Edible Terrariums


Terrariums aren't just for the garden. Make this super cute dessert recipe in a small mason jar, layered with ingredients that look like they came from nature and you've got a terrarium you can eat! With a mug cake as the base and layered with pudding, graham crackers, and candy, it's essentially a trifle recipe.

Total Time:
45 mins
4 terrariums


  • 4 wide-mouth half-pint canning jars

  • ¼ cup all-purpose

  • 3 tablespoon sugar

  • 2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 3 tablespoon butter, melted and cooled

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • 3 ounce green candy coating discs, melted

  • 2 3.25 ounce containers ready-to-eat chocolate pudding

  • ¼ cup crushed graham crackers

  • ¼ cup chocolate rocks

  • 8 - 12 mushroom-shaped chocolate-coated crackers

  • ¼ cup green-tinted canned or homemade frosting


  1. Coat jars with nonstick cooking spray. In a small bowl whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the center and add milk, butter and vanilla. Divide batter among the 4 jars and microwave all the jars, covered with a damp paper towel, on HIGH for 90 seconds or until cooked through. Cool completely in jars on wire rack.

  2. Meanwhile, transfer melted candy coating to a small resealable plastic bag. Pipe small plants and leaves on a sheet of parchment or waxed paper and let stand until set.

  3. Divide pudding among jars, spreading pudding evenly over cakes. Sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs, chocolate rocks, and chocolate mushrooms. Pipe small mounds of green frosting into each jar. Insert green candy coating leaves and plants.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

492 Calories
24g Fat
68g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 492
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 356mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 68g 25%
Total Sugars 51g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0.3mg 2%
Calcium 123mg 9%
Iron 1.7mg 9%
Potassium 91mg 2%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 21.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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