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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Edible Sea Glass and Sand Pudding — A Fun Summer Dessert Recipe

Trying to think of a simple, delicious and fun summer dessert? We have a couple of really tasty recipes that we tried out. Not only were they a success with our employees, but they also came out really cute. Read on for easy instructions and photos.

Sand Pudding

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1st Make the Pudding

You will need:

6 cups of Milk (we used 2%)
2 Jello Instant Vanilla Pudding Mixes
1 tub Cool Whip
A large bowl
A wire whisk

Follow the directions on the Jello Pudding mix to make your vanilla pudding.
Let the pudding set in the refrigerator (5-10 minutes).
Fold in the tub of Cool Whip.
Keep cool.


2nd Make the "Sand"

You will need:

1 box of Nice! vanilla wafer cookies
4 Oreo cookies
A food processor

Place cookies in food processor (save a few whole vanilla wafers for an additional decoration), and Chop and Grind until you get a sandy consistency. For lighter sand don't use as many Oreos.

Set aside crumbs.

Edible Sea Glass

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3rd Make Edible Sea Glass

You will need:

2 cups sugar
1 cup water
1/2 cup light Karo syrup
1 teaspoon Mint extract
Blue and Green Food coloring (we used 6 drops blue and 3 drops green)
Powdered sugar
Pam spray
1 pot
1 wooden spoon
1 candy thermometer
1 cookie sheet

Spray cookie sheet with light coating of Pam.
Mix together sugar, water and Karo syrup over medium heat.

Continue Stirring and bring to a boil. Temperature must reach 300° F or it will not harden properly. This is called Hard Crack Stage. This took us about 45 minutes.

When 300° F is reached remove from heat.
Continue stirring for 2 minutes while adding in food dye and mint extract.
Be careful not to inhale the fumes.
Mix thoroughly.
Pour hot candy mixture onto cookie sheet, and let cool for about 1 hour.
Once hardened gently crack into sea glass size pieces.
Coat all pieces with powdered sugar.

 Rub powdered sugar into the 'sea glass'. Be careful edges are sharp! Use a wash cloth to smooth edges a little, and wipe away excess powdered sugar.

Set Aside.

4th Paint Cookies

You will need:

A small paintbrush
Food dye
Whole vanilla wafers

Paint a logo, initials, emojis — anything you would like to enhance your sand pudding.


5th Create Umbrellas (optional)

You will need:

An umbrella template
Colored paper
Straws or toothpicks
A glue stick

Cut template from colored paper. Glue ends together. Mount onto straw (or toothpick).

6th Assemble Dessert

You will need:

Cute glass cups
Finished pudding
Finished "sand"
Finished "sea glass"
Finished painted cookies
Finished umbrellas (optional)

Layer pudding and "sand" into clear glass cups (top layer should be sand).
Place a few peices of "sea glass" on the "sand"
Add a painted cookie
Place an umbrella (optional)

Repeat. Serve. Enjoy.

For more summer dessert inspiration check out our Summer Sweet Tooth Pinterest board. We hope you enjoy these delicious little summer treats! For more information about Sub Sea Systems please visit our website.

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