Dirt Cups

Sometimes it's fun to eat things that look like they are something different than they are.  These desserts look like worms crawling in the dirt.  I've never actually eaten real worms or real dirt, so I don't know if they taste similar (If you've tasted either one, let me know if they taste like this dessert).  I don't intend to find out how either one tastes anytime soon; these desserts are as close to worms as I plan to ever get!  Lots of people make these, but since they are lots of fun, I wanted to make them at my slumber party. 

Ingredients Needed:                        Equipment Needed:

2 cups milk

1 2.5 ounce package chocolate instant pudding (the four serving size)

About 20 chocolate sandwich cookies

Assorted gummy worms and sour worms



Rubber Scraper

Bowl or large measuring cup for pudding

Ziploc Bag for crushing cookies

Meat tenderizer or rolling pin for crushing cookies

Individual serving bowls or paper cups


How to Make Dirt Cups

Measure 2 cups milk in the blender.  There is a line in the glass that tells you when you have 2 cups.  Then pour the instant pudding mix into the milk. Put the lid on the blender and turn it on for a minute or two so that the pudding mixture is well mixed. Take the lid off of the blender and scrape down the sides.  Turn on the blender again and blend until smooth. Immediately pour the pudding mixture into a bowl.  This is because the pudding sets up quite fast.  Now rinse the blender out with hot water; all of the chocolate should rinse out very fast.  Cover the pudding with plastic wrap and put it in the fridge until it sets up.

Meanwhile, put the cookies in the Ziploc bag and seal it, making sure there isn't a lot of air inside.  Take the meat tenderizer (pictured) or a rolling pin and pound the cookies until they are just fine crumbs.  This will be the dirt. When the cookies are crushed really good, pour them into a small bowl. With a small cup, scoop a layer of pudding in the bottom of the serving dish. Sprinkle some cookie crumbs on the first layer of pudding, and add some worms.

Add another layer of pudding on top of the cookie crumbs and worms Add another layer of cookie crumbs, then decorate with more worms. Now that our dirt cups are finished, they need to be covered with plastic wrap and put in the fridge to chill.
These Dirt Cups Taste Soooo Good!  

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