Almond Joy Pudding Parfait
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Serves: 6 to 8 servings
 
Based on the classic candy bar, enjoy a layered almond joy pudding parfait made with almond milk instead of diary for extra nuttiness.
Ingredients
Vegan Pudding:
  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 3½ cups almond milk
  • 1¼ cups sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Coconut Sable Cookie Dippers:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened dried coconut shreds
  • 1 cup semi-sweet dark chocolate chunks or chips
  • ⅔ cup raw almonds
Instructions
Vegan Pudding:
  1. Whisk all ingredients, except vanilla extract, in a medium saucepan until completely smooth. Place over medium heat and bring to a gentle boil. Stir for 6 to 8 minutes or until it's thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Remove from heat and cool for about 20 minutes, then pour through a fine mesh strainer into an airtight container and place in fridge for at least 2 hours until completely cooled. (You can whisk in some water if it gets too thick once cooled.)
Coconut Sable Cookie Dippers:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C) and line 1 or 2 baking trays with parchment. Combine sugar, salt, and coconut oil in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until combined. Add the milk and vanilla and mix until creamed. Mix in flour and coconut shreds just until the dough comes together.
  2. Divide the dough in half and roll out each half on a lightly floured surface. Cut into ½ x 4 inch sticks (or any desired shape) and place them about ¼ an inch apart on prepared tray. Place in oven and bake cookies for 8 to 10 minutes just until they are slightly browning on edges. Remove and cool for at least 5 minutes before serving.
Assemble:
  1. Once your pudding and cookies have cooled, layer desired jars or bowls with pudding, broken cookie pieces, chocolate, and almonds. If making ahead you can store parfaits in fridge until ready to serve. Use the extra cookies for dipping into pudding!
Recipe by Honest Cooking at https://honestcooking.com/almond-joy-pudding-parfait/