I love entertaining during the summer. There’s just something nostalgic about firing up the grill to cook up some hot dogs and burgers while the kids run around and play tag in the yard. This will the first summer that K is really old enough to run around and play with his friends in the yard, and I seriously can’t wait to host our first BBQ. And today I’m sharing two simple summer treat recipes using Snack Packs that are perfect for kids and adults. In honor of Memorial Day, I made mine all red, white, and blue for our Memorial Day Party, but you could easily incorporate these into any theme.
The first thing that I made for my party are these red, white, and blue pudding pops. They are so simple to make, and the kids loved them.
To make the pudding pops, I used strawberry Snack Packs, vanilla Snack Packs, and vanilla Snack Packs that I dyed blue with gel food coloring. The Super Snack Packs that are only available at Walmart are perfect because they give you more in each cup, and now is the perfect time to buy them because you can get $1.00 off when you buy two Super Snack Packs while supplies last using this coupon.
All you have to do is spoon a layer of each color into a small dixie cup (I used 5 ounce cups) and then once you have all of your layers, put a popsicle stick or ice cream spoon in the top and freeze.
Once they are frozen solid, just tear the cups off of the pudding pops and enjoy.
The second treat I made are pudding cookie sandwiches. One of my favorite things ever is a good ice cream sandwich, but they tend to melt quickly and make a mess. These pudding cookie sandwiches are perfect because the pudding doesn’t melt nearly as fast, but it still gives you that cold creamy flavor. And I turned them into pops using striped straws because kids love anything on a stick.
To make the pops all I did was make star cookies using my favorite sugar cookie recipe. Then, once the cookies had cooled, I put a little spoonful of vanilla pudding on one of the cookies, put a straw inside, put a little pudding on top of the straw, and lightly pressed the second cookie on top of the first to create a sandwich. I put them into the freezer for a couple of hours to let the pudding freeze. K especially loved these.
Since both of these treats are frozen, I recommend leaving them in the freezer until you’re ready to serve them. They don’t melt as quickly as ice cream, but they will melt eventually especially in the summer heat. I just setup my Memorial Day table and added the treats right when everyone arrived.
To go along with the other treats, I also served plain sugar cookies with Snack Packs that people could dip them into. And to drink, I had red and blue juice boxes for the kids and this fabulous red, white, and blue berry water that I found on the Evite website for adults. If you’re looking for more Memorial Day ideas, Evite has a ton of awesome ones.
I can’t wait to make these treats again for Memorial Day and then again in July for our 4th of July party. Even the shark enjoyed them in our house so I hope you will too!