Dirt Cups

Last week was the Fourth of July and I usually celebrate it somehow. No matter how ironic it is that I am an American celebrating my independence from the very country I have resided in for the last 8 years.

So, I made Dirt Cups for my girls. Not really the red, white, and blue dessert that usually surfaces when the 4th hits, but still just as tasty! I have a very belated patriotic cake to make for Clandestine Cake Club later this week.

Dirt Cups are basically Jello Pudding and Oreo cookies made to look like dirt and then you put gummy worms or insects etc… on the top. For some reason I remember making it Brownies? I was only a Brownie/Girl Scout for a short while. My troop was totally boring just doing a bunch of crafts… no camping or life skills like that. So, not what I had signed up for.

I made it as UK friendly as possible. The only thing I didn't substitute was the Jello Pudding, although the closest thing you could use would be Chocolate Angel Delight and skip the whipped cream.

Dirt Cups

2 cups cold milk
1 pkg of Chocolate Jello Pudding & Pie Filling
250ml of double cream
1 tbsp of caster sugar
345g Oreo cookies (or other chocolate cookies)
gummy worms (snakes or other insects)
cups or bowls

Make pudding according to instructions using the 2 cups of milk.

Whip up the cream and caster sugar until it’s smooth. Once the pudding has sat for 5 minutes fold in the whipped cream and half of the crushed cookies. 

Fill cups/bowls ¾ full and add divide the rest of the cookies on top of each cup.

This is a fun to make with and for kids! Enjoy!! 

notes: Jello Pudding can be found on various online sources and if you are lucky enough to live near a Tesco that has a world food section they now carry a couple shelves worth of American foodstuffs including corn syrups! :0) Can't wait to show you my CCC cake later this week!! Also next week is a themed week... I've made a lot of fun stuff to share with everyone! 


  1. How dirty Lisa! Looks delicious - would be perfect for Halloween too. Our Tesco has started stocking some American products too - yay!!

    1. I know in the states they layer it with vanilla or butterscotch to give it a earthy layer look, but I think all chocolate looks more dirt like! My favorite part is the Oreo that mixes in with the pudding as it goes soft ... Soooo good! ;0)


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