Easter Dirt Cups

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These Easter dirt cups are a creative and delicious treat that both kids and adults will love. Creamy pudding parfaits are topped with a cute Easter scene, making fun desserts will be the hit of your next spring party!

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Peep Dirt Cups with pink and purple layers

With the Easter season right around the corner, we’re all about the Easter desserts. From Easter Bunny Oreo Balls to Easter Egg Fruit Pizza, we can’t get enough!

Lately were loving these adorable Easter dirt pudding cups. They make the cutest dessert for Easter celebrations, and they’re incredibly easy to make too. They’re perfect for any Easter party and the kids can even get in on the fun and help you make these delicious creations.

It’s the perfect easy recipe and we think you’ll enjoy making these treats just as much as you enjoy eating them!

Get a free printable letter from the Easter bunny here.

Yellow peep in dirt cup

Why We Love This Recipe

It’s Perfect for Easter – With its pastel colors, Easter candy, and Oreo cookie “dirt”, these adorable Easter bunny dirt cups will be the talk of your Easter brunch.

Kid-Friendly – This is a perfect dessert for getting the little ones involved and they’ll have so much fun making their own individual cups.

It’s a Crowd Pleaser – With pudding, cookies, and candy in one delicious dessert, this easy Easter treat has something for everyone!

Ingredients

Ingredients for Easter Dirt Cups
  • Vanilla instant pudding mix
  • Cold milk
  • Cool Whip
  • Oreo cookies
  • Green sprinkles
  • Peeps marshmallows
  • Mini egg candies
  • Pink and purple gel food coloring

How to Make Easter Dirt Cups

Step 1: Use your food processor to crush the Oreo cookies (you may need to do this in batches) or place them in a large Ziploc bag and crush with a rolling pin. Divide the crushed Oreos into 3 separate bowls and set aside.

Step 2: Divide one bowl of Oreo crumbs evenly among your plastic cups to make the bottom layer.

Oreo cookies in food processor
Crushed Oreo cookies in cups

Step 3: Whisk the vanilla pudding mix and 3 cups of milk in a large bowl, until the mixture begins to thicken. Fold in the Cool Whip, stirring until well combined.

Instant pudding with whisk in mixing bowl
Cool Whip mixed with pudding

Step 4: Divide the vanilla pudding mixture between two bowls, placing ⅓ in one bowl and the remaining ⅔ in another.

Step 5: Add 4-5 drops of purple gel food coloring to the smaller bowl and stir. If needed, you can add more to reach your desired shade of purple.

Step 6: Add 4-5 drops of pink gel food coloring to the other bowl. Stir and add more coloring, if needed, until the pudding reaches the desired shade of pink.

Pudding mixture colored pink
Pudding mixture colored purple

Step 7: Divide the purple pudding evenly among your cups, filling each about ⅓ full. Divide the second bowl of crushed Oreos evenly among the 6 cups, placing the
layer of Oreos on top of the purple layer of pudding.

Step 8: Divide the pink pudding mixture among your cups, leaving just a small amount of space at the top for a final Oreo layer. Discard any excess pudding (or save for a fun snack later).

Purple pudding layer in plastic cups
Pink pudding layer in plastic cups

Step 9: Divide the final bowl of crushed Oreos between your cups. Sprinkle each cup with green sprinkles and add 2-3 mini egg candies.

Crushed Oreo cookie layer
Oreo dirt cups with chocolate eggs

Step 10: Add Easter Peeps and enjoy!

Pink Easter peep in Oreo dirt cup

Tips & Tricks

  • You can save time by using just one color for both pudding layers. You can also use any pastel colors you like in place of the pink and purple.
  • Instead of the green sprinkles, you can toss some shredded coconut with a few drops of green food coloring to create grass for the tops of your cups. Green icing would also work.
  • This recipe uses 9 ounce cups, but if you’re making these for children, you can use smaller cups to stretch the ingredients further and create a more kid-friendly serving size.
  • You can substitute chocolate graham crackers or any chocolate cookies for the Oreos
  • Can’t find mini chocolate candy eggs? Try using jelly beans instead.
How Do I Store Easter Dirt Cups?

Store these covered or in an airtight container in the fridge. They’ll keep for up to 3 days, but if you want your cookie layer to stay crunchy, it’s best to eat them the same day that they’re made.

Can I Use a Different Flavor of Pudding?

Sure, you could substitute white chocolate for the vanilla or use chocolate pudding and skip the food coloring. You could even use a pudding that already comes in a pretty pastel color like banana or pistachio.

Purple peep dirt cup

More Sweet Treats for Easter

5 from 3 votes

Easter Dirt Cups


Course Dessert, Desserts & Sweets
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
These Easter Dirt Cups combine vanilla pudding and Cool Whip with Oreo cookie crumbs to make a delicious parfait that's both creamy and crunchy. Topped with chocolate eggs and adorable chick and bunny peeps, this fun Easter dessert is always a hit!

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • Use your food processor to crush the Oreo cookies (you may need to do this in batches) or place them in a large Ziploc bag and crush with a rolling pin. Divide the crushed Oreos into 3 separate bowls and set aside.
    36 Oreo cookies
  • Divide one bowl of crushed Oreos evenly among your plastic cups to make the bottom layer.
  • Whisk the vanilla pudding mix and 3 cups of milk in a large bowl, until the mixture begins to thicken.
    1 box vanilla instant pudding, 3 cups cold milk
  • Fold in the Cool Whip, stirring until well combined.
    8 ounces Cool Whip
  • Divide the vanilla pudding mixture between two bowls, placing ⅓ in one bowl and the remaining ⅔ in another.
  • Add 4-5 drops of purple gel food coloring to the smaller bowl and stir. If needed, you can add more to reach your desired shade of purple.
    Pink and purple gel food coloring
  • Add 4-5 drops of pink gel food coloring to the other bowl. Stir and add more coloring, if needed, until the pudding reaches the desired shade of pink.
    Pink and purple gel food coloring
  • Divide the purple pudding evenly among your cups, filling each about ⅓ full.
  • Divide the second bowl of crushed Oreos evenly among the 6 cups, placing the layer of Oreos on top of the purple layer of pudding.
  • Divide the pink pudding mixture among your cups, leaving just a small amount of space at the top for a final Oreo layer. Discard any excess pudding (or save for a fun snack later).
  • Divide the final bowl of crushed Oreos between your cups. Sprinkle each cup with green sprinkles and add 2-3 mini egg candies.
    Green sprinkles, 18 Mini egg candies
  • Add a Peeps marshmallow bunny or chick and enjoy!
    6 Peeps marshmallows

Notes

These can be refrigerated for up to three days but for a crunchy cookie layer, you’ll want to serve them on the same day you make them.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 568kcal | Carbohydrates: 91g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 460mg | Potassium: 396mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 63g | Vitamin A: 272IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 210mg | Iron: 9mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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