This is a sponsored post in partnership with Smucker’s and Mom It Forward. All opinions and images are mine. No review of the post was done prior to posting. 


I am always looking for ways to get fruit into my kids. In addition, I love having a snack on hand after school that they will love. But, I also want foods that are good for them and free of the chemicals that I can barely pronounce. Smucker’s Natural Fruit Spreads are a delicious way to add fruit flavor to any meal or snack! I love that the first ingredient in Smucker’s Natural Fruit Spreads is FRUIT! In fact, there are only 4 or 5  ingredients in NEW Smucker’s Natural Fruit Spreads! As a mom, I love that! The other day while I was enjoying the Blackberry Fruit Spread and staring at a box of graham crackers shaped like Minions, I had an idea. Thus was born my Minion Red Tart Cherry Pudding cups!

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Minion Red Tart Cherry Pudding Cups #SpreadaLittleSunshine

Smucker’s Natural Fruit Spreads are made from quality ingredients from natural sources that are full of flavor. Smucker’s Natural Fruit Spreads come in six delicious varieties – Red Tart Cherry, Blackberry, Strawberry, Red Raspberry, Orange Marmalade and Concord Grape. Find them in retailers nationwide for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $2.59 to $3.89. Visit for a full list of Smucker’s fruit spread varieties, store locator and recipes.

Minion Red Tart Cherry Pudding Cups #SpreadaLittleSunshine

Minion Red Tart Cherry Pudding Cups with Smuckers Naturals + Enter to WIN #SpreadaLittelSunshine
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Creating fun Minion Cherry Tart Pudding Cups is better with Smuckers Naturals Fruit Spread
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 box vanilla pudding
  • 1 jar Smucker's Natural Cherry Tart Fruit Spread
  • 2 cups milk
  • Minion graham crackers
  1. Mix the pudding according to the instructions. Crush some graham crackers for layering. Add graham crackers to bottom of glass, add layer of Smucker's Natural Fruit Spreads, add layer of pudding and repeat. Top with whole Minion graham crackers

My recipe was super easy and required little more than layering. But here is the impressive part. When I opened the Smucker’s Natural Cherry Tart Fruit Spread, I was totally impressed with the pieces of real cherry that are throughout. The same with the Blackberry – which is my all time favorite, by the way. The fruit pieces in the spread make it feel as if you are biting into a sweet, delicious fruit! The Cherry Tart spread is really tart – which I love – so mixing it with a pudding compliments the spread. The bite of the fruit and the spread makes this an awesome treat for any kid… or adult.

Minion Red Tart Cherry Pudding Cups #SpreadaLittleSunshine

Some other recipes you can try are below:

  • Creamy Grape Feta Cheese Dip – Mix Smucker’s Natural Concord Grape Fruit Spread with feta cheese, cream cheese, a pinch of garlic and dried oregano for a sweet yet salty dip.
  • Instant Raspberry Cheesecake – Spread cream cheese on a graham cracker, top with Smucker’s Natural Red Raspberry Fruit Spread, and add a few slivered almonds on top.
  • Boston Bib Lettuce Cups – Combine coleslaw, peanuts and red peppers in a bowl with Smucker’s Natural Orange Marmalade Fruit Spread, vinegar and pepper. Top on bib lettuce for sweet and tangy lettuce wraps.

Creating fun recipes with Smucker’s Natural Fruit Spread is easy. Taking a spoon and eating it right out of the jar is good too! I love the healthier option for my family in both jars and squeeze bottles. With no weird ingredients I can’t understand, these are a better choice for my family!

Minion Red Tart Cherry Pudding Cups #SpreadaLittleSunshine

Now, onto the GIVEAWAY!! Smucker’s Natural wants to see how you Spread a Little Sunshine to those you love! Simply upload a photo via one of the entry forms on Facebook, Iconosquare or on!  Entry is SUPER easy and you could WIN $10,000 towards a kitchen makeover!

The Spread A Little Sunshine promotion will run from September 17 through October 15 at 9:59:59 Eastern Time and is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 years of age older. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. For additional information and complete Official Rules please visit:

Minion Red Tart Cherry Pudding Cups #SpreadaLittleSunshine

What recipe using jelly or fruit spreads do you love? Share with me below!

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