Dirt Cups

Always a favorite, these Oreo and Pudding Dirt Cups are easy to make for any celebration or party! Simple ingredients and great for Halloween! 

a Dirt Cup with a bowl of crushed oreos and gummy worms on the side.

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I always remember dirt cups being the best thing ever at childhood parties! They're simple, fun and tasty. Plus, they're super easy to customize!

These Oreo and chocolate pudding dirt cups are only three ingredients and can be made in minutes. We opted to use the pre-made pudding cups for these photos, but homemade pudding and clear plastic cups would be a great option too. Kids love them, and let's be real, some adults do too! They're especially fun for Halloween. These dirt cups are also great with a little of this Homemade Chocolate Syrup drizzled on top! Such a treat!

Oreo desserts are always so tasty! If you love Oreo Cookies too, then try these Mini Oreo Cheesecakes or Oreo Dump Cake!

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crushed oreos in a clear bowl.

You can add or substitute with these ingredients:

  • use any gummy worms instead of sour brite crawlers
  • use any flavor oreo cookies
  • use homemade chocolate pudding instead of pudding cups
  • add green sprinkles on top of the oreos for "grass"
  • use a piping bag and add dots of green whipped cream or frosting for "grass"
  • use peeps instead of gummy worms for an Easter theme

Recipe tips:

  • These can be made hours ahead of time, covered and refrigerated until you're ready to use.
  • A food processor also works great to crumble the oreo cookies instead of a ziploc bag and rolling pin. I prefer to use the ziploc freezer bags, as they're thicker and hold up to crushing the oreos better.

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Yield 4 servings
Author Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Prep time
5 Min
Total time
5 Min

Dirt Cups


  • 4 chocolate pudding cups
  • 4-6 oreos
  • 12 sour brite crawler gummy worms
  • ziploc sandwich bag
  • rolling pin


  1. Place the desired amount of oreos in the ziploc bag. Close the bag and seal well.
  2. Use a rolling pin to break up and crush the Oreos until they are crumbled up well. The cream filling will blend into the mixture.
  3. Open the pudding cups. Place gummy worms inside each cup. Then, add in a spoonful or two of the cookie crumble mix.
  4. Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve!

Nutrition Facts




6.01 g

Sat. Fat

2.5 g


40.52 g


1.25 g

Net carbs

37.5 g


27.5 g


0.75 g


195.75 mg


0 mg

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  1. This is such a cute idea! :) Looks delicious.

  2. My kids would think this was the best thing since sliced bread - especially if I added the cool skeleton guy :) Pinned this, Sheena!

    1. You're being featured at tomorrow's All My Bloggy Friends :)

  3. The auntlings would love this Sheena. Such a fun and tasty idea

  4. I am in love with this! I love getting things from the Dollar Tree and this pudding would be a family favorite.

    Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party! I am pinning this and I know I will be making it!

  5. This looks so fun! I might try doing individual servings of this and letting my kids each decorate their own! They will love this! Thanks for sharing :)

  6. This looks amazing!! I love it!!
    I would love to invite you to link it up at our new party Lovely Ladies Linky where you link up once and get seen on 6 blogs!!
    Link up starts Wednesdays!
    Hope to see you there :)
    Parrish @ Life With The Crust Cut Off

  7. So cute and fun Sheena! I love it! Thanks for sharing this at the party this week! I am featuring it on my Facebook page and pinning it to the You’re Gonna Love It Tuesday board on Pinterest.

  8. THESE ARE SO FUN!!!!! Pinned to my Halloween Party Board! :)

    ~ Jenn @ We Do FUN Here

  9. Love this idea! Pinning!
    Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry!


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