Are you looking for a frightfully festive and fun Halloween Pudding Cups recipe? Well, you have found it here! The Ghost hides the flavorful contents behind their white veil – leaving your guests wondering … “Is it a Trick or a Treat?” A Treat it is; for inside they will find delicious JELL-O pudding (any flavor of your choosing). Incredibly easy and quick, these treats are sure to please all your ghouls and goblins this Halloween.
These cups do best if they are left uncovered in the refrigerator. When you enclose or cover them, condensation might form – causing the pudding to run a bit on the top. I left them uncovered in the fridge and they lasted for days! They were just as cute and tasty as the day I made them. This is just another reason why I love this recipe; it can be easily made a couple days ahead of your Halloween celebration.
Also, while this thought did not come to me at first … I am thankful it occurred to me while testing out my spirited recipe. Say, for example, you will be serving children or adults with different tastes. Some like chocolate; others like pistachio … or maybe banana cream. If you want your little goblins to be surprised with their treats, but you want to be sure to serve the right flavor to the right person … color-code your eyes! I put green eyes on the cup with pistachio pudding, yellow eyes on the banana cream, and brown eyes on the chocolate/butterscotch pudding cups. This way when you take them out the refrigerator, you will know what flavor each little Spooky Surprise is.
Also, I used the wiggly eyes that had sticky backs; therefore, glue was not required. I did; however, test a few cups with eyes that did not have the sticky backs. I put them on with craft glue and they stayed beautifully! I really believe the Chinet glasses helped with this application because of their smooth and hard surface.
A final note – I used the big 9 oz. Chinet glasses because my haunted house has a big Ghoul that lives in it. He gobbled up two in one day! My experiment was hardly finished before he was devouring up all my wicked pudding cups. That being said, these are big pudding cups – perfect for an adult. I used two packages of pudding for these. For small children, you could use just one box of JELL-O pudding if you elected to use smaller cups.
May you and your family have a safe and sweet Halloween. “Bone” appetit!
- 6 Chinet Cut Crystal 9 oz Plastic Cups
- 12 Wiggle (moveable) Eyes - with sticky backs
- 2 JELL-O Instant Pudding & Pie Filling - 4 1/2-cup serving box (any flavor)
- 4 Cups Fat-Free Milk
- 2 Cool Whip Topping - 8 oz containers
- Fill cups evenly with one 8 oz container Cool Whip.
- Use the backside of a spoon to evenly layer the cups. Leave the bottom covered, but the center hollow.
- Beat pudding mix and 4 cups cold fat-free milk with whisk for 2 minutes.
- Let pudding sit for 5 minutes to be soft-set.
- Scoop pudding evenly in the six cups.
- Wipe down cups and apply two eyes to each cup.
- Open last container of Cool Whip and make a hairdo for each Goblin.
- Store in refrigerator - uncovered.
I used two flavors of pudding in my Spooky Surprise Cups. Butterscotch on the bottom and Chocolate on top. If you choose to use two flavors - then obviously mix the pudding mix with TWO cups milk per each individual flavor.