Thanks to Snack Pack® for sponsoring this awesome Pudding Bar post!Sometimes after-school snacks are just whatever you can grab on the go or something the kids can reach and eat on their own. Other times, I like to give them a little something special. This fun Pudding Bar with Snack Pack® also doubles as a great dessert for after dinner. Grab a couple of Snack Pack® puddings and whatever items you have on hand for mix-ins, then set up a simple pudding bar station for the kids -but that doesn’t mean the grown ups can’t enjoy it too; I know I did!
After-School Pudding Bar
Here is what you are going to need:
Snack Pack® Pudding 4-pack, any variety
Small plastic containers with lids
- dried cranberries
- crumbled cookies
- chocolate chips
- fresh berries
- mini marshmallows
- chopped nuts
- chocolate syrup
- small chocolate candies
- gummy bears/worms
First, I grabbed those little plastic to–go containers like they give you at restaurants for condiments (they are in with the plates, cups, napkins, and plastic ware at your local grocery store). They were the perfect size for holding a variety of mix-ins; I wanted to make sure the kids didn’t go overboard! Set out your spread and use whatever items you have on hand in your fridge or pantry for mix-ins.
Let the kids create whatever wacky combination the want, trust me, they managed some odd ones!
Then let them dig into it, I promise this will make you MOM OF THE YEAR!
By using the small to–go containers, I was also able to pack up whatever was left (except for the fresh fruit). We just put the lid back on it and saved the toppings for another day; we will definitely be enjoying this treat again!
Here are some of the tasty flavor combinations we came up with that we loved…
Chocolate Covered Strawberry: Chocolate Snack Pack® and sliced fresh strawberries
Almond Delight Candy Bar: Chocolate Snack Pack®, coconut, and crushed almonds
S’more: Chocolate Snack Pack®, crushed graham crackers, chocolate chips, and mini marshmallows
Vanilla White Chocolate: Vanilla Snack Pack® and white chocolate chips
Trail Mix: Vanilla Snack Pack®, dried cranberries, chopped pecans, and granola
This winter, take a moment to slow down and enjoy a tasty and fun treat with the kids.
*All Snack Pack® products contain 30% DV calcium, with the exception of Bakery Shop Lemon Meringue Pie, Lemon Pudding, and Snack Pack® Gels.
This winter, take a moment to slow down and enjoy a tasty and fun treat with the kids. Snack Pack comes a variety of flavors and offers endless mix-in opportunities the kids can help prepare. Each serving of Snack Pack is fortified with as much calcium as an 8-oz glass of milk,* so you can feel good about serving your kids Snack Pack. For mix-in inspiration, visit Snack Pack on Pinterest (pinterest.com/snackpack) and Facebook (facebook.com/SnackPackPudding).How do you add a little fun to your after school snacks? Do you like to add a #SpoonfulofFun?
No, I think that is totally unhealthy and would not give this to my kids to eat.
I like the idea of a pudding bar. This will be a sure hit with the kids.
Clo Nevaeh says
This looks super fun. I’d love to give this a shot.
How cute is this?!? My kiddos would have a ball making themselves a super personalized, fun great.
Caroline Fernandez says
I love adding strawberries to my vanilla pudding. Chocolate chips are a great addition to.
Tammi Roy says
These are great pudding topping ideas. I will have to make a tray like this for my kids to try different combos. This would be great for a birthday party.
Elizabeth Lampman says
My kids love to snack on pudding. This is a great way to dress it up. I will have to try this on the weekend.
This is a fabulous idea! I would enjoy a pudding bar as much as my son.
Marcie W. says
A pudding bar sounds super sweet (pun intended) I don’t know about the kids, but I would make a s’mores type creation for myself.
Brett Beyer says
How fun! I like that you offer the kids a variety they can choose from. My kids are all so different from each other that I can never use just one option, so your idea really hits home.
Oh, but they all love snack packs. I guess they all will choose that option. So there’s that.
What a really fun idea. I’ve made an ice cream bar before but never would think to do it with pudding. What a really great idea, my kids would love this!
Vera Sweeney says
I love this idea!! I know each of my kids would want something different in theirs so what a great way to allow creativity for them.
What a neat idea! Would be great for my daughter’s sleep over nights too! I’m sure her and her friends would love to create their own pudding toppings!
Jennifer H says
What an easy and fun idea! I will def have to do this for our next play date.
Olivia Douglass says
Wow – I want to eat all of this!! Thank you for sharing the toppings and ideas. I never think of creative ideas like this.
My son would love this! He likes to create his own concoction when it comes to eating any kind of food. This would be a great after school snack.
This is a great idea. I love how many different toppings you provided.