S’mores Dark Chocolate Puddings

I spent years resisting the urge to buy a mini-torch, and until now it wasn’t that difficult. I’d rather eat ice cream than crème brulee and when it comes to meringue, I’m perfectly content putting it under the broiler. But things changed last night when I spotted S’mores Dark Chocolate Puddings in Bon Appetit. My will had been broken and I ended up in Bed Bath & Beyond today asking “Where do you keep the mini torches?” So $30 (plus the cost of butane) later, I am the proud owner of a scorching device.

So was it worth it? Yes! And if you make this, you have to use the torch. Not just because I did, but because it’s what makes this dessert great. Without the scorched top, the pudding is fine, but it’s the scorched top that makes it taste like a real s’mores.

Here’s a photo. The top tasted great, but it’s kind of flat because I made the meringue hours ahead of time. Next time I’ll put the topping on right away and get straight to the torching.


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  1. says

    This would be a fun dessert to make! I don’t own a torch either. I’d be tempted to try sticking it under the broiler. If I ever do it I’ll let you know if it works.

  2. says

    Lol! I also bought a torch for my house last week. I’ve been avoiding it for a while, but the time has just arrived. My new favourite thinnow is to make meringue and burn spoonfulls of it. Yes, I’m amused easily…

  3. says

    This is one of the most gorgeous desserts I have ever seen! What a brilliant idea! I think that I am going to pull out the mini torch and get going! I love your site – it inspires so many fabulous ideas! Thank you for everything (as always…)


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