Sand Cake is a great sweet treat or after school snack for children. The layered dessert has a pudding layer and a crushed cookie layer.
To celebrate back to school, I teamed up with #CollectiveBias and #AddCoolWhip. Children are always hungry as soon as they get home and want an after school snack. An easy kid dessert I make for my family is Sand Cake, which is my twist on dirt cake.
I went to Walmart to pick up a few of the ingredients to make the Sand Cake. I even had coupons (while supplies last) for a $1 off a container of Cool Whip and $1 off two boxes of Jello pudding to use. I like to use lemon pudding in our Sand Cake but you could substitute vanilla pudding instead.
First thing, I had to do was let the Cool Whip thaw out in my fridge until I was ready to use it the next day.
Sand Cake is very easy to make and kids can even help with mixing. In a large bowl, I whisked the Jello pudding mix and milk for 5 minutes until it was soft set. Then I added the Cool Whip to the pudding mixture.
In another bowl, I creamed together the softened butter and cream cheese. I added the the pudding mixture to it. Then I sat the bowl to the side until I am ready to assemble the Sand Cake. For the cookie part, I used my generic bullet style blender to chop up the cookies until they resembled sand. I then layer the pudding mixture and the cookie crumbs into a big clear bowl or little cups, making sure there are extra crumbs around the sides. I also like to decorate the dessert with teddy bear snacks and umbrellas for a fun beach theme that kids love.
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 2 (3.9 oz) packages of Jello instant lemon pudding mix
- 3½ cups milk
- 8 oz. container of Cool Whip, thawed
- 32 oz. box of golden cookies with cream
- In a large bowl, whisk together the pudding mix and milk for 5 minutes until soft set. Mix in the Cool Whip.
- In another large bowl, cream together the butter and cream cheese. Mix in the pudding mixture.
- Chop cookies finely in a blender or food processor until they resemble sand.
- In a large clear bowl or serving cups, layer cookie crumbs and pudding mixture.
- Chill and Enjoy!
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plz i want to know. is it the whole of the cool whip and jello pudding in the container you used? also, can cookies be used as snack for deciration? Is the milk a powdered milk?
The Sand Cake is really good! I used two instant lemon pudding boxes with 3 1/2 cups regular milk. Then added the entire container of regular Cool Whip to the mixture.
For the cookie part, I used Golden Oreos for the layers and teddy grahams for decoration on top.
looks so yummy 🙂 and fun!
Yum sounds delicious and pretty easy. I love the teddy graham sun bathers.
Oh this looks delicious and it is so adorable! I’m a sucker for creative desserts!
Love the cute dessert idea!
Lori Pace says
What a super fun dessert for kids! Thank you so much!
Mandee Thomas says
This looks SO yummy! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks for hosting the Weekend Recipe Linkup! I’ve pinned this. 🙂
Miz Helen says
What adorable little treats!
Made From Pinterest says
Oh this is darling! How fun for summer!
Marsha Joy Baker says
Such an adorable idea! Pinning!
DearCreatives (@DearCreatives) says
This is an adorable and yummy looking idea! This would be a perfect treat for a kids party. Pinning. Theresa
Renea (cupcake-n-bake) says
This is such a cute idea! Pinned!
Jennifer Dawn says
What a cute and delicious idea! Thanks for sharing!
Lauren @ Bless'er House says
How stinkin’ cute is that?! Adorable and I bet really really yummy.
This is just too adorable!
Kassi @ Truly Lovely says
These are too cute and sound yummy too!
Diane Ugo says
This is such a great idea. Pinned!
This looks like a fun snack!
Laura Dembowski (@piesandplots) says
I used to love dirt cake, but have since developed a chocolate allergy. This is right up my alley!
Thanks for sharing! It looks super easy and cute!