Worms in Dirt

Worms in dirt?
That’s correct. My children love visiting a local restaurant that offers this as a dessert choice.
I thought we’d try it out at home.  The kids enjoyed creating and eating them so I’m going to share it with you.  It’s something fun to do with the kids on a rainy day or weekend.

All you need to get started is:

  • Chocolate pudding mix
  • Oreo type cookies (with filling scrapped out)
  • Gummy worms
  • Eager children to assist

 Ready to begin:

  • Prep cookies by removing filling and put them into a plastic zip bag. Use a rolling pin or cup on it’s side to crush the cookies into dirt-like crumbs. 
  •  Layer bottom of individual serving containers with about 4 tablespoons of crumbs
  • Arrange 3-4 “worms” upright with tops hanging over side of container (you will want them to protrude out of the “dirt” a bit)
  • Prepare pudding according to directions on package
  • Pour pudding into each container until worms are at least halfway covered
  • Store in refrigerator until pudding cools
  • When cooled add more “dirt” as the top layer of the dessert with the tops of the “worms” just peeking through.
  • Serve and enjoy.

 This is just to give you an idea of what to do. Have fun and remember there is no “perfect” in this recipe and all that is really required is to have fun.  This yummy dessert is a bit messy so if you have a group of children it may be a good idea to eat outside or have plenty of napkins handy.
Hope you enjoyed this, we did.

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    5 thoughts on “Worms in Dirt

    1. My grandma used to make this for us… except she would add other candy "critters" and a silk bunch of flowers and it was made in a terra cotta flower pot… (new of course) but it was always fun to eat! will have to do this with my girls one day!

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