This Pistachio Crunch pudding is just 1 Smart Point per portion on Weight Watchers Freestyle plan. It is 1 SmartPoint per portion on myWW Blue plan & myWW Purple plan and 3 SmartPoints on myWW Green plan.
If you follow the WW Personal Points plan you can find out how many Personal Points this recipe will be for you & track it in your WW App by clicking on the blue button in recipe card below!
Easy to make and using just 3 main ingredients, it creates a perfect low point Weight Watchers dessert.
Even without the crunchy topping, this pistachio pudding is really good! But, I love the addition of a bit of 'crunch' which elevates the pudding from tasty to a super tasty low Smart Point dessert!
Ok .... so here is my big admission!
I had never tasted Jell-o pudding prior to starting on my WW journey!
I don't even think I had heard of it!
What, I hear you say!!
Well, I grew up in the UK and pudding mix just wasn't something that was available.
We do have a powdered dessert called Angel Delight 😀 which is whisked together with milk but it doesn't really have the same consistency as Jell-o pudding. Nor does it come in such a wide variety of flavours.
So, anyhow, I now spend time in North America and have easy access to all sort of fat free and sugar free pudding mix and I'm experimenting!!
Although, I'd still prefer to make my desserts from scratch (with fewer unpronounceable ingredients!), this dessert is really a winner when you crave something sweet and instant!
Other Low Smart Point Desserts
If, like me, you adore dessert then you may be interested in these Low Point Weight Watchers desserts!
Please be aware that this post was written prior to Weight Watchers changing to the WW Personal Points Plan! You can discover exactly how many Personal Points this recipe will be for you by clicking on the blue ‘WW Personal Points’ button in the recipe card below.
What yogurt should I use for this Pistachio Crunch?
You can use fat free natural yogurt or fat free Greek yogurt in this recipe.
Either tastes great!
However, if you are following the myWW Green plan, you need to use fat free Greek yogurt for this dessert to work out at 3 SmartPoints per portion. Fat free natural yogurt works out at 4 SmartPoints per portion!
If you use fat free Greek yogurt it gives the dessert a 'tarter' taste but I quite like that.
Experiment and see what you prefer!
Just remember that it needs to be fat free yogurt with no flavours or sweeteners to keep it the same Smart Point value.
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I can't find fat free / sugar free pistachio pudding!
Sometimes it can be difficult to get hold of the Jell-o fat free / sugar free pistachio flavoured pudding. Stores don't always stock this flavour.
When I do find it on the shelves, I tend to pick up a couple of boxes to keep me going.
It can also be purchased from Amazon here in packets of 6 boxes.
Can I use 'normal' Pistachio pudding mix?
Yes! You can use the normal pistachio pudding mix but it is more Smart Points.
If you use the non sugar free / fat free pistachio pudding mix in this recipe, each serving would be 2 Smart Points (Freestyle, Blue or Purple plans).
What are Grape Nuts
I'm a bit of a Grape Nuts fan!
Grape nuts contain neither grapes nor nuts so it's anyones guess why they are called this.
They are made from wheat and barley, are very crunchy and have a slight nutty flavour.
They are perfect for using as a topping for yogurt or for puddings such as this Pistachio Crunch.
Post Grape Nuts can be found in the cereal aisle of supermarkets or can be brought from Amazon here!
How many SmartPoints in Pistachio Crunch?
Weight Watchers changed their program at the end of 2019. It now includes 3 individual plans, giving anyone following the WW program lots of choice about how they use their SmartPoint allocation.
Using the official WW recipe builder I have worked out the SmartPoints for this Pistachio Crunch for each of the plans.
- Freestyle plan - 1 SmartPoint per portion
- myWW Blue plan - 1 SmartPoint per portion
- myWW Purple plan - 1 SmartPoint per portion
- myWW Green plan - 3 SmartPoints per portion if using fat free Greek yogurt.
Pistachio Crunch | Weight Watchers
- 1 cup fat free natural yogurt / fat free Greek yogurt (250g) *see notes if following myWW Green
- 1 tbsp pistachio pudding mix sugar free / fat free
- 1 tbsp grape nuts
- Spoon the yogurt into a bowl and sprinkle over the pistachio flavoured pudding mix.
- Use a whisk or a spoon to beat the mixture so that it is thick and smooth and is lump free.
- Spoon the mixture into two pudding bowls.
- Sprinkle the grape nuts over the top of the pudding and serve straight away *
- Enjoy .... & don't forget to track it!
Wow, this is right up my alley. I love pistachio pudding, and I've been craving just this sort of thing. But, I must admit, I really dislike the sugar-free versions of processed food. So, it's good to know that I can use the fat-free, sugar version to make this dessert. I'll also use Uncle Sam's flaxseed flakes for the crunch because that's what I have. Thanks for the great recipe!
Lorna Sutherland says
Bravo Marianne! Super site and I love the images.
Great lite treat. Couldn’t find grape nuts but made due.
Jen M says
I love pistachio anything, but making this with Greek yogurt made it WAY too tart. I’m going to try it again with regular yogurt.
I've made this once so far and will definitely make again! I didn't have Grape nuts cereal but put a squirt of FF Reddi whip on top! Quick, easy and tasty. ?
I'm so pleased that you enjoyed it Amber! FF Reddi whip on top sounds good 😀
Best of luck with your WW journey.
Robin McPherson says
I made your recipe but changed it some. I added another tablespoon of the pistachio pudding and 1 cup of fat free milk. I stirred it well and although it did not set as firm as pudding it was acceptable. The pudding and yogurt tasted to strong to me the milk helped to tone the flavors down. I had a small custard cup with a dollop of nondairy whip. It was very good.
How can I make this using the whole box of pudding ? TIA
Could you use a tsp of stevia? I take 1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt ,tsp Stevie and canned sugar free fruit for ninja and he loves it
Kathy Tutor says
Can you use other flavors sugar free and fat free pudding ?
excellent dessert, I cut recipe in half to make one serving. I didn't
have grape nuts so I used five pistachios omg it was fabulous....really hit the spot. thanks so much I love your recipes...I've got the lime jello desert chilling for dinner! thank you