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Pink Flower Berry Patch Pudding Pie - Classic Kid Cool - Quick and Affordable for Mom

Updated on August 17, 2014
Pink flower berry patch pudding pie
Pink flower berry patch pudding pie

No baking, very little measuring and only a few ingredients make this a pleasing dessert for moms and kids.

This used to be a favorite cooking activity with my students because it was fun, fast and allowed for so much expression of artistic inclinations and fruit combinations.

Candies, jellies, gummy bears, jelly beans and so forth make great decorative accents on these super simple pudding pies. Kid's love to help out in the kitchen.

This is something they can literally make themselves.

As long as you keep the frosting to a minimum, or better yet, get a sugar free one to start with, it's actually very healthy. Want healthier still? Make an extra batch of vanilla pudding and use food coloring to do away with the frosting all together.

Follow along the way to see how super simple this is for anyone.

You can easily make any picture you want. Stencils work great for this pie. You can also "sketch" your picture in the pudding first before "painting" easily with the edge of a fork or butter knife.

In the past, my students also used cookie cutters to make jello shapes to incorporate into some pudding pies. From writing a message to creating your own angry bird, you can do it in a jiffy.

For ease of decoration, the trick is in the gun.

The frosting gun that is. I have one with four interchangeable tips. I used the long slated one to make the tree trunk out of chocolate pudding. The flower tip was of course used for the little pink flowers. Lastly, a simple small circular hole tip was used for the leaves.

Let them play with their food and enjoy.

Image credits; Poetvix.

Cook Time

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 20 to 30 minutes

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 package vanilla pudding
  • 1 package chocolate pudding
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 can fluffy white icing
  • food coloring
  • berries

Instructions

  1. Mix the vanilla pudding and 2 cups cold milk vigorously for three minutes.
  2. Pour into the dish you want to "paint" your picture in.
  3. Do the same mixing in a separate bowl for the chocolate pudding.
  4. Chill both puddings in the refrigerator according to the instructions on the package. Mine took about ten minutes.
  5. Put a few spoonfuls of icing in a separate bowl for each color you want.
  6. Add a few drops of food coloring for the color you want to the icing and stir for each bowl.
  7. When the puddings are set, start decorating the vanilla "canvas."
  8. Using a frosting gun, paint your picture in pudding and icing one color at a time. (Rinse gun after each color).
  9. Place your berries on the pie.
  10. Put back in refrigerator for at least five minutes.
  11. Munch!
Super Simple Desserts: Easy No-bake Recipes for Kids (Super Simple Cooking)
Super Simple Desserts: Easy No-bake Recipes for Kids (Super Simple Cooking)

Cooking is a great activity for kids. It promotes the use of good kitchen habits, applying directions in sequence, measuring and many other useful skills.Keep this around the kitchen for them to use as they travel the road to culinary independence and the joy of cooking.

 

Do you ever play with your food? Think the kids might like this? What pictures do you think they might like to do?

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    • WriterJanis2 profile image

      WriterJanis2 

      4 years ago

      This is so very clever!

    • Rhonda Lytle profile imageAUTHOR

      Rhonda Lytle 

      4 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      @Stephanie36: Thanks :). One of the things I always loved about it is knowing no matter what it looks like in th end, they will still love eating it :). Blessings.

    • Rhonda Lytle profile imageAUTHOR

      Rhonda Lytle 

      4 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      @Heidi Vincent: Thank you, but I can't take all the credit. The kids taught me over the years there's nothing they can't draw in pudding, ice cream, frosting or basically anything with a little sugar in it. :) God bless!

    • Stephanie36 profile image

      Stephanie 

      4 years ago from Canada

      I have to admit I've never tried anything like this, but it's very impressive! Kids would love this.

    • Heidi Vincent profile image

      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      I LOVE it, poetvix!! This is really cool idea for getting children to eat their food. Nicely done! I can't catch up with your talent :)

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