Need a quick and fun snack or dessert idea for your kids? This just might do the trick.
The first time I had a Dirt Cup was when I was in third grade.
I was at my friend Brittany’s house for a day of swimming. Her mom made a Dirt Cup for us. She put it in a real terra-cotta planter and put an arrangement of plastic flowers in the center. I was totally fooled. I actually gasped when she dipped a spoon into, what I thought was dirt, and then ate it.
I can remember actually falling into a fit of giggles with my friend when we realized it was really just pudding and Oreo cookies. Needless to say it was a big hit for us.
I decided to make this for my children recently. This recipe is simple and delicious.
2 cups cold milk
1 pkg chocolate pudding mix
1 container Cool Whip
1 pkg Oreo cookies
Decorations: gummy worms, candy bugs or frogs, candy flowers
*I made individual Dirt Cups, so I put them in small clear cups.
- First, put the Oreos in a large plastic bag and crush. You want them to be completely crushed so that the finished product really looks like dirt. I used a rolling pin to help crush mine. (If you have a fancy food processor, it would make your life a lot easier!)
- Then, whisk together 2 cups of cold milk with the chocolate pudding mix. Whisk for about 2 minutes or until completely mixed together.
- Next, mix in the Cool Whip and ¼ of the crushed Oreos
- Place a small amount of crushed Oreos into the bottom of your container(s), then top with the pudding mixture.
- Now, cover the top with the rest of your crushed Oreos and decorate as you like.
- Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.
Here is my finished Dirt Cup. These didn’t last long at my house, and I even made extras.