Halloween Dirt Cups – Pumpkin Patch Pudding Dessert

These fun Halloween dirt cups will delight your kids in a spooky kind of way. They are super easy to make and would be fun to have on a Halloween party table.These Halloween dirt cups are spooky and tasty and such fun to make. #dirtcups #halloweentreats

I love this time of the year. It lets me be a kid again by making fun themed Halloween desserts. Your children will love the spookiness of this fun dessert. It’s as much fun to put together as it is to eat.  Let the kids help with the decorating!

This recipe could not be easier to make and is sure to please both young and young at heart.

Making the Halloween Dirt Cups

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These pumpkin patch pudding cups require just a few ingredients:ingredients for dirt cups

Start by making your pudding mix. I used a fat free sugar free pudding mix and skim milk in my cups.  I just whisked it for about five minutes until it was thick and set it aside.pudding mix

Remove the center icing from the cookies with a sharp knife.scraping off the icing

Place the Oreo wafers in a food processor and pulsing them for a few minutes until you get a crumb like appearance that looks like dirt. (it really does!) Making the dirt

Assembling the pumpkin patch pudding cups

Place a layer of the crumbs into the bottom of a small plastic cup, add some chocolate pudding in the center.layering dirt cups

Add a top layer of crumbs to complete the dirt part. Finally, add a few candy pumpkins and some gummy worms for a fun look to the top. What a fun spooky look!adding toppings

That’s all there is to these Halloween dirt cups. They have a fun look, a creamy center and a crumb top and bottom for great texture when eating them.Dirt cups with gummy worms and pumpkins

There are lots of other ways to decorate these Halloween dirt cups.  Take some sandwich cookies and pipe chocolate frosting in the letters RIP. Or add some peep ghosts, Frankenstein characters or black cat figures along with the worms. The sky is the limit for a spooky look.

types of dirt cupsYou could even make a fun graveyard picket fence using craft sticks and place your dirt cups inside for a neat table centerpiece. Your Halloween party guests would love this!Dirt cups in a graveyard

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Halloween Dirt Cups - Pumpkin Patch Pudding Dessert

Halloween Dirt Cups - Pumpkin Patch Pudding Dessert

These fun Halloween dirt cups will delight your kids in a spooky kind of way. They are super easy to make and would be fun to have on a Halloween party table..

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1.5 ounces of fat free sugar free chocolate pudding mix
  • 3 cups skim milk
  • 45 Oreo cookies without the filling
  • 8 Candy pumpkins
  • 8 Gummy worms
  • optional: Milano cookies and Chocolate frosting
  • Optional: Ghost Peeps


  1. Place the pudding mix and milk in a bowl and whisk until it is thick. Set aside.
  2. Remove the frosting from the center of the Oreo cookies with a knife. .
  3. Place the cookie pieces in food processor and pulse until they are crumbly.
  4. Place a thin layer of crushed cookie crumbs into the bottom of each plastic cup.
  5. Place a couple of spoonfuls of the chocolate pudding into each cup, so that the cups are about 2/3 full. Smooth the top of the pudding with a spoon.
  6. Add another thin layer of cookie crumbs on top of the pudding.
  7. Position 2 of candy pumpkins and a gummy worm on the top of the pudding cups.
  8. Enjoy

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 234 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 3mg Sodium: 311mg Carbohydrates: 67g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 43g Protein: 5g
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.


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