Make these fun & delicious alcoholic chocolate pudding shots with Skrewball peanut butter whiskey. They only require 5 main ingredients and are the perfect boozy treat for a party, tailgate, or happy hour.
If you love a good shot recipe but need something a little different, then these peanut butter and chocolate pudding shots are for you.
Pudding shots are easy to whip together, and could even take the place of dessert - they're that good! With only 5 ingredients, you'll have a shot recipe that everyone will love.
What You'll Learn In This Recipe
By making these chocolate peanut butter shots, you'll learn a few tips including:
- How to serve pudding shots at a party or in large quantities.
- A trick to getting your pudding to thicken up.
- A simple way to garnish pudding shots so they'll look incredible.
Ingredients You Need
You'll only need a few ingredients to make Skrewball whiskey pudding shooters. Plus, a few extra things to make a beautiful garnish on top.
- Chocolate liqueur: The Godiva chocolate liqueur is my favorite because it has so much flavor. It's best to store the bottle in the freezer for at least 1 hour before making the recipe. If the ingredients are super cold, it helps the pudding nicely thicken.
- Whole milk: You can also opt for 2% milk. I prefer whole milk because it gives the pudding a rich flavor.
- Peanut butter whiskey: My favorite type of peanut butter whiskey is Skrewball because of the rich peanut flavoring. Store the bottle in the freezer for at least 1 hour before making the recipe.
- Chocolate instant pudding: There are many different brands of chocolate pudding available. Choose whatever you have access to. You don't necessarily need to buy the Jello pudding name-brand box. The generic instant pudding will work well too.
- Cool Whip: You'll usually find Cool Whip in the freezer section at the grocery store. Place the Cool Whip in the refrigerator before making the shots. This ingredient should be cold, but not frozen.
- Whipped dairy topping: Make sure to get whipped dairy topping in a spray can that is made with real cream. It tastes delicious as a garnish.
- Peanut butter cups: And finally, you'll need some Reese's peanut butter cups to finish off the peanut butter whiskey pudding shots.
How To Make This Recipe
These boozy pudding shots are easy to make. Here are the steps you'll need to follow:
First, whisk together the whole milk, chocolate liqueur, and peanut butter whiskey in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Be sure all of the liquids are cold. This will help the pudding thicken up.
Next, slowly pour the chocolate instant pudding into the bowl with the liquids. Make sure to hand whisking throughout this process to prevent any clumps of chocolate pudding. Keep whisking until no lumps remain.
Then, allow the pudding to rest at room temperature for 5 minutes. The pudding should set and become thick. If the pudding still seems runny after the 5 minutes, don't worry. They will have additional time to set up in the freezer.
Once the pudding has firmed up, it's time to fold in the Cool Whip with a silicone spatula. Continue folding until no white streaks remain.
Once all the pudding has been portioned out into the shot glasses, place the cups in the freezer for 40-50 minutes to further thicken and set up.
Then, optionally garnish each shot with some whipped cream and a Reese's peanut butter cup.
- It's really important that all of the liquids are cold before making the pudding shots. This helps the pudding to thicken up.
- If you're hosting a party and need to make a large number of pudding shots, use these plastic portion cups with lids to keep everything neat and organized.
- If you prefer a more liquid pudding shot, store them in the fridge. If you prefer a frozen pudding shot, store them in the freezer.
The pudding shots will be a bit runny at first until they set in the freezer.
If you'd like thicker pudding shots, try adding in a bit more chocolate instant pudding a tablespoon at a time. Make sure to fully whisk in the pudding until the whole mixture has thickened.
If you're making a large number of shots, I'd suggest storing them in plastic portion cups with lids. This will make them easier to store and serve for a party. If you still want to add the garnish, wait until right before the party, remove the lids, and garnish with whipped dairy topping and Reese's cups.
Yes! Having cold liquids helps thicken the pudding.
Yes, these are easy to make ahead of time and keep cold in the refrigerator. Simply make the pudding shots, place them in shot glasses, then store in the refrigerator for up to 3 - 5 days.
When you're ready to serve, place the pudding shots in the freezer for about 40 minutes, just until the pudding has thickened and set up. Then, garnish and enjoy!
You should be able to keep the pudding shots in the refrigerator for up to 3 - 5 days. If possible, cover the pudding shots with a lid or plastic wrap to help preserve the flavor.
More Shot Recipes
If you love mixing up shots at home with flavored whiskey, try some of my favorite other boozy combinations:
Peanut Butter Whiskey Pudding Shots
- In a medium bowl whisk together whole milk, chocolate liqueur, and peanut butter whiskey.
- Slowly pour chocolate instant pudding into the bowl of liquids while hand whisking. Continue to mix until well combined and no lumps remain. Allow pudding to set at room temperature for 5 minutes.
- Gently fold Cool Whip into the pudding until no white streaks remain.
- Portion into two ounce shot glasses. Place in the freezer for 40-50 minutes to further thicken and set up. Garnish with whipped dairy topping and a halved chocolate peanut butter cup. Serve immediately.