Sand Bucket Dessert

Debbie wright


This A fun dessert for adults and children. I brought this to a family picnic with a Luau theme. I tried something a little different and it was very good. It had almost a cheese cake flavor. This would be really good with bananas added to it .

★★★★★ 1 vote
30 Min


1 large
package a vanilla sandwich cookies, you could use vanilla oreos but i used the store brand. you will need a lot of these depending on the size of your bucket
2 small
packages vanilla pudding
3 c
cold milk
1 can(s)
sweetened condensed milk
12 oz
container cool whip
1/2 c
powdered sugar
1 stick
butter room temp
8 oz
cream cheese room temp
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
clean sand bucket with shovel
1 pkg
gummy fish , or whatever you would like to garnish with

How to Make Sand Bucket Dessert


  • 1Run cookies thru food processor or blender and get them really fine. Remember you want them to look like sand. I found doing 6-8 at a time worked well.
  • 2In a small bowl cream together butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla.
  • 3In a large bowl mix pudding, both milks and whipped cream. When blended well slowly add cream cheese mixture.
  • 4Start layering in the sand bucket cookie layer first then pudding mixture. Repeat layers ending with the cookies on top.
  • 5Cover with foil and refrigerate at least 3-4 hours. When ready to serve garnish with gummy fish and serve with the shovel.

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About Sand Bucket Dessert

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids