D Is for Delicious Dirt Cups

Snacks that start with D - Delicious Dirt Cups

Don’t let the name—or the appearance—of this snack fool you! These delicious dirt cups may look like dirt, but I think you’ll agree that they taste much better!

This fun hands-on snack is as much fun to build as it is to eat, so get ready to pull up your sleeves and dig in the dirt and hunt some worms.

If you and your little one enjoy this snack, I have lots more for you to make together. There are more than forty snack recipes in my ABC Snacks Series. And each snack is yummier and more fun than the one before it, so be sure to check them all out!

These girls had a wonderful time making (and eating) their dirt snack. Why don’t you try it too…I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!

Snack ingredients for dirt cups Preschoolers smashing oreos

Delicious Dirt Cups

Print Recipe

Here’s what you’ll need to make four dirt cups:

  • 1 package instant chocolate pudding
  • 2 cups milk
  • 8 chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 4 ounces whipped topping
  • 4-8 gummy worms
  • 4 small clear plastic cups


  1. Crush chocolate sandwich cookies and divide evenly into two bowls.
  2. Combine pudding mix and milk according to the package instructions. Refrigerate for a few minutes.
  3. Stir whipped topping and half of the crushed cookies into the pudding.
  4. Fill cups with pudding mixture.
  5. Sprinkle remaining crushed cookies over pudding mixture in cups.
  6. Garnish each of your dirt cups with one or two gummy worms.
  7. Eat dirt!

Adapted from Oh! Nuts

Little girls adding pudding mix to bowl Children mixing pudding

Teaching Tips

Finished pudding dirt cup

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Photo credit: April Stevenson at The Five Girl Schoolhouse

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My kids love this snack. We add in working on colors and numbers while adding the gummy worms.



My boys will love to make and eat this snack (sandwich cookies and gummy worms) — can’t get any better than this!