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Shark Pudding Cups

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I have a super fun Shark Week inspired recipe to share with you today. I shared my Shark Jello Cups last year for Shark Week and I knew I wanted to do a pudding cup, too. These are so fun and easy to make- a great recipe to let the kiddos make and enjoy to celebrate Shark Week, or just Summer in general.

Shark Pudding Cups

I just used 4 ingredients for these- vanilla pudding mix, milk, nilla wafers, and gummy sharks! So easy.

Shark Pudding Cups

How to make shark jello cups

To make them, you just simply follow the directions on the pudding box, crush up a couple of cups of nilla wafers, and layer those into 9 ounce dessert cups, topping with the gummy sharks.

Now, our “water” pudding has a bit of a green tinge because we used vanilla. You can always use white chocolate pudding to get more of a blue color, we just prefer vanilla.

Also, gel food coloring is the best you can use when dying food items. It works much better than regular food coloring and gives a more intense color.

Lastly, you can also decorate these with any sea creatures, not just sharks. I used gummy octopus in these Ocean Pudding Cups. You can also use Swedish fish, and any other gummy sea creatures you find. I have also seen some really cute sea turtles made from various gummies, like these on top of these sea turtle cupcakes from Tammilee Tips.

Shark Pudding Cups

My boys love Shark Week and we love doing fun treats, crafts, and other things to add to the sharky fun. These should definitely be on your Shark Week “to make” list. It doesn’t get easier, and they are so yummy. I love the nilla wafer + pudding combination. So good!

For a printable summary of this recipe, see below-

Yield: 4 pudding cups

Shark Pudding Cups

Shark Pudding Cups

Super cute shark pudding cups, a perfect treat for celebrating shark week as a family.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 3.4 oz. box of vanilla Jello pudding mix (or white chocolate)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups nilla wafers, crushed
  • Gummy shark candies


  1. Prepare the pudding per the directions on the box.
  2. Layer crushed nilla wafers and pudding, adding a sandy spot on the top.
  3. Add a gummy shark or two on top.
  4. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 210

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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You might also enjoy these other fun Shark Week creations.

Shark Rice Krispie Treats

Shark Jello Cups

Shark Cookies

You could even make our Mermaid Punch (ahem, Ocean Water Punch)

Shark Pudding Cups

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