This Dirt and Worms Recipe for Earth Day or any time, is fun, delicious and super quick and easy to make! Kids and adults will both love it!
Kids and adults alike will enjoy eating Dirt and Worms Recipe for Earth Day or any time!
This is the perfect recipe to involve the kids in making it. It is a simple stir and pour then put into the refrigerator to chill recipe. Add some worms and it is ready!
Why I Love This Recipe
Easy to make with simple ingredients.
It’s fun to eat!
It is ready quickly. Mix it up, a few minutes in the refrigerator and ready!
It’s cute! 😊
Can it Be Made Ahead of Time?
Yes, Definitely! Make it up to a couple of days ahead of time. The cookies could get soft after a day so you may want to add them the same day you will eat them. You could have them crumbled and ready to sprinkle on top if you need to do the pudding ahead.
Just cover with plastic wrap if you will be making it the day before.
Gummy worms do get chewier and hard if they are not covered and if they are too cold.
Really, the whole recipe takes minutes to make so I don’t know why it would need to be made too far ahead but those are the tips I have if needed.
(Full printable ingredients and instructions are just below.)
chocolate pudding– any brand is fine
milk—full or 2% is recommended
Oreo cookies—I used a 3oz bag of mini Oreos so I didn’t have to buy a big container of cookies and it was just the right amount for 1 batch. Generic chocolate sandwich cookies are fine too.
gummy worms–any brand, you can even use whatever worms or gummy insects you find
What cups to use
To best be with the Earth Day theme, use washable cups if possible.
If you are taking them to school or outside, glass won’t be appropriate. This is a great opportunity to encourage recycling. Use plastic recyclable cups and make sure they get recycled when they are empty.
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crushed Oreo cookies
Pour pudding mix into bowl. Add 3 cups of milk and stir well with whisk. Most call for 3 cups of milk for the family size box. If it is different, prepare according to instructions on box.
Add pudding evenly to cups you wish to use. The recipe makes about six half cup (plus a little bit) servings of pudding. The size of your cups will depend on how many servings you get exactly. Leave enough room from the top of the cup to add the crushed cookies and worms.
Add worms as desired. I laid some worms on top of the pudding before adding the crushed cookies. That way, they are coming out of the dirt. Do this with all of the worms if you like.
Add cookies evenly over the pudding.
Add the rest of the worms on top of the crushed cookies. It is cute to have some worms coming out of the dirt and some on top. You could also have them all coming out of the dirt or all on top; however you like.
Makes about 6 servings but could be more smaller servings
Could also be put into one bowl or serving dish if you prefer not to have individual gardens. 😊
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- 5.85 oz. chocolate pudding (family size)
- 3 cups milk
- 1 cup crushed Oreo cookies
- 18 gummy worms
Amount Per Serving Calories 364Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 10mgSodium 256mgCarbohydrates 61gFiber 1gSugar 39gProtein 7g
This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix using unknown brands unless named in the recipe. If nutrition is important to you, I highly encourage you to verify any data you see here with your favorite nutrition calculator. Also, you can put in exactly what you used so it is the most accurate. This is just to give you an idea, as any nutrition calculation is not exactly accurate unless every single product brand used is entered. Please note also that I am not a certified nutritionist or health professional of any kind. Please consult a doctor or trained professional for medical advice.