Terrarium Pudding Cups Are the Greatest Spring Party Treats

  • If you think that terrariums are the best addition to your home decor, just wait until you see these edible terrarium treats! With a few basic supplies, you can make terrarium pudding cups that are perfect for spring parties and birthday treats. Chocolate pudding and crushed Oreos are the perfect ingredients for making layered desserts that look like layered terrarium dirt. Then top them with mini cacti piped from green frosting! You can even decorate them with dinosaur candies or other treats to make edible terrariums that your kids will love.


    Personally, I like the kind of pudding that starts as a powder. Then I layer it into small glasses with the other ingredients. However, you can make these terrarium pudding cups with pre-packaged pudding cups for a faster snack! Then you simply top each pudding cup with Oreo “dirt” and your desired plants. Use your favorite frosting – store-bought or homemade, cream cheese or classic buttercream. No matter how you make them, your kids are sure to love them!

    Here’s how to assemble your own terrarium pudding cups this spring!

    Terrarium Pudding Cups

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    Servings: 4


    • Clear glasses
    • Chocolate pudding
    • Oreo cookies, crushed
    • Frosting
    • Green food coloring
    • Pastry bag
    • French star piping tip
    • Petal piping tip, optional


    Step 1: Mix the pudding according to package instructions and let thicken. Alternatively, open pre-packaged pudding containers.

    Step 2: Crush the Oreos in a food processor until fine. Layer crushed oreos into the bottom of the glass. Top with a layer of pudding, then cover with another layer of crushed Oreos. If using pre-packaged puddings, only add Oreos to the top.

    Step 3: Mix the green food coloring into the frosting until vibrant. Fit the French star piping tip into the pastry bag and fill with the dyed frosting.

    Step 4: Carefully pipe a large dollop of frosting into the terrarium pudding cups to create a cactus, letting the frosting come up at least one inch. Then release. If the top if pointy, wet your finger and dab it down. If desired, top with white sprinkle "spikes" or a sugar flower. Use the petal tip to create additional types of cacti if desired. 

    Refrigerate until you're ready to serve. Then enjoy!

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