Monster Pudding Cups

If your kids are anything like mine during the month of October, they want to make a fun and festive treat just about every weekend. Maddie continually has been asking me to decorate cookies and make other treats.

Dirt pudding cups have been a popular kids dessert for a long time and are so easy to make so I thought these cute little monster pudding cups were a fun version of the dirt cup!

These do not take long to make at all and you only need a handful of supplies to make this fun Halloween dessert!

Monster Pudding Cups

First, you will need some small plastic cups and a Sharpie. You can try other markers if you don’t want your little one using a Sharpie, but I just supervised Maddie as I figured the Sharpie would give us the darkest black over a regular kids marker. You and the kiddos start by drawing your monster faces on the outside of the cups.

One tip for the faces – make sure you draw them closer to the bottom of the cup. If you put the faces up too high, you will have to fill the cup with a lot more pudding in order for it not to be covered by the cookie and sprinkles topping.

After you’ve got your faces, it’s time to make the pudding. I like to use vanilla pudding so we can add coloring. Those little boxes of instant pudding work fine, but don’t each make a lot of pudding on their own, so I found that 3 boxes gave me enough for 6 pudding cups.

Monster Pudding Cups

Once your pudding is set, divide it up into bowls and add your colors. One thing I have learned with coloring instant pudding is that it does NOT sit well overnight. Not sure if I am doing anything wrong, but when I tried to dye pudding and then left overnight, I found a soupy mess the next morning so I don’t recommend mixing colors the night before. You can, however, make the faces and crush the cookies so the crumbs are ready to go.

Monster Pudding Cups

Monster Pudding Cups
Yield: 4-6 servings

Monster Pudding Cups

A fun and easy festive dessert for kids for Halloween!


  • Vanilla pudding mix (2-3 of the small boxes)
  • cold milk
  • gel food dye
  • plastic cups
  • sharpie
  • crushed Oreo cookies (filling removed, about 2/3 of a package)
  • sprinkles


  1. Prep the cups by drawing desired monster faces with the Sharpie marker. I suggest drawing the face closer to the bottom of the cup, otherwise, you will have to fill each up with too much pudding in order to have the face not get cut off with the cookie crumb topping.
  2. Prepare pudding mix according to the package directions (I recommend 3 boxes for up to 6 servings). Divide pudding into separate bowls and add a couple of drop of the dye until it reaches desired coloring.
  3. Spoon the colored pudding into the cups. Divide the Oreo cookie crumbs on top of each cup. Then top with fun sprinkles! Serve or chill up 4 hours in advance.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 217Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 740mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 0gSugar: 47gProtein: 1g

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