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Bunny in a Cup

 Bunny in a Cup
Kids can help transform dishes of instant pudding into cute bunnies simply by adding store-bought sweets. This dessert never fails to delight my grandchildren.—Flo Burtnett, Gage, Oklahoma
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 twists black licorice
  • 1/4 cup vanilla frosting
  • Red liquid or paste food coloring
  • 8 cream-filled oval vanilla sandwich cookies
  • 8 green jelly beans
  • 4 pink jelly beans

Directions

  • In a small bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand
  • for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Pour into four small bowls; cover
  • and refrigerate.
  • Meanwhile, cut licorice widthwise into fourths, then lengthwise into
  • thirds; set aside. Combine frosting and red food coloring; frost top
  • of cookies to within 1/2-in. of edge.
  • Just before serving, insert oval cookies into each bowl of pudding
  • for ears. Add green jelly beans for eyes and a pink jelly bean for
  • nose. Place three pieces of licorice on each side of the nose for
  • whiskers. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 435 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 551 mg sodium, 73 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 6 g protein.