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Back-to-school is such a fun and exciting time. There’s all the fresh, new school supplies, the crisp smell of fall in the air, the days are still a little longer, and us mama’s get a little bit of extra time to ourselves during the week. That last one’s just an added bonus, am I right? Since this is Alea’s first year of school– she’ll be starting preschool in September– I thought now’s the perfect time to start some fun little traditions with her surrounding the back-to-school theme. The first one on our list? A back-to-school celebration complete with a yummy kids desserts recipe!
I’m really not the best cook in the world– I’ll be the first to admit that, but I still wanted to create something fun and (super) easy for our back-to-school celebration. I can’t wait to see the look on Alea’s face when we light the candles and surprise her with this fun and easy no-bake pudding and Cool-Whip cake!
Side Note: There’s nothing more perfect than a fresh container of Cool-Whip, is there? I love how perfect it looks and I almost felt a little bit guilty digging my spoon in. Not as guilty as I felt licking the spoon after though 😉 Delicious!
002. 2-3 flavors of JELL-O Instant Pudding
003. Pre-made shortbread or graham cracker crust
004. Candles (optional)
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001. Mix up 1/2 of a package of 2-3 flavors of JELL-O Instant Pudding in separate bowls. You won’t need more than that, just be sure to cut the milk you stir into the pudding in half, too.
002. Let the pudding sit in the fridge for 5 minutes or until firm.
003. Layer your first layer of pudding into the bottom of your store-bought crust. I used Shortbread and it was absolutely delicious, but a graham cracker crust would be just as delicious! Feel free to make your own as well, I just used store-bought because it was easier!
004. Layer your second flavor of pudding on top of your first flavor. And repeat if using a third flavor. I wanted to add butterscotch, but Alea put the kibosh to that idea. She “didn’t like that flavor.” Stinker!
005. Put a couple healthy-sized dollops of Cool-Whip in the center of your pie.
006. Spread out the Cool-Whipto cover the pudding and spread it out to the crust. I added some decorative peeks, but you can finish it however you would like!
Isn’t the end result so pretty? And I love that I don’t have to heat up the oven and warm-up our air condition-less house! Such a sweet treat + perfect for your back-to-school celebrations!
What’s your favorite easy dessert recipe?