Edible Sand (Don’t follow my example)

A while ago, I saw on a website that someone made edible sand with the Golden Oreo Cookies (similar to Dirt in a Cup).  I couldn’t remember where I saw this, so I did a quick Internet search and found this one.

I bought the pudding mix and Golden Oreos without first looking at the recipe.  Big mistake.  And since I refused to go to the store in order to buy another package of Golden Oreos, it turned out extremely puddingish and not at all sandy like it was supposed to be.  Yes, I just said puddingish…I like to make up words.  :)

Here’s what you’ll need:
-2 small boxes of pudding
-2 packages Golden Oreos (the generic kind will do just fine as well)
-1/2 stick butter
-8 oz. cream cheese
-3 1/2 cups of milk
-1 c. powdered sugar
-1 container Cool Whip (which I didn’t have either)

1.  In a large bowl, mix the pudding mix and milk according to the package instructions.

2.  Add the cool whip to the pudding.  Again, I would recommend using actual Cool Whip, not the spray kind (which is all we had). 

3.  Cream butter, cream cheese, and powdered sugar together.  Add to the pudding mixture.

4.  Using a food processor (or blender), grind the Golden Oreo’s until they are a sand-texture.  My wimpy food processor can only handle 6 Oreo’s at a time. 

5.  Alternate the pudding mixture and Oreo’s in a sand pail.  This is ANOTHER place where I messed up…I just mixed it all together instead of layering it.  End with the crushed Oreo’s on top.  I promise you, it will look like actual sand if you follow the directions correctly.  :)

It was delicious irregardless of my major flaws in following directions!


  1. Teaching Heart Mom says

    Uh-O! It tastes really yummy when you follow the recipe. I am sorry it did not work out for you. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Laurie says

    Just so you know, I read "puddingish" without a second thought, and it wasn't till you pointed it out that I looked back and thought, "Hum, I guess that really isn't a real word…" ;o)

  3. Cj says

    I made a sand bucket birthday cake for my son'd 3rd birthday. I just baked a cake, broke it up in chunks and threw it in the bucket layering with frosting – then crushed up generic biscuits (sorry 'cookies' – I am Australian! he he he) on top. It looked sooooooo much like sand, I had to make sure I put it far away from the sand play area that we had at the party. It was also great serving it up to the children with a sand spade – and it tasted delicious! I did the same thing this year, but a water bucket – with a layer of Jello on the top to look like a bucket of water for our water play party – it was great!

  4. Mimi says

    About how many servings does the summer sand recipe make? This sounds really cool. I’m making it for a Beach Bunko party!

  5. Lea says

    I made something similar over the weekend, but I used a box on Nilla Wafers and 4 chocolate oreos. Everyone loved it and it looked exactly like sand.

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