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Summer Sand Pudding

This super fun and easy dessert are great to make with kids. Summertime is here and you’ll be wanting to add this delicious recipe to your list!

If you’re looking for a fun summer dessert to make for kids well here, you have it! I wanted to make this recipe for my family as I love getting creative. Using a sand bucket to fill with this delicious dessert sure reminds me more of summer. The Sugar-Free Cool Whip, Sugar-Free Gummy Worms, and Sugar-Free Pudding makes this a weight watcher friendly dessert.
Whether you are planning your next beach getaway, summer picnic, or even kid’s birthday party, this sand pudding is the perfect dessert to fit any of those occasions.

Feel free to use your candy and any flavor of pudding you like. This recipe can be easily tweaked to suit your taste buds. And if you’re looking for something light and fewer calories, this is also the right choice. Even though graham crackers and the cream cheese has some sugar in it, the other ingredients are sugar-free, which makes it more healthy. The idea is cutting the amount of sugar you put in your recipe.



Soften Cream Cheese and Cool Whip: Make Sure Cream Cheese and Cool Whip are softened to room temperature before making.

Crush up Graham Crackers: Crush up two whole packages of graham crackers in a plastic bag with a rolling pin or use your hands until you have crumbs.

Mix Pudding Mixture: Dump 2 packages of pudding mixture and 4 cups of Milk in Medium-sized bowl and whisk together for 2 minutes until you get a thick consistency.

Mix Rest of Ingredients: Beat in cream cheese and cool whip with a mixer until everything is mixed together.

Start Filling Sand Bucket: Start filling the sand bucket with pudding first, then layering the pudding with crushed graham crackers. Do that switching back and forth between pudding mixture and crushed graham crackers until the bucket is almost full.

Place in some Gummy Worms: Finally, when you get your last layer in of graham crackers on the top, place in some gummy worms.

Place Shovel in Bucket: Place the small sand shovel half-way in the bucket, and you’re ready to serve and eat!


Instead of using Organic Graham Crackers, you can use sugar-free vanilla wafers. You can also use a regular container if you don’t want to use a sand bucket, this is mostly just for decoration.

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Yield: 12-16 pops

Easy Halloween Banana Ghost Snack (Shelf Stable)

A group of coconut ghosts on a wooden cutting board.

Don't be afraid of our Easy Halloween Banana Ghost Snack. This yogurt-dipped banana recipe makes a healthy Halloween fun and easy.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Drying Time 3 hours
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 25 minutes


  • 6-8 medium or large bananas
  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 bar white baking chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons dark chocolate or mini chocolate chips
  • pack of popsicle sticks



  1. Preheat oven to 250°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix the powdered sugar into the yogurt one cup at a time with a hand blender.
  3. Grate the white chocolate bar into a separate bowl or tray.
  4. One at a time, peel and cut bananas in half to create two ghost bases. Carefully insert the popsicle sticks into the cut ends of the banana halves.
  5. Dip the bananas, one at a time into the frosting.
  6. Roll them in the grated white chocolate, then place them on the wire cooling rack.
  7. Place a cookie sheet under the wire rack to catch the excess frosting that will drip from the ghost pops.


  1. Once all yogurt-dipped bananas are coated, turn your oven off and place the wire rack and baking sheet in, leaving the oven door slightly open. The excess heat will help the frosting dry without cooking the bananas.
  2. Allow frosting to harden for 3-4 hours before removing from oven.


  1. Melt the dark chocolate in a small microwave safe bowl in the microwave, stopping to stir it often so that it doesn’t scorch.
  2. Pour the melted chocolate into a small sandwich bag and cut the pointy tip off one corner.
  3. Using the bag like a piping bag, drizzle some chocolate onto each ghost. A couple dots and a circle make for easy eyes and mouth.
  4. Place in fridge until chocolate hardens.


  1. Store banana ghosts treats in an airtight container in your pantry or fridge for up to 3 days.


  • Don't forget to peel, cut, and dip each banana, one at a time, to prevent browning.
  • Just ripe or even slightly underripe bananas are best for this recipe.
  • These treats are fun and easy to lay directly on a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat mat. If your bananas are dried standing up, then make sure your oven has the space for them to do so.
  • These aren't just fun to make for adults, but fun for kids too!
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