These cute and fun Frankenstein Pudding Cups are the perfect Halloween no bake desserts that are ready in only 20 minutes. Kids and adults alike will love them!
A FUN HALLOWEEN DESSERT
This adorably spooky Frankenstein Pudding Cup recipe is perfect for your next Halloween party or just for a fun treat! I am firmly planted in cute and sweet Halloween celebrations, not so much the horror scary stuff. These pudding cups are my kind of Halloween treat! Super simple to pull together with pudding, Oreos, green food coloring, and some Cool Whip. Serve these tasty cups in minutes and watch them disappear!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
It’s really important to make sure you grab the instant vanilla pudding. The cook and serve pudding requires that you cook the pudding before serving and if you grab that and try this recipe, it will not firm up or turn out correctly.
Sure! Any chocolate cookie should do. As long as it’s blackish brown to look like Frankenstein’s hair on top of his green head.
Absolutely! It would be so cute to make these with orange food coloring and draw little jack-o-lantern faces on them!
Gel food coloring is what’s best for this kind of dessert since it’s more concentrated and doesn’t mess with the consistency of the pudding itself.
I used 6 ounce plastic disposable cups. These cups from Amazon (paid affiliate link) are nice because they come with a dome top so you could cover these before serving. You could also use stemless wineglasses. However, I would suggest that only if the kids are older or for the adult crowd only and you’re not worried about breakage.
When you aren’t eating these pudding cups, store them covered in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (SEE RECIPE CARD BELOW FOR THE FULL RECIPE)
- instant vanilla pudding mix – it needs to be instant so look really close at the packaging. The word “instant” can sometimes be small and on the bottom. If you get any other kind, this won’t set up.
- cold milk – cold milk is what helps to activate the instant pudding. I generally use 2% but it all works.
- whipped topping (Cool Whip) – whipped topping needs to thaw in the refrigerator overnight before you can use it.
- green gel food coloring – the gel or the paste food coloring will work best here. It gives you a deeper color but unlike the liquid food coloring, it doesn’t mess with the consistency of the pudding.
- Oreo cookies – you’ll crush these up for Frankenstein’s “hair”. If you get the Double Stuft, it might be a bit too much cream and won’t crush up the right consistency.
HOW TO MAKE FRANKENSTEIN PUDDING CUPS
In a large mixing bowl add the pudding mix and cold milk and whisk together until smooth and no lumps remain. Chill the pudding mixture in the refrigerator for 5 to 10 minutes to thicken up. Fold the Cool Whip into the pudding until just combined.
Stir the green gel food coloring into the pudding mixture until you reach the desired shade of green. Draw Frankenstein faces onto the side of each cup with a black marker.
Fill each cup ⅔ of the way full with pudding. Sprinkle the crushed Oreos on top of each cup.
Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Enjoy!
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Frankenstein Pudding Cups
- 5.1 ounce box instant vanilla pudding mix
- 2 cups cold milk
- 8 ounce tub whipped topping, thawed (Cool Whip)
- green gel food coloring
- 20 crushed Oreo cookies
- black sharpie or marker
- 6 (6 ounce) plastic cups
- In a large mixing bowl add the pudding mix and cold milk and whisk together until smooth and no lumps remain.
- Chill the pudding mixture in the refrigerator for 5 to 10 minutes to thicken up.
- Fold the Cool Whip into the pudding until just combined.
- Stir the green gel food coloring into the pudding mixture until you reach the desired shade of green.
- Draw Frankenstein faces onto the side of each cup with a black marker.
- Fill each cup ⅔ of the way full with pudding. Sprinkle the crushed Oreos on top of each cup.
- Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Enjoy!
- Please refer to my FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions) and ingredient list above for other substitutions or for the answers to the most common questions.
- Decorate the cups before filling them as it’s easier and you don’t have to worry about spilling the contents of the cups.
- Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 2-3 days.
“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.