4 ingredient dirt and worms cups are as fun to make as they are to eat!

Dirt and worms are made with chocolate pudding, cookies, milk, and gummy worms layered into cups for a fun portable party snack.

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You Will Love This Easy Worms and Dirt Recipe Because…

  • It’s a fun dessert that will keep the kids busy (making and eating it).
  • This is perfect for themed parties like birthdays or Halloween.
  • Make up to a day ahead and keep them in the refrigerator for instant grab-and-go fun.
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4 Ingredient Dessert

Pudding: This recipe calls for instant pudding. Sometimes I use other tasty flavors like vanilla, butterscotch, or banana.

Cookies: Oreos are perfect for ‘dirt’ but you can also use peanut butter cookies or Nilla wafers for ‘sand.’ No need to buy the pricey brands, other store brands will work, too!

Milk: Full-fat cold milk will have the richest flavor, but you can use any milk you like.

Worms: Why stop at gummy worms? Why not gummy bears or sharks, Swedish fish, or gumdrops? How about some M&M’s, candy confetti, sprinkles, or homemade granola?

How to Make Dirt and Worms

  1. Beat pudding and milk in a large bowl (recipe below).
  2. Place a spoonful of cookie crumbs in the bottom of each cup.
  3. Fold half of the cookie crumbs into the pudding and scoop the mixture into each cup.
  4. Top each cup with remaining cookie crumbs and gummy worms.

Recipe Tips

  • Crush cookies quickly by placing them in a zippered bag and using a rolling pin to crush them.
  • Place pudding in a quart-sized bag with a corner snipped off at the bottom for easy squeezing into each cup and zero mess.
  • Use clear disposable cups for easy cleanup!
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Storing Dirt and Worms

Keet dirt and worm cups in the refrigerator covered in plastic wrap for up to 3 days.

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Dirt and Worms

Dirt and worms are as fun to make as they are to eat!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Author The Shortcut Kitchen


  • 5.9 ounces instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 3 cups cold milk
  • 13.29 ounces package Oreo cookies finely crushed
  • 1 cup gummy worms


  • In a medium bowl, beat pudding mix and milk for 2 minutes.
  • Place 1 tablespoon of Oreo crumbs in the bottom of each cup.
  • Fold half of the crushed Oreos into the pudding.
  • Spoon or pipe the pudding into the cups or bowls.
  • Top with the remaining Oreo crumbs and gummy worms.


A food processor will make the best Oreo crumbs, but if you don’t have one, seal the Oreos in a large resealable bag and crush with a rolling pin.
Leftovers will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 446kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 528mg | Potassium: 297mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 149IU | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 6mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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