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7 Top-Rated Desserts Using Instant Pudding

Transform instant pudding into amazing, quick-and-easy desserts!

Ready in minutes, creamy instant pudding stands deliciously on its own. But it's also the start of many other favorite desserts, including these sensational seven:

1) Vanilla Raspberry Trifle

"This is a really pretty dessert that is soooo easy to make. Used canned whipped cream to save time. Not kid-friendly, but a nice, adult holiday treat. You can buy single-serving trifle dishes at Walmart for less than two dollars each!" -- Cynthia Ross

Vanilla Raspberry Trifle

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Chocolate Layered Pie

"Chocolate pudding pie in a pecan nut crust, topped with whipped topping tastes like heaven. Also known as a Voo Doo Pie." -- Jan H.

Chocolate Layered Pie

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3) Strawberry Shortcake Ice Pops

"These ice pops are so good! They're very reminiscent of the strawberry shortcake ice cream bars you can buy with the pink and white cookie bits on the outside. Feel free to use sugar-free pudding mix." -- The Bunny Chef

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Pops

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4) Too Much Chocolate Cake

Too much chocolate? Never! "This cake won me First Prize at the county fair last year. It is very chocolaty." -- Denise

Too Much Chocolate Cake

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5) Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

"You can use any flavor pudding you like for this recipe. Everybody wants this recipe when I take them in for a carry-in. To make them award winning, my daughter, Tegan, made them for a cookie baking contest and won a red ribbon!" -- Debbi Borsick

Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Chocolate Eclair Dessert

An impressive, surprisingly simple, no-bake chocolate éclair dessert.


7) Cinnamon Rolls III

"Here's an easy alternative to buying those famous cinnamon rolls in the mall. They taste exactly the same, and the dough is made in the bread machine." -- MISS ALIX

Cinnamon Rolls

Photo by Meredith

Have a little more time on  your hands? Explore your pudding options:

Rice Puddings

Rice puddings are crave-worthy desserts all over the world. These puddings are made with rice, of course, plus milk, cream, or sweetened milk. They're sometimes sweetened with sugar, cinnamon, and raisins.

Savory Puddings

For something a little bit different, try a sensational savory pudding with your main course. Actually, Yorkshire pudding is not very pudding-like; it's more like a souffle. But it's undeniably delicious topped with gravy.

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