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Halloween Worms in Dirt Recipe (Quick & Easy)

Indulge in spooky Halloween fun with this worms in dirt recipe! Chocolate pudding, crushed cookies, and gummy worms create a creepy-crawly treat.

Worms in Dirt Recipe

I love making themed food for any and every holiday! Whether it is for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Halloween, or a favorite movie or video game, there is something about themed food that just tastes better, don’t you think? Besides, it’s just plain fun getting creative with food!

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Halloween parties are especially fun to create food for. When the boys were younger, there were class parties to bring Halloween treats to.

Now that they are older, I may not be making snacks to share in the classroom, but I still love making fun holiday-themed treats for them to enjoy here at home.

Worms in Dirt Recipe

The best part is that even the adults get to have a little childlike fun with these treats! Find more ideas in our favorite Halloween Treats eBook too.

Worms in Dirt Recipe

Today’s fun recipe for Halloween dirt pudding cups is exactly the kind of treat I am talking about. With just a few simple ingredients, it is the perfect thing for any busy mom.

Worms in Dirt Recipe

All it takes is some instant chocolate pudding, cookie crumbs, and candy. The individual servings makes it an ideal snack for any dessert table or class party too. Let my show you just how quick and easy it is to make this tasty dessert.

Worms in Dirt Recipe

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Worms in Dirt Recipe Ingredients


  • Chocolate pudding, prepared
  • Oreo cookie crumbs, or cookies smashed into crumbs
  • Candy worms
Worms in Dirt Recipe Process


1. Layer pudding and dirt into each cup.

Worms in Dirt Recipe Process
Worms in Dirt Recipe Process
Worms in Dirt Recipe Process

2. Top with gummy worms and enjoy!

Worms in Dirt Recipe

Tips and tricks:

  • To help keep the sides of the cups clean, first scoop the pudding into a freezer or piping bag. Then cut the tip of the bag off and pipe the pudding into the cups.
  • I think using instant pudding in this recipe is a great mom hack for saving time, but you can also make your own homemade pudding from scratch if you want.
  • Don’t have Oreo crumbs on hand? Make them yourself using regular Oreo cookies or your favorite chocolate sandwich cookies.  A food processor is the easiest way to get even, fine crumbs. Usually I just throw the cookies into a zip-top plastic bag and use a rolling pin to crush them up.
Worms in Dirt Recipe
  • In a large bowl, mix Cool Whip in with the prepared pudding. The whipped topping with give the pudding mixture a more mousse-like consistency.
  • Instead of individual cups, make one large worms in dirt graveyard in a cake pan. Add cookie tombstones, candy pumpkins, and any other spooky elements you want.
  • You could also make a Halloween dirt cake. Make a cake using your favorite recipe or a boxed mix. Use the pudding and cookie crumbs as the icing. Don’t forget the Halloween sprinkles!
  • Make these fun Halloween dirt cups ahead of time. Store them in the fridge in an airtight container or covered with plastic wrap until ready to serve.
Worms in Dirt Recipe

I know you will love this no-bake dessert. For even more delicious Halloween food ideas, try Halloween deep dish pizza, Halloween candy apples, or this candy corn popcorn. It can be so much fun creating an easy dessert for your next Halloween party!

Worms in Dirt Recipe

Check out all of the free Halloween printable coloring pages and games on the website if you are interested in fun ways to keep your kids or students entertained over the holiday.

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Worms in Dirt Recipe

Worms in Dirt

Indulge in spooky Halloween fun with this worms in dirt recipe! Chocolate pudding, crushed cookies, and gummy worms create a creepy-crawly treat.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Author: Heather Painchaud
Servings: 14


  • Chocolate pudding prepared
  • Oreo cookie crumbs
  • Candy worms


  • Layer pudding and dirt into each cup.
  • Top with gummy worms and enjoy!
about heather

Hello, I’m Heather!

I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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