Individual Easter Dirt cups make a fun and festive dessert for Spring. The decadent layers not only taste yummy but look great too.
If you like Oreo Dirt Cake, you are going to want to make this recipe for Easter Dirt Pudding Cups. You get all the delicious layers of pudding, cookies and more but in individual servings.
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Why I love this recipe
It is perfect for parties, Easter lunch or just because. Each cup is topped with Peeps and Easter candy. It is just a fun dessert!
- Oreo Cookies
- Cool Whip
- Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix
- Easter Candy eggs and sprinkles
Get the complete ingredient list at the bottom of the post.
- Make one dish. Instead of individual cups, make this recipe using a trifle dish or 9×13 pan.
- Toppings. You can use any toppings you like. Jelly beans, Easter sprinkles and candy all make great options.
- Dye the pudding. Try adding pastel colored food dye to the vanilla pudding for something different. I think drops of green food coloring would be pretty and look like Easter grass.
- Chocolate Pudding and Golden Oreo Cookies. Use this combination for a change of flavor.
- Cream cheese. This recipe does not call for cream cheese. You can add it to the mixture if you prefer. Just add until it is the consistency and taste you like.
- Individual containers. Instead of clear plastic cups, use mason jars, parfait glasses or small glasses. Any of these would be so cute for this recipe.
- Peeps. We used bunny peeps but you can substitute chick peeps instead. Either option would be so cute.
- Seasonal. Omit the Easter candy and make these any day of the year. You can also substitute other toppings to make these work for any occasion.
How to make Easter Dirt cups:
Step 1. Make the pudding mix in a large bowl. Whisk together the pudding mix and the milk. Then allow to chill in the fridge until set.
Step 2. Next, add the cool whip to the pudding.
Step 3. Carefully fold in the cool whip. Fold the cool whip into the pudding mixture. Place in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes to allow to chill.
Step 4. Crush the Oreo cookies using a food processor or blender. Blend until they are fine crumbs.
Step 5. Start to assemble the cups. I like to use clear so you can see the layers. Add some of the pudding mixture to the bottom. Top with crushed Oreo cookies.
Step 6. Keep repeating layers until the cups are full. Just make sure to finish with crushed Oreo cookies. Add a peep on top of each cup. Then add sprinkles and Easter candy on top of the Oreo crumbs.
- Save time and use premade pudding cups. Top each one with crushed Oreo cookies and top with Peeps and sprinkles as normal. This would be neat for a classroom party.
- Don’t add the toppings in advance if you don’t plan to serve right away. If you plan to serve this later, add the Peeps right before serving. You do not want the toppings to become soggy.
- Crush the cookies in a ziplock bag. 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.
Can you make ahead of time?
The cups can be made a day ahead and placed in the fridge. However, I recommend waiting to add the peeps and Easter candy until right before you plan to serve.
This will ensure the topping isn’t soggy. Sprinkles and candy can also run into the toping so it will prevent that too.
More peeps Dessert
More Easy Easter Desserts
- Easter Bunny Chow
- Crock Pot Easter Candy Clusters
- Italian Easter Cookies Recipe
- Easter Chocolate Covered Oreos
Try this Easter treat and come back and leave a comment.
Easter Dirt Cups
- 25 Oreo Cookies
- 16 oz Cool Whip
- 1 box Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix 3.3 oz
- 2 cups Milk
- 12 Peeps
- Easter Candy eggs and sprinkles
- Whisk together the pudding mix and the milk in a medium size bowl. Refrigerate for about 10 minutes or until set.
- Then fold in the cool whip until well combined. The refrigerate for about 20 minutes to chill the mixture.
- While the pudding is chilling, place the Oreos in a food processor or blender until the cookies are crushed until fine.
- Then assemble the cups!
- Fill up small cups with the pudding mixture until they’re approximately ⅓ of the way full.
- Top with a small amount of the crushed Oreos. Repeat these layers in all of the cups. Make sure to finish with the oreos
- Top a peep on each cup and decorate with sprinkles and candy easter eggs.
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