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Let me tell you a fun story. When I was a kid, I lived near my cousins who were my age. Every birthday or gathering we would meet at our local pizza place where there were video games and a salad bar. I don’t remember our exact ages that we started, but I am guessing we were about 10 or 11 when we came up with our own PacMan game. I imagine it drove the employees nuts, but we would choose one of us to be PacMan and the rest of us were ghosts. Ghosts would try to get to the salad bar without being tagged by ‘PacMan’ and grab croutons as power up energy. if we could manage to dunk those croutons in dressing in time, we were given double power up! If you can imagine this, there were 4-5 of us running the entire facility yelling “I got power-or double power”. We had a blast and it became a tradition. I have no idea how we managed to play this without our parents catching on to the commotion, but I suppose as long as we gave them space and were entertaining ourselves, that was their goal! How does this relate to making fun kids desserts? Let me explain as we #AddCoolWhip to make our own power up fun-ninja style!

I had shared this story with  my 6 year old and he thought it sounded like a blast. I would never allow him to go grabbing a handful of croutons as he runs through a pizza joint as these days it is not as tolerated, but I did tell him perhaps we can improvise. He loves Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and we were at Walmart buying our Cool Whip and Jell-O snacks when I had an idea! I saw the marshmallows next to the Jell-O pudding mixes and we thought they would make great crouton substitutes for our own Power Up game at home. My son loves ranch so I asked him to pick a Jell-O that resembled the white color and he chose the Jell-O White Chocolate Instant pudding. Because Jell-O pudding mixes are so quick and easy, we got home and made our Power Up props and he was running around with his TMNT weapons playing his own Power Up game-ninja style!

All that running around makes a boy tired and what is the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles favorite food? Pizza! Because I had just purchased some Cool Whip and Jell-O pudding mixes while at Walmart, I whipped him up a dessert pizza. I made a Cool Whip Chocolate pudding pizza. Using a graham cracker crust, pudding as the ‘sauce’, Cool Whip as the ‘cheese’ and he topped it with some TMNT fruit snacks we have. From start to finish on his power up mix and dessert pizza, I had only about 30 minutes time into it all. This is why I keep Jell-O and Cool Whip handy for fun after school snacks.

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Cool Whip Jell-O Pudding Pie

  • Graham Cracker Pie Crust
  • 1 box (4 serving size) Chocolate Jell-O pudding mix
  • 1 1/2 C Cold Milk
  • 1 C Cool Whip topping


Mix the contents of Jell-O chocolate pudding and cold milk well until all powder is dissolved. Using a hand mixer gives best results. Stir in 1 cup of Cool Whip topping until well blended. Spoon into pie crust. Set in fridge 30 minutes. Top with more Cool Whip and optional toppings such as fruit, candies, etc.

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Save on Cool Whip & Jell-O at Walmart

You can create your own ninja mock dessert pizza by visiting Walmart and using the coupon promotion. You can save $1 when you buy any size cool whip topping and 2 boxes of Jell-O pudding mix (while supplies last). Put a little fun in these busy back to school days. Have your kids seen the Teenage Ninja Turtle cartoons we grew up with? What a fun way to show them the turtles as we knew them and have a little ‘pizza’ after dinner!

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