These Original Full Moon Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups for Halloween Snacks has been compensated. All opinions are mine alone. October is finally here! Up until yesterday it has been HOT here in Oklahoma. In typical Oklahoma fashion we ended the day yesterday with a little severe weather. To say I am ready for Fall is an understatement so bring on the cool crisp air please.
To celebrate the nice weather coming our way we are having some Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups with Oreos as the Full Moons! My kids and I had fun creating these and I know we will be making them again as a fun Fall treat.
I am pretty sure that Oreo’s and pudding cups were made to be together. I love the taste of crushed up Oreo’s in pudding and having the Snack Packs makes it easy to whip up a fun snack fast! Snack Pack puddings are a great choice for my kids and our fave is the chocolate! It should be easy to find all the elements of this snack recipe.
- Use chocolate pudding cups. Chocolate won’t show through through the “dirt” you made on top.
- Use Mellowcreme Pumpkins. The ones we like to use are made by Brach’s candies. They have a great taste that adds to the pudding cups!
- Use canned icing to make it easy. No need to make icing because you are using such a little amount. I just use a store bought icing that I tinted green. I always like any can of icing that says that it is “whipped” but you can get whatever white icing you like.
- Twist the Oreos lightly to get a clean half. Usually there is one side that the creme like to stick on. Another tip to get that perfect icing on one side is to chill them for a few minutes before twisting.
- Chill the pudding beforehand. I like my pudding cold right out of the refrigerator and I think this tastes the best.
- Use jars instead of the premade cups. This recipe is great to use with the 4 oz. size mason jars and homemade pudding or pudding made with a box mix. I like to use the Snack packs, but you can use the jar method as well.
- Use a piping bag or gallon plastic bag. When I don’t have a piping bag handy I use a gallon plastic bag to put the icing into. Just zip up the top of the bag after filling it with icing. At the bottom of the bag cut a little snip off the corner and that will be where the icing comes out. This does really well for small icing decorations.
See recipe BELOW just scroll to the end!
Now admire your super cute creation and enjoy eating the yummy pudding!
I don’t know about your kids, but my kids would eat this kind of Halloween Snack everyday.
Since we first made these Full Moon Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups in 2014 they have been an annual family tradition!
A friend of mine says these Full Moon Pumpkin Patch pudding cups look like a scene from “It’s a Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” and I agree! We like to watch the movie and make these as our snack. A little spooky and a lot of CUTE! What Halloween or Fall themed foods do you like to make when the weather starts to cool down?
Want another easy Halloween idea using pudding cups? Here is my recipe for Spider Infested Pudding Cups! I think making the Spider Pudding Cups and the Full Moon Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups would be fun together! Make them for a Halloween themed party or just a fun after school snack.
The best part of these Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups is how great they taste! The Oreo dirt mixes in with the pudding to give it a cookies and cream taste. Full Moon Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups remind me of the dirt cake or dirt pudding that I grew up eating, but instead of gummy worms they are replaced with the Mellowcreme pumpkins. I think the pumpkins taste 1000% better than gummy worms with pudding. At least to me it does!
I think you will enjoy this easy recipe and I hope it becomes your new Fall/ Halloween tradition too. What would you add to a Halloween themed pudding cup? Share your ideas in the comments below.
Full Moon Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups
Celebrate the fall season and make some Original Full Moon Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups! These are so fun to make for a Halloween treat.
- 4 premade or homemade chocolate pudding cups
- 1 bag mini pumpkins (Mellowcreme pumpkins)
- 1 can icing tinted green (same color as the tops of the mini pumpkins)
- 1 container regular Oreos
Twist the Oreo's apart and lay aside the halves that look the best as "moon"
Then place the other halves aside to become the "dirt" for the Pumpkin Patch.
Take off all the creme on the side becoming dirt then whirl them around in a blender or food processor until well ground.
Sprinkle the Oreo dirt first as the base.
Next add two mini pumpkins.
Pipe some green icing with a #2 tip for vines.
Lastly take the Oreo half that has the creme (looks like a moon) and place it to the back of the "scene".