“Could we have dessert?” She asked gingerly.
Dessert is not an every night thing in our house. It is not even a sometimes thing. It is more of a ‘whenever I get the urge to make something sweet kinda thing’ and that is not all that often.
On this particular night I barely had the urge to make dinner let alone make something for dessert, but for some reason the suggestion of dessert stirred something in the dim dark recessed of my scrambled mind.
“You can have dessert if you make it” I told her, and did a quick search of my pinterest boards for an idea that had been hiding there for a long time.
That night the kids helped me make our first ever chocolate mug cake, and over the next few days we checked out different recipes, refined the process, added extras and came up with our own super easy, super quick, super delicious, kid made chocolate mug pudding!
I can’t believe it has taken us so long to try this out.
These little mugs of hot, chocolaty, goodness are so easy to make! They only have three ingredients (plus extras), they are gluten free, and the kids can cook them entirely on their own from start to finish as there is no hot oven involved. Even the mess is minimal since you mix, cook and eat all in the one mug.
A few tips:
- Make sure you get right down to the bottom of the mug and mix everything together really well.
- Use a standard sized coffee mug, and watch closely as it cooks, hit stop before it overflows.
- Be careful when you take the mug out of the microwave, it may be hot, use an oven mit and hold the handle.
Chocolate Mug Pudding
I’ve created this simple visual recipe so my big kids can quickly and easily make their own mug puddings. You can download the printable recipe image here if you’d like to stick it on your fridge too.
Ok so they are not as great as proper chocolate self saucing pudding, but these easy chocolate mug puddings are pretty darn good.
Do you have dessert at your house?
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Kat - The Organised Housewife says
This is a fantastic post! Thank you for sharing! I love cooking with my kiddies and even better if it is something they can make own their own too. We have dessert a few times a week, just depending on extra activities. Looking forward to making these.:)
Danya Banya says
Ho-key Dinah. I just found your blog, via the lovely Pinterest…and I’m seriously blown away! We’re getting ready to begin homeschooling our 4 kiddos and I can tell already, my preschooler will be using A LOT of your printables in his busy box while I’m helping his bigger siblings. And, I’m thinking your chocolate mug puddings will be in order on the next rainy afternoon. I’m sure you’ll be hearing from me again!
Finally got around to getting the ingredients to try this. Massive hit, kids want to make again tomorrow :) Our microwave is a bit thingi though, the first one was kind of small and goopy and by the time we got to mine (last of course) it was like a cake XD