Sand Pudding Recipe

"This is a recipe I shared last summer, but it was a big hit so I am sharing it here today and making up a batch for my family! The ingredients were simple as were the instructions to create this dessert that will have people wondering if it is REALLY sand or not. I brought it to our family reunion last Saturday after the Walk and it was quickly gobbled up! My daughter asked if I would make it again the next day. I'm pretty sure she single handedly ate half the pail herself. ;) Seriously though, this was very quick & easy dessert to put together with a LOT of wow factor included. This is a super quick & easy summer time dessert that is sure to be the talk of the party!"
photo by Karla L. photo by Karla L.
photo by Karla L.
Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Add Vanilla Wafers and 2 Oreos to your food processor and crush until they resemble sand.
  • In a smaller bowl, cream together softened 8 ounce cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar.
  • In another larger bowl, mix pudding with milk.
  • Add pudding mixture to the cream cheese mixture.
  • Fold in all of the Cool Whip.
  • Layer into bucket in this order: sand, pudding, sand, pudding, etc.
  • Notes:

  • Allow to chill in fridge at least 1 hour before serving.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Connie B.
    does this recipe call for INSTANT or the COOKED kind of pudding mix


  1. Jeannette F.
    So the first time I tried this was at my friend's daughter's first birthday party and I fell in love. I just had to have it again. So I decided to make it for my family Christmas party and ended up tripling the recipe just to have enough. Everyone loved it. But before I make a batch that big again, I'm definitely going to have to get an electric food processor. Breaking down all those cookies by hand was no joke
  2. donder8084
    I have two of the same buckets shown in your post. Will this recipe fill one or two buckets??
  3. rudolphia
    This recipe succeeds on two counts - it's creative and fun for summer, and it's also rich and delicious! The cream cheese mixture makes the pudding rich and satisfying, and the cool whip gives it a great texture. The cookies look just like sand and even cling together like sand. Definitely worth a try for a fun, tasty summer dessert.


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