ware pieces at Nambe’.    I am so excited for today’s giveaway because one lucky reader is going to win the gorgeous wood tray that the parfaits are sitting on.

 How many of you have heard of Nambe?  It is an online store that has the most incredible pieces.  They are absolutely gorgeous and made of the best quality.  They have a wide variety of designs and pieces to choose from, including serve ware, dinner ware, and home decor.  I have my eye on a few more pieces…

Nambe was so gracious to send me one of their gorgeous wood trays to review.  Today you are entering to win a Grande Wood Tray too.  This tray is made of acacia wood and has silver metal alloy handles.  You will be surprised when you pick this piece up…it is very sturdy and has some weight to it.  The wood tray is so pretty, that I have given it a permanent place on our dining room table.

 This tray has so many uses.  You can obviously serve food or drinks from it, but you could also create a fun centerpiece using the tray as the base.  It is a very practical piece and works well with any decor.

Are you excited to win one yet?

 These easy and pretty pudding parfaits were the perfect dessert to serve on the tray.  Of course I plan on serving everything I make on it.  It is too pretty not too:-) And in between food, I have a candle, napkins, and salt & pepper nestled in a bed of greenery.  Like I said, it is very versatile.

Make sure you head over to Nambe and check out all their wonderful products.  You will find something for your home, or you may find something to give as a gift this Christmas season.


***What would you like to serve from this tray if you win?***

Here are a few of my favorite treats that would look good on the tray...

Cherry Jubilee Chocolate Cheesecakes

Berry Burst Oreo Scones

Marshmallow Brownie Bites


Candy Cane Pudding Parfaits and Nambe Giveaway

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 6 large parfaits

Candy Cane Pudding Parfaits and Nambe Giveaway

Pudding, cream cheese, and cookie crumbs make up a fancy but easy dessert parfait.


3/4 c. Candy Cane Oreo crumbs
1 pkg. cream cheese, softened (8 oz.)
1/4 c. sugar
2 Tbsp. milk
2 c. vanilla Cool Whip frosting
1 box Jello candy cane instant pudding mix (3.4 oz)
1 1/2 c. milk
2 Tbsp. crushed candy cane pieces


  1. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until creamy. Stir in the milk. Fold in 1 1/2 c. cool whip frosting and set aside. Whisk together the pudding mix and milk. Let set for 5 minutes in the fridge.
  2. Layer the crumbs, cream cheese mix, and pudding in parfait glasses. Top with the extra cool whip and sprinkle with candy cane pieces. Serve within an hour of making. They will keep in the refrigerator, but the layers will start to run together.


*Add a little bit of pink food color to increase the pink color of the pudding. *Use icing bags and tips to prepare the parfaits with clean edges.

Nambe provided BruCrew Life with a Grande Wood Tray to review.  All opinions are my own.

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  1. says

    I have never heard of candy cane pudding before. However, it doesn’t surprise me. Around the holidays, there are a ton of new flavors. These parfait looks so cheerful and that tray is the perfect backdrop for them.

  2. jacqueline says

    I’d pretty much serve everything on this tray. Coffee, cookies, coffee cake, cookie cake?…, fruit tarts, chips/dip… I could go on and on… haha

  3. says

    I’ve been in love with Nambe since I helped my daughter-in-law register for her wedding nearly 4 years ago. We discovered Nambe at Macy’s and just had to have some. Now I get her at least 1 new piece each Christmas (coveting it all the way).

    If I’m lucky enough to win this beautiful tray, I’ll use it to serve egg nog punch. I make a mean egg nog punch. :)

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  4. Kristi says

    I think I would serve some asian inspired chicken with rice, although there are so many recipes that I want to try that the options are endless!

    I’ve never heard of Nambe before, so I am definitely interested to see what they have!

  5. says

    Those are gorgeous!!! And delicious looking, but i need to know-how in the WORLD did you layer those, in that deep of glasses, without getting the layers mixed/stuff on the side? Or am I the only one that messy ha ha! Seriously though, what is your secret? I want to make some of these, beautiful!

    • Jocelyn says

      haha! I meant to add that to my post when I was writing it. Thanks for calling me out on it. I actually used frosting decorating bags and tips so I could reach in and keep everything clean.

  6. Lisa Howell says

    My 7 year old’s favorite desserts are parfaits! He & I will definitely be making this before Christmas. I had not heard of Nambe before. Their items are lovely! I can see a assortment of Christmas cookies looking very nice on this tray.

  7. Lorene Holbrook says

    The parfait looks sooooo yummy. We are having a hot chocolate party with the grands. The tray woukd look so pretty on the table.

  8. says

    These parfaits look soooo pretty! I could definitely handle eating on of these right now–peppermint is my all-time fave holiday flavor.

    We always have big mugs of hot cocoa on Christmas morning while opening gifts. Our mugs and carafe would look awesome on this tray. Love!
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  9. Terri C says

    I would serve an assortment of muffins for brunch! Maybe put a bowl of fruit salad in the middle and muffins around it.

    • Jocelyn says

      Thank you Tanya! I haven’t been able to resist the peppermint this year either. I think everything I’m posting this week is peppermint in some way:-)

  10. Ashley says

    I would definitely love to have that treat in bed. Just waking up to it on the morning of Christmas would give me the energy to keep myself and the family going for the holiday fun! Thanks for posting this!


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