Dirt Pudding Cup Dessert Bar


Pudding dirt cups are the quintissential kids treat. Chocolate pudding serves as the mud, crushed up chocolate cookies for the dirt and gummy worms and candy as the creepy-crawly toppings. So what can be better than a delicious pudding dirt cup for your kids? A dirt cup bar!

Let your kids (and hungry adults) mix and match their favorite toppings to layer on top of the “dirt.” For this DIY bar, I assembled the chocolate pudding and crushed cookies ahead of time, and set out a variety of candy toppings to stay in theme with Easter; gummy worms, jelly beans and marshmallow bunny Peeps. I also left out some candy for the grown-ups, such as Fannie May Dark Mint Chocolate pieces.

The final result are these adorable candy cups that look fun and festive, and are just as delicious to eat as they are to make! Display some already made so guests can get some creative inspiration.




Clear plastic cups
Chocolate pudding: Homemade, store-bought or made from a box mix. Make sure you make enough for about 8 servings
Chocolate cookies
Marshmallow Bunny Peeps
Jelly beans
Gummy worms
Chocolate candy pieces


If you are making your chocolate pudding from a box, follow the directions on the back of the box to make your pudding first before you begin to assemble to the pudding cups.

Place the cookies in a food processor and pulse until they turn into crumbs.

To assemble the pudding cups, place about half a cup of chocolate pudding in each cup. Level the top of the pudding. Place a thick layer of cookie crumbs on top of the pudding, for the “dirt” layer.

At this point, you can leave the cups as is and set out the topping to allow each guest to create their own decorated pudding cup. I recommend to at least put out bunny peeps, jelly beans, and gummy worms. Feel free to add any other Easter candy and toppings out that you like!

Makes: 8 cups

Our Favorite Kid-Friendly Easter Finds

Buttercream Frosted Easter Cut-Out Cookies from Cheryl’s

Bunny Patch Fun Pail from The Popcorn Factory

Chocolate Easter Bunnies from Fannie May

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