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.

Karen

Recipe Summary

Servings:
10
Yield:
8 to 10 (7ounce) cups
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, combine milk and pudding mix. Beat with a whisk until well blended. Let stand 5 minutes.

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  • Add whipped topping and half of the crushed cookies and fold in.

  • 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.

  • Suggested Decorations: small paper umbrellas, gummy worms, gummy sharks, candy stars, chopped peanuts.

Nutrition Facts

291 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 40.4g 13% DV; fat 13.2g 20% DV; cholesterol 3.9mg 1% DV; sodium 269.6mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2007
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!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/25/2009
These are a fun "food project" to do with kids. My son and my nieces enjoyed making the pudding crushing the cookies (I put the cookies in a ziploc bag and let the kids smash them with a rolling pin)and layering everything in the glasses. As far as taste goes they were good but the kids prefer the "mud" version with oreo's and chocolate pudding. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2007
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!! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
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... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2006
I tripled this batch for 1st graders they loved it. We loved it licked the pot clean. Easy and simple. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2006
Fun for picnics the kids make it and clean up so easy!! We used a bucket and shovel to serve. They LOVE it try MUD use chocolate pudding oreos and Gummy worms! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2007
always a big hit at any summer party!!! i use a french vanilla banana or butterscotch pudding for a bit more flavor or try white chocolate!! the mud pie version (chocolate pudding crushed oreos and gummy worms is a must for little boys birthday parties and with the addition of some mirangue ghosts and milano cookie tombstones is the perfect desert for halloween!!!! the kids go nuts!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2008
I tried this recipe and it was a big hit at the birthday party for my granddaughter.I used mini sand pails that were about 3 inches tall.I washed the pails and followed the cup recipe.Kids thought it was so much fun to eat out of the pails.Then they took the pails home for their party favor.This would be great to make any time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2010
I folded crumbs into one and one without. The one with crumbs in the pudding mixture itself was thick and almost gummy. The one without crumbs folded into the pudding was excellent. Kinda like the texture of nuts and ice cream. Next time I will have everything ready and assemble the cups at the last minute. I liked this as much as the kids. If you like mousse cream pies and anything with whipped cream this is your dessert! I would wait until the last minute to top with sand and worms because I think the dry texture of the "sand" is best as a contrast. Nilla wafers were so nice and deeply vanilla. Wonderful combination. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2010
I use this recipe all the time. My kids love it and request it as a special dessert whenever they are asked. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/25/2009
These are a fun "food project" to do with kids. My son and my nieces enjoyed making the pudding crushing the cookies (I put the cookies in a ziploc bag and let the kids smash them with a rolling pin)and layering everything in the glasses. As far as taste goes they were good but the kids prefer the "mud" version with oreo's and chocolate pudding. Read More
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