Dirt Cups

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Kids Will Love These Dirt Cups

These Dirt Cups were tested on kids, however, no kids were harmed. There was a hundred percent approval from all the kids ranging from one to thirty years old. 🙂 

If you have enough extra for the parents of the kiddos, I personally think adding a float of Almond Milk Baileys would make this a super tasty adult snack also. 

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3-ish Ingredients Make it Easy

These dirt cups only take about ten minutes of actual making time, the rest is time spent in the fridge for the pudding to set. These are so easy to make you will be glad that you gave them a try. 

You will need:

I said three-ish because you will need milk or water depending on your pudding mix. You will be happy to hear that Jello brand chocolate flavored pudding mix is vegan, so you do not need to go searching far and wide for that. Oreos are also a vegan gem. (Note: Oreos are not vegan everywhere. It varies by location.) I used Newman-O’s with the chocolate middles which are vegan friendly. 

The only thing you may have a hard time finding are the vegan gummy worms. Surf Sweet regular gummy worms are not vegan, they use gelatin. For whatever reason though the sour gummy worms of that brand use pectin instead of gelatin and are vegan. You may have a hard time finding these depending on where you live, but you can always order them online for a fair price. 

How to Make the Dirt Cups

Prepare the pudding according to the package directions. For me this meant doing it over heat on the stove, but your package may be different so follow those directions. Swap out dairy milk for a non-dairy alternative where necessary. 

You can use a bag to crush up the cookies into small pieces. I do not even remember the last time I had plastic bags in my house so for me this step involved reusing a paper bag that noodles came in. Alternatively, you can place the cookies on a baking sheet with low ridges. Using a rolling pin or some other round kitchen object, roll over the cookies until they are small crumbled up pieces. This will be your dirt.

Place some of the crushed cookies into the bottom of the cups you intend to use. This is optional, but it ensures that there will be cookie pieces in each bite of the Dirt Cups.

Pour the prepared pudding mixture over the cookie pieces in the cups. Place the cups in the fridge for about an hour. 

Now that the pudding has set up, add the rest of the cookie pieces over the top of the pudding. Then add in your gummy worms

And they are ready! Easy as that. 

Looking for other Kid-Friendly vegan recipes? 

Try my Mini Pizzas, Carrot Puffs, or Meatless Meatballs

Dirt Cups
Yields 8
Vegan Worms in a Dirt Cup. Fast and easy assembly for a quick dessert for the kids or even the adults.
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
  1. Vegan chocolate flavored pudding mix
  2. Vegan Chocolate sandwich cookies
  3. Vegan gummy worms
  1. Prepare the pudding according to package directions.
  2. Place cookies in a bag or lay out on a low ridged baking sheet.Using a rolling pin, crush the cookies into small pieces.
  3. Place a small amount of cookies in the bottoms of cups.
  4. Pour the pudding mixture over the cookie pieces.
  5. Place cups in fridge for an hour.
  6. Top pudding cups with crushed cookies and gummy worms.
  7. Serve cold. Store in the refrigerator.
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