Edible Dirt Pudding: Preschool Party Idea

My kids love to play in the dirt.  For their last Birthday party we had a dirt/bug theme.  The kids got to make their own dirt dessert and added bugs to their individual servings.  Here is an easy “dirt” recipe.

dirt cake recipe

Ingredients for the dirt cake:

  • Brownie Mix
  • 8 eggs
  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Coco powder

Bake the brownies as directed only add an extra egg and an extra tablespoon of water to the batter.  This will make the brownies more cake-like and dryer – perfect for crumbling.  While that is baking, heat the cream to make your mousse.  Heat it until it is starting to steam, add the eggs and beat on high.  While it is mixing add a couple of tablespoons of coco powder.   Place the cream mix into the refrigerator to set while your brownies finish baking and cool completely.   A couple hours later, when the brownies are room temp and the cream is chilled, crumble the brownies, mix the cream into the brownie crumbles till everything is moistened.  Reserve some of the brownie crumbles and pour them on top of the wet dirt.  You can either add bugs to the top of your dirt, or we had some containers so the kids could serve themselves their own bugs.

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Bug Ideas for your Dirt:

  • Gummy Worms
  • Nerds (ants)
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Peanuts (beetles)
  • Dried Cranberries
      (aka. lady bugs)
  • Green sprinkles (grass)
  • Coconut (inch worms)

Dirt Cake

Other party ideas:

  • Have a decorate your own cupcake party
  • Create your own Icecream Sundaes
  • Make your own mini-fruit pizzas.
  • Add some Birds to your party.

Kids love to be creative at Birthday parties!  Here are a bunch of creative gift kits that you can make for the next birthday child in your life.  Don’t have a party to go to?  Have a pretend Birthday party to enjoy with your kiddos.


What creative parties have you enjoyed with your children?  I’d love to hear about them in the comments!

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About Rachel

An original "Quirky Momma" blogger and "Mommy" to six kids under six, when Rachel is not wiping crayon off the walls or wading through laundry, she can be found exploring and creating with her kiddos. She hopes to be someone who acts justly, loves kindness and walks humbly before God (Micah 6:8).