I hate to say this, but I am a little bit upset with Pottery Barn.
Because really, they should not be allowed to make their store all cozy and inviting when you can’t even afford to buy anything there.
They even have like, little living room areas all set up. With couches and televisions and throw blankets and everything.
And maybe it you would promise not to think I’m a tacky person, I would admit to you that I laid down on one of the couches and snuggled up with a Pottery Barn blanket and pretended to watch the not-even-plugged-in-display-television.
I just wanted to see how cozy it would feel before I bought it.
It turned out that it was quite possibly the snuggliest throw blanket I’ve ever tried out in my whole entire life.
And I would know. I have a throw blanket trying out problem.
It also turned out that the blanket cost $70.
And I was really quite shocked, because I remember that episode of Friends where Rachel was addicted to Pottery Barn and she kept buying everything they had in their display window, and really, she wasn’t rich or anything.
Obviously, that is the last time my opinions on affordability will be based on sitcom reruns and “how cozy it looks”.
I guess I’ll just have to be satisfied with my cheap blankets, cheap wine, and cheap trashy desserts.
Oh…..you really didn’t think a Snickers Parfait was classy did you? I know the word Parfait is kinda fancy and all…but come on. I mixed pudding with peanut butter.
Who cares? It was delicious.
1 box (4 serving size) instant vanilla pudding
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
2 boxes instant chocolate pudding
5 1/2 cups cold whole milk
2 cups heavy cream
4 Tablespoons powdered sugar
1/2 cup caramel syrup (the kind in the squirt bottle, not the kind in the jar you have to microwave)
Snicker Bars, chopped (I used fun size ones from Halloween)
Pour both boxes of chocolate pudding and 4 cups milk in a large bowl, and prepare according to package directions. Set in the refrigerator to chill.
Put the vanilla pudding mix, 1 1/2 cups milk, and the crunchy peanut butter in a medium bowl. Whisk according to package directions and place bowl in the refrigerator.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, add the heavy cream, caramel sauce, and powdered sugar. Beat on high until thick. Stop beating as soon as it reaches the consistency of whipped cream–do NOT overbeat.
**For best results when whipping cream, I always place my mixer bowl and whisk attachment in the freezer at least 10 minutes prior to using.
In small bowls, parfait glasses, or trifle bowls (I used the same Anchor Trifle Bowls from Walmart that I used in my Candy Corn Trifles), layer chocolate pudding, crunchy peanut butter pudding, and more chocolate pudding. Top with caramel whipped cream, chopped Snicker bars, and a drizzle of caramel syrup.
This recipe should make enough for at least 6 if you used the trifle bowls (which are quite large), or 12 small bowls. Or a whole heap of cute little dessert shot glasses.
And if you make them in cute little dessert shot glasses, you have to give me one.
It’s pretty much a rule.
Enjoy and have a fabulous weekend!!
**I’m linking these up at Tidy Mom’s I’m Lovin’ It Friday. Head on over and see what everyone else is lovin’ this week!!