Dirt Pudding: Fun Kids Treat

Kid friendly treat that kids

will love to help make


The Letter “D” week at preschool equals studying and learning about dinosaurs, dogs, and dirt. Dirt pudding that is, the perfect special snack for letter D week!

I have made “Dirt Pudding” several times before, one of the more elaborate times I made it was for a spring-time baby shower. I used a large terracotta pot and topped it off with a trowel and plastic flowers. It was a perfect decoration on the table for the party and a fun surprise to the guests when we dug into the centerpiece and served it up for dessert.

This time around, I made the dirt as individual servings in clear plastic cups. It was easy to do and the kids LOVED it (my daughter’s teacher said they ate every last bite, some even licking out the inside of the cup)!

What you need: (I made 10 servings with this recipe)

  • 10 clear plastic cups
  • 10 gummy worms
  • 22 Oreo cookies
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1 package jello-o chocolate pudding
  • 8 oz cool whip (thawed)

  1. Put the cookies in a zip-lock bag and use a rolling-pin to crush them finely
  2. Beat pudding and milk (with a whisk). Let stand 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in cool whip and about 1/3 of the crushed cookies.
  4. Spoon the  mixture into the cups. Refrigerate for at least an hour.

How to transport them to school ? Hmmm…? Ah-ha! Use a cupcake carrier! It worked like a charm, great idea if I do say so myself!

In order to make the gummy worm appear like it is “coming out of the dirt”, I waited the hour and then buried part of the gummy worm into the pudding and topped it with the crushed cookies¬† (as I held the gummy worm “upright”) and then laid it down on the top of the dirt. Super cute effect.

Wow, this is a pretty convincing picture! Looks like real dirt doesn’t it ? Yumm!




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