Halloween Recipe for Families: Frankenstein Pudding Cups

Crushed Oreos and a hidden healthy side make this treat not-so-scary for your child’s class or party.


Frankenstein pudding cups

Photo: Odeelo Dayondon


We saw images of green Frankenstein desserts on Pinterest and decided to try our own. Most recipes are indulgent, in fact, each pudding cup has the equivalent of three crushed Oreos on top! In an effort to balance the Halloween sugar rush, without sacrificing flavor, we added a few healthier items to our version.



  • 24 ounces vanilla yogurt. You can also use Greek yogurt.
  • 2 cups baby spinach, packed
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • Mint extract
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons Oreo pudding mix (optional)
  • 15 Mint Oreos or similar cookies, crushed


Materials for Frankenstein cups

  • Five 8-ounce plastic cups
  • Googly eyes (optional)
  • Sharpie marker


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  1. Use a glue gun or craft glue to attach googly eyes to the plastic cups or draw eyes on with Sharpie marker. Draw on mouths and eyebrows.
  2. Place half of the yogurt, the bananas, and the spinach in a blender or Cuisinart. You may need 1/4  cup of milk to get it going. Once it is smooth, add the rest of the yogurt and blend until mixed.
  3. Add a drop or two of mint extract and 3 to 4 tablespoons of pudding mix, optional. The pudding mix will add to the flavor but increase the amount of sugar.
  4. Pour the yogurt mix into the plastic cups and place them in the refrigerator to set for an hour.
  5. Crush cookies in a Cuisinart or blender.
  6. Once the yogurt mixture is firm, add a few spoonfuls of crushed cookies to the top.


Michele’s Tips

  • Do not add too much mint. A drop or two should suffice.
  • Using Greek yogurt will provide you with a more pudding-like consistency but some kids do not like the tangy taste.
  • We found these dessert cups at Floradec. We like the angle at the bottom because it resembles Frankenstein’s jaw.
  • Not sure your kids will like the tangy yogurt? Not into mint chocolate chip? You can easily make this dessert with vanilla pudding and a few drops of food coloring. Rice pudding or tapioca would work, too.


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