Dora's Fruit & Pudding Garden

Dora's Fruit & Pudding Garden

This sweet, smooth dessert is crowned with a berries-and-pretzel butterfly and fruity flowers.

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Dora's Fruit & Pudding Garden
30 Minutes or Less
Start to finish, this recipe requires only a half-hour or less to make!
Lots for Kids to Do
This recipe has plenty of steps kids can do, like mixing, cutting with a plastic knife, measuring, and more.
Allergy Alert
This recipe contains one or more of the following common food allergens: dairy, nuts, soy, wheat, or eggs.
Party Snacks
Try this recipe at your child's next party. Double the ingredients or divide them in half, depending on the size of your celebration.

Servings: 4

Prep Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 box (3.4 oz.) instant vanilla pudding
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1/2 cup ground chocolate sandwich cookies (Oreos)
  • Cantaloupe slices
  • Unsalted mini pretzels
  • Red grapes, cut in half
  • Raspberries and blueberries
  • Fresh mint (optional)

Supplies

  • 1 1/2-inch flower cookie cutter
Tip: To save a step, you can buy prepared pudding in the refrigerator section of your supermarket.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Adults can help kids prepare the pudding mix with the milk, according to package directions.

  2. Step 2

    Spoon the pudding into four bowls. Kids can sprinkle the top of each bowl of pudding with the ground chocolate cookies. Using a flower cookie cutter, help kids cut 1 1/2-inch flower shapes from the cantaloupe slices. Cut 1 1/2-inch triangles from the scraps.

  3. Step 3

    Arrange 2 mini pretzels like butterfly wings on top of the chocolate cookie crumbs. Add the melon triangle as the body and half a grape as the head. Add several melon flowers, raspberries, and blueberries on top of the cookie crumbs as well. Add a few mint leaves as the flower leaves.

Tip: Parents may want to slice and shape the cantaloupe before assembling the rest of the ingredients. To make thin slices, cut the ends off the cantaloupe and use a sharp knife to cut off the rind. Cut the melon in half, scoop out the seeds, and then slice it as thin as you like.

Nurtition Facts

  • Calories: 233
  • Total Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Sodium: 458mg
  • Total Carbs: 44g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 34g
  • Protein: 5g
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