These little dessert cups are super simple and kid friendly to make. We made them to serve nearly 125 people at our Turkey Fest last year. They were a big hit. I’ve posted this recipe before, so if it seems familiar it is!
We are going to make a a no-bake pie and a few jack-o-lantern cups.
1 large can pumpkin pie mix (found by the canned pumpkin)
1 small instant vanilla pudding
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 tub of whipped topping (cool whip)
graham crackers and or a graham cracker crust
Clear cups (shown are plastic punch cups) and permanent markers
Mix together the pumpkin pie mix, pudding…
and the sweetened condensed milk
This is when I discovered I needed a bigger bowl! Next fold in the whipped topping:
The whipped topping really mutes the wonderful orange color of the pumpkin. If you want a deeper orange color I suggest that you use half of the container of whipped topping. I used the entire container then added some yellow and red food coloring because I wanted more color in the cups.
To prep the Jack-o-Lantern Cups, use a marker to create your jack-o-lantern design or any other design for the matter:
Put a a graham cracker into a plastic bag…
Crush it! This is great for fine motor skills. Pour it into the bottom of the cup.
Pour the pumpkin mixture into the cup and top with a graham cracker ‘stem’.
For the pie pour the mixture into the pie shell.
Chill them both to set the filling, then serve.
As mentioned, to make a more colorful filling cut back on the cool whip. That’s what I plan to do the next time.
Have fun cooking together!
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