Halloween dirt cups are fun and festive for Halloween. This classic gummy worm pudding cup treat is transformed into a spooky graveyard with an edible tombstone, icing ghost decoration, candy bones, and mellowcreme pumpkin.
Halloween is right around the corner! You’ll love this simple recipe if you’re looking for a festive, quick, and easy dessert to make with kids.
Graveyard Dirt Cups
Graveyard dirt cups are made with layers of creamy chocolate pudding mixed with cool whip, crushed oreo cookies, and decorated with Halloween candy. Kids will love adding their favorite holiday-themed candy on top of the Oreo “dirt” and pudding layers.
Dirt cups can be made into fun themes like ghosts in the graveyard pudding cups or a pumpkin patch dirt cup. Use decorative candies & toppers to match a party theme. A fun idea would be to make handwritten signs on toothpicks and a candy pumpkin for an It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown theme.
Dirt cup ingredients
- Jello instant chocolate pudding mix
- Cool whip
- Oreo cookies
- Tombstone icing decorations
- Halloween candy & icing decorations
- Gummy worms
How to make Halloween pudding dirt cups [VIDEO TUTORIAL]
- Crush oreo cookies in a plastic bag to create the dirt topping.
- Mix the pudding and milk together.
- Stir in cool whip.
- Layer the chocolate pudding and crushed cookies.
- Decorate with holiday candy.
Spooky Halloween toppings to decorate pudding cups
- Gummy worms
- Mallowcreme pumpkins
- Peeps ghosts
- Ghost icing decorations
- Candy corn
- Gummy spiders
- Candy eyes
What are dirt cups made of?
Dirt cups are a classic treat for kids. They are made with layers of chocolate pudding and crushed Oreo cookies. Typically, this easy no-bake treat is decorated with gummy worms. Add festive Halloween candy to make this a spooky Halloween dessert.
How long can dirt cups be stored in the refrigerator?
Cover the pudding cups in an airtight container to store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. The pudding can be made ahead, but it’s best to store the candy separately to avoid moisture from affecting the color and texture.
Tips & tricks
- Use a piping bag to fill small plastic cups with layers of pudding followed by crushed cookies. Repeat 2-3 times.
- If hosting a Halloween party for kids, create a buffet-style table with toppings for kids to decorate their own pudding cups.
- Use Halloween cupcake toppers with tombstone designs or festive sayings to decorate the cups.
More Halloween desserts:
Halloween Dirt Cups
- 5.9 oz instant chocolate pudding
- 3 cups milk
- 8 oz Cool Whip
- 15 Oreo cookies
- gummy worms
- Halloween candy
- Combine pudding mix and milk with a whisk for 2 minutes.
- Stir in cool whip; then refrigerate for 10-15 minutes.
- Use a piping bag filled with pudding or a cookie scoop to fill the bottom portion of a small cup.
- Add a layer of cookie crumbs, then repeat.
- Decorate the top with gummy worms and Halloween candy. Enjoy!