I love all the ideas I see on Pinterest, but lack most of the ability required to recreate the adorable and imaginative creations I find there. That’s why I’m always looking for ways to deliver eye-catching treats that are actually easy to put together. Yesterday, I shared my Super Easy Easter Cake Mix Cookies. This morning, I’m sharing another Easter treat that’s quick and easy to put together – Easter pudding cups.
Like my Easter cookies, these pudding cups only require a few ingredients – pudding mix, milk, Oreos, sprinkles, jelly beans, and peeps.
You could probably even skip the Oreos, but my kids really like how it looks like dirt so I add crushed Oreos on top of the pudding. Also, though I think coconut looks more like grass when it’s colored green, none of my kids like coconut so I opted for green sprinkles instead. Feel free to swap in green coconut instead. Personally, I think I’d like mine better that way (I’m a HUGE fan of Almond Joys!) but since this was a treat for the kids, I bent to the masses.
The only detail that’s pretty important is that you’ll want to pick up the CLEAR plastic cups so the kids can see the “dirt.” For some reason, when I found them at Walmart, I could only find them in a pack of 50 so expect to see a lot of recipes and crafts that use clear plastic cups over the next few months!
- 4 clear plastic 9 oz. cups
- 1 (3.9 oz) box of instant chocolate pudding mix
- 2 cups cold milk
- 8 Oreos (filling removed) crushed
- Green sprinkles
- 4 peeps
- Jelly Beans
- Make pudding according to package directions and evenly distribute between the four plastic cups. Place in refrigerator and chill until set (5-10 minutes).
- Top each pudding cup with crushed Oreos, then green sprinkles.
- Add one peep to each cup and a few jelly beans for decoration.
These Easter pudding cups shouldn’t take more than 20 minutes to put together (and that includes the 5-10 minutes the pudding is in the fridge firming up). If you’re making them for a party, the recipe is easy to multiply. In fact, since peeps come in packs of 12 and Oreo’s come in packages of 36, this recipe is ideal if you are making enough for a dozen people. Just use 3 boxes of pudding mix and 6 cups of milk and either eat the extra Oreos or add an extra thick layer of “dirt” to your desserts.