This fun snack is a twist on the traditional “dirt and worms” pudding cups you’ve seen in the past. Of course you can turn these into a cute dirt and worms cup too. These Oreo pudding cups are versatile and you can tweak them to fit your family’s tastes and preferences or the party or event you’ll be serving them at. I love them because you can make them in advance. They’re also easy enough to make that the kids can do it! You could even make it an activity during your get together and let everyone put their own cups together and decorate them.
What do you need to make these Oreo pudding cups?
You’ll only need to grab a couple of things from the store to make these cute Oreo pudding cups. Add a large box of Oreo cookies and cream pudding, milk (2 cups), Oreos (you’ll only need 5-6 cookies but no one’s counting if you want to use more and the regular ones will work best for this because you want the cookie crumbs – not all that yummy filling), and a package of this edible grass and bunnies to your shopping list.
Time to Start Cooking
Start out making your pudding. It will need to set up a bit before you use it so it will give you time to get the other parts ready to assemble everything. Make the pudding mix according to the directions on the box (add the milk and whisk). Once it’s mixed together, let it sit while you do the rest of the prep work. Pop it into the fridge if you’d like your pudding cups chilly (assuming you’ll be eating them once they’re assembled; make sure to store in the fridge if you’re making in advance). If you’re working with someone else (your kids maybe?) to make this, you can divide and conquer the different steps to make things come together more quickly if you want to.
While the pudding is chilling, get to work on setting up your cups. Cut a paper bag or put down some newspaper to keep your table (or counter or wherever) clean while you’re assembling everything. As neat as you think you’ll be, there are always drips and drops (especially when the kids help). If you’re going to enjoy your Oreo pudding cups right away, you won’t need a container or anything.
When you make these in advance, it’s easier to keep them together in the fridge if they’re on a cookie sheet or inside a container so they don’t get bumped or knocked over accidentally. You can assemble your Oreo pudding cups in your container. Instead of covering your workspace, put a piece or parchment paper or aluminum foil down first inside the container to catch your drips.
Now comes the fun part – smashing the Oreos. Put them into a zip top bag and smash them with whatever you’ve got – a rolling pin, meat mallet, or wooden spoon. Big chunks aren’t a bad thing but you want it to look like dirt when you’re done. Freezer bags are more sturdy than regular zip top bags so keep that in mind when putting your cookies into the bag. If you don’t have freezer bags, you might want to double bag your cookies.
Get your cups or containers out that you’ll be assembling your Oreo pudding cups in. You can make them individually or make one big trifle type dessert if you’d rather do that. The number of servings for this will vary based on what type of cup or container you’re choosing to use. If you need more, just make more pudding and crush more Oreos in the previous steps.
The first layer in your cups is going to be your pudding you made. You can dump your pudding into a zip top bag and squirt it into the cups like you would icing in a piping bag. To help keep things consistent you could use a small cookie scoop or measuring spoon too.
After you get the pudding into the bottom of the cups, it’s time for a layer of your crushed Oreos. You can sprinkle them by hand or use a measuring spoon to help keep things equal and even in the cups.
Keep repeating the layering process. Your last layer needs to be the Oreo cookie crumbs so there’s “dirt” on top. Now you can stop here if you’d like. Or add in something fun like gummy worms or bugs in your “dirt”. For these, we’re giving them a little Easter flare.
Take pieces of the edible Easter grass you got at the store and add it to your cups. Add in those cute bunnies too. If you can’t find the edible grass, you could use another type of candy or even vanilla icing tinted green. For the bunnies, you could add in some from a container of Easter sprinkles or chocolate or gummy candies instead.
- 2 cups milk
- 1 large box cookies in cream oreo pudding
- 5 to 6 oreo cookies
- 1 package edible grass and bunnies
- Mix package of Oreo cookies and cream pudding with two cups of milk. Whisk as directed on the box.
- Place 5 to 6 Oreo cookies into a ziplock bag. Using a kitchen mallet lightly smash the cookies.
- In 2 oz cups, add pudding then cookies and pudding then top off with cookies. Pull the grass from the package and break into sections. Use little pieces to stick out of the tops of the cups. Add edible bunnies.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 140Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 115mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 3g