Make your Halloween festivities even sweeter and cuter with Frankenstein pudding cups. They are super simple to make and are perfect for classroom parties and more!
If you are looking for a fun, quick and easy no bake treat for Halloween, you are in the right place. These pudding cups taste great and add a little bit of extra cute spookiness to your holiday.
Making cute holiday recipes is one of my favorite things to do. Of course I like making treats all year long, but there is something extra special about making recipes around a theme.
Halloween happens to be my husband’s favorite holiday, so we like to make sure to do a few fun new recipes each year. This year Little Dude and I thought it would be fun to put a Halloween spin on one of our family’s favorite treats, dirt pudding!
We loved them so much, we are going to volunteer to make a couple of batches to bring to school for LD’s classroom party. They will be perfect because they come together so simply and they will be easy to serve to the kids.
We just know they are going to love them. So we can’t wait to share them!
Making the treats
The key to making the pudding base is to make sure the cream cheese and butter are really softened before you start. That is the best way to ensure there aren’t any lumps in the final mixture.
Once the butter and cream cheese are super smooth, blend in the powdered sugar. Then add some vanilla pudding.
We normally add thawed whipped topping to our dirt pudding mixture, but we didn’t have any at the house. Rather than run to the store, we omitted it and they turned out delicious.
Feel free to make them either way. If you want to use cool whip, just fold it in after the pudding is incorporated.
Then you should get a couple of more servings out of the mix too. The lovely thing about recipes like this is they are super forgiving and customizable, nothing has to be super precise and you can roll with your whims.
Add enough green food coloring to get your desired shade. We used Americolor’s leaf green, but you can use whatever you have on hand.
Scoop your pudding mixture into clear 9 oz. plastic cups. An ice cream scoop or large cookie scoop is a great way to get the mixture in the cup without a lot of mess or hassle.
Give the cup a few taps to help level it out and top it with crushed Oreos to mimic Frank’s hair. Use a permanent marker to draw a face on the outside of the cup.
That’s it! All you have to do now is chill them until you are ready to eat them.
Serving is fun and easy, just give everyone a cup and a spoon. It is almost guaranteed they will all smile as they enjoy their treats.
More fun Halloween treats
If you have a soft spot in your heart for Franky treats, check out of our chocolate cupcake Frankenstein recipe. They have attitude to spare and don’t require any fancy cake decorating experience.
Cupcake cakes are another fun way to feed a crowd. The look like one big cake, but people get to just reach in and grab a cupcake. Our Jack Skellington pullapart cake is a fun example that is perfect for Halloween.
What are your favorite treats to make for Halloween?
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Frankenstein Pudding Cups
- 3½ cups cold milk
- 2 3.4 oz. boxes instant vanilla pudding
- 8 oz. cream cheese softened
- ¼ cup butter softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- Green food coloring
- 24 Oreos
- Stir together the milk and pudding until completely combined. Put to the side to set up a bit.
- Beat the cream cheese and butter together until the mixture is completely smooth.
- Add powdered sugar and mix to combine.
- Stir in the pudding until smooth.
- Add enough green food coloring to get your desired shade of green.
- Spoon into clear plastic cups. Tap the bottom of the cup on the counter a few times to level out the top.
- Crush Oreos or process into crumbs in your food processor. Spoon over top of the pudding to make a layer of hair.
- Use a permanent marker to draw a face on the side of the cup.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.