RecipeElf Pudding

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 150
  • Protein: 18 g
  • Total Fat: 0 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 11 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5 g
  • Total Sugar: 12 g
    • Natural Sugar: 5 g
    • Added Sugar: 7 g
  • Sodium: 60 mg

The elf on the shelf made its way to the pudding— and I don’t blame ’em! This luxurious dessert is packed with protein and chocolatey goodness… it provides a hearty dose of holiday happy and festive fun. 😉

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This recipe makes 1 pudding cup
  • • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • • 6 ounces low-fat vanilla yogurt*
  • • 2 candy canes
  • • Mint leaves
  • • Whipped cream, optional
  • • Crushed candy canes, optional

*You can use traditional yogurt for a smooth chocolate pudding taste or Greek yogurt for a tangier taste.


Add the cocoa powder to the yogurt and stir vigorously until well mixed.

Stick the two candy canes upside in the pudding to resemble “elf legs.” Using your finger, gently wet the top of the candy canes with a drop of water and stick a small mint leaf to each candy cane (for the elf foot).

Garnish with optional whipped cream and crushed candy cane over the top.

Nutrition information provided using vanilla Greek yogurt with zero added sugar.

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