Quick After School Snack

Are your kids always hungry as they pour in the door after school? Are you always looking for a quick-and-easy-but-something-different kind of snack? Today’s blog is about a fun idea for you and your hungry kiddos to try. We’ll call it Pudding Snack Cups. You just need a few ingredients and a few utensils to make it and clean up is quick and easy too. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

1 Cup of graham cracker crumbs, 1 Tablespoon of sugar, 1/4 Cup butter, 1 – 3.4 oz box of INSTANT vanilla pudding mix and 2 Cups cold milk. Utensils you will need to use:

1 small mixing bowl, 1 medium mixing bowl, a large spoon, a whisk, 1 Cup size measuring cup, 1 Tablespoon size measuring spoon and 4 small dishes. My dishes are 1 Cup size. (And yes, there are only 3 dishes in the picture…one had gone AWOL when I was taking the picture.) 😉

There are a few extra ingredients that will make this snack tastier and more fun but you don’t have to use them if you’d rather not. The ones I used include a banana, Ovaltine Rich Chocolate drink mix, sprinkles, micro mini marshmallows and mini chocolate chips.

Ok, let’s put this snack together! Mix the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter together in the small bowl with the spoon. It should stick together for pressing into the bottom of the small dishes to make a crust.

And that’s the next step – divide the crumb mixture between the 4 small dishes and press down into the bottom.

Mix the cold milk and pudding mix together for 2 minutes in the medium bowl using the whisk.

Add the pudding to the 4 small dishes.

If you like, you can be done now or for more fun and a tastier treat you can try these options. Add slices of bananas on top of the graham cracker crust before you spoon the pudding in.

After the pudding is in each dish, try adding your favorite topping. Like…sprinkles…

Micro mini marshmallows…

Mini chocolate chips…

Or a sprinkling of chocolate Ovaltine powder.

Of course, there are MANY options for this recipe! Use a different flavored pudding (think chocolate!) and other toppings that your family enjoys such as butterscotch chips, chopped nuts, mini M&M’s, white chocolate chips, chopped fruit, crushed cookies, etc, etc. Now you have the basic idea and you can run with it however you like! 🙂 Enjoy! Let me know what combinations you try!

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