Walking Desserts

Walking desserts are the sweet answer to walking tacos. With four different versions, there’s sure to be something to please everyone.

four different snack cookie bags stuffed as walking desserts and lined up on a marble platter

There’s something so fun about eating a meal out of a bag.

Like walking tacos. We love getting them at the ballpark and it’s really fun to make our own.

That got me thinking.

Why don’t we ever make something similar for dessert and just substitute out all the savory flavors for sweets?

a mini bag of vanilla wafers walking dessert topped with whipped cream, sliced bananas, and a maraschino cherry

Well, that’s exactly what I did with these mini desserts.

And because I love to give options, I made four different kinds:

  • banana pudding 
  • cookies and cream
  • s’mores
  • chocolate peanut butter

With those options, there’s sure to be something for everyone!

mini oreo cookie snack bag opened & stuffed and shown as a walking dessert

Ingredients

Each version of the walking dessert uses a basic set of ingredients:

  • Mini cookies in individual serving packets
  • Pudding mix and milk
  • Toppings

Let’s break down exactly what you need for each variety.

Banana Pudding

  • Nila wafers– Get the individual bags of cookies that are perfect for lunchboxes.
  • Vanilla pudding– 1 package of pudding mix
  • Milk– To make the pudding
  • Bananas– Slice them up for real banana flavor
  • Toppings– I like to add whipped cream and cherries to each bag

a peanut butter fluffernutter walking dessert in a mini nutter butter snack bag

Cookies and Cream

  • Oreo cookies– Again go for the individual bags of cookies and make sure they are the mini Oreos.
  • Vanilla pudding– 1 package of pudding mix 
  • Milk– To make the pudding
  • Whipped cream– For topping

S’mores

  • Chocolate chip cookies– Use the individual bags of Mini Chips Ahoy.
  • Chocolate pudding– 1 package of chocolate pudding mix
  • Milk– To make the pudding
  • Mix ins– Chocolate chips and mini marshmallows

Chocolate Peanut Butter

  • Peanut butter cookies– Use individual bags of mini Nutter Butters
  • Chocolate pudding– 1 package of chocolate pudding mix
  • Milk– To make the pudding
  • Toppings– Mini chocolate chips and whipped cream

a four image collage showing the stages of creating a banana cream pie walking dessert in a bag

How to Make

Making each of these varieties follow the same basic instructions. The method doesn’t change just the mix ins and flavors of cookies and pudding.

To make any of the walking desserts, prepare the pudding according the package instructions and set it aside until it’s nice and thick.

Then open each bag of cookies and take about half of them out.

Next layer a couple tablespoons of pudding on top of the cookies that are still in the bag and add your mix ins.

After that, add the remaining cookies back to the bag and layer on another couple tablespoons of pudding and mix ins.

Finish by topping with whipped cream if desired.

Serve and enjoy!

Tips and tricks

  • Looking to save some time? Use individual pudding cups instead of instant pudding mix.
  • You can cut down the number of desserts you are making by using pudding cups instead of mix as well. Use approximately 1 pudding cup per cookie bag.
  • Feel free to get creative with your mix ins and toppings! Peanut butter candy, sprinkles or even M&M’s would all be fun add ins!
  • Want more variety? Switch up your pudding flavors.
  • Not serving these right away? Store them in the fridge until you are ready to serve.

four different snack cookie bags stuffed as walking desserts and lined up on a marble platter

Other Mini Desserts You’ll Love

Walking desserts are one of our favorite party and camping desserts. Make them today and enjoy!

Looking for other mini/easy desserts? Try these:

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a mini bag of vanilla wafers walking dessert topped with whipped cream, sliced bananas, and a maraschino cherry

Banana Pudding Walking Dessert

Walking desserts are the sweet answer to walking tacos. With four different versions, there's sure to be something to please everyone.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
10 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 12 packages mini nila wafer cookies
  • 1 3.4 oz package vanilla pudding mix (or approx. 12 vanilla pudding cups)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2-3 bananas- sliced
  • 12 Maraschino cherries and whipped cream for topping

Instructions

  • Prepare the pudding according to package instructions and set aside until thickened.
  • Open each bag of nila wafer cookies and remove half of the cookies. Layer about 2 tablespoons of pudding on top of half of the cookies and then add 4-5 banana slices. Add the remaining cookies and add another layer of pudding and bananas. Top with whipped cream and a cherry and serve!

Notes

If you can not serve immediately, keep chilled.
You can replace the pudding mix with pudding cups; it may make the process go faster/easier

a mini bag of vanilla wafers walking dessert topped with whipped cream, sliced bananas, and a maraschino cherry

mini oreo cookie snack bag opened & stuffed and shown as a walking dessert

Cookies and Cream Walking Dessert

Walking desserts are the sweet answer to walking tacos. With four different versions, there's sure to be something to please everyone.
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 12 packages mini oreo cookies
  • 1 3.4 oz vanilla pudding mix (or approx. 12 vanilla pudding cups)
  • 2 cups milk
  • Whipped cream for topping

Instructions

  • Prepare pudding according to package instructions and set aside to allow to thicken.
  • Open each bag of Oreos and remove half of the cookies. Place about 2 tablespoons (or half a pudding cup) on top of the cookies and layer the remaining Oreos on top. Top with whipped cream and crushed Oreos and serve.

mini oreo cookie snack bag opened & stuffed and shown as a walking dessert

a cookie themed dessert in a bag with mini chips ahoy cookies

Smore’s Walking Dessert

Walking desserts are the sweet answer to walking tacos. With four different versions, there's sure to be something to please everyone.
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 12 bags mini chips ahoy cookies
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • 1 3/4 oz box chocolate pudding mix (or approx.. 12 chocolate pudding cups)
  • 2 cups milk

Instructions

  • Prepare pudding according to package instructions and set aside to allow to thicken.
  • Open each bag of Chips Ahoy cookies and remove half of the cookies. Place about 2 tablespoons (or half a pudding cup) on top of the cookies. Add about 2 Tablespoons mini marshmallows and 1 Tablespoon mini chocolate chips. Add remaining cookies and continue another layer of pudding, marshmallows, and chocolate chips.
  • Top with whipped cream, marshmallows, and chocolate chips and serve.

a cookie themed dessert in a bag with mini chips ahoy cookies

a peanut butter fluffernutter walking dessert in a mini nutter butter snack bag

Chocolate Peanut Butter Walking Dessert

Walking desserts are the sweet answer to walking tacos. With four different versions, there's sure to be something to please everyone.
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 12 packages mini nutter butter cookies
  • 1 3/4 oz box chocolate pudding mix (or approx.. 12 chocolate pudding cups)
  • 2 cups milk
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Whipped cream for topping

Instructions

  • Prepare pudding according to package instructions and set aside to allow to thicken.
  • Open each bag of Nutter Butter cookies and remove half of the cookies.
  • Place about 2 tablespoons (or half a pudding cup) on top of the cookies.
  • Add about 1 Tablespoon mini chocolate chips.
  • Add remaining cookies and continue another layer of pudding and chocolate chips.
  • Top with whipped cream, and chocolate chips and serve.

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