|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 11g||14%|
|Saturated Fat 7g||34%|
|Total Carbohydrate 45g||16%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||2%|
|Total Sugars 28g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||1%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This dirt dessert recipe is a great cooking activity for kids, as there is no baking or heating necessary, it uses few ingredients, and each kid can customize their individual cup with as much or as little "dirt" as desired.
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. Try innovative presentations using ceramic plant pots, or check our variations for other fun ideas.
Use our dirt dessert as treats for Halloween parties, birthday celebrations, or kids' play dates. For larger groups, or for a different presentation, try our dirt cake instead.
If you're looking for some additional delicious Oreo recipes, try an Oreo milkshake.
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"The dessert cups were super easy to prepare, and they were delicious. I used about 16 sandwich cookies to make 1 1/2 cups, and you could always use more if you’d like a deeper layer on top or extra for the filling. The individual cups are a great idea for parties!" —Diana Rattray
2 cups cold milk
1 (3.9-ounce) package instant chocolate pudding (4 serving size)
8 ounces frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 1/2 cups crushed chocolate sandwich cookies (about 16), divided
20 gummy worms
Gather the ingredients.
Whisk together milk and instant pudding for 2 minutes, until pudding is completely dissolved. Let stand 5 minutes to thicken.
Stir in frozen whipped topping and 1/2 cup of crushed cookies.
Spoon into 10 individual cups.
Sprinkle remaining crushed cookies over pudding mixture. Top each cup with 2 gummy worms. Chill for at least 60 minutes or until ready to serve.
Are Gummy Worms Vegan or Vegetarian-Friendly?
Mist gummy worms and other gummies are made with the addition of gelatin, which is made from the cartilage, hooves, or skin of pigs or other animals, so they are not kosher, vegan, vegetarian, or halal. Look for gummy candies labeled vegan or vegetarian.
Other Fun Ideas and Flavors
You can make your own "dirt" or "sand" cups using other types of cookies and puddings. Here are a few suggestions:
- Sandy Beach: Use crushed golden Oreos or graham crackers and vanilla pudding. Decorate with little gummy bears "sunbathing" under cocktail umbrellas.
- Dirty Rainbow: Use food coloring to color vanilla pudding in the colors of your choice. Alternate layers of different colored pudding and crushed cookie "sand." Decorate with colorful gummy drops.
- Romantic Red Velvet: Use crushed Red Velvet Oreos and vanilla pudding to make individual cups. Mix chopped maraschino cherries onto the whipped topping. Decorate with crushed cookies and red gummy hearts.
- Dirty Espresso Tiramisu: For an adult version, soak the Oreos in 1 cup of espresso coffee and a shot of whiskey. Use vanilla pudding and make layers in individual cups. Decorate with chocolate-covered coffee beans and unsoaked Oreo "dirt."
- Parfait-Style Dirt Dessert Cups: Instead of adding cookie crumbs to the pudding mixture, prepare the dessert cups with layers of crumbs between pudding layers.
How to Store
- Keep your cups chilled until serving time. If you have leftover cups, cover them with plastic wrap and eat within two to three days. The cookies will get soggy, but the flavor will still be delicious. Add freshly crushed cookies to bring back some crunch.