Individual Pudding Dirt Cups

Pudding dirt cup

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  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Chill: 60 mins
  • Yield: 10 servings

This dirt dessert recipe is a great cooking activity for kids. Made with chocolate pudding, crushed Oreos, and gummy worms, these pudding dirt cups are as fun for the kids to make as they are tasty to eat. There is no baking or heating necessary.

This Oreo dirt dessert also makes a terrific Halloween party recipe, especially for kids who enjoy being grossed out.

If you're serving a crowd or don't want to make individual cups, try making dirt cake instead. You can even put it into a clean ceramic pot with worms, which really makes it look like dirt.

If you're looking for some additional delicious Oreo recipes, try an Oreo milkshake that pleases everyone of all ages.


  • 2 cups milk (cold)
  • 1 (3.9-ounce) package instant chocolate pudding 
  • 8 ounces whipped topping (frozen, such as Cool Whip, thawed)
  • 1 1/2 cups sandwich cookies (such as Oreos, crushed)
  • 20 gummy worms

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Gather the ingredients
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  2. Whisk together milk and instant pudding for 2 minutes, until pudding is completely dissolved, and let stand 5 minutes to thicken.

    Whisk pudding
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  3. Stir in frozen whipped topping and 1/2 cup of crushed cookies.

    Stir in frozen whipped topping
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  4. Spoon into 10 cups.

    Put mixture in cups
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  5. Sprinkle remaining crushed cookies over the pudding mixture. Top each cup with 2 gummy worms.

    Sprinkle crushed cookies over pudding
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  6. Chill until ready to serve, then enjoy.