Monday, August 1, 2011

Sand Pudding

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When I was younger, my mom would make this pudding.  She called it sand pudding.  It was sooooo good.  Every time she brought it somewhere it was finished.

Well, the other night I was looking for something to bring to church bible study group and my mom recommended this!  Perfect!  It is the prefect little dessert for your summer picnic and your kids will love it.  You'll see.


You start by blending some Vanilla Wafers and just a couple of Oreos in a food processor.  Like a whole bag of Vanillas to 3 Oreos.  Unless you are looking for black sand, then add more Oreos.  Blend them up real nice and this is what you should have:
SAND!  Now you see where the name comes in.  The you could just put in regular pudding in between sand layers, but that just wouldn't be as yummy.  So we pimp out the pudding. 
You have regular vanilla pudding and you add cool whip, cream cheese, powdered sugar, oh man, my sugar tooth is kickin' in just thinking about it.  Once you have it all blended up, you start the layers.
And of course, it is only appropriate to do it in a bucket! 
And Voila, that easy!  You just layer it up, sand, pudding, sand, pudding (I wonder where the name came from?) and stick a shovel in it for serving and you are good to go!  Look how creative you are with such little effort!


I think someone else found the pudding...

Yep, I left to get something else ready only to come back and find the little man grabbin' a shovel.  And of course like the good mother I am, I waited for him to grab the spoon so I could snap a picture before I took it away.  Don't worry, he got some later!  Here is the full recipe

1 pkg Vanilla Wafers
3 or 4 Oreos
8 oz Cream Cheese
1/4 C Butter
2/3 C powdered sugar
2 small pkgs French Vanilla pudding mix
2 3/4 C Milk
12 oz Cool Whip

Crush Oreos and Vanilla Wafers in a food processor.  In a separate bowl, cream together softened 8 oz cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar. In another bowl, mix pudding with milk.  Add to cream cheese mixture.  Fold in cool whip.  Layer into buckets with sand, pudding, sand etc.


Hope you all enjoy and try this at your next summer picnic!  I am gonna link it up to as many linky parties as I can remember to.  Which basically means the next two days at the most...

Don't forget to get those photos ready for Friday!  Summer Photo Contest!

Have a great day!

53 comments:

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

Now this is sand I wouldn't mind my kids eating ;)

Sara said...

That is so crazy how much it looks like sand! What were the reactions at bible study?

Junk in the Trunk Trio said...

This is such a cute idea. love it.

Michelle Paige said...

This looks soos real! I need to make some. My kids will be so surprised!

TexaGermaNadian said...

What a cute idea, I bet your boys love it! It kind of reminds me of dirt cake we used to make :)

Kathryn Michelle Jenkins said...

how creative. this looks super delicious. what a fantastic idea!

kathryn
www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

Nicole said...

What a cool idea! I love it in the bucket! I may have to try this...my son doesn't like anything...he might like this!

inHERshoes said...

oh my word. i can eat that entire bucket. gross, but i know i can. LOL

Tracy said...

I showed this to my husband and he loved it. I've got to make it for him! What a creative idea.

-Claire said...

Super Yum! I've had something similar with only Oreo called "dirt cake" but I've never seen it done this way-so adorable! I love the buckets and little shovels-too cute!

Zara said...

This looks delish!
And your babe is too cute!

Jennifer said...

Yum!! And so great served in the bucket!!!

Lisa said...

Brings back memories! I haven't had this since I was a kid!

Tracy @ CraftJunkieToo.com said...

Hopping over from Ladybug Blessings linky party….
What a wonderful yummy project :)
I'd like to invite you to link your projects up at my weekly linking party at Craft Junkie Too. We'd love to have fabulous projects to share….:)
Tracy
T.G.I.F. Linky Party at Craft Junkie Too

Anna said...

Such a cute idea! I pinned this for my daughter's or nephew's next birthday party!

Anna
www.askannamoseley.com

Ashley Marie said...

So cute!! I have to pin this too.

2busy said...

I have to say that this looks yummy!

Tricia said...

Love this dessert! One of my favorites!

Classic NYer said...

OMG that sounds so AWESOME!!! Although I'm a little freaked out now b/c I feel myself attracted to the idea of eating sand...

Kim @ Party Frosting! said...

genius idea! Definitely will share with my readers on upcoming beach party theme post!

hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!

...just another preppy shopaholic said...

So have to try this, yum!!!

...just another preppy shopaholic said...

Yum!!! So have to try this, thanks!

Six of Us said...

Just found you via Pinterest and I had to tell you two things. 1) Holy crap this is amazing and 2) your little guy is GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing!

Bob Prout said...

I think I'm the only guy here but I couldn't figure out if the pudding needs to be instant pudding. Sorry. But it looks good and I might want to try it

Ausmerican Housewife said...

It's vanilla flavored dirt (chocolate pudding and oreos)!

megan k said...

Almost exact to dirt cake only different is the vanilla waffers. I like the waffer idea better. Could also serve in those little clear cups people use for baby shower punch so people/kids can see the layers. I've served the dirt cake that way so the worms were visible to the kids. Are there shell shaped candies? That would be fun to put in it.

megan k said...

Very similar to dirt cake, only the van waffers is different. I like the waffer addition. Could also serve in those clear plastic cups used at baby showers so everyone can see the layers. I have served the dirt cake that way so kids could see the worms. If there is a candy shaped like shells that would be cool to put in it. Yum

Aunt B said...

Cool! What a neat idea! Thank you for sharing it.

Dede B said...

Just checking... I can just mix the pudding in with the other stuff, don't have to refrigerate it to set it first?

HouseMama said...

Thank you so much. I was just looking for (ocean) lesson ideas for my kindergarten class. This is so cute!

HouseMama said...

This is so cute! I was looking for ideas for an ocean unit for my kindergarten class. Thank you!!!

Crunchy Con Mommy said...

Super cute! Like a summery version of dirt n' worms :)

Lois Bergstrom said...

But, oh dear, what to do with the rest of the Oreos in the package. I do hate leftover food... :-)

Unknown said...

Maybe some shortbread cookies cut out as crabs or starfish to decorate the top, like how you put gummy worms in dirt cake.....cute!

Sarah F said...

This is great! Always looking for fun ideas for the kids!

Sarah F
fiftytwopins@blogspot.com

Jenn said...

I made this for our church small group on Sunday night this past weekend...it was a hit! The best comment was "is that really food?!?" when they saw it on the buffet table! :)

Thanks!
Jenn (My Hair Bow Blog)

Melissa Richards said...

Going to the beach for a week. Will be making these for dessert for sure!!

Joe Joe said...

I have a very similiar recipe that it appears someone else mentioned called dirt cake. You put gummy worms in it to decorate, it's made in a plastic plant pot, if you can find edible flowers those are also a part of it. It's very cute just like this one. I'm so saving this one and doing it at our next family gathering. My nieces and nephews will LOVE it & I bet the grown ups will LOVE it too! Thanks for sharing it!

Unknown said...

Add some worms or "bugs" (gummy candies) and kids would love it even more!!!

Unknown said...

Add some gummy worms or gummy bugs. Even better!!!

Just Burr said...

My son is having a birthday pool party, so I will try making this tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!

Just Burr said...

My son is having a birthday pool party, so I will be making this on Saturday. Thanks for sharing!

Mrs. Williams {Persnickety Plates} said...

How many would you say one bucket feeds? I'm helping a friend with wedding shower ideas & she's looking for a ballpark number.

Pam said...

Grey thanks for great photos, a super fun idea, a dangerously addictive recipe, and good spelling! I'll read your blog just because you can spell "voila" if for no other reason (although there certainly is reason)! Thanks bundles, keep the fun coming!

Pam said...

AAACK! Not grey photos! GREAT photos (darn not-so-smart phone and itchy trigger finger). I guess that's my comeuppance for being a spelling snob. ;-)

Mary Ryan said...

Just mixed the Nilla wafers and Oreos and this might just be the tastiest sand ever. I'm serving it as a topping for icecream at my daughters birthday this weekend. Thanks for the idea! (sugarsnips.com)

odelia patterson said...

I cannot wait to try this

odelia patterson said...

Cannot wait to make and try this

Heather said...

Awesome idea, Perfect for my daughter pool party coming up!! And your little man is adorable!! I am bias because my kids are mixed too,lol;)

Unknown said...

Making this for my son's beach birthday party! (Hoping it doesn't encourage the kids to eat the REAL sand! Lol)

Diane Nickerson said...

I found you through a link on Pinterest. I made this tonight and it was a major hit!! Thank you!!

Jenn said...

Anyone have a clue how many (small) servings this would be?!

Jenn said...

Anyone have any clue how many (small) servings this would be?! I have a very large Under the Sea 1st birthday party coming up VERY soon and I'd love this to be one of the treats I serve.
Thx,
Jenn.

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