Dirt Pudding Cups

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


10 servings

Updated: Jul. 20, 2022
These darling little desserts are my daughter Crystal’s favorite. At family birthday parties, no matter how fancy the dirt cup looks, each person gets a gummy worm, too. —Linda Emery, Bearden, Arkansas
Dirt Pudding Cups Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cups cold 2% milk
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 package (14.3 ounces) Oreo cookies
  • Sugar gum succulents, chocolate rocks and edible paper butterflies, optional


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Fold in whipped topping. Pulse cookies in a food processor until fine crumbs form or until desired texture is reached. Divide a third of the cookie crumbs and half of the pudding mixture among 10 dessert cups; repeat layers. Top with remaining crumbs. If desired, top with sugar gum succulents, chocolate rocks and edible paper butterflies.

Nutrition Facts

1 pudding cup: 318 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 243mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.