This is the time of year when I think of going out and playing in the dirt. It’s still a bit early, though, so in the meantime, I played with edible dirt to make these adorable Dirt Cups. These are so fun to make and eat. They’re perfect for celebrating Earth Day, coming up on April 22nd, or any event throughout the spring and summer.
from Eat at Allie’s
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 (3.5 ounce) packages instant chocolate pudding mix
3 1/2 cups milk
1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 1/2 packages of Oreos
What To Do
Place cookies in food processor and chop until fine crumbs. Place Oreo crumbs in a separate bowl and reserve for later.
Put butter, cream cheese and sugar in food processor. Mix until smooth. Set aside.
Pour the milk into a large bowl and add the pudding mixes. Whisk to combine.
Fold in the whipped topping until combined.
Stir in the cream cheese mixture.
Arrange cookie crumbs, pudding mixture and gummy worms for assembly.
Layer in a clear 9-ounce cup, starting with cookies (1/8 cup) then cream mixture (1/4 cup). Repeat layers, ending with crumbs on top.
Top with gummy worms.
Chill until ready to serve.
I love that the ingredients don’t have to be super exact. For example, my whipped topping came in a 8-oz container, not 12, but it tastes great anyway. My pudding mix packages weren’t 3.5 ounces either but it didn’t matter!
I think the gummy worms are too hard to eat if they are chilled so recommend putting them on top just before serving.
These Dirt Cups are fun for kids and adults alike. If you wanted to make it fancier, you could make these in mini trifle dishes or some other glass containers and maybe pipe a flower on top. If you wanted to make one giant dirt cup, you could use a new, clean terra cotta pot or a new, clean plastic pot (it might be a good idea to line with foil or plastic wrap). You could also put gummy worms in the layers instead of just on top. Just have some fun with it and I don’t think you can go wrong.
Have a great weekend! Happy Easter!
Oh, and if you’re participating in this month’s Cookbook Challenge, don’t forget to e-mail me by next Saturday!