Easter Egg Hunt Pudding Cups are a perfectly simple kid-friendly easy Easter dessert. There is no baking, no cooking, no chopping, cutting, and virtually no mess. Kids will love how cute and fun they are to eat and you will love just how much of an easy Easter dessert these are.
We love making fun Easter desserts for the holiday! For whatever reason, my family is not big on a fancy Easter dinner. For us it’s about the dessert and appetizers. Now that there are two grandchildren at the table, we have a reason to make extra fun bunny-filled, Easter egg decorated treats.
We are making this an extremely easy Easter dessert by using store bought pudding here, but you can use your favorite homemade chocolate pudding if you have one. These pudding cups are actually made with everything else premade, so you have to do as little work as possible.
These pudding cups are a perfect cute little dessert for the kids on Easter, and when it comes time for Halloween, make sure to try my super simple graveyard pudding cups!
ingredients in this easy easter dessert
You will need the following items:
- shredded coconut and green food coloring for the "grass"
- chocolate pudding for the "dirt"
- jelly beans for the "Easter eggs"
- bunny Peeps as the "Easter Bunny"
You'll also need small clear plastic cups or glass cups. I use plastic cups that hold 1 cup of pudding each.
With these 4 simple ingredients, you'll be able to make this easy Easter dessert in less than 10 minutes.
how to make this kid-friendly easy easter dessert
Making this super easy Easter dessert takes less than 10 minutes and can be made with the kiddos for some holiday baking fun, or without the kiddos for a fun surprise at Easter dinner. The most time consuming part of making these Easter egg hunt cups is dying the coconut. And by time consuming, I mean about 3 minutes!
how to dye coconut green
First, you'll need to color your shredded coconut green. Dying shredded coconut green, or any color for that matter, is not complicated at all. Put your desired amount of coconut in a bowl, and add green food coloring about ½ tablespoon at a time. Mix until the coconut is completely green.
I used gel food coloring and had to use about 2 teaspoons to get this color green. If you use liquid food coloring, start with less.
And that's all there is to turning shredded coconut green in this easy Easter dessert!
making the pudding cups
Once you have dyed the coconut, it's time to make the Easter egg hunt "field". To do that:
- Fill each cup almost to the top with chocolate pudding.
- Top pudding with a layer of green coconut.
- Place one Easter bunny peep into the "grass", pressing down so he stands (or lean it again the edge of the cup).
- Scatter jelly beans throughout the coconut, and if you'd like, sprinkle some more coconut on top or press them down a little bit so they are "hidden".
Easter Egg Hunt Pudding Cups
- clear glass or plastic cups
- ½ cup shredded coconut
- green food coloring
- 4 cups chocolate pudding
- ½ cup jelly beans
- 4 bunny Peeps
- In a small bowl, mix coconut and green food coloring until coconut is colored, adding food coloring in 1 tsp increments if needed.
- To the glass or plastic cup, add 1 cup of pudding (or enough pudding to fill almost to the top). Add a layer of green coconut. Place a Peep in the pudding and surround with jelly beans.
That's all there is to making these pudding cups! Make sure to let me know what you thought by commenting below, and don't forget to follow me on Pinterest for the latest recipes!