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Summer Sand Pudding

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.

**I’ve posted a video on how to make this pudding here if you’d like to check it out!**

Sand Pudding


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 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!

sand pudding

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!

Have a great day!

 Other summer recipes you might like:

lemon blueberry shortbreadbites

Lemon Blueberry Shortcakes

5 ingredient guacamole

5 Ingredient Guacamole

homemade strawberry pie

Marie Calendars Strawberry Pie

31 Responses to Summer Sand Pudding

  1. Pati @ A Crafty Escape August 2, 2011 at 12:37 pm #

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

  2. Sara August 2, 2011 at 2:38 pm #

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

  3. Junk in the Trunk Trio August 2, 2011 at 5:19 pm #

    This is such a cute idea. love it.

  4. Michelle Paige August 2, 2011 at 7:07 pm #

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

  5. TexaGermaNadian August 2, 2011 at 10:26 pm #

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

  6. Kathryn Michelle Jenkins August 2, 2011 at 10:53 pm #

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


  7. Nicole August 3, 2011 at 2:00 am #

    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!

  8. inHERshoes August 3, 2011 at 2:08 am #

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

  9. Tracy August 3, 2011 at 2:39 am #

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

  10. -Claire August 3, 2011 at 2:43 am #

    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!

  11. Zara August 3, 2011 at 3:44 am #

    This looks delish!
    And your babe is too cute!

  12. Jennifer August 3, 2011 at 4:47 am #

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

  13. Lisa August 3, 2011 at 12:19 pm #

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

  14. Tracy @ August 5, 2011 at 2:54 am #

    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….:)
    T.G.I.F. Linky Party at Craft Junkie Too

  15. Anna November 3, 2011 at 5:10 am #

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


  16. Ashley Marie February 13, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    So cute!! I have to pin this too.

  17. 2busy February 13, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

    I have to say that this looks yummy!

  18. Tricia February 14, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

    Love this dessert! One of my favorites!

  19. Classic NYer February 18, 2012 at 1:08 am #

    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…


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