There Are Worms In Our Dessert!



My daughter enjoys helping me in the kitchen. This week her and I made a simple dessert for her and her siblings to enjoy.  This recipe is super easy and can be made with younger children with a little help. 


Cup of Dirt Dessert

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Yes I know it sounds gross but I promise there is no dirt in this dessert, just looks like there is! Even my prissy daughter liked the whole idea of dirt and worms in her dessert! 


Cup of Dirt Dessert
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
  1. 1 box of chocolate Jello-O pudding
  2. (I use almond milk instead of regular milk which is what the directions call for)
  3. 1 package of gummy worm candies
  4. 32 Oreo type cookies
  1. Prepare the pudding as the box directions suggest. Then open the Oreo type cookies and place them in a Ziploc type bag and with a mallet or other strong kitchen gadget tool pound the cookies until they are nothing but crumbs. Add the pudding to individual small cups or bowls (I used an ice cream cone scoop to transfer the pudding into the bowls). Then added 3 gummy worms on top of the pudding then sprinkled the cookie crumbs over the worms. Add in the refrigerator to chill for approximately 3-4 hours.
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This recipe is a great hands on way for kids to learn about measuring (the milk into the pudding mix) and most of all following directions. My daughter’s favorite part was pouring and pounding the cookies into crumbs which made loud noises! 


What about you have you made this tasty treat before, if not try making it with your kids. They will enjoy making it and then look forward to eating it! 


Would your kids eat a cup or dirt? 


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  1. Very cute idea! I’ve made cupcakes like this too!

  2. I’ve made something similar with my kids and it’s always been a hit.

  3. My boys would probably love this. Going to have to make it for them.

  4. Such a fun dessert. If it is gross looking and involves worms, I know my boys would like it.

  5. Always a classic dessert! I remember helping my Mom make it when I was young.

  6. What a cute idea. I bet my son would have loved this when he was younger.

  7. We make this too and the kids love it! It is also fun to freeze the dessert. So good!

  8. This is one of my sons’ favorite desserts! I think it’s super fun, too. Will have to make some soon!

  9. This is a treat any child would love. It’s great that your daughter gets in the kitchen to help.

  10. Jenna Wood says:

    I used to make these with my mother every Friday night, now I make them with my niece!

  11. What a fun dessert! That is a really cute idea!

  12. As many times as I have seen this dessert, I have never known how to make it. Thanks for the easy recipe.

  13. lisa jones says:

    My Girls Will LOVE Making This Bet It Super Yummy Great Link Up!

  14. These are so cute! Kids love anything gross (the name) so that and the deliciousness is perfect!

  15. I’ve made dirt cake a few times. I love it. It’s simple and delicious.

  16. Inspiring Kitchen says:

    Looks delicious and so much fun to make.

  17. That was one of my favorite desserts growing up and I don’t think I have ever made it for my kids. LOL… thanks for the reminder

  18. We used to do this when I taught science. I haven’t tried it with my own kids, though!

  19. Rebecca Swenor says:

    I would love to have a cup of dirt like this for sure. lol This is a fun dessert to make with the kids. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Such a cute and ooey-gooey dessert both little boys AND girls can enjoy! I remember we used to have desserts like this around Halloween time growing up. So fun!

  21. My kids love stuff like this. This would be a fun project.

  22. What a super fun desert! My lil guy would love this!

  23. We did this in school once with the kids and they loved it. It’s a really cute activity AND snack!

  24. We love making dirt ‘n worms! We’ve mixed it up before, too.

  25. I have seen this dessert before. Kids find it hilarious.

  26. I remember my mom making cups of dirt for my birthday party once when I was little (I was quite the tomboy, and loved dirt and bugs!). Yum!

  27. My kids love making these! It’s such an easy dessert too.

  28. Oh that looks so yummy and fun. My daughter would love this.

  29. What a fun idea for kids hat’s different. My son would love digging for gummy worms.

  30. We love making things. Lots of fun without worry or too much mess!

  31. This is a fun idea for the kids. Also yummy at that!

  32. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    I love desserts like that. So much fun for the kids to make and eat.

  33. katrina g says:

    I love making that. Haven’t made it in such a long time. will have to soon.

  34. This is one of my favoritest things to eat and make! Reminds me of childhood. πŸ™‚

  35. These kinds of desserts are fun to make, and a blast to eat!

  36. This looks amazing! My kids would get a kick out of it!

  37. So fun, my girls love making these!!! Halloween is coming too!!! Dirt and worms are our Halloween fav!

  38. YUMMM.. thanks for sharing; I’ve seen and heard about these dirt cups but never made them.. they are SOOO easy, I had no idea. Looks like a fun Mommy Daughter snack idea.. will make this for the boys… YUMMY

  39. My kids love to eat this! It’s a cute little dessert for a picnic.

  40. Kathy Lane says:

    This is a very cute idea.This will be a great way to let the kids get in the kitchen to make something on their own.

  41. My kids loves these. We make them all the time

  42. Dirt desserts are my favorite they’re both fun and delicious. Thank goodness we have kids so we have a good excuse to make them πŸ˜‰

  43. Love dirt dessert!
    I can’t wait to get back to schooling to I can get posting and linking up again.

  44. I used to make this dessert for my kids when they were little. I will have to make this for my girls soon. They will get a real kick out of this.

  45. my nephew would really be into this. he’s at the age where bugs and dirt are cool and should be brought inside and played with πŸ™‚

  46. Love it. I bet boys would enjoy it… and then they can brag they ate worms πŸ™‚

  47. This looks tasty!

  48. My mom makes dirt dessert and it’s ALWAYS a hit. Thanks for sharing this at the After School Linky!

  49. We love this in our house! Yum!!

  50. Cody Anderson says:

    These are so simple and would be great for a school treat.

  51. My niece is planning a theme party next weekend (scary one), this is the best recipe we can easily serve guests

  52. Would have to say not only a fun dessert but could also be the beginning of a fun project

  53. Deanna Middendorf says:

    I just showed this to my grandson and he was so excited. I guess we will be making some soon, thanks.

  54. These are so good. They now sell them at our local WaWa it’s called Cup in Dirt lol love them

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