Magic Pudding Dessert is a sugar-free, 4-ingredient, creamy chocolate dessert with saltine crackers for the crust that ends up being very similar to puff pastry! The crackers layered between chocolate pudding and topped off with some whipped topping making this easy, no-bake dessert a perfect summer treat when you’re wanting to beat the heat and not turn on that stove!
To make this recipe you will need: Saltine Crackers, fat-free milk, sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix, and sugar-free cool whip.
Magic Pudding Dessert
Thank you to T.R. of Gluten Free Crumbley who is hosting our #SundaySupper event this week!

This week we are bringing you recipes with 5 ingredients or less. As soon as I read that I knew I was making this dessert. This is a recipe that was shared with me years ago. I have made it for Grumpy, and now this is one of Grumpy’s favorite desserts! I don’t mind making this for him and I don’t even mind when he eats more than one serving because I use sugar-free pudding and whipped topping however, if you are not into the sugar free scene, then regular pudding works just as well!

Magic Pudding Dessert
This is one of the easiest desserts ever. Saltine crackers, instant pudding mix, and the milk to make the pudding then the cool whip topping. That makes this quick and easy dessert only 4 ingredients! The hardest part of the whole recipe is the wait. It needs to sit overnight in the refrigerator for the pudding and crackers to work their magic.
Magic Pudding Dessert
This is easy to change flavors just by changing your pudding. Grumpy is a huge fan of pistachio pudding also so my next recipe will probably be with the pistachio!
What would your flavor of pudding be for this dessert?
More recipes below with 5 ingredients or less!
Magic Pudding Dessert
Yield: 9 servings

Magic Pudding Dessert

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 1 days
Total Time: 1 days 10 minutes

A delicious 4 ingredient pudding dessert the whole family will love.


  • 1- .9 oz box instant sugar-free chocolate pudding
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1- 8 oz container sugar-free cool whip
  • 36 saltine crackers


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk instant pudding and milk together.
  2. Place 16 crackers in bottom of 8×8 pan.
  3. Pour half the pudding mixture on top of crackers, spreading evenly.
  4. Place the other 16 crackers on top of pudding, and then pour the other half of the pudding mixture on top of the last set of crackers.
  5. Top with the whole container of cool whip.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 24 hours. The “magic” part – after the dessert sits long enough, the crackers taste exactly like a thin layer of either phyllo or pie crust! Serves 6.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1/4 of recipe

Amount Per Serving Calories 196Total Fat 6gCholesterol 2mgSodium 265mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 1gSugar 4gProtein 4g

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