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Close up photo of a St Patrick's Day Pudding and Oreo Dessert Cup on a plate with gummy rainbows.
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St Patrick's Day Pudding Cups

Easy St. Patrick's Day Dessert Parfaits have layers of chocolate and vanilla pudding, crunchy Oreo crumbs, and sweet whipped topping! Prep these fun dessert cups in just 30 minutes!
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 729kcal

Equipment

  • Medium bowl
  • Electric hand mixer
  • Clear glasses (or small jars) to use as pudding cups

Ingredients

Parfait

  • 1 (3.9oz.) box instant chocolate pudding
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 (3.9oz.) box instant vanilla pudding
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract or mint, depending on your tastes
  • Green food coloring
  • 8 Oreo cookies feel free to pick your favorite flavor
  • 8 ounces whipped topping thawed

Decorations/Toppings

Instructions

  • Add the chocolate pudding mix and milk to a medium mixing bowl and use a hand mixer or whisk to beat for 2 minutes. Place in the refrigerator for 5 minutes to set up.
    1 (3.9oz.) box instant chocolate pudding, 2 cups whole milk
  • In a separate bowl, add the vanilla pudding mix and heavy cream and beat together at low speed. Then gradually increase speed and mix until the mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla extract and green food coloring (to your desired color).
    1 (3.9oz.) box instant vanilla pudding, 2 cups heavy cream, Green food coloring, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Place a thin layer of the chocolate pudding into each of your 4 cups. Then layer on some of the green whipped pudding. Next, add a layer of crumbled oreo cookies. Then a layer of whipped topping. Repeat these layers once more, ending with the whipped topping.
    8 Oreo cookies, 8 ounces whipped topping
  • Decorate with a rainbow airhead cut in half and arched like a rainbow, a chocolate gold coin, sprinkles and oreo crumbs
    Airheads Xtremes Rainbow Candy, chocolate gold coins, sprinkles, oreo crumbs
  • Place them in the fridge until reday to serve.

Notes

  • Is There A Way To Make A Minty Variation Of This Dessert? Yes! Simply exchange the vanilla extract in the green pudding layer and instead use mint extract. Then you could also use mint Oreos for the crushed cookie layers!
  • How Can I Make A Dairy-Free Version Of This Recipe? I’d suggest looking for a dairy-free pudding mix or purchasing a dairy-free ready-made pudding. Instant pudding mixes such as the Jell-o brand just don’t generally work well with dairy alternatives.
  • Can I Use Less Heavy Cream In This Desserts Cup Recipe? You can! For a lighter version, you can mix together just 1 cup of heavy cream and 1 cup of milk. To do so, whip the heavy cream by itself first. Then mix the pudding and milk together in a separate bowl. You can then add the mint and green food coloring if you’d like. Afterward, fold the whipped cream into the pudding mixture gently.
  • How Do I Store These Pudding Dessert Cups? Cover the cups tightly and pop them in the fridge to store. Then enjoy them for up to 3 days! However, I do have to say, I find these are best when eaten the same day that they’re made. 
  • Can I Use Canned Redi Whip In This Recipe? Redi Whip will not work with these dessert cups. It will just melt and flatten. Instead, make sure you use a whipped topping such as cool whip. It’s more stabilized and will hold up between the layers in these Oreo Pudding Cups.
  • Why Is Vanilla Extract Added To The Vanilla Pudding? Adding vanilla extract offsets the sometimes bitter taste of the food coloring.
  • Can I Make These Treat Cups Ahead Of Time? You can but keep in mind that the cookie will lose its crunchy texture. If you do decide to make these ahead of time I’d recommend just leaving the tops bare. Then just add the decorations before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 729kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 60g | Saturated Fat: 38g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 177mg | Sodium: 254mg | Potassium: 360mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 1999IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 261mg | Iron: 2mg