Sand Cups

Sand Cups

Karen 0

"The recipe is for individual cups (you'll need 8-10 clear, 7 ounce plastic cups), but I believe you can use a bucket instead."

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 291 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 291 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 13.2 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 40.4g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 270 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, combine milk and pudding mix. Beat with a whisk until well blended. Let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Add whipped topping and half of the crushed cookies and fold in.
  3. Place 1 Tablespoon crushed cookies into each cup. Fill cups 3/4 full with pudding mixture. Top with remaining crushed cookies. Refrigerate 1 hour. Decorate before serving.
  4. Suggested Decorations: small paper umbrellas, gummy worms, gummy sharks, candy stars, chopped peanuts.
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  1. 25 Ratings


This is wonderful! I used a large child's plastic sand bucket w/ shovel instead of cups. I put gummy sharks, octopus', mini red swedish fish, and alligators on top, along with umbrellas. I also put some gummies thru out the pudding/cool whip mixture-DO NOT DO THIS! It's hard to chew cold gummy candies! Everyone liked it though, including adults! It was yummy!!


This is a fun dessert, really looks like sand! I have made this several times and when I do I always have to give out the recipe. Both kids and adults enjoy this...


Fun for the kids. My 6 year old got a kick out of making the cookies into crumbs and was very excited to pick out his choice of the gummy treats for on top. MILD pleasant vanilla dessert for me (without the gummy stuff). I tried it again with lemon pudding and crushed gingersnaps and it was even better...but the kids didn't like my version as well. KEEP IT COLD. Chill the bowl and glasses if using them. Keep chilled completely till served. It is not as good room temp.