25 Desserts Made With Boxed Pudding

Desserts made with boxed pudding

Boxed pudding is tasty and convenient. But, want to know how you can make it better? Transform it into a pie, cake, frosting, and even fruit salad. Who knew so many treats could start with a box of pudding? If you’ve been organizing your pantry and realize how many boxes of pudding were hidden, used them to make one of these 25 desserts.

Ice Box Lemon Drop Cake

Ice Box Lemon Drop Cake

"My grandmother made a delicious, moist lemon cake like this from scratch years ago. It was my favorite. Now, with time as a rare ingredient in my kitchen, I use a box cake mix and add a few things of my own to make the same great taste my grandmother created." - Jane Louise
Mini Chocolate Raspberry Rum Cakes

Mini Chocolate Raspberry Rum Cakes

"These are always a big hit with family and friends. They make great gifts too." - Lisa
Hawaiian Dream Trifle

Hawaiian Dream Trifle

"I love the combined flavors of pineapple, toasted coconut, and macadamia nuts. I combined these flavors with angel food cake and coconut cream pudding for a light 'tropical' dessert." - Susan
Instant Pudding Mix Frosting

Instant Pudding Mix Frosting

"Instant Pudding Mix Frosting only takes minutes to make, this icing is light, slightly sweet and very versatile." - Paula
Caramel Pecan Banana Cake

Caramel Pecan Banana Cake

"Caramel, bananas, AND pecans? What an amazing flavor combination... Why had we never thought to try this before?! It's packed with banana and pecan flavor." - The Kitchen Crew
Death by Chocolate 3 Layer Brownies

Death by Chocolate 3 Layer Brownies

"I find everyone is up for chocolate. I have tried making the middle layer with different flavors of instant pudding, but chocolate always the favorite, and what better way to go than death by chocolate!" - Susan
Neapolitan Dirt

Neapolitan Dirt

"I was making the usual Dirt for company and opened the cabinet to get out the boring vanilla pudding. However, a box of this new Strawberry Cream Pudding fell out of the cabinet so I thought I would try it. The end result was AMAZING! It is sooooo much better than the original." - Dana
Whipped Chocolate Candy Crunch Pie

Whipped Chocolate Candy Crunch Pie

"If you have never had or made chocolate whipped cream you don’t know what you are missing. It is simply scrumptious and should be on the top of any chocolate lover's must-haves. It can be used as a topping, dip, or just lick it off a spoon. It is not only incorporated into the light and fluffy pie, but this pie is also topped off with it" - Debbie
Italian Love Cake

Italian Love Cake

"This is a great cake for a crowd. Because it is so rich it serves a lot of people, and there won't be any leftover if you are serving a crowd. My family loves this cake and I always make this when we are having parties." - Kristie
Everyone's Favorite Sticky Buns

Everyone's Favorite Sticky Buns

"They are very easy to prepare and so popular! I have also sent a pan of these to bake sales and they disappear quickly." - Kendra
Dreamy Creamy Peanut Butter Pie

Dreamy Creamy Peanut Butter Pie

'I have a mad love affair with peanut butter pie, but some varieties are just too dense... I prefer mine a bit on the creamy side. My fellow peanut butter lovers so far have given it rave reviews." - Lori
Orange Cream Cake | Cool Whip Pudding Frosting

Orange Cream Cake | Cool Whip Pudding Frosting

"Orange Cream Cake with Cool Whip Pudding Frosting light and fluffy. Tastes like a big Push Up Ice Cream Pop, remember those?" - Paula
Pistachio Ambrosia Cupcakes

Pistachio Ambrosia Cupcakes

"We love a fresh bowl of Ambrosia Fruit Salad at picnics during the summer months. I remember it well when my mother used to make it. All us kids would just eat it all up. The other day I had some at a party. I had the thought..."Wonder how this would taste on a cupcake"?? AWESOME!" - Linda
Banana Cream Pie Cupcakes ~ Robynne

Banana Cream Pie Cupcakes ~ Robynne

"Banana Cream Pie... cupcake style! These cupcakes are loaded with flavor and I bet you can't eat just one." - Robynne
Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Pumpkin Bundt Cake

"This is such a simple fall Bundt cake. It makes us want cooler weather. Starting with a cake mix makes it a cinch to throw together - perfect for the beginner baker." - The Kitchen Crew
Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

"My teenagers and their friends love these cookies and always request them!" - Nikki
Fruit Salad to Die For

Fruit Salad to Die For

"This is such an easy thing to make and the whole family will enjoy it. I try to keep it made all the time for my family." - Betsy
Chocolate Dream Pie

Chocolate Dream Pie

"This is beyond amazing and melts in your mouth. Turn all the noises off in your house (people included). Sit down with a cup of coffee and a slice of this pie. Savor every bite." - Janet
Oh My God, What a Great Dessert!

Oh My God, What a Great Dessert!

"An unusual layered dessert that always gets rave reviews." - Randi
Orange Chocolate Cheesecake Mousse Parfaits

Orange Chocolate Cheesecake Mousse Parfaits

"This quick and easy dessert has my favorite flavors in it... chocolate, orange, and cheesecake. And just the right size for just me and my hubby. It is a snap to put together, but delicious enough for any gathering. Can easily double, triple, etc. the recipe to serve more than two." - Debbie
Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

"I originally modified this dessert to include shortbread cake instead of angel food cake. It's much better this way and gives it a true strawberry shortcake taste." - Michael
Hawaiian Pie

Hawaiian Pie

"Kinda tastes like a pina colada in the form of a pie. Really easy and good." - Joelle
Drumstick (Nutty Buddy) Dessert

Drumstick (Nutty Buddy) Dessert

"Nutty Buddy bars are a classic childhood dessert and this recipe really does bring the essence of that flavor to life." - The Kitchen Crew
Jumbo Cranberry Citrus Muffins

Jumbo Cranberry Citrus Muffins

"My mother eats a muffin every day for breakfast and I have come up with several different kinds for her but this is her favorite kind that I have made." - Cheryl
Chocolate Coconut Bundt Cake

Chocolate Coconut Bundt Cake

"I have a really good coconut cake recipe but was craving chocolate, so I switched out a few ingredients. This is what I came up with." - Sue