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Easy Shopping & Summer Dessert

*This post is sponsored by Walmart and affiliate links are used.  All product selections and opinions are my own!
4th of July layered pudding dessert (Sunny Side Up)

Half way through the week and we are counting down over here!  My kids have this week and next before summer break and this is the week that all the projects are due, tests/finals are being taken, and the Open Houses, events and performances are happening.  We’re on the go!  Next week is the chill “clean your desk, take home your stuff and party” week so things will definitely slow down once we make it to Friday.  Bring it on.. we are so ready for summer.  I can’t wait to have my kids give their lockers a good clean out and call it a school year!

summer groceries (Sunny Side Up)
May is so busy for moms and honestly Walmart’s on-line pick up and delivery has been a life saver for me this month.  We have always ordered some groceries on-line through Walmart to save money (groceries in San Diego are pricey!), but now with their easy pick up and delivery service I’m starting to get so many other items there too.. cleaning products, craft supplies for school projects, yard essentials, arm weights to step up my morning treadmill routine, Ellie’s favorite shampoo/conditioner (she’s obsessed with coconut everything at the moment), summer pool/beach toys for the kids.. they have it all!

I used to be nervous about having someone else pick out my fruit.. ha.  I’m picky and like to choose my own produce but they have a guarantee to pick the freshest items or you can contact customer care for a refund so I’ve been going for it and so far the fruit has been great!  I love that my favorite items (things I order again and again) are saved so that when I go to shop on-line it’s quick and easy.  I just click what I need and done!  (Pick up is always free!  A $35 order minimum and small delivery fee apply for delivery. Pickup and Delivery are available in select markets.)

We had a lot going on last weekend with Addison’s birthday so I ordered some food for the weekend and just swung by Walmart to pick it up.  Then Addison and I made the most delicious dessert for Memorial Day!  My sister made it last year when we all got together for the 4th of July and it was such a hit.  I thought I’d share the recipe because it’s perfect for summer get togethers and of course for the 4th of July!

4th of July layered pudding dessert (Sunny Side Up)

Isn’t my sister cute!?  She always spoils us on the 4th and makes the most delicious food!

4th of July layered pudding dessert (Sunny Side Up)

Golden Oreo Layered Pudding Dessert


  • 1 family size package of Golden Oreos
  • 2 (3.4 oz) boxes of instant french vanilla pudding mix (you could also use cheesecake!)
  • 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pound strawberries (hulled and quartered)
  • 1 pint blueberries

4th of July layered pudding dessert (Sunny Side Up)

Add about two rows of Golden Oreos to a ziplock bag and crush them with a rolling pin.

4th of July layered pudding dessert (Sunny Side Up)

Layer the crushed Oreos on the bottom of a 9×13 inch pan.  Then make the vanilla layer.  (3 different mixtures!)  Beat 8 oz cream cheese in a large bowl until it’s smooth and creamy.  In another large bowl combine 2 packages of instant pudding with 4 cups of milk and whisk for 2 minutes until it’s thick.  Add the pudding and the cream cheese together and mix.  Then in a different bowl (or quickly clean one of the bowls you just used!) add 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, 3/4 cup powered sugar and 1 teaspoon Vanilla.  Beat with electric beaters for a couple of minutes until the cream forms soft peaks.  Then fold the whipped cream into the pudding mixture and stir it all together.

4th of July layered pudding dessert (Sunny Side Up)

Spread the pudding mixture on top of the crust you made with Oreos.  Then cover this and refrigerate for at least 2 hours!  You can make this up to 12 hours in advance.

4th of July layered pudding dessert (Sunny Side Up)

After some time in the fridge, add the top layer of Oreos.  (I just used a knife to chop them into quarters and I ended up using more oreos than one row.. just add as many as you want!)

4th of July layered pudding dessert (Sunny Side Up)

Then top with sliced strawberries and blueberries!  (*Tip – have the Oreos cut in a bag and the fruit cut and washed and ready to go ahead of time so that when you are ready to serve it you can pull it out of the fridge and just sprinkle everything on quickly.)  It’s so easy and delicious!  Feeds a large crowd and is sure to be a hit.  The only downside with this dessert is that the Oreos get soggy after a while so I don’t love it as much for leftovers.  It’s best to serve at a summer BBQ or get together with friends when it will be devoured in one night.. it never lasts long!

4th of July layered pudding dessert (Sunny Side Up)

Have you ever made it before?  Or something similar?  It’s so delicious.  If you try it and love it let me know!

I’m off to Kole’s 5th grade Open House. :)  Enjoy your day!

xoxo, Erin
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8 thoughts on “Easy Shopping & Summer Dessert

  1. I’m a long time fan of Walmart. I go into the store to do my shopping, though. Like you, I am picky about selecting my own items. LOL Nice to hear they have a guarantee. People complain about the staff at the store I frequent being rude, but I’ve found them to be nice, friendly and helpful. It could be how they are approached. I tend to be friendly and wish people good days. The dessert you shared looks delicious. I will have to definitely keep it in mind for bbqs/parties. :) Seeing that you mentioned your sister, that got me to thinking of the sister who was having health issues. I can’t remember if it was this sister, spoiling you, though. How is she doing? I hope on the road to a full recovery. Good luck getting through the end of this week and next. You can do it!! I have faith! :)

    1. Thank you so much Jeanne! Yes.. she was diagnosed with breast cancer last year but she’s doing so well! She had a couple of surgeries and did radiation and so far things are looking good. Just monitoring things and taking some meds now but we are hopeful the worst is behind us! Thank you so much for asking! Enjoy your weekend. :)

  2. Hello! I am usually the “dessert bringer” in the family and I have to admit that this dessert is new to me! But, it sure looks darn delicious and I am going to try it for the 4th! If you wouldn’t mind sharing, that salad in the large blue bowl looks pretty yummy too! Would love if you could share! Thanks for sharing your dessert!

    1. Yea! I hope you love it Genny! That salad is so good too.. I’ll ask my sister what she puts in it and share it on the blog at some point too!

  3. Saving this to Pinterest because it looks delicous! I remember reading about your sister, so glad to hear she’s doing well! Hang in there – school’s almost over. All 3 of my kids are officially on summer break as of today and it feels so good!

    1. Thank you so much Jenn! So kind of you. And YEA for summer break! We can’t wait to join you! :) Enjoy your weekend! xo

  4. Oh my word! I made this dessert tonight for our family get together and everyone LOVED it!!! It was a huge hit! Thanks so much sharing! I already can’t wait to make it again! :)

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