The teenagers from church were coming over for a pool party last night and I volunteered to make them a treat so when I saw this, I knew it was perfect! And apparently it was delicious too because the buckets were scraped clean! The recipe comes from “Ma Nouvelle Mode”. I found the buckets at Toys R Us for $3 each. I doubled the recipe but probably should have made 3 batches and then the buckets would have been full and people could have had seconds, who knew it would be such a hit? I used a bag of Wilton candy melts and made some sea shell shaped chocolates for the top which gave it just that extra dash of cuteness.
1 box Nilla Wafers
3 – 4 Oreos
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup powdered sugar
2 small boxes French Vanilla pudding mix
2 3/4 cups milk
12 oz Cool Whip, thawed
1 Crush Nilla Wafers and Oreos in food processor.
2 Cream together cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar until smooth. (I used my mixer for this.)
3 Whisk together pudding mix and milk until smooth.
4 Add pudding mixture to cream cheese mixture and stir until smooth.
5 Carefully fold Cool Whip into pudding/cream cheese mixture.
6 Layer in bucket starting with pudding then sand ending with sand. (I actually crushed all of the Oreos since I bought a whole package and put the leftover Oreo crumbs on the bottom of each bucket as the first layer.)
7 Top with sea shell shaped chocolates if desired.
Here’s a top view of both the buckets: