Sun and Sand Pudding Cups

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While it pains me to say it, I go back to school next week. I feel like this summer has flown by!  We’ve had a lot of fun and the older J gets the more fun summers are.  I think back to last summer where we didn’t go outside except for maybe 30 minutes a day because we took him for a walk in the stroller.  This year we are outside for hours either playing in the yard, going to the park, or swimming.  What a difference a year has made!

Grab a spoon and dig into this multi-flavor Sun and Sand Pudding Cup

But now I’m thinking about going back to school. I also have to think about J going to school several days a week as well. This means there are two of us that will need lunches on that day.  I wanted to come up with something that both of us could eat either as part of our lunches or as an after school snack.  The thing that I kept coming up with was pudding.

It's so easy to make these fun Sun and Sand Pudding Cups for kids!

I didn’t want to just make some pudding and call it a day. I wanted to make something that was fun and maybe give it a little flavor.  Since it’s still summer time I made these super fun Sun and Sand Pudding Cups.  The sun part comes from two types of pudding while the sand comes from graham cracker crumbs.  Layered together it makes a wonderful snack.

For the pudding layer I simply used instant vanilla pudding.  I cut down on the amount of milk then divided it into two bowls.  In one bowl I simply left it vanilla flavored but dyed it with yellow food coloring.  In the other bowl I used Barlean’s Seriously Delicious Omega Pals to give it a tangerine flavor.  Barlean’s Omega Pals are safe for kids ages 1 and up so perfect for school ages kids.  It contains fish oil which gives 500mg Omega-3 EPA & DHA per serving and does not taste fishy at all! I think it gave the pudding a great flavor and added a pretty orange color.

How fun are these Sun and Sand Pudding Cups with gummy sharks??

The sand layer is just crushed graham crackers so once I had everything ready to go I just layered it in a glass.  I thought the yellow and orange putting made it look like a sunrise or sunset.   While I put them in glasses because we were eating these at home I would put them in small half pin mason jars or a small plastic container for taking them with us to school.

Grab a spoon and dig into this multi-flavor Sun and Sand Pudding Cup

Sun and Sand Pudding Cups

Layers of vanilla pudding, tangerine pudding with added omegas, and graham crackers make this fun Sun and Sand Pudding Cup!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Author: Hezzi-D


  • 1 package 5.1 oz instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 1/4 c. milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Barlean's Omega Pals in tangerine
  • 3 drops yellow food coloring
  • 1 c. crushed graham crackers
  • gummy fish or mermaid tails optional


  • In a large bowl whisk together the vanilla pudding mix and the milk. Whisk until smooth.
  • Divide the pudding into two bowls.
  • Add the tangerine Omega Pals to one bowl and the yellow food coloring to the other. Mix well.
  • Gather 4 containers. Place 1-2 tablespoons of graham cracker crumbs on the bottom of the containers. Spoon in one color of pudding, another 1-2 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs, the other color of pudding, then another 1-2 tablespoons of graham cracker crumbs. Repeat if desired to fill your container.
  • Add gummy fish or mermaid tails if desired.


A Hezzi-D original recipe

Sun and Sand Pudding Cups are a fun lunchbox snack for kids!




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