Kids will go crazy over this Easy Dirt Cups Recipe. Layers of pudding and Oreo cookies topped with gummy worms make a fun treat or dessert.

Dirt Cups with gummy worms
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This is a very simple no bake dessert recipe but kids absolutely love it. The layers are gorgeous in a clear cup, and we love to serve this at birthday parties for a fun individual dessert.

If you love Oreo Dirt Cake Recipe, try this version. We also make Halloween Graveyard Dirt Cups and Easter Dirt Cups.

The kids seriously go crazy over it but the adults like them too. They are so delicious.

I love recipes that are quick and easy but tasty. Have the kids help make these dirt cups for a fun dessert and festive summertime treat. They also help me make the Best Sand Pudding Cups.

What’s In a Dirt Cup?

Layers of chocolate pudding and whipped cream, crushed oreo cookies and really fun gummy worms all go into a dirt cup. You will understand why my kids love these.


  • Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix
  • Milk
  • Whipped Topping, thawed
  • Toppings: Oreo cookies, crushed and Gummy worms

Find the complete ingredient list for these dirt cups in the recipe card.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Golden Oreos. Feel free to swap the classic Oreo cookies for Golden Oreos.
  • Vanilla Pudding. Try using vanilla instant pudding instead of chocolate to make easy dirt dessert cups.
  • Homemade Whipping Cream. Substitute Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe in this recipe.

How to Make Dirt Pudding

Mixing the chocolate pudding with the milk

Step 1. Combine the milk and pudding. Whisk until well combined.

Folding in the cool whip into the chocolate pudding

Step 2. Next, place the pudding mixture in the refrigerator about 10 minutes or until set. Then fold in the whipped topping.

Crushed oreos in a bowl with gummy worms

Step 3. Start to layer the ingredients in the cup. Crush the cookies in a food processor.

Dirt Cups with gummy worms

Step 4. Sprinkle the oreo cookies on top. Add gummy worms. Serve and enjoy.

Dirt Cups with gummy worms

Topping ideas

Gummy worms are super fun in these dirt cups. You can use sour gummy worms, regular gummy worms or anything you like. It is also fun to use gummy bears or fish or really anything.

You can add a small flower to the top that that would be really neat. Just make it fun. Let the kids help.

Dirt Cups with gummy worms

Pro Tips

  • Powdered Sugar – You sprinkle the tops of the dirt cups with powdered sugar. Depending on how you decorate them, it may look like sand.
  • Prepare ahead of time – You can easily prepare these dirt pudding cups ahead of time. Depending on the candy you use, I usually add them to the cups prior to serving them.
  • Crushing Oreos –  No worries if you do not have a food processor or blender. Place the cookies inside a bag and crush. Make sure it is sealed tightly. You can use a rolling pin to quickly crush the cookies.
  • Full fat ingredients are best. I prefer to use whole milk and regular cool whip to make this. You certainly can substitute these but I find it is best without using reduced fat items.
  • Layer Ingredients – Add a small portion of the pudding and the the cookie crumbs. Then continue until the cup is full.
  • Oreo – Leave cream filling in Oreos when crushing them.
  • Serving – We like to serve in small cups so it is easy for the smaller hands to hold them. You use glass or plastic cups, we just recommend them being clear for this dirt dessert.

How Long will Dirt Pudding Last?

Dirt Pudding cups are best served immediately. But you can prepare and store leftovers in the fridge for up to 2 to 3 days. The crushed oreo cookies will begin to get soggy if stored too long.

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Get ready to impress the kids when you make Oreo dirt cups. Don’t forget to leave a comment after you make them. It brightens my day to hear from you.

Dirt Cups with gummy worms

Dirt Cups

4.80 from 34 votes
Kids will go crazy over this easy dirt cups recipe. Layers of pudding and oreo cookies topped with gummy worms make a fun treat or dessert. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 (9 oz cups)
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 242


For the Dirt Cups:

  • 1-2 small box 3.4 oz instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tub 8 oz whipped topping, thawed

For the Toppings:

  • 10-12 Oreo cookies crushed
  • Gummy worms
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  • In a medium bowl, add cold milk.
  • Sprinkle pudding over top and whisk until well combined.
  • Place in refrigerator about 10 minutes or until set.
  • Fold in whipped topping until well combined.
  • Add to glasses or cups.
  • Place in refrigerator 20 minutes to chill.
  • Crush cookies in food processor or resealable plastic bag until fine.
  • Sprinkle on top.
  • Add gummy worms and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 242kcal, Carbohydrates 31g, Protein 17g, Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 11mg, Sodium 149mg, Potassium 143mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 20g, Vitamin A 148IU, Calcium 111mg, Iron 1mg

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