‘The’ Pudding

Crackers create light crispy layers between chocolate and vanilla pudding topped with fluffy whipped topping!
Crackers create light crispy layers between chocolate and vanilla pudding topped with fluffy whipped topping!

This is a great no-bake dessert that my family has made for decades. My mom has no idea what the origin is and where the recipe came from, but it’s one that everybody loves and is never left over.

The great thing about this one is that you can make it with sugar free pudding and sugar free or fat free light whipped topping, which may make it a suitable dessert alternative for those on low sugar diets.

In our family, we have always just called it ‘The’ Pudding but basically, it’s a layered trifle-like dessert made simply with instant pudding prepared with non-fat milk, unsalted saltine crackers, whipped topping and a sprinkling of mini chocolate chips on top. This is best made the night before so the crackers soften and give it just enough body to hold the layers together. This is light and fluffy but tastes incredibly decadent. Kids go crazy for this one!

Note for my UK friends: When I am in the UK, where many of the ingredients listed are not readily available in shops, I make a similar dessert with thin milk biscuits and Angel whipped dessert prepared with fat free milk. Delicious too!

Ingredients | 

  • 2 3.4 oz. boxes of sugar-free, fat free chocolate instant pudding mix
  • 2 3.4 oz. boxes of sugar-free, fat free vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 7 cups of fat free milk, cold
  • 2 sleeves of fat free saltine crackers with unsalted tops (about 80 crackers total)
  • 1 16 oz. tub of fat free whipped topping (I used Cool Whip Free)
  • 2 tablespoons of mini chocolate chips

Instructions |

Always make this at least the night before you plan to serve it.

In a bowl, whisk 2 packages of instant chocolate pudding mix with 3 1/2 cups of cold milk.

In another bowl, whisk 2 boxes of instant vanilla pudding mix with 3 1/2 cups of cold milk.

In a 9” x 13” baking dish, use a rubber or silicone spatula to spread a 1/2 cup of chocolate pudding all over the bottom of the dish. Create a layer of crackers to cover the bottom of the dish, using about 26 for one layer, it’s ok if there’s a little space in between each cracker. Add half of the vanilla pudding on top of the crackers and spread evenly and half of the chocolate pudding on top of that.

Add half of the whipped topping and spread evenly. Add another layer of crackers. Add remaining vanilla pudding and remaining chocolate and then another layer with remaining crackers.

Top with remaining whipped topping and sprinkle with chips.

IMG_1632Cover and refrigerate until serving.


 

Nutrition Facts | Makes 12 servings

191 calories, 3.3g fat, 35.7g carbs, 1.3g fiber, 6g protein

5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per serving

 

 

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