Under the Sea Sand Pudding Recipe

Sometimes you just need something that screams “under the sea”, ya know?


under the sea


Okay, so I realize this treat is COMPLETELY out of season.  When Fall hits you don’t think about water, and fish, and sand.  However, in my defense, our last 3 days have been unseasonably warm.  Like, I was in my closet digging out my shorts again.

Who am I kidding?  I wasn’t digging out any shorts.  You have to be organized enough to put them away before you can dig them out again.

I’ll get to putting the Summer clothes away.  Maybe over Christmas holidays.

Anyways, shorts or no shorts, I still had this vision in my head.  It all started when I was in bulk barn, shopping for candy for the Pumpkin Patch Dirt Cake I made and blogged about last week.

I was in the aisle with all the candy, having a discussion with myself how I really didn’t need any candy while the other part of my discussion tried to convince myself that I absolutely DID need candy, when I spotted candy fish.

And just like that I had a vision of candy fish swimming in Jell-o dancing around my head.

In case you were wondering, don’t worry.  I had this discussion with myself INSIDE my head.  I did not start speaking to myself in the store.

I only do that at home.

So, earlier this week I went shopping for Jell-o.  Except, would you believe I couldn’t find blue Jell-O? I know.  I don’t get it either.  Even my husband was shocked when I told him.

What is this world coming to when you can’t find blue Jell-O?

Clearly I had to come up with a plan B.

That’s when I reached for the vanilla pudding and food coloring.

This is a perfect dessert to make for an Under the Sea themed party.  Or to make just because you want a snack in the theme of an ocean pudding.  I would recommend doubling the recipe for a party though.  This made just enough for our family of 5 with no leftovers.  Not that dessert leftovers are really a thing in our house.


First you need to learn how to make blue pudding.  Take 2 cups of milk and your pudding mix powder, along with 6 drops of blue food coloring, and whisk all together in the dish you plan on using to serve the dessert.  Set aside for a few minutes to let it thicken to a pudding consistency.

under the sea

Meanwhile, take 14 vanilla sandwich cookies and crush them in a food processor or high speed blender until they resemble a coarse sand-like texture.

Once the pudding is ready, scoop some of the pudding from one side of the bowl and move it into the middle.  I took my spoon and made some of the top of the “water” textured.  “cause it was not a breeze free day here, so the water was not calm. 🙂

Add your cookie crumbs to one side of the bowl to resemble the beach.

Top the pudding with candy fish. 🙂

under the sea themed dessert

And there you have it, simple, quick dessert that will make your kids think you spent hours creating a masterpiece for them! Make this under the sea pudding today!

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under the sea

Under the Sea Pudding


  • 1 box vanilla pudding mix `
  • 2 cups milk
  • 6 drops blue food coloring
  • 14 vanilla sandwich cookies
  • candy fish for top


  • Mix together milk, vanilla pudding mix, and food coloring in the bowl you will use to serve the dessert.  Set aside to thicken.
  • Meanwhile, crush the vanilla sandwich cookies in a food processor or high speed blender until it resembles a coarse sand-like texture.
  • Scoop some of the pudding from one side to the middle of the bowl.
  • Add the cookie crumbs to that side to look like a beach.
  • Add candy fish to the top of the pudding.
  • Chill until ready to serve.


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