Are you going to a potluck, hosting an Easter party, or just looking for some yummy homemade Easter treats for your kids that do not involve Peeps or cupcakes?
This Easter-inspired dirt-in-a-cup recipe is so simple to make that with supervision kids will be able to make most (or possibly all) of it on their own. Let’s get hopping!
Carrot Patch Pudding Cups
- 2 packets Instant Chocolate Pudding (approx. 4.2oz)
- 1 pkg Cool Whip thawed (approx. 8oz)
- 2 cups milk
- 2 cups Oreo cookies (approx.) – you may need more depending on how many cups you make
- Orange icing (white icing colored with orange Wilton gel)
- Edible grass
Begin by having your child whisk together the chocolate pudding mix and the milk.
Once combined, have them add the Cool Whip and gently mix it together.
Now comes the fun part. Put the Oreo’s into a Ziploc® bag and seal it, make sure to press out as much air as possible. Give the kids a rolling pin and have them crush the Oreo’s into smaller pieces.
Add between 1/3 to 1/2 of the crushed Oreo’s to the pudding mixture and mix to combine. Spoon the pudding mixture into small soufflé cups, then top with the remaining crushed Oreo’s.
Add the orange icing to a piping bag with a circular tip. If kids want to try making the carrots have them try on a cutting board first. Carefully pipe a circle of orange icing onto the top of each pudding cup to resemble the end of a carrot. Cut small pieces of edible grass and pop into the carrot.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
Do you have any fun Easter crafts for kids? Share them in the comments below – we’d love to hear about them!
Tonya Staab is a freelance writer, and the creative mind behind Create-Celebrate-Explore where she shares craft tutorials, recipes, party planning, decorating, and travel tips. She has three kids (twin kindergarteners and a teen) and can often be found covered in flour and glitter.