Pumpkin Patch Pudding is a classic fall dessert, perfect for a classroom treat, or to enjoy as a family while watching The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
Pumpkin Patch Pudding Recipe
Usually when I type up a recipe to share here, I like to answer any questions that might come up about the recipe to ensure that your experience making it is as smooth as possible.
… But I don’t know how much I can say about pumpkin patch pudding. It’s pretty foolproof as far as recipes go, and whether you make your pudding from scratch or use a package, it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser.
My favourite aspect of this recipe is that the kids can get right in there and help!
I had Ella helping make puddings at 3 years old, and there was not one step she couldn’t help with. Yes, a from-scratch version involves some stovetop cooking, but using the right tools and providing adequate supervision (you’re going to need to be right there) will reduce any risk associated with that.
If you’re nervous about cooking on the stove with kids, instant pudding packages are a great compromise.
This recipe lasts for 3 days in the fridge without a loss in flavour or texture. Personally, I think the pumpkins should be added just before serving to preserve their texture – they will soften over time sitting in the pudding.
If you’re making this recipe for a kids’ Halloween party, be sure to check out our collection of Halloween Party Ideas for kids!
Pumpkin Patch Pudding Ingredients
- Chocolate pudding mix
- PLUS ingredients called for on the box
- Chocolate cookie crumbs
- Pumpkin marshmallows or candies
Optional “vine” frosting:
- Butter, softened
- Powdered icing sugar
- Milk <– can use heavy cream or half and half
- Green food coloring <– this set of food coloring has lasted me forever and I love that it creates highly saturated colors with just a drop
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Electric mixer <– this is a great hand mixer if you don’t want to make the investment into a stand mixer
- Mixing bowl
- Casserole dish <– I love these Pyrex dishes with fitted lids for easily taking this pudding to a party
- Piping bag <– a basic piping set will have all you need
How to Make Pumpkin Patch Pudding
Place all pudding ingredients in a large bowl.
Whip the pudding ingredients together for 2 minutes until smooth and just starting to thicken.
Spoon the pudding into your individual serving cups. You can serve it in a big casserole-style dish but these serving cups makes serving at the event or party easier and you can also use it to encourage portion control with the kids.
In a medium-sized bowl, mix all of the frosting ingredients together for 2 minutes, adjusting to make the frosting stiffer with more powdered icing sugar or softer with more milk. Scoop into a piping bag fit with a small tip (or just make a small snip at the end).
Use the green frosting to add vines to the pumpkin patch and the little pumpkin candies.
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Optional "vine" frosting:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 242Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 310mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 1gSugar: 35gProtein: 1g
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Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
This super simple pumpkin patch pudding is perfect for a kids’ Halloween party.