Make these fun Halloween dirt cups for a treat the kids will love. This tasty dessert is layered with pudding, cookies and more for a simple recipe sure to be a hit.

Graveyard dessert in a clear plastic cup.
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This is such an easy dessert but so fun to make for Halloween parties! We used clear cups so the layers can be seen, and it looks really festive. If you love the Best Dirt Cups Recipe, you will love this version for Halloween.

The kids go crazy over the gummy worms and candy pumpkins. I started making these Oreo Dirt Cups years ago and modified the recipe a bit for Halloween.

We love Easy Dessert Cup Recipes. If you love no bake Halloween Treats, make Halloween Popcorn, Witch Hat Cookies, Halloween Chocolate Covered Strawberries or Halloween Puppy Chow!

Why we love this recipe:

  • Perfect for parties. It is the cutest dessert to make for you next Halloween party.
  • Easy to make. The prep is very simple and does not take much time.


Ingredients for Halloween dirt cups - cool whip, candy worms, pumpkin, cookies, milk, pudding mix.
  • Oreo Cookies
  • Cool Whip 
  • Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix
  • Milano Cookies 
  • Gummy Worms and Candy Pumpkin
  • Wilton Black Writing Icing 

Get the complete ingredient list at the bottom of the post.

Variations and Additions

  • Sprinkles. Top each cup with festive sprinkles.
  • Cookies. You can use store brand chocolate sandwich cookies if you prefer.
  • Candy Corn. Feel free to add candy corn on top of the cups.

How to make Halloween Dirt cups

Pudding in a bowl.

Step 1. Get out a mixing bowl and combine the pudding mix and the cold milk. Allow to set in the fridge for about 10 minutes.

Pudding mixed with cool whip in bowl.

Step 2. Add the whipped topping and fold it until well combined. Put this in the fridge for about 20 minutes so the mixture can chill.

Cookies in food processor.

Step 3. Put the cookies in the food processor and pulse until the cookies are fine crumbs.

Layers added to cup and topped with cookies.

Step 4. Assemble the dessert in clear plastic cups. First, put some of the chocolate pudding layer in each cup. Then add the cookie crumbs. Keep repeating until full. Top with the Milano cookies and write RIP on the top of each cookie with the black icing. You can also add gummy works and candy pumpkins.


Cover in plastic wrap and place in the fridge up to 3 days. I would not add the toppings until ready to serve.


  • I usually make dirt cups with traditional Oreos and chocolate pudding but you can make this with your favorite type of Oreos and pudding to change up the flavor of the cake based on your preference. 
  • Make sure to cover and refrigerate the leftovers. They will keep up to 5 days.
  • Plan ahead! I like to make these ahead if I am serving them at a party. It cuts down on things I need to do the day of and can easily keep in the fridge. I normally wait to decorate the top until I’m ready to serve so the cookie doesn’t get soft.
  • Don’t have a food processor? Place the cookies inside a ziplock bag and seal tightly. Use a rolling pin or the back of a wooden spoon to crush them into Oreo crumbs.
  • You can add cream cheese to the whipped cream to create a richer layer. This is delicious but not necessary. Just do what you prefer.

More Halloween fun treats

Make these fun Halloween dirt pudding cups for your kids. Then please come back and leave a comment. I think you will love Graveyard Dirt Cups.

Halloween Dirt Cups

4.85 from 276 votes
Make these fun Halloween dirt cups for a treat the kids will love. Graveyard dirt cups are layered with pudding, cookies and more.
Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 200


  • 12 Oreo Cookies
  • 16 oz Cool Whip
  • 1 boxes of Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix 3.3 oz
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 8 Milano Cookies
  • Gummy Worms and Candy Pumpkins optional
  • Wilton Black Writing Icing
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  • 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 their approximately ⅓ of the way full.
  • Top with a small amount of the crushed Oreos. Repeat these layers in all fo the cups.
  • Write RIP on the top of the Milano cookies with the black icing. Place them into each cup to resemble tombstones and then decorate with the gummy worms and candy pumpkins.
  • Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

I usually make this dirt cups with traditional Oreos and chocolate pudding but you can make this cake with your favorite type of Oreos and pudding to change up the flavor of the cake based on your preference. 
*Cover and refrigerate the leftovers for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 200kcal, Carbohydrates 33g, Protein 4g, Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 26mg, Sodium 246mg, Potassium 151mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 19g, Vitamin A 173IU, Calcium 94mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Nikki Grayson says:

    5 stars
    Love the recipes good for people on SSI like me