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Easter Pudding Cups make a perfect dessert for Easter! Plastic cups are layered with pudding, cookie crumbs and topped with whipped cream, a marshmallow Peeps chick and chocolate eggs. These are quick to make and sure to be a hit! 

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easter pudding cups

If you’re looking for the perfect easy Easter dessert recipe, these Peeps Pudding Cups are it! They are the cutest treats for Easter season that’s layered with creamy pudding, cookie crumbs, whipped cream, Easter Peeps and chocolate eggs. Everyone will love this dessert and it’s perfectly portioned into individual cups.

I love serving these fun treats in clear plastic cups so you can see the beautiful layers and they are easy to serve. Perfect for Spring birthday parties, classroom festivities, Easter parties, or a fun dessert to have at home.

If you love Easter marshmallow treats, try my Peeps S’mores and Chocolate Peeps Pretzels Rods.

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Why You’ll Love These Easter pudding cups

Kid-friendly: Let kids assemble the Easter Pudding Cups, they will haves so much fun doing this. They will love adding the candy toppings and can get so creative. 

Party perfect: These Easter Cups make a fun dessert for parties and classrooms, kids will LOVE these!

No bake treats: You don’t need to turn your ovens or burners on for this dessert. You just need a mixing bowl and whisk.

Customizable: You can use any of your favorite pudding flavors, cookies, and Easter candy to make these dessert cups.

Easy Easter treat: Made with simple ingredients (and minimal ingredients) that can be found at most grocery stores. You only need less than 30 minutes to makes these festive treats. 

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key ingredients

  • Instant pudding mix: Could be found at just about all grocery stores in the baking section. We love the Banana Cream or Vanilla flavor for the yellow color. You’ll also need 3 cups of milk to make the pudding.
  • Whipped cream: Such as Cool Whip, whipped cream, or homemade whipped cream.
  • Vanilla Wafer Cookies: Used to make the edible grass. We use Nilla Wafers but you could also use plain sugar or butter cookies, or Golden Oreos. You could also use shredded coconut if you prefer. 
  • Easter candy: Peeps Chicks (or marshmallow bunnies) and Cadbury candy Eggs are perfect for these Easter Pudding Cups.
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how to make easter pudding cups

Make pudding: In a large mixing bowl, combine pudding mix and milk. Stir for at least 2 minutes, or until the pudding becomes thickened. Cover bowl with foil or plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator.

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Make cookie crumbs: Place the vanilla wafer cookies in a large ziplock bag. Use a rolling pin to crush the cookies until they become crumbs.

Color cookie crumbs: Place 1/3 of the crumbs into a bowl with a few drops of green food coloring. Use more or less coloring gel depending on how green you want the crumbs to be.

Assemble pudding cups: To assemble pudding cups, add 1-2 tablespoons of the regular cookie crumbs (uncolored crumbs) to the bottom of each plastic cup. Then add 1/4 cup of pudding to each cup, repeat the cookie crumb layer, then dollop or swirl whipped cream on top of each cup. Sprinkle 1-2 tablespoons of the green cookie crumbs on top of the whipped cream and lastly, place 1 Peep and 3 chocolate eggs on top. Serve cold and enjoy immediately or keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

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recipe tips & variations

  • Double the recipe: This recipe makes 6 pudding cups so if you’re wanting to bring these to a party or serve them as a school treat, simply double the recipe (you can easily do this in the recipe card).
  • Pudding: I love sticking to the yellow pastel colors such as banana cream and vanilla pudding flavors. You can use any such as butterscotch, lemon, white chocolate, pistachio, or chocolate.
  • Make pudding the day ahead: If you want your pudding to be extra cold, make it a few hours or even the day before. This will also allow the pudding to thicken.
  • Easter Dirt Cups: Swap the Banana Cream or vanilla pudding for chocolate pudding and use Oreo cookies to make Oreo crumbs or chocolate graham crackers instead of Nilla wafers. If you love dirt cups, try my Oreo Dirt Cake!
  • Candy alternatives: Feel free to use chocolate bunnies, jelly beans, your favorite Easter candy, Easter themed M&M’s, candy Easter eggs, and Robin Eggs.
  • Green grass: If you didn’t have green food coloring gel you could use green icing or green sprinkles instead. 
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leftovers & storage

Store any leftovers in a large airtight container or cover cups with plastic wrap and refrigerator for up to 5 days. The cookie crumbs and candies on top will get soft from the whipped cream.

I do not recommend freezing these Peeps Pudding Cups as they will not freeze well.

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Easter Pudding Cups

Easter Pudding Cups make a perfect dessert for Easter! Plastic cups are layered with pudding, cookie crumbs and topped with whipped cream, a marshmallow Peeps chick and chocolate eggs. These are quick to make and sure to be a hit!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easter Pudding Cups, Peeps Pudding Cups
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 pudding cups

Equipment

  • 6 snack-size plastic cups

Ingredients

  • 1 5.1 oz box instant vanilla or banana cream pudding mix
  • 3 cups cold milk whole milk or low-fat milk
  • 50 vanilla wafer cookies
  • green food gel coloring
  • whipped cream such as Cool Whip
  • 6 Peeps marshmallow chicks
  • 18 chocolate eggs

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bow, combine pudding mix and milk. Stir for at least 2 minutes, or until the pudding becomes thickened. Cover bowl with foil or plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator.
  • Place the vanilla wafer cookies in a large ziplock bag. Use a rolling pin to crush the cookies until they become crumbs.
  • Place 1/3 of the crumbs into a bowl with 3-5 drops of green food gel coloring. Use more or less coloring gel depending on how green you want the crumbs to be.
  • To assemble pudding cups, add 1-2 tablespoons of the regular cookie crumbs (uncolored crumbs) to the bottom of each plastic cup. Then add 1/4 cup of pudding to each cup, repeat the cookie crumb layer, then dollop or swirl whipped cream on top of each cup. Sprinkle 1-2 tablespoons of the green cookie crumbs on top of the whipped cream and lastly, place 1 Peep and 3 chocolate eggs on top. Repeat.
  • Serve cold and enjoy immediately or keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
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5 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    What a fun and festive recipe for Easter! Such a great way to enjoy Peeps; excited to give this a try this year, indeed!

  2. 5 stars
    These are just adorable and look delicious. I look forward to making them for the kids this Easter – thanks for solving my dessert dilemma!

  3. 5 stars
    The creamy vanilla pudding combined with the colorful marshmallow Peeps makes for a delightful dessert. It’s a great way to add some Easter cheer to your table.