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Patriotic Layered Pudding Cups

Whitney Watkins

2 min read

Jun 23



Patriotic Layered Pudding Cups are a delicious dessert perfect for your Memorial Day or 4th of July party. Crunchy Golden Oreo crumbs layered with a cheesecake pudding mixture makes a fun and yummy single serve dessert no one will be able to resist.

Patriotic Layered Pudding Cups

There's nothing more delicious than a cream cheese pudding mix. Layer that with sweet crushed Golden Oreos and you get the most amazing dessert perfect for summer. Patriotic Layered Pudding Cups is the dessert you need to serve at your next Memorial Day party, 4th of July party or backyard summer barbecue. Celebrate America with layers of red, white and blue deliciousness!

Patriotic Layered Pudding Cups

I decorated my Patriotic Layered Pudding Cups with a beach theme in mind because we spend 4th of July at the beach every year. You can use any patriotic candies you find or use gummy worms to create a well known 'dirt cup' dessert.

Tip - When coloring your pudding, I suggest making slightly more blue pudding and the least amount of red pudding. If your cups are smaller in diameter at the bottom than top like mine you'll use less red pudding and the most blue pudding when creating the layers.

Patriotic Layered Pudding Cups

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Patriotic Layered Pudding Cups


Serves 14


  • 2 3.5 oz boxes instant vanilla pudding

  • 4 cups cold milk

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 16 oz whipped topping, thawed

  • Red food coloring

  • Blue food coloring

  • 2 13 oz packages Golden Oreos

  • Red and Blue Jell-O Candy Squares

  • Patriotic Gummy Bears

  • 14 4 oz clear plastic cups

  • Mini American Flags


  • In a large bowl combine pudding mix and milk. Whisk until combined and refrigerate for 5-10 minutes.

  • In another large bowl mix cream cheese using an electric mixer until softened. Add vanilla and powdered sugar and continue to mix on medium speed for 1 minute. Stir in prepared pudding and whipped topping until well combined.

  • Separate pudding into 3 bowls (see tip above). Add blue food coloring to one, red to another and leave the last one white.

  • In a food processor (or resealable bag) crush Oreos to a fine crumb.

  • To the bottom of a 4 oz cup add about 1 Tbsp Oreo crumbs. Top with a layer of red pudding mix, pushing to the sides of the cup. Add another layer of crushed Oreos followed by a layer of white pudding. Add another layer of crushed Oreos followed by a layer of blue pudding. Top with crush Oreos, a candy square, gummy bear and American Flag.

  • Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 24 hours.

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