I cannot recall what permutation of search words plus random craving brought me to this dessert from Martha Stewart, but sure I'm glad it did. Don't you just want to grab this cupcake look-a-like from the picture and eat it in two bites?I'm impressed with the engineering of this dessert. Crushed cookies with a cap of chocolate become the base for a spoonful of banana-infused rice pudding. It seems easy to assemble and definitely looks solid enough to serve as finger food at a dessert buffet without toppling at the first nibble.
I could see serving these at a baby shower or mother's day brunch, or even a children's birthday party - though I have a feeling they might have more appeal to the parents in attendance. This dessert could also easily become a gluten-free treat if the cookies in the base were replaced with a wheat-free alternative.
These rice pudding cups are quite possibly the trifecta of dessert awesomeness. I, for one, can't wait to spring them on my next dinner guests.
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(Image: Martha Stewart)