Easy Edible Dirt Pudding Recipe

My kids love to play in the dirt. For their last Birthday party, we had a dirt/bug theme. It was definitely a blast! The kids thought the food was really dirt, and were surprised that we ate them. It was a really good prank…until they realized it was a prank and ate all of the pudding.

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Let’s make this Easy Edible Dirt Pudding Recipe!

Let’s make this Easy Edible Dirt Pudding Recipe

The kids got to make their own dirt dessert and added bugs to their individual servings. It was so fun! Here is an easy “dirt” recipe for you to try with your kids too!

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Ingredients for the dirt cake:

  • Brownie Mix
  • 8 eggs
  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Coco powder
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Let’s get to work!

Steps in making this Easy Edible Dirt Pudding Recipe

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

While it is mixing add a couple of tablespoons of cocoa powder.

Step 4

Place the cream mix into the refrigerator to set while your brownies finish baking and cool completely.

Step 5

At least an hour 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.

Step 6

Reserve some of the brownies 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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Add these toppings to your dirt pudding!

Bug Ideas for your Dirt:

  • Gummy Worms
  • Nerds (ants)
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Peanuts (beetles)
  • Dried Cranberries
      (aka. lady bugs)
  • Green sprinkles (grass)
  • Coconut (inch worms)
Yield: 8 servings

Easy Edible Dirt Pudding Recipe

This easy edible dirt recipe is so realistic, any kid will fall for it! It's so yummy and great for birthday parties. Make this today and have a fun-filled afternoon with the kiddos!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Bake the brownies as directed, but 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.  
  2. 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.
  3. While it is mixing add a couple of tablespoons of cocoa powder.  Place the cream mix into the refrigerator to set while your brownies finish baking and cool completely.  
  4. At least an hour 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.  
  5. Reserve some of the brownies 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

Other party ideas:

Have you tried making this super easy dirt pudding recipe? How did it go? Share your story in the comments!

7 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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