Yummy Quick & Easy Back to School Snacks with Cool Whip

With the school year already in full swing, I have decided that this is the year. The year that I stay organized, keep the house clean, the laundry done, and the meals planned. Part of my meal planning process not only includes lunches and dinners, but snacks as well (those are just as important, right?! ) With my hectic schedule and all my big plans for keeping on top of things I came up with some yummy quick & easy snack ideas for the kids to grab to curb their sweet cravings after dinner.

Now  I am not one for complicated recipes – the easier and faster, the better. I want a delicious tasting treat that the whole family will enjoy that I can pull together in between putting dinner in the oven and doing some dishes. I don’t like a lot of mess. We picked out some of  our favorite flavors of Jello-O pudding mix and a big tub of Cool Whip (my favorite – I could eat it on anything!)


Now I am a mason jar FANATIC. They are awesome for dishing out individual serving sizes and easy and convenient to use in a hurry. I use them for salads, soups, and many other dishes and they are perfect for desserts. I decided to make a mason jar banana cream pie dessert, and an Oreo pie dessert as well.

For the Mason jar Banana Cream Pie Dessert you will need: 1 box of Jell-O Banana cream pudding, 1/2 tub of Cool Whip, milk, and Vanilla wafers. I always buy the instant pudding because it literally only takes 5 minutes to sit and be ready to mix. Crumble about 3 vanilla wafer cookies into the bottom of your pint size mason jar. In a mixing bowl combine the Jell-O banana cream pudding and the 1/2 tub Cool Whip. Mix well and put 1/2 cup into mason jar. Top with a dollop of cool whip and a few vanilla wafer -tada! Banana pudding pie in a jar! #AddCoolWhip


We did a similar recipe for the Mason Jar Oreo Pie Dessert. Instead of Vanilla wafer cookies we used Oreos. I have to admit this is one of my favorites! You can also do the same with other flavors of pudding depending on your mood and cravings – the chocolate is another favorite in the house as well. I love making these and having them in the frig ready to be eaten. whenever the mood strikes.


As you can see my kids really enjoy their own little individual jar pies, and it’s great because they can’t  fight over who got a bigger piece! 



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34 Responses to Yummy Quick & Easy Back to School Snacks with Cool Whip

  1. Lori says:

    Thank you for sharing! #client

  2. The mason jar oreo pie is something my whole family would love. What a treat to make a monday better.

  3. That is something my kids and I would LOVE. We are all over sweet treats like this.

  4. Shell says:

    I’d love that banana dessert! My kids would like the oreo, though!

  5. deb says:

    These look like delicious treats. Thanks for the coupon. I can use that on my next grocery trip.

  6. What fun and yummy ideas for after school treats! Love the mason jars!!!

  7. Rosey says:

    I didn’t know instant pudding took only five minutes to set. I might have to stock up on some boxes, mm hmm!!

  8. These are so cute! I love how you put them in mason jars!

  9. I am digging these desserts! They look so yummy, and I know my kids would love them.

  10. Courtney says:

    I’ve to get some of that mason jar oreo pie action. It looks delicious!

  11. Dawn says:

    Mason jar banana cream, get in my belly! This looks so good.

  12. Let’s talk about that banana cream pie… That looks amazing! What a sweet treat.

  13. I love Cool Whip. Those are some great BTS snacks.

  14. kristin says:

    Oh YUM!!! What a fun and easy idea for a snack!

  15. I love mason jar treats, though I haven’t actually made them myself. Perhaps now is the time!

  16. Chrysa says:

    Those look so yummy! I want the Oreo one!

  17. Who wouldn’t want to come home to an after school snack like this?! Wow, looks great!

  18. Theresa says:

    Yummy and quick. Now you are speaking my language lol. The desserts look great!

  19. Christie says:

    Mason Jar treats are perfect size for kids! Looks like their happy with their snacks!

  20. Aah the kids are loving the fun Cool Whip desserts, my kids use to love Cool Whip desserts. We make frozen yogurt pies.

  21. Anything in a mason jar sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing this one!

  22. Erica says:

    I eat plenty of sugar free Cool Whip – I like it best straight from the freezer like ice cream!

  23. This looks so yummy! I’m bookmarking this one too.

  24. I want to have these for an upcoming party! I love that you put them in the mason jars- super cute!

  25. Brett Martin says:

    I’m loving the jar idea! That looks delicious!

  26. Debbie Denny says:

    Lots of good Ideas. Love Cool Whip

  27. Jennifer says:

    I SO want that OREO Pie!!!!! OREO cookies are the best

  28. Coolwip does someting that makes a dessert seem just a little more special. It is cool to add whipped cream to a dessert.

  29. Yum, I love the cute jars! Snacks are always the hardest bc you want something quick and easy!

  30. Dina says:

    Im. on. a. diet. I want one of those in a jar so bad. lol

  31. I am digging the mason jar Oreo pie. That looks so good. I’m going to have to make one. I don’t know what the kids are going to do for snacks… =D

  32. Felicia says:

    These are great ideas. Now I feel like I need to go whip something up!

  33. Katrina says:

    I am a Cool Whip Addict! lol these ideas look amazing!

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