Halloween Dirt Pudding Cups
I hadn’t had, or even thought about, dirt pudding in years. More years than I am willing to admit, really. As a kid, though, I loved it. I only remember getting it here and there at school functions or parties, but I just thought it was so fun. And absolutely delicious, of course. With Halloween approaching, I wanted to find a fun, yet easy, Halloween treat to make. I really have no idea why dirt pudding popped into my head after all these years, but I thought it could potentially work well. And did it ever. These Halloween dirt pudding cups are totally adorable, and so easy to make.
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When looking for items to decorate my dirt pudding with, I came across these adorable plastic halloween picks. I knew immediately that they would be perfect for my pudding cups. They gave me two different ideas – a pumpkin patch dirt cup, and a graveyard dirt cup. I also loved the fact that the picks would be reusable. I’m envisioning spooky cupcakes, fun coffee stirrers, and cute cheese and fruit party picks. But that’s for another day…
On to the pudding cups. The first thing you’ll need to do is make chocolate pudding. I wanted to go as simple as possible, so I just used chocolate fudge instant pudding mix. You just combine the pudding mix with milk and cool whip, then let it set up in the fridge for one hour.
Once the pudding is set up, all you need to do is layer the pudding in your cups with crushed up cookies. I used regular Oreos for the dirt. In order to crush them, you can seal some in a ziploc bag and use something hard to crush them up. Or, a food processor will chop them up well in no time at all. I chose to do two layers, but you can do as many layers as you’d like.
For the pumpkin patch cups, I used the pumpkin picks, gummy worms, and green sprinkles to decorate with.
And for the graveyard cups, I used the ghost, bat, and spider picks, along with Vienna Finger cookies for the tombstones, and bone sprinkles.
They really turned out cute. And, of course, we had no problem eating them all up!
- 1 pkg. (3.9 Oz.) JELL-O chocolate flavor instant pudding
- 2 c. cold milk
- 1 tub (8 oz.) Cool Whip whipped topping, thawed
- ~24 Oreo cookies
- Beat pudding mix and milk in large bowl with whisk 2 minutes.
- Let stand 5 minutes.
- Stir in Cool Whip.
- Refrigerate 1 hour.
- Layer into cups with crushed Oreos.
- Decorate as desired.
- Refrigerate any leftovers.
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LOL Amy, these are so cute. I’m not sure I’ve ever heard of dirt pudding before but this would be such a hit in our house. They look like so much fun to make and even more fun to eat.
Haha! They are definitely a fun treat, and so yummy. 🙂
Oh what I would give for one of these dirty pudding cups right now, I’m craving something sweet.
These would be a fun treat for kids at a school party. They would get a kick out of these, plus I’m sure their really yummy. Got to be they are made with chocolate. Yum.
Yes! It’s got to be good if it is chocolate, right?! Totally agree. 🙂 These are pretty tasty, though. And they would be great for a kids school party. I think that’s probably where I had them myself when I was a kid. (Fortunately, they’re still pretty tasty as an adult.) 😉
So cute & adorable for kids of any age to eat! I haven’t seen dirt pudding in a long time either, but it’s fun to make, especially when you have a little one. Easy tutorial!
Thanks so much, Florence! They are definitely fun for the little ones. 😀
They look so fun!
I love this idea! My nieces and nephews would love this! Thank you for sharing!
Thank you! What kid doesn’t like a good dirt pudding, right?! 🙂 I hope they enjoy them, if they get a chance to try them out. Thanks for looking!
Anything with Oreos is good & it’s so fun to dress these up. I’ve seen them called “dog food” I think.
I totally agree. Oreos are one of my weaknesses. I seriously don’t buy them very often because I have no self-control when they are in the house. 😀 It makes this dirt pudding pretty dangerous. Haha!
How cute! My kids would love these, especially my oldest. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!
Thank you! And thanks for hosting, as always!
Okay, so this has GOT to be the most adorably (spooky) dessert I’ve seen this season! Amazing and just so, so, so creative! Love it!
Thank you so much! They were so fun to make (and eat)! Who doesn’t love dirt pudding, right?
These are so cute. My grandchildren will love these. Perfect for a school party too. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best.
Thanks! They are great for a school party. I’m pretty sure that’s where I had them when I was a kid!