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.

candy bar

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!


  1. My kids love this dessert. Anything to make eating worms fun! LOL !

  2. JDaniel4's Mom says:

    JDaniel would love to eat dirt. I am posting a link to this on Facebook.

  3. I am planning on using this recipe for a little boy shower in two days. As I am looking over the recipe there is no measurments for the mousse. Does anyone who has made this know how much of each ingredient to add? PLEASE help. I am a ok cook but not good at winging it.

  4. We made this, and added green food coloring to the mousse. I bought a new kids garden shovel to serve it with, and we even found gummy centipedes and a big gummy snake for the top. We buried gummy dinosaurs at the bottom. It looks and tastes great!

  5. I’m trying to make a dirt pudding science project for my son but I’m not sure how to turn it intoa science experiment? anyone any suggestions?

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