Halloween Dirt Pudding Recipe

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This easy and delicious Halloween Dirt Pudding Recipe will get rave reviews from all your little ghosts and goblins. Individual cups are filled with chocolate cookie dirt, rich and creamy chocolate pudding and adorned with worms, spooky little tombstones and googly eyes staring right at you!

Halloween dirt pudding on spiderweb mat

👻 Fun Halloween Dirt Cups

Halloween is right around the corner, and we could not be more excited. We just love all the family fun that comes with it! From a Halloween Scavenger Hunt and Pumpkin Decorating to making the cutest DIY Halloween Costumes, we can’t get enough!

But sweet and delicious treats are truly the best part of Halloween, which is why you are going to love this creepy no-bake dessert. These Oreo graveyard dirt cups make an easy and fun treat to serve at school parties, Halloween gatherings or just for an extra special dessert to serve after a spooky dinner, like these Mummy Pizzas, on Halloween night.

Your kids will absolutely love all the chocolatey layers of goodness as they dig down through the crushed cookie dirt into the pudding. Because this dessert doesn’t require baking or any special equipment the kids will have as just as much fun making them as they will eating them, especially when it comes time to adding all the fun toppings!

Halloween Dirt Pudding Cups

💖 Why We Love This Recipe

  • A super cute Halloween dessert that’s so much fun for the kids to help make.
  • These Oreo dirt cups are the ultimate festive treat for any Halloween party.
  • They only take a few minutes to put together using a few simple pantry staples and some Halloween themed candies. 

🛒 What’s Needed to Make Graveyard Pudding Cups

Halloween Dirt Pudding recipe ingredients

How to Make Halloween Graveyard Dirt Cups

Step 1. In your food processor, blitz the chocolate cookies into crumbs. Place into a spare bowl or plate and set aside.

Tip: If you don’t have a food processor, you can put the cookies in a large Ziploc bag and beat them with a rolling pin until they are fine crumbs.

Oreo crumbs in bowl

Step 2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 2 packages of instant pudding mix and 2 cups of milk, until combined.

Chocolate pudding in glass bowl

Step 3. Whisk in 8 oz. whipped cream.

Chocolate pudding and cool whip in glass bowl

Step 4. Whisk the pudding and whipped topping until well combined.

Chocolate pudding and cool whip mixture for Halloween dirt pudding recipe

Step 5. Start layering your pudding cups by adding a few spoonfuls of Oreo cookie crumbs to the bottom of each cup.

Plastic cups with a layer of Oreo crumbs

Step 6. Follow that up with a layer of pudding.

Layer of chocolate pudding mixture over Oreo crumbs

Step 7. Add another layer of oreo crumbs.

Second layer of Oreo dirt

Step 8. Add 2nd layer of pudding mixture, and a 3rd layer of Oreo crumbs.

Top layer of chocolate pudding mix

Step 9. Place the individual cups into the refrigerator.

Step 10: Meanwhile, place your Milano cookies onto a plate and set aside. Melt chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl, on 20 second increments, stirring well in between.

Step 11. Add the chocolate to a piping bag with a small round decorating tip (or a plastic sandwich sized storage bag). Snip a very small hole in the very tip off of the bag and use the melted chocolate to write “RIP” on your Milano cookies. 

Step 12. Before serving, decorate each cup of dirt with one of the tombstone cookies and gummy worms and a pair of candy eyeballs.

Serve and enjoy!

Cookie, candy eyes and worms for Halloween dirt pudding cups

Can I Make This a Full-Size Oreo Dirt Dessert?

If you’re feeding a crowd and don’t have room for a lot of individual cups on your dessert table, you could easily make this a larger dessert by adding the layers of pudding and cookies in a glass trifle dish or large bowl.

Then just add the toppings to the top of the dessert with several RIP cookies and candies to make a large graveyard! This is a really great idea if you need to double the recipe.

You’ll want to use a deep glass or clear bowl so you can see all the layers. You could even use a large glass salad bowl if you have one. You may even want to stack some clear plastic cups beside it for people to scoop servings of the dessert into.

Halloween dirt cups with cookie tombstones

Halloween Dirt Pudding Cups Variations:

  • Decorations: You can use any Halloween themed candy toppings to decorate your graveyard dessert cups. Candy pumpkins, gummy skulls and bones or little candy funny bones are all fun ideas. For a really cute idea, you could use marshmallow Ghost Peeps instead of the cookies for the tombstones.
  • Cookies: If you can’t find Milano cookies you can use Nutter Butter peanut butter cookies. If you want to give them more of a tombstone looks, you dip them into some melted white chocolate and let them dry before piping on the “RIP.”
  • Pudding: If your kids prefer vanilla pudding mixes you can certainly use it instead of chocolate. The fine crumb topping you make with the chocolate cookies will cover the surface anyway.
  • Boozy Dirt Pudding Cups: Who says Halloween is just for kids? Turn this recipe in an adults-only version by adding a little butterscotch schnapps or creme de cacao to the pudding while you’re mixing it up. For the amount of alcohol you add, just subtract an equal amount of milk.
Halloween dirt cup from above

Want More Halloween Recipes?

If you liked this Halloween dirt pudding, you may want to check out these recipes too:

Halloween dirt cup recipe square
5 from 45 votes

Halloween Dirt Cup Recipe


Course Appetizer / Party Food, Dessert, Desserts & Sweets
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
This easy and delicious Halloween Dirt Pudding Recipe, with Oreo dirt, creamy chocolate pudding and lots of creepy garnish, will be a bit hit with your little ghosts and goblins.

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • In your food processor, blitz the chocolate cookies into crumbs. Place into a spare bowl or plate and set aside.
    32 Oreo cookies
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 2 packages of instant pudding mix and 2 cups of milk, until combined.
    2 boxes instant chocolate pudding mix, 2 cups milk
  • Add 8 oz. whipped topping and whisk together with the pudding until well combined.
    8 ounces Cool Whip
  • Start layering your pudding cups by adding a few spoonfuls of Oreo cookie crumbs to the bottom of each cup.
  • Follow that up with a layer of pudding.
  • Add another layer of oreo crumbs and a 2nd layer of pudding mixture.
  • Finally, top with a 3rd layer of Oreo crumbs.
  • Place the individual cups into the refrigerator.
  • Meanwhile, place your Milano cookies onto a plate and set aside. Melt chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl, on 20 second increments, stirring well in between.
    5 Milano cookies, 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • Add chocolate to a piping bag with a small round decorating tip (or a plastic sandwich sized storage bag) and snip a very small hole in the very tip off of the bag. Use the melted chocolate to write “RIP” onto your Milano cookies.
  • Before serving, decorate each cup of dirt with one of the tombstone cookies and gummy worms and a pair of candy eyeballs. Enjoy!
    10 candy eyeballs, 10 gummy worms

Notes

  • If you don’t have a food processor, you can put the cookies in a large Ziploc bag and beat them with a rolling pin until they are fine crumbs.
  • If you can’t find Milano cookies you can substitute Nutter Butter peanut butter cookies. To get more of a tombstone look, dip them into melted white chocolate and let them dry before piping on the “RIP.”

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 731kcal | Carbohydrates: 115g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 858mg | Potassium: 384mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 67g | Vitamin A: 288IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 207mg | Iron: 10mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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