The Walking Dead: Let Them Eat Pudding…and Brains

Warning: WALKING DEAD spoilers ahoy in this post.

In getting ready for our upcoming WALKING DEAD event, we realized something: We’re worried about Carl.

I mean, the kid’s drawn a short straw, no questions about it. And who are we to judge? But we’re slightly concerned he may be turning into a sociopath.

Then again, maybe in these dire times it’s the sociopaths who will inherit the earth.

Whatever the future holds for young Carl, one thing is clear: The boy loves him some pudding. So in an effort to keep him at least loosely attached to his humanity (and high in zombie-murdering calories) we’ve decided to arm him with our homemade chocolate tapioca in convenient post-apocalyptic pudding cups (aka the best we could spare of our resources).

Carl's Pudding Cup

They’re chock full of protein and a bit more portable a size than 112 ounces all at once. Perfect for a boy on the lam. It’s even got cocoa chili powder and a shot of rum because, hey, life is tough. Why not indulge while you still can?

And then because everybody’s hungry for something these days, we made the walkers a treat too: small, alcoholic shots of brain (excellent diversion while running for life and limb from herds of the undead).

Zombie Brains

Here are the recipes for each:

Zombie Brain Shots

What you’ll need:

1 shot of vodka
1 teaspoon lime juice
Bailey’s Irish Cream
A splash of grenadine
1 straw

How to go about it:

1. Mix vodka and lime juice.
2. Use straw and finger to hold in Bailey’s, like you used to do with soda as a kid, pre-apocalypse. It will curdle in the vodka lime juice mixture and turn into brain-like strands. It’s pretty gross.
3. Add a splash of grenadine for extra blood-like affect.
4. Throw at zombie.
5. Run.

Carl’s Chocolate Tapioca Post-Apocalyptic “Pudding Cups”

What you’ll need:

1/3 cup tapioca pearls
¾ cup water
2 ¼ cups milk (any percentage or type you can scrounge up)
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ cup sugar
2 eggs, separated
1 cup combined chocolate and butterscotch chips
1 large shot of dark rum
½ teaspoon vanilla

How to go about it:

1. Soak tapioca in water for 30 mins., or as long as you have before the next herd of walkers sets in.
2. Combine tapioca, milk, salt, sugar and egg yolks (lightly beaten) in a large saucepan.
3. Bring ingredients to a low boil then add chocolate, butterscotch and rum.
4. Let simmer for 10 mins or until thickened. Stir often.
5. Beat the egg whites to firm peaks.
6. Stir a ¼ cup of hot pudding into the peaks then fold the mixture into pudding.
7. Take off heat, stir in vanilla and let cool.
8. Put in your best portable, zombie-proof ware.

You can find these and other TV-inspired recipes here, but for the sake of all that is still good in this world, enjoy at your own risk.