Dirt Cups

Need a quick and fun snack or dessert idea for your kids? These Dirt Cups just might do the trick.

Our Cookies and Cream Funfetti Bark is another simple and fast recipe your kids will love.11 first time I had Dirt Cups was when I was in third grade. I was at my friend Brittany’s house for a day of swimming. Her mom made Dirt Cups 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.

And 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 Dirt Cups recipe is simple and delicious.dirt cup PINTEREST dirt cup worm

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Dirt Cups


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*I made individual Dirt Cups, so I put them in small clear cups. Above  is my finished Dirt Cup. These Dirt Cups didn’t last long at my house, and I even made extras.


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.  

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Now, cover the top with the rest of your crushed Oreos and decorate as you like.  

Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

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  1. HappyCampers says:

    So cute 🙂 My son had one when he was THREE at a party, and he is now seven and still remembers vividly when he “ate dirt”. Such a fun snack! Thanks for reminding me about this….

  2. Hey Jennifer!
    I found this site from a list of blogs / sites that my cousin Stephany Weistling gave me while doing some ghostwriting for her site and came across this post. …What fun!!!
    I actually created a post about it on her site. Just a little link love!

  3. I was looking for a dirt cup recipe for a Jungle Themed bake sale at my son’s school & these will be PERFECT!

    I would love for you to add your link to my Blog Directory at http”//www.EcoCrazyMom.com under the “bloggers” tab, I look forward to reading the rest of your blog.


  4. Can you please explain what to do with the 1/4 oreos mixed with coolwhip?

  5. About how many dirt cups does this make?

  6. I made these & it made 10. I used tumbler cups, which were a little large. Maybe next time I’ll use smaller cups & make more.

  7. We did these with organic dark chocolate cookies and a homemade chocolate custard. Sooo yummy and no chemicals in it so my son with allergies to food additives can also enjoy.

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