Dirt cups are amazingly easy to make and adorable layered desserts which has chocolate pudding layer topped with OREO crumbs and gummy creatures on top.
These Halloween themed dirt pudding cups are great last minute treat for the spooky night!
Dirt Pudding Cups
Halloween treats to me have to be “creepy” and “cute”. Whether you love you Halloween sweet treats to be spooky or cute, these dirt pudding cups topped with gummy creatures is perfect for you. And these are great option for last minute Halloween party treats.
Everyone kids and adults will love these layered dessert cups. What’s not to love about them! My kids adore gummy candy creatures. Chocolate pudding layers and OREO crumb on top! It’s so much fun! And did we mention how easy it is to make these treats?!
If you are looking for creative and fun treats, not just for Halloween but any party you’ll definitely want to save this dirt cup recipe.
It’s easy to customize and create your own treats according to the party theme. Your boy wants to have a dinosaur themed birthday party, make these dirt dessert cups and top it with dinosaur creatures.
Looking for easy and creative football or super bowl themed treats? Layer pudding cups with Oreo crumbs, pudding mix, top it with green colored whipping cream with foot ball themed cookies on top.
It’s as simple as that!
What Goes In a Dirt Cup?
The best part about chocolate pudding dirt cup is it only needs 5 ingredients. You can whip up dozens of these desserts cups in less than 10 minutes with your kids.
- Chocolate pudding mix
- Chilled milk
- Cool whip
- OREO cookies
- And gummy creature!
Mix chocolate pudding mix with chilled milk. Stir in cool whip. Crumble OREO cookies. And start layering!
The creative options are endless. Use your creativity. You can keep is adorable with gummy worms or make it scary graveyard with scary Halloween candies. Choice is yours!
Topping Options For Chocolate Pudding Dirt Cup
Gummy Candy – All and any gummy candies can be used. Gummy bears, gummy worms, crocodile shaped gummies, Swedish fish.
Cookies – Milano cookies dipped in black chocolate melts to resemble graveyard stones.
Animal shaped crackers.
Peanuts butter cups crumbled.
Toffees and candy confetti.
The options can be limitless.
How To Make Halloween Dirt Cups
To make it easy, we are using store bought pudding mix(JELLO-O mix are great) and cool whip. If you have time, feel free to make your own chocolate pudding mix and use homemade whipping cream instead of cool whip.
Beat heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar in hand blender until stiff peaks form, will hardly take 5 minutes.
Thaw frozen cool whip in refrigerator previous night.
STEP 1 : Beat pudding mix with chilled milk until combined.
STEP 2 : Fold in cool whip into pudding.
STEP 3 : Crumble OREO cookies in food processor. Alternatively you can also place cookies in zip lock bags and run rolling pin over it to crumble.
Step 4 : Now start assembling the dessert cups. Into pudding cups, add chocolate pudding.
STEP 5 : Then layer it with OREO crumbs. You can make one layer of each or make multiple layers of pudding and cookie crumb, up to you.
Step 6 : Finally top it with gummy candies.
These pudding cups are best served chilled.
Can I Make Dirt Pudding Cups Ahead?
The pudding cups are great make ahead desserts. If at all you want to make ahead. Just saying, because to whip up pudding using instant mix takes literally 5 minutes. So if you ask me why should I make the ahead? It is the fact pudding tastes better when chilled, so you want to make it ahead.
But be sure to add the cookie crumb just before serving. Once assembled cookie crumb will soften. It’s better to store just the pudding in refrigerator for a day or two. Keep your cookie crumb in zip lock bags at room temperature.
When ready to serve, sprinkle cookie crumb on top of the chilled pudding, top with Halloween candies and serve.
Variations and Substitutions for Dirt Cup Recipe
You can use vanilla wafers, vanilla pudding or even cream cheese pudding in place of chocolate pudding.
Adding golden OREO sand (or crumb) is another option to make brownish dirt cake cups.
Gummy candies can be replaces with chocolate (theme colored chocolate melts) cookies like Milano. You can use pretzels sticks too.
To make adult version of dirt cup, add in alcohol to chocolate pudding mix stir in alcohol. The best options would be baileys, Kahlua, Amaretto or even Grand Marnier.
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- 1 pack 3.9oz Jello-O Chocolate Pudding Mix
- 2 cup cold milk measure milk as per packet instructions
- ½ cup cool whip
- 15 OREO cookies crushed (about 1 ½ cups to be divided)
- 12 Gummy worms
- Thaw frozen cool whip in refrigerator previous night(if frozen).
- Beat pudding mix with chilled milk until combined.
- Fold in cool whip into pudding.
- Crumble OREO cookies in food processor. Alternatively you can also place cookies in zip lock bags and run rolling pin over it to crumble.
- Now start assembling the dessert cups.
- Into pudding cups, add chocolate pudding.
- Then layer it with OREO crumbs.
- You can make one layer of each or make multiple layers of pudding and cookie crumb, up to you.
- Finally top it with gummy candies.
- These pudding cups are best served chilled.