Beach Sand Pudding Cups
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Beach Sand Pudding Cups are an adorable and oh-so-delicious dessert recipe for kids! Made with vanilla pudding, food coloring, and whipped topping they are the cutest snack for a party or snack!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
  • 2 small boxes (3.4 oz) instant vanilla or white chocolate pudding mix, unprepared **see notes
  • 2 cups COLD milk
  • 1 tub (8 oz) whipped topping, thawed (such as Cool Whip)
  • Blue food coloring (as much as needed)
  • 6-8 golden Oreo cookies, crushed (can also use graham cracker crumbs)
  • Gummy candy sea creatures
  • Gummy candy stars or shells
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, add the cold milk
  2. Sprinkle pudding mix over top and whisk well until thoroughly combined
  3. Place in refrigerator about 10-15 minutes or until fully set
  4. Fold in the whipped topping with a spatula
  5. Add to small glasses or cups (about 9oz cups)
  6. Place in refrigerator for 15-20 minutes to chill
  7. Crush cookies in food processor until fine crumbs OR use a Ziploc bag and rolling pin to crush until fine crumbs
  8. Spoon cookies on side to resemble sand/beach
  9. Add gummy creatures, stars or shells on top
  1. For the food coloring, gel food coloring works best. Depending on how dark blue you want the pudding, you may need to make it darker than expected because when you add the whipped topping it will lighten the pudding color.
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