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Pumpkin Patch Pudding

This Pumpkin Patch Pudding is a cute little fall dessert filled with crushed cookies, pumpkin candies and frosting vines for all to enjoy!

Pumpkin Patch Pudding

It’s fall time! And that means baking, pumpkin everything and leaves changing colors. It also means going to the local Pumpkin Patch to pick out a perfect jack o’ lantern! But if you can’t make it to the pumpkin patch, no worries! You can make your own pumpkin patch in your very own kitchen.

This chocolate pudding dessert recipe is quick and easy (no baking required) with ingredients you probably already have on hand like Oreos, chocolate pudding mix and milk. Add chocolate sandwich cookies to chocolate pudding mixture for a chocolate dirt dessert that everyone will love!

How to Make Pumpkin Patch Pudding

Why You’ll Love Pumpkin Patch Pudding

  • No baking required!
  • Kids and adults love chocolate dirt pudding.
  • Easy to make and doesn’t require many ingredients.
  • Perfect dessert for the fall!

Tips & Variations

  • To save on time, use premade pudding cups from the store and add crushed Oreos, candy pumpkins and green icing. Or you can divide out into plastic cups.
  • Add some gummy worms to look like they are crawling from the “dirt” for fun!
  • If you want more cookies, add a layer of pudding, crushed Oreos and then repeat again. 
  • Take a shortcut with the icing and use frosting in a tub, tint it green and pipe it out.

Pumpkin Patch Dirt Pudding

Pudding Ingredients

  • Chocolate pudding mix PLUS ingredients called for on the box – the amount of boxes will depend on how many you are serving. For my 9X13 pan I used 2 (3.5 oz.) instant pudding boxes.
  • Chocolate cookie crumbs – Oreos are the best cookies to use and crush up to make it look like a dirt patch. Just be sure to remove the center filling. Or you can use store brand also.
  • Pumpkin marshmallows or candies – for this recipe I used Brach’s Mellowcreme Pumpkins.

Frosting Ingredients

1/4 cup butter, softened
1 to 1 1/2 cups powdered icing sugar
1 to 2 Tablespoons milk
Green food coloring

How to Make Pumpkin Patch Pudding

In a large bowl add the pudding instant mix plus the ingredients called for on the box and mix together for about 2 minutes or until thicken.

Spoon the pudding into a 9X13 casserole dish or spoon into individual serving cups. Refrigerate the until just ready to serve.

When ready to consume, sprinkle the chocolate cookie crumbs overtop of the pudding and then garnish with the pumpkin candies or marshmallows.

In a medium-sized bowl, mix all of the frosting ingredients together for 2 minutes, adjusting to make the frosting stiffer with more powdered icing sugar or softer with more milk. Scoop into a piping bag fit with a small tip (or just make a small snip at the end).

Use the green frosting to add vines to the pumpkin patch and the little pumpkin candies.

Serve chilled.

Store any remaining leftovers in the fridge.

Pumpkin Patch Pudding

Pumpkin Patch Pudding

Yield: Serves 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Pumpkin Patch Pudding is a cute little fall dessert filled with crushed cookies, pumpkin candies and frosting vines for all to enjoy!

Ingredients

Pudding Ingredients

  • Chocolate pudding mix PLUS ingredients called for on the box
  • Chocolate cookie crumbs
  • Pumpkin marshmallows or candies

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups powdered icing sugar
  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons milk
  • Green food coloring

Instructions

    1. In a large bowl add the pudding instant mix plus the ingredients called for on the box and mix together for about 2 minutes or until thicken.
    2. Spoon the pudding into a 9X13 casserole dish or spoon into individual serving cups. Refrigerate the until just ready to serve.
    3. When ready to consume, sprinkle the chocolate cookie crumbs overtop of the pudding and then garnish with the pumpkin candies or marshmallows.
    4. In a medium-sized bowl, mix all of the frosting ingredients together for 2 minutes, adjusting to make the frosting stiffer with more powdered icing sugar or softer with more milk. Scoop into a piping bag fit with a small tip (or just make a small snip at the end).
    5. Use the green frosting to add vines to the pumpkin patch and the little pumpkin candies.
    6. Serve chilled.
    7. Store any remaining leftovers in the fridge.

Notes

Tips & Variations

  • To save on time, use premade pudding cups from the store and add crushed Oreos, candy pumpkins and green icing. Or you can divide out into plastic cups.
  • Add some gummy worms to look like they are crawling from the "dirt" for fun!
  • If you want more cookies, add a layer of pudding, crushed Oreos and then repeat again. 
  • Take a shortcut with the icing and use frosting in a tub, tint it green and pipe it out.

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