Easter Pudding Cups

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Planted Carrot and Egg Nests Easter Pudding Cups …such an easy and delicious recipe for Spring. The kids will love helping with this fantastic Easter dessert!

Who here is excited about Easter? I love that I’m starting to see those subtle signs of spring… the weather is getting warmer, the trees are starting to bud, and the air feels fresh. These Easter pudding cups are the perfect way to celebrate spring! They’re simple to make, with only a few ingredients, and delicious too. They’re so easy that the kids can do most of the steps by themselves!

Planted Carrot and Egg Nests Easter Pudding Cups ...such an easy and delicious recipe for Spring. The kids will love helping with this fantastic Easter dessert!

All you’ll need are the ingredients below, plus some milk and peanut butter. I assembled my pudding cups in some eight ounce plastic cups I found at my local party store, but any clear cups will do. I found the edible Easter grass in the seasonal section of the grocery store.

Planted Carrot and Egg Nests Easter Pudding Cups ...such an easy and delicious recipe for Spring. The kids will love helping with this fantastic Easter dessert!

You’ll start by crumbling the Reese’s miniatures. I used a food processor, but you could also just chop them with a knife. Mine only needed four pulses to be perfectly crumbled. Just be sure not to over process them and turn them into a paste!

Next, you’ll mix up your two different types of pudding. I wanted to add a little peanut butter flavor to complement the chocolate, so I added 1/4 cup of creamy peanut butter to my vanilla pudding mix. It was a great decision! There really is no better combination than chocolate and peanut butter. You’ll add a 1/2 inch layer of the chocolate pudding to the bottom of each cup, followed by a 1/2 inch layer of the vanilla peanut butter pudding.

Planted Carrot and Egg Nests Easter Pudding Cups ...such an easy and delicious recipe for Spring. The kids will love helping with this fantastic Easter dessert!

After that, you’ll repeat the layers. Your pudding might be a little thicker at this point and harder to pour, so add a few tablespoons of milk if needed to thin it out. The layers totally don’t have to be perfect! Once you’ve got your four layers of pudding, sprinkle the crumbled Reese’s cups over the top and spread to cover evenly. So cute already!

To make them fun and springy, though, I added some carrots I made using orange jelly beans and edible Easter grass. I just made a hole in the top of the jelly beans using a skewer, and attached a little piece of Easter grass to the top.

Planted Carrot and Egg Nests Easter Pudding Cups ...such an easy and delicious recipe for Spring. The kids will love helping with this fantastic Easter dessert!

Easter Pudding Cups

Yield: 6 pudding cups

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 24 Reese's miniatures
  • 4 cups milk, divided
  • 1 small package chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 small package vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter or REESE'S spread
  • Reese's Pieces eggs
  • Orange jelly beans
  • Green edible Easter grass
  • Reese's Pieces eggs

Directions:

Unwrap the Reese's miniatures and place in a food processor. Pulse 3-5 times, or until the miniatures are crumbled, being careful not to overprocess them. (You could also chop the miniatures finely with a knife).

Mix the chocolate pudding mix with 2 cups of milk. Pour about 1/2 inch of pudding into the bottom of each cup, using about half of the pudding. In a separate bowl, whisk together the vanilla pudding mix, 1/4 cup peanut butter, and milk. Pour the vanilla pudding over the chocolate pudding to form a layer that is approximately 1/2 inch thick. Repeat the chocolate and vanilla layers. If the pudding has set up too much and is difficult to pour, add a couple of tablespoons of milk to loosen it up. Spoon the crumbled Reese's miniatures over the top of the pudding, distributing evenly.

To make the carrots, make a small hole in the top of each orange jelly bean using a toothpick or skewer. Tear or cut a piece of edible Easter grass that is approximately 1 inch long, then fold in half and gently stick the grass into the top of the jelly bean. Nestle the carrots into the Reese's layer.

To make the birds nests, cut small pieces of edible Easter grass and arrange into a rough nest shape in the middle of the Reese's layer. Top with Reese's Pieces eggs.

Chill pudding cups 30-60 minutes before serving.

I also found some cute Reese’s Pieces eggs at the store, and made some adorable bird nests for them using the Easter grass. Simple and adorable!

Planted Carrot and Egg Nests Easter Pudding Cups ...such an easy and delicious recipe for Spring. The kids will love helping with this fantastic Easter dessert!

I chilled the pudding cups for about an hour before serving to help them set up. If you wanted to make these in advance, I would recommend pouring the pudding layers and adding the crushed Reese’s, then refrigerating. Just before you’re ready to serve, add the carrots or Reese’s Pieces eggs.

Planted Carrot and Egg Nests Easter Pudding Cups ...such an easy and delicious recipe for Spring. The kids will love helping with this fantastic Easter dessert!

These Easter pudding cups are a simple and adorable dessert that’s perfect for spring!

Planted Carrot and Egg Nests Easter Pudding Cups ...such an easy and delicious recipe for Spring. The kids will love helping with this fantastic Easter dessert!

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Comments

  1. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet posted on March 2, 2016 at 11:13 am (#
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    We both have Reese’s on our mind today! These cups are ADORABLE! 

  2. Laura | Petite Allergy Treats posted on March 2, 2016 at 11:44 am (#
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    Those carrots are absolutely adorable!!  This is such a fun treat for everyone!

  3. Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads posted on March 2, 2016 at 12:10 pm (#
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    These are adorable! My daughter loves Reese’s, so these would be a huge hit at our Easter celebration!

  4. Paige posted on March 2, 2016 at 1:20 pm (#
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    These pudding cups are so fun and elaborate! You did an awesome job!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  5. Cathy Trochelman posted on March 3, 2016 at 8:28 am (#
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    These are just TOO adorable! (and tasty!!)

  6. Megan | Allergy Free Alaska posted on March 3, 2016 at 12:52 pm (#
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    My girls would LOVE these! They are so cute! What a great idea for Easter – thanks for the recipe! 

  7. Jenny | Honey and Birch posted on March 3, 2016 at 3:30 pm (#
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    My neighbor’s kids would love these!!

  8. Andi @ The Weary Chef posted on March 3, 2016 at 5:36 pm (#
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    These are SO cute! And I love how fun and easy they are to make! My kids will surely love these! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Sherly posted on March 6, 2016 at 4:03 am (#
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    Lovely.. My kids will love it.Thanks for the very special recipe.. 😊😊😊

  10. Crystal posted on March 7, 2016 at 12:09 am (#
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    These are so cute!! I love the little carrot!!