Jell-O Hot Cocoa Pudding Mugs & A Jell-O Giveaway

Ready for a really cute winter treat that is surprisingly easy to make?   Let me introduce you to Hot Cocoa Pudding Mugs

This recipe is from Jell-O, and while they look a bit challenging to create, I promise you they are super simple.   These would be so fun to serve at a party.

Jell-O even gives you a recipe option to create an “adult” version of these using some creme de cocoa or peppermint schnapps.

I had photos of the “how to” for this recipe, but unfortunately my memory card decided it was time to bid me farewell, and thus those pics are lost in a digital never never land (thankfully I was at least able to take new pics of the end result).  But, luck have it, Jell-O has an AWESOME step by step video to walk you through this…

See, surprisingly simple.   While they used shot glasses to create theirs, I actually ended up using a mini cheesecake pan for mine.   This gave me 12 perfect hot cocoa mugs.   And yes, they do pop right out, exactly as shown in the video.  I was a bit worried they might stick or be difficult to get out but nope, not at all.

Jell-O Hot Cocoa Pudding Mugs

Jell-O Hot Cocoa Pudding Mugs


    Recipe used with permission from Kraft Foods
  • 2-1/2 cups milk, divided
  • 2 env. (1/4 oz. each) KNOX Unflavored Gelatine
  • 2 oz. BAKER'S Bittersweet Chocolate, melted
  • 1 pkg. (3.9 oz.) JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
  • 12 miniature pretzel twists, broken crosswise in half
  • 1-1/2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
  • 1/4 cup JET-PUFFED Vanilla MALLOW Bits


Add 1-1/2 cups milk to dry gelatine in small saucepan; stir. Let stand 3 min. or until gelatine is softened. Cook and stir on medium heat 3 min. or until gelatine is completely dissolved. Remove from heat; whisk in melted chocolate. Cool 5 min.

Beat pudding mix and remaining milk in medium bowl with whisk 2 min. Whisk in gelatine mixture. Spoon into 24 shot glasses sprayed with cooking spray. Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm.

Unmold desserts onto tray just before serving. Insert pretzel half into side of each for the mug handle. Top each with 1 Tbsp. COOL WHIP and a few MALLOW Bits.

Two other great recipes to check out over at Jell-O are…

Chocolate Caramel Turtle Torte

Simple Pumpkin Napoleons

Now, I did mention a giveaway, didn’t I?   The folks at Jell-O are going to give one Love From The Oven reader a Jell-O Holiday Jigglers Mold Kit.    To enter, use the Rafflecopter Widget below.  Open to US Residents of legal age, void where prohibited, no purchase necessary.  This giveaway is a Sweepstakes.  Winner will be selected at random.  Remember that sometimes the Rafflecopter Widget can be slow to load, but it should pop up right under this paragraph.  Good luck!

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  1. Tobi Drabczyk says

    Sorry, I always seem to do these posts not answering the right question. I would make these cocoa pudding cups.

  2. Bud L says

    I totally want to make the Chocolate Caramel Turtle Torte – I love anything carmel… Thanks for sharing these cute ideas

  3. Melanie says

    I will absolutely make the hot cocoa pudding cups. I think the adult version would be awesome for hubby and I to enjoy while wrapping the presents this year! :)

  4. says

    I forgot that you can incorporate jello in cooking and other dessert making. I like the Raspberry Glace Cheesecake Pie. It reminds me of something I made years ago out of my mother in laws old BHG cookbook from the 70s.

  5. Lynette says

    Awesome! Thanks so much for the give-away! Love the little pudding mugs and will be planning on making them at an upcoming December party!!

  6. says

    I have got to try making those adorable mugs, I will be the talk of the town at my next gathering, hope they come out as beautiful as yours. Thank you very much for the giveaway and I hope your and your family have happy Holidays.

  7. Anita says

    My husband just took the liberty of adding all the ingredients to the grocery list. I guess that means I need to make these for him! :)

  8. Sarah L says

    Those hot cocoa pudding mugs are adorable! I’d also like to try the sparkling raspberry jigglers. I love sparkling drinks, so they seem intriguing!


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