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These dirt pudding cups, complete with gummy worms, are a perfect Halloween dessert that kids will love! Made with Oreos and a creamy peanut butter chocolate pudding, they take minutes to make and are perfect for spooky season!
Ingredients & substitutions
- Yogurt: Use a Greek yogurt to add a little extra protein to this dessert, and use a vanilla flavor for a little sweetness. You can also use plain yogurt,
- Cream: Heavy cream helps to create a smooth pudding texture. Heavy cream works best as it helps to keep the pudding thick.
- Honey: Used to naturally sweeten the pudding. Maple syrup can also be used.
- Cocoa powder: Unsweetened coconut powder creates a rich chocolatey taste.
- Peanut butter: This is optional, but peanut butter and chocolate is a favorite combination. Use smooth rather than crunchy for the best texture.
- Vanilla extract and salt: To enhance the flavors of the pudding.
- Sandwich cookies: Crushed Oreos make up the dirt layers, any hard chocolate cookies will work well.
- Gummy worms: No chocolate dirt pudding is complete without some gummy worms! Other candy will work well, but worms are a must for us!
How to make dirt pudding cups
- Add the ingredients for the chocolate pudding to a bowl.
- Combine together in a stand blender or with a hand mixer til smooth.
- Crush the Oreos into fine crumbs.
- Layer cups with the two mixtures and top with gummy worms.
Tips for making the pudding
- Freeze your Oreos before crushing them. Freeze them on a baking sheet for 30 minutes, then crush them with a food processor. You can also add them to a ziplock bag and crush them with a rolling pin.
- Skip the peanut butter. We love to add peanut butter to the chocolate pudding, but you can skip it if you prefer plain chocolate. You could also use a fruit jam like raspberry or strawberry for a different flavor.
- Don’t make them too far ahead of time. Although they will be save to eat, the biscuit crumbs will start to loose their crunch the longer the pudding sits.
- Mix up your toppings. The gummy worms are so perfect for Halloween, but you can easily serve these up for other occasions. Add gummy hearts for Valentine’s or chocolate eggs for Easter!
Frequently asked questions
We prefer to layer these dirt pudding cups just before serving so that the layers are more defined and the cookies don’t get soggy. You can make up the layers a day ahead of time and keep the covered and separate in the fridge til you are ready to serve.
If you have leftover cups, cover them tightly and keep refrigerated. They will keep well for a couple of days.
The dirt pudding itself is vegetarian, but use gelatine free gummy worms to make them free from animal products.
These fun dirt pudding cups with gummy worms are the perfect Halloween treat that your kids will love! Simple and easy to make, they are a great option if you are hosting a party, or enjoy them for a fun evening in!
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Dirt Pudding Cups
- Place the vanilla yogurt, heavy cream, honey, cacao powder, peanut butter, vanilla and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer and process until smooth and fluffy, about 1 minute, making sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
- Create alternate layers, 2 each of the crushed cookies and the chocolate pudding and divide between 6 small cups or jars.
- Top with gummy worms and serve immediately.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.