Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups [Recipe] –
These Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups are a great treat to bring to any fall gathering because they’re so easy to make but look impressive. They appeal to both children and adults, and you can’t beat the rich, chocolatey taste! Your family and friends are sure to love this simple pudding dessert.
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What You Need for Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups:
- 2 small boxes chocolate pudding (or one large box)
- 4 cups milk
- 1 8oz container whipped topping
- 1 bag chocolate animal crackers
- 1 bag candy pumpkins
- 20 snack cups with lids
Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups Instructions:
Prepare pudding according to instructions on the package using an electric mixer. Then add the entire container of whipped topping and continue mixing.
Crush about 3/4 of the bag of chocolate animal crackers into crumbs. We use chocolate animal crackers because they are inexpensive, but you could use Oreos if you prefer those. The animal crackers also make crumbs that look more like real dirt.
We just put the cookies/crackers in a zipper bag and crush them with a coffee mug. You could use a food processor, but we don’t like to have to wash a food processor.
Stir half the chocolate cookie crumbs into the pudding mixture. Set aside the other half to be the “dirt.”
Fill each snack cup about 2/3 of the way full with the pudding mixture. Then sprinkle the cookie crumb “dirt” on top of each. Add the desired number of pumpkin candies to the top of each Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cup.
I tried using small mason jars for these as well, and those looked cute too.
A Fun Treat for Fall Gatherings
These Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups are a great addition to any fall gathering. You can make them for October or November birthday parties. You can bring them to harvest gatherings or class parties. The first time I made these was for a church hayride many years ago. Everyone loves them!
If you are in need of another fun fall treat, be sure to check out this great post by My Everyday Challenges explaining how to get Perfect Candy Apples Every Time. Candy apples have always intimidated me until I read this post. They look absolutely beautiful in candy stores, but I never believed I could make them myself. These instructions make them so easy!
Sunday evening we had several fun outdoor activities planned for our church youth group. I made these Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups for the kids to have after the lesson and games. We had the amazing opportunity to try several outdoor toys that Goliath Games sent us, and you can read all about that in Goliath Games Brings Big Fun to Church Youth Group.
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