Dirt Cups

You might remember a couple weeks back when I talked about my family having a reverence award during church. Yes, no, maybe? Well, whether you do or don’t, I’m here to tell you a little secret – the whole reverence award thing (aka when someone is reverent during church, they get a treat) works just as well on a Sunday School class of rowdy ten year olds as it did on my siblings and I growing up! Each week we ask them what they want for the next week, just to give them a little more incentive to behave. This week, the dessert on the menu? Dirt Cups.

I’ve always thought these were the funniest things! I’ve seen them used to ask someone on a date or to keep up the theme at kid’s birthday parties – the possibilities are endless! The preparation time is basically nil too. They’re sure to be a hit whatever you do with them! (This recipe was found at Kraft Foods.)


  • 1 pkg (3.9 oz.) chocolate instant pudding mix
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1 tub (8 oz.) cool whip, thawed
  • 20 Oreo cookies (finely crushed, with filling removed)
  • 10 gummy worms
  • Whisk together pudding mix and milk in a medium bowl for 2 minutes – let stand 5 minutes.
  • Fold in cool whip and add 1/2 cup cookie crumbs.
  • Spoon into 10 (6-7 oz.) plastic cups.
  • Top with the remaining cookie crumbs.
  • Refrigerate 1 hour.
  • Top with gummy worms just before serving.
You could also make “sand cups” instead by substituting the chocolate pudding for vanilla pudding and the Oreos for Vanilla Wafers. Either way, they’re sure to be a hoot! Enjoy.
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  1. says

    My son would love these. I remember eating “dirt” as a kid and thinking it was so fun. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

  2. says

    Oh my goodness, I totally wanted to make these the other day but I forgot exactly how it went. Thanks so much, I’ll be making these soon! :)

  3. says

    These would be perfect for when I plan my son’s bug party! (when the weather gets cooler out, haha) Saving this for later.

    Visiting from Monday Meet up.

    – Jaime

  4. says

    Thanks for sharing this recipe, Sarah! I have a pair of four-year olds and they love anything with bugs! This’ll be a hit for sure!


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