{Tutorial} Bewitching Perfectly Poisonous Parfaits

Setting up photoshoots is hard work, so I always have to have a few quick and easy desserts for the display that pack some design punch and save time! And I have to say, these perfectly poisonous parfaits from the Bewitching Halloween Party are so embarrassingly easy to make, I almost feel silly sharing how they were made. Almost! You can see how to make the little witch hat toppers here. 

 Here are the ever-so-complicated ingredients:

  • Vanilla Pudding
  • Non-pariels (in orange)
  • Crushed up Oreos
  • Tall shot glasses (mine are from Pier 1’s tasting line)

The vanilla pudding you can make (time consuming) or buy in the premade little snack pack cups (easy and no clean-up.)

The process requires finess, skill and patience. Well, not really. I think if you can operate a spoon, this is the crafty dessert for you.

Drop a few tiny  spoonfuls of pudding into the glass. Drop in some of your orange non-pariels. More pudding, then some crushed up oreo–then repeat till your glass is full!  For those of you keeping track, I used 2 pudding snack packs to make three parfaits in these shot glasses.

That fun veined look comes from the non-pariels soaking into the pudding, so make them a bit ahead of time…that is, at least an hour! Put in a demitasse spoon and you’ll be ready to serve these perfectly poisonous little parfaits to your unsuspecting guests.


  1. Love the way the orange starts to bleed into the pudding! These are marvelous in every way.

  2. These are so cute. Thanks for sharing.

  3. You could never tell just by looking how quick and easy these are. Gorgeous presentation.

  4. Elaine McDonald says:

    where do you get the non pareils..I never heard of them before

  5. Any grocery or craft store should have them where their sprinkles are located!

  6. looks pretty easy. i have to try it one of these days. thanks for sharing!

  7. SO CUTE! Love those little witch hats!

  8. These are so adorable. Would love you to share these on DyingforChocolate.com… let me know if you’d like to do a guest post or allow a repost with links..

  9. Do you think it would work to use colored sanding sugar instead of nonpariels. This is such an adorable idea:) Can’t wait to make this for my kids! Thanks for sharing!

  10. You could substitute the pudding with vanilla yogurt, if you kids prefer yogurt instead. These are a great idea and could be made for other occasions as well.

  11. I saw your parfaits on pinterest. So fun. I really enjoy making food festive. Thank you for sharing. My son just asked if we could make at Halloween. I think you posted a winner for this house.

  12. Non pariels? Can you tell me what they are please. I am sorry, I haven’t heard of them, I live in Australia, so just wondering if they are available here by a different name?

  13. Nicole B says:

    This simple recipe is driving me crazy! Where on Earth is everyone finding vanilla pudding that is actually WHITE??? I’ve made so many different kinds of vanilla pudding, include homemade, but they all turn out to be yellow or cream colored which throws off the aesthetics of this dessert idea. I’ve found white puddings that are “white chocolate” and “cheesecake” and other flavors but no white regular vanilla. What is everyone using?

  14. Will this still work with vanilla yogurt??


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