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Dirt Cake Cups Recipe

Course: Dessert, pudding, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 723kcal
Mini Dirt Cake Cups are the cutest chocolate treats ever! Chocolate pudding, Oreos, and gummy worms are the key ingredients to making these fun handheld desserts.
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Equipment

Ingredients

  • 3.9 ounces instant chocolate pudding mix 110 grams (1 box)
  • 2 cups whole milk 454 grams, chilled
  • 8 ounces whipped topping 227 grams, thawed, such as Cool Whip
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter 57 grams, room temperature (½ stick)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese 227 grams, room temperature (1 brick)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar 113 grams, sifted
  • 16 ounces Oreo cookies 453 grams (about 40 cookies), crushed
  • 24 gummy worms 210 grams

Instructions

  • Mix the instant pudding mix with the milk according to package directions. Allow to set for 5 minutes. Once set, fold in the whipped topping.
    3.9 ounces instant chocolate pudding mix, 2 cups whole milk, 8 ounces whipped topping
    chocolate pudding in a glass bowl with a whisk
  • Using a hand or stand mixer, cream the butter and cream cheese together. Add the powdered sugar and mix until light and airy.
    ¼ cup unsalted butter, 8 ounces cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar
    powdered sugar with creamed butter and cream cheese in a glass bowl
  • Add the pudding mixture to the cream cheese mixture. Stir well.
    adding chocolate pudding mixture to cream cheese mixture in a glass bowl
  • Transfer the mixture to a large Ziplock bag. Cut off one of the corners of the bag to easily fill the cups.
  • Working in layers, pipe some of the cream mixture into the bottom of each cup. Add a layer of crushed cookies. Pipe another layer of the cream mixture on top. Garnish with more cookies and gummy worms. Serve chilled and enjoy.
    16 ounces Oreo cookies, 24 gummy worms

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Notes

  • Any kind of gummy worms work, but I like the ones that are plain and not sour/coated in sugar.
  • Use a full-fat whipped topping for the most creamy, thick results. The same goes for the whole milk! Skim won't do the trick.
  • A food processor works best for crushing the Oreo cookies. However, if you don't have one, you can just pop the cookies in a Ziplock baggie and crush them with a mallet or rolling pin.
Storage: Store dirt cake cups in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 723kcal | Carbohydrates: 102g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 564mg | Potassium: 325mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 71g | Vitamin A: 679IU | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 7mg