Celebrating Spring- Tiny Terra Cotta Pot Desserts

If you are looking for a festive treat to celebrate the start of Spring, look no further! These desserts served in individual little terra cotta pots are both yummy and adorable!

I’ve made three variations of this terra cotta pot dessert. The first one is super easy and kid friendly! Make your favorite “dirt cake” recipe. I like to mix 2 small boxes of chocolate pudding (made following the instructions on the box) with a tub of cool whip. To serve I cover the bottom of the inside of the pot with foil and then fill almost to the top with the pudding mixture. Then top with crushed Oreos.

The second variation is a little more involved. This “recipe” is one my Dad remembers his Mother making for school teachers when they were invited over for dinner. I just loved learning this little tidbit about my Grandmother! How festive and cool was she? My Grandmother layered frozen pound cake and vanilla ice cream in the terra cotta pots before topping with meringue and broiling. I’m told she even inserted a paper straw into the pound cake and ice cream so that she could place a daisy in before serving!

I made the meringue topped version one year…I’m pretty intimidated by meringue, and my kids preferred the Oreo crumb anyways. So, my favorite version is a combination of the two recipes. A layer of pound cake and ice cream and topped with the Oreo crumbs.

No matter what version you choose this festive dessert is perfect for any spring gathering or a Welcome Spring party! You can top them with gummy worms, paper straws/flowers or even one of each for the perfect Spring treat!

Happy Spring Friends! Enjoy!


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Hey, I’m Megan, wife to Chad, mama to our three rambunctious boys, Grady, Marshall, Stafford and our sweet little girl, Ainsley Nell.  I have a passion for celebrating holidays, cherishing seasons, creating memories, collecting traditions, connecting hearts and chasing joy.   Thanks for coming along for our journey.