Take Game Day to the next level with these delicious Football Dirt Cups. They are so easy and perfect to watch the big game.

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Everything you love about Oreo Dirt Cake is packed into these individual Football Dirt Cups. The filling is rich and creamy just like the Best Dirt Cups Recipe. Each cup is garnished with an adorable football cookie. These are so cute and kids love them for Super Bowl Desserts.

Even as a busy mom, I can easily make these for Super Bowl or any game. They are so simple that you will also have time to make Football Brownies and Easy Football Rice Krispie Treats Recipe.

Why we love this recipe

  • Perfect for Game Day. It’s a great party food and the football theme is so cute.
  • Individual servings. You don’t have to worry about serving this dish when everything is in individual servings.
  • Rich and Delicious. It’s delicious with instant pudding mix and so indulgent.

Ingredients

Ingredients for football dirt cups- pudding mix, milk, powdered sugar, melting chocolate, cookies.
  • Milano Cookies 
  • Melting Chocolate 
  • White Writing Icing 
  • Oreo cookies
  • Chocolate Pudding Mix
  • Cold Milk 
  • Heavy Whipping Cream 
  • Powdered Sugar 
  • Green Food Coloring 

You can find the complete ingredient list at the bottom of the post.

Substitutions and Additions

  • Graham Crackers. Swap the oreo cookie crumbs for graham cracker crumbs. You can use chocolate or regular.
  • Sprinkles. Top the dessert cups with sprinkles.
  • Pudding. You can use vanilla pudding instead of instant chocolate pudding in the dirt pudding cups.
  • Nutter Butter football dirt cups. Swap the cookies for Nutter Butters to make the footballs.
  • Gummy Worms. Instead of footballs, top the pudding layer with gummy warms.

Step by step instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  
Bowl of melted chocolate with cookie being dipped.

Step 1. Use a microwave safe bowl and melt the chocolate in intervals. Then dip the cookies into the chocolate. Remove any excess chocolate from each cookie.

Cookies on baking sheet.

Step 2. Then place each cookie on the baking sheet. Continue until all the cookies are coated in the melted chocolate. 

Cookies with icing on top to look like a football.

Step 3. Let the chocolate set and then use the writing icing to draw laces on each of the cookies. They should look like footballs. 

Crushed cookies in the food processor.

Step 4. Crush the Oreos with a food processor.

Bowl with melted chocolate.

Step 5. Get out a separate large mixing bowl and whisk together the pudding mix and milk. Place in the fridge to allow the pudding to set. Stir before using.

Bowl with whipped cream mixture.

Step 6. Use a chilled bowl and add the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar and green food coloring.  I used a stand mixer for 3-4 minutes until stiff peaks formed.  

Dirt Cups with oreo layer.

Step 7. Assemble the cups with each layer. Start by placing the Oreo crumbs into the bottom of each cup. 

Pudding layer on top of each cup.

Step 8. Next, use a spoon to top with the chocolate pudding.

Green whipping cream and football cookie on top of each cup.

Step 9. Then pipe the green whipping cream on top. 

Football dirt cups ready to serve on stand.

Step 10. Top each cup with a football cookie. Now, serve and enjoy.

Pro Tips

  • Allow the chocolate to set on the cookies. Make sure the chocolate has set before adding the white icing on top.
  • Crush the oreos. If you do not have a food processor, you can use a ziplock bag. Seal the bag and crush with a rolling pin or back of a spoon.
Football dirt cups on stand.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to store the dirt cups?

Refrigerate any leftovers for up to 3 days.  Do not top these pudding cups with the cookies until you are ready to serve.  

Can you make in advance?

Yes, the cups can be assembled 1 to 2 days ahead of time. Just wait to add the football cookie on top until ready to serve.

More Football Themed Dessert Recipes:

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Football Dirt Cups

5 from 2 votes
Take Game Day to the next level with these delicious Football Dirt Cups. They are so easy and perfect to watch the big game.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 739

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Milano Cookies
  • 12 ounces Melting Chocolate
  • White Writing Icing
  • 20 Oreos
  • 1 box Chocolate Pudding Mix 3.3 ounces
  • 2 cups Cold Milk
  • 2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • Green Food Coloring

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Melt the melting chocolate based on the package instructions.  Dip each of the Milano cookies into the melted chocolate.  Use a fork to remove the cookies and carefully take it on the edge of the bowl to remove any excess chocolate.
  • Place on the prepared baking sheet.  Continue until all the cookies are coated in the chocolate.
  • Once the chocolate is set use the writing icing draw laces on the center of each of the cookies so that they look like footballs.
  • Place the Oreos into a food processor or blender and blend until it’s processed into crumbs.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the pudding mix and milk. Refrigerate to allow the pudding to set.
  • In a chilled bowl, add the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar and green food coloring.  Mix with a stand up or hand held mixer for 3-4 minutes until stiff peaks are formed.
  • Then it’s time to assemble the cups.  Place Oreo crumbs into the bottom of each cup.  Top with the chocolate pudding and then pipe the green whipping cream on top.
  • Then top each cup with a football cookie and then they are ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate any leftovers for up to 3 days.  Do not top these pudding cups with the cookies until you are ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 739kcal, Carbohydrates 73g, Protein 9g, Fat 47g, Saturated Fat 26g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 14g, Trans Fat 0.1g, Cholesterol 101mg, Sodium 348mg, Potassium 500mg, Fiber 5g, Sugar 48g, Vitamin A 1056IU, Vitamin C 0.4mg, Calcium 154mg, Iron 7mg

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