These No Bake Caramel Mud Pie Cups are the perfect no bake treat for when you only have a few minutes to make a chocolate dessert to appease that sweet tooth.
Last week I didn't bake anything at all. I know! I was just as shocked as you.
Over the past few weeks I have made so many pink and red treats to share with you, that I was kind of ahead of the game in baking. All I had to do was edit and post each day. Plus, I thought no baking means no yummy chocolate treats in the kitchen tempting me from my diet.
Because we all know that sugar talks to me...and the sad thing is that I listen to whatever it tells me to do. "Oh hello, delicious cookie. Why yes, I do want to eat you. And your friend? Of course, I'll see what I can do." It's ok. I know I'm a little off my rocker. It's the sugar talking again.
I knew the no baking would end in me making something. The last time I tried to do no baking, the week ended with these Chocolate Avocado Muffins. It was only a matter of time before I made something sugary.
Now my kids have gotten used to all these cookies and treats being around. So a week of no baking was so foreign to them. They kept asking where the snacks were. We kept pointing at the bananas and carrots, and told them to have at it. Apparently, they don't want veggies and fruit after a long day at school.
But we didn't budge...well, until I had this brilliant idea to make these yummy no bake caramel mud pie cups for an after dinner treat. I found the original idea for this pie in a Holiday Jello booklet that I was looking through.
FYI...looking through cooking magazines and books when you are trying to stay away from baking is not the best possible thing you could do.
I now have about 30 new ideas of things to make...like I needed more things on my list.
We had everything I needed for these no bake cups. Well, I didn't have nuts and that's what the original called for. Honestly I am not a huge nut fan for a crust or in anything for that matter. Don't quote me on that though, because every once in a while I will add nuts to some things. Just doesn't happen often.
Anyway, I started looking in our cupboards and I found a bag of holiday pretzels. Yes, people we still had jingle bell pretzels in our cupboard. The bag was unopened, so I thought this was the perfect way to get rid of them.
And since I am slightly addicted to salted caramel, I decided to add caramel topping to the no bake cheesecake layer. Best.idea.ever. Well, not for the diet eating plan, but that was just silly any way!
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If you are not wanting to make a bunch of little pudding cups, feel free to double the recipe for these no bake caramel mud pie cups and put everything in an 8 inch pie plate. Your sweetie will love you when you make this for a Valentine's Day treat.
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I've made these for the second time tonight in a week. SO delicious! The second time I made them I used crushed Milano cookies for the crust- skipping the addition of sugar. Really good:) will be making these a third time, I'm sure!
So, I was assuming instant pudding, but not sure because your recipe calls for only 1 1/3 C milk. Small box of instant pudding calls for 2 C milk, so I don't want to make assumptions. If it's INSTANT pudding, your recipe needs to say so.
Yes, it is the instant pudding. It will be really thick like a pie filling when you mix it up. I hope you enjoy it.
Oh that looks soooo amazing! YUM! What size jars are you using there?
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Thank you. I used the 4 oz. jelly jars from Mason. Thank you for stopping by!
I would love to take them to work but with lid on. Think they would be good with a smaller amount of everything in the jar, top with whipped cream and then put the lid on it? Too cute not to present to others.
Yes, definitely just do smaller amounts of the layers so you can put the lids on. I think that is a great idea to give them as gifts.
OMG these look so yummy Jocelyn! I admit, I'm a suck for caramel ANYTHING, and it's a no bake recipe? Gotta love that! Thanks for creating another fab dessert girl! 🙂
Thanks girl! That is how I feel about caramel and no bake too!!! Definitely love it!
oh my. these look amazing! going to pin this for when i need my next chocolate fix (most probably tomorrow!)
Thank you Rhiannon. I get chocolate cravings daily too 🙂
These are adorable! And they look yummy too.
Thank you so much Amanda! My kids said they were one of their favorites...I'm thinking that equals yummy!
These sound lovely and perfect for the no bake solution but tasty. Love the salty with the sweet.
Delicious looking and I love the little jars!
I am all about no bake desserts! Love the pretzels on the bottom to add a little saltiness. I'm hosting an Iron Chef Mom link party and this week our secret ingredient is cream cheese. I'd love it if you came and linked up this recipe! http://growingupgabel.com/iron-chef-mom-cream-cheese-battle/
Thank you Camille! I am loving the no bake desserts too...I have a couple more ideas I can't wait to create!
Kari@Loaves n Dishes
I absolutely love the pretzels on the bottom; way better than nuts. Super cute too, like little jars of love.
Thanks Kari. I agree, pretzels are a much better choice!
Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen
So pretty and yummy! Sugar talks to me too! I have a love hate relationship with it! Thanks for linking at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!
I need to start wearing ear plugs when I am near the kitchen...the sugar voices just keep getting louder though! LOL! Glad to hear I'm not the only one sugar voices go after!
I love these! They are so so CUTE!
Thank you so much Chels!!!
These look wonderful! See, you don't bake yet you come up with something amazing! I haven't baked in over a week (nothing amazing here though) and my kids are dumbfounded. They don't know what to do with themselves!
I have been trying to limit my baking...mainly because I can't seem to limit my consumption of said baking! Isn't it funny how the kids get so used to something all the time? Haha it's probably better for them this way!