Patriotic Pudding Cups

Holidays · Puddings · June 14, 2012

Make a fun and festive treat for your 4th of July party with this Patriotic Pudding Cups recipe! Layers of smooth and creamy red, white, and blue pudding, topped with summertime Oreos. The kids love making these pudding cups as much as they love eating them!

Fourth of July Pudding Cups

Festive Patriotic Pudding Cups

I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for cool and yummy desserts during the summertime.With that in mind, and with Fourth of July coming up, I thought it would be fun to make some Patriotic Pudding Cups. These bad boys turned out so good and were so fun to make. In fact, Lily helped me and had a blast mixing the pudding and adding all the food coloring. Her favorite part though is licking off the rubber spatula, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t catch her with her finger in the tub of COOL WHIP. LOL!!! 

I love using COOL WHIP in my everyday desserts because it not only adds a yummy taste, but makes it a little lighter and fluffier.  This dessert, for example is mostly pudding and Oreos, but by adding COOL WHIP and some fun food coloring, it turns it into a light, creamy, festive and fun dessert! You could use any colors, but we made these specifically for the 4th of July, so we used red, white, and blue food coloring as well as the summertime Oreos with blue filling!

Patriotic Pudding

How to Make Pudding Cups:

I am sure these Oreos are seasonal, so if you can think of other uses for Blue Oreos I would stock up on them now. I do the same thing with the Red Oreos that come out around Christmas time!

  1. Start by crushing your Oreos and spoon a few tablespoons into the bottom of your clear cups.
  2. Make the pudding for your bottom layer as directed on the box (you’re going to make each layer individually, instead of mixing all three boxes together), and add in the blue food coloring. *I like the gel food colors because they make the food a very vibrant color.* Once it is mixed well, pour into the cups over your layer of crushed Oreos.
  3. When making the middle layer, only mix in 1.5 cups milk and then add 2 cups of COOL WHIP Whipped Topping. I did this to make the middle layer more fluffy, and to make it a more white color than the off-white color of the White Chocolate pudding. Pour while middle layer on top of blue pudding.
  4. Continue on with the red layer, making it as directed on the box, and then pouring on top of the white layer.
  5. Sprinkle remaining crushed Oreos on top and refrigerate.

I was able to make 8 cups using this recipe, but it all depends on the size of cup you use. You can also make this without the Oreos. Depends on what you like. No matter what, it still looks yummy and festive!

Patriotic Pudding Cups

Easy Patriotic Pudding Cups

Now you have a super fun and festive dessert to make for the Fourth of July! And the best part is that it’s really easy and spruces up your everyday pudding dessert! Lily LOVED this dessert and has already put in a request to make this again – haha!

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Patriotic Pudding Cups Recipe

Make a fun and festive treat for your 4th of July party with this Patriotic Pudding Cups recipe! Layers of smooth and creamy red, white, and blue pudding, topped with summertime Oreos. The kids love making these pudding cups as much as they love eating them!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 277 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 3 pkgs white chocolate pudding 3.3 oz each
  • 5 1/2 c milk divided
  • 1 pkg Oreos blue summertime kind
  • food coloring
  • 2 c cool whip

Instructions

  1. Crush the Oreos and spoon a few tablespoons into the bottom of your clear cups.

  2. Make each layer of pudding one at a time, starting with your bottom layer. Mix the pudding with 3 c cold milk as instructed on the box, add blue food coloring, and pour into each cup.

  3. For the middle layer, mix 1 1/2 c milk and 2 c whipped topping with the pudding mix. (I did this to make the middle layer more fluffy as well as make it a more white color than the off-white color of the White Chocolate pudding.) Pour on top of blue pudding layer. 

  4. Mix the last box of pudding as instructed on the box, add red food coloring, and pour on top of white layer.

  5. Sprinkle remaining Oreos on top of each pudding cup and refrigerate until ready to serve. 

Recipe Notes

  • I was able to make 8 cups using this recipe, but it all depends on the size of cup you use.
  • You can also make this without the Oreos depending on what you like.
Nutrition Facts
Patriotic Pudding Cups Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 277 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 308mg 13%
Potassium 247mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 45g 15%
Sugars 40g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 5.7%
Calcium 20.5%
Iron 0.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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    Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more

    how fun, and I love how cool whip changes things like pudding into something totally different.
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    Kristin @ The O.C.D. Life

    Those look super simple and yummy! I think my daughter would love them. Definitely, pinning these on Pinterest. Thanks to you and Cool Whip for this awesome treat. : )

    xoxo,
    Kristin

    Ami w/AliLily

    YUM!!! This looks delicious! I bet my Alie would love it too!! Too bad we don’t live in PHX anymore!! I bet Alie and Lily would be the bestest of friends. 🙂
    Ami w/AliLily recently posted..Alie’s 4th of July Craft and 19 other ideasMy Profile

      Lil' Luna

      Yes they would, Ami!!

    kelsey bang

    yum! i want one of these in my belly right now. i lied, i want more than one….
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      Lil' Luna

      LOL!!! You’re too cute, Kelsey!!

    krista

    I want to make these for my son’s Ranger Baseball team. LOVE this idea!! Do you know how many cups one recipe makes? Thank you!!!

      Lil' Luna

      Hi Krista – sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner. I made about 7 cups and had leftovers for about 2 more when I made this but the cups are a decent size. Hope that helps. 🙂

    Kassi @ Truly Lovely

    I’ve been loving all of your patriotic posts here lately! Great for the fourth coming up!!!
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      Lil' Luna

      Thanks, Kassi! You’re too kind!! I definitely get inspired by the holidays – they are way too fun!

    Erica Smash

    Wow, this is perfect for summer. Partner for a hot summer. I love Oreo and I love to eat this sweet dessert. It is really colorful. Thanks for the ingredients. I will try to make this one this weekend.
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      Lil' Luna

      Thanks, Erica!! It is super yummy! Let me know if you try it out – want to know what you think! 🙂

      Lil' Luna

      Was curious if you were able to make this and what you thought? Hope you liked it! 😀

    Megan

    Those look great! I’m sure these would be a hit at any Fourth of July party. Megan
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      Lil' Luna

      Thanks, Megan!! They were definitely a hit at our little shindig!! 😀

    debra

    These look so yummy !
    I think I may try them !
    Kind of reminds me of a ribbon Jello recipe that I used to make for picnics
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      Lil' Luna

      It does kinda look like ribbon Jello, huh!?! You will definitely have to try these out if you like pudding. They are so yummy! 😀

    Stephanie

    Hi, I just made these today for the 4th, and they look great! I wasn’t sure if you noticed, but Cool Whip isn’t listed with the “supplies/ingredients.” I almost left it off my grocery list! Also, it was hard to guess how many cups it would make, so it would help if you added that too. This was a great idea. Thanks for sharing!!!!

      Lil' Luna

      Thanks for the suggestions, Stephanie. Don’t know how cool whip was left off… will add that as well as the servings. 🙂 Hope you guys enjoyed it. 🙂

    darla

    Patriotic Pudding Cups i love this i just shared it on fb and pined it ty .

      Lil' Luna

      Thank you so much, Darla!

    Dawn D.

    I love that you included that you can prepare the recipe without Oreos. We all know the truth, though: Oreos are crucial! Fabulous looking recipe for the whole summer. Will have to try it out the next weekend we spend at home!
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      Lil' Luna

      They are crucial 🙂 They are delish..hope you like them!!

    Han-Son

    Love these. Could even make a great surprise Valentines for those dad’s looking to make a special personalised touch at home? Thanks for sharing.

      Lil' Luna

      Yes, it could!! 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by!! You’re welcome!

    Jodi Jacobsen

    These look so good I love Pudding Parfaits

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