I teach ﬁrst graders about healthy eating, and recently when describing root vegetables, I ex plained that you are eating what is underground in the dirt. One smart kid was eager to remind me that we are not supposed to eat dirt. I asked, “What about dirt cups?” Without a doubt, the class knew what those were! As a child I ate these, and it is fun to see that kids still do. I am determined to keep the worms in and carry on the tradition.
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Chill Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Yield: 8 to 10 dirt cups 1x
- Category: Desserts
- 1 (14.3-ounce) package Oreo cookies
- 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick / 1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups cold whole milk
- 2 (3.4-ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
- 1 (8-ounce) container of whipped topping
- Sour worms
- In a food processor, pulse the cookies until they look like soil.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer ﬁtted with the paddle, beat the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla until light and ﬂuffy.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the milk and pudding mixes for 2 minutes until thickened.
- Fold the whipped topping into the pudding.
- Fold the pudding mixture into the cream cheese mixture until well combined.
- Spoon three-quarters of the crushed cookies and ﬁlling into eight to ten 8-ounce glasses, layering along the way. Chill for 30 minutes.
- Top with the remaining crushed cookies and garnish with sour gummy worms. Serve.