Beach Sand Banana Pudding

Dirt cake and banana pudding had a baby and this is it!

I SO loved dirt cake growing up.  Whenever I was at someone’s birthday party and I knew it was being served I was always like YESSSSSSS.  Dirt cake > cookie cake in my 8-year old self’s opinion.

Then, as I grew up, banana pudding started to sneak up past dirt cake as one of my favorite desserts.

This recipe is a combo of the two! And it has a beachy + summery twist, because I used golden oreos!

I mean, you could always use regular oreos and it could be like those black sand beaches they have in Hawaii.  That could be fine.  And it could be super tasty.

So ingredient one = golden oreos.

Ingredient two = pudding.  You can buy store-bought, but I was feeling adventurous and wanted to make homemade pudding, so I used this recipe and it came out fab.

Third ingredient = bananas!

Fourth ingredient = lil’ tiki umbrella.  It just completes the dessert…you know?!


Beach Sand Banana Pudding

Yield: depends on which ingredient you run out of first


vanilla pudding (I used this recipe!) 
golden oreos (put into a food processor and turned into 'sand')


In a cup, layer oreo sand + pudding + bananas.  Repeat until you run out of one of those ingredients. 


  1. Yummmm! Golden oreos are my dessert island food and I also had a penchant for dirt cake when I was growing up, so this looks like a match made in heaven. Gonna get this in my face ASAP!

  2. I’ve never heard of dirt cake! This looks really yummy though – I don’t like actual bananas but I LOVE anything banana-flavored (so weird, I don’t know why) but this would probably be acceptable! lol

    • I’m the same way – I think it’s a texture thing! Can’t stand real bananas, but I’ll eat banana pudding for days. :)

  3. Thank goodness I’m not the only one who loves banana pudding too!! These are adorable and delicious and I would totally love to be sitting on a beach with one in my hand! Also, YES to dirt cake! :)

  4. Cute!! I don’t love golden oreos…but this is worth trying to give them a second chance!

  5. These are so fun…I have made these with my students. We took fruit by the foot and cut off a piece and then put a teddy graham laying on top of it to look like he was hanging out on the beach! (I also did them in bowls and made one part blue to make it look like an ocean and put a shark gummy in there!)

  6. What an adorable idea! These look delicious and perfect for summer.

  7. Such a cute idea and super easy, too! Win,win!!! 

    Dirt cakes are the best!! I make my husband a “grown up” version every year for his birthday. Oreo pie crust, chocolate pudding mixed with cool whip, topped with more cool whip and chocolate chips ( but I should totally do gummies this year!) 

  8. i have never made homemade vanilla pudding and love the idea of beachy dirt cups yummm

  9. Oooh this is so cute! I don’t love pudding by itself but when there’s added texture I’m SO in. I’m always glad to find other banana pudding lovers – my family has a killer banana pudding recipe that we eat all summer long, so I’m kinda obsessed :)

  10. dirt cake is so dang gooooood. Chocolate pudding will forever be one of my favorite desserts!

  11. We don’t have dirt cake here in Australia and I feel like we are missing out! These little puddings are super cute! Can’t wait to make them soon!

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