View Full Version : Mud Cups?

June 21st, 2007, 03:55 AM
Ok I have been trying to find this one, so I figured I would post here to see if anyone else knew what I was talking about. I had this treat once when I was a kid. The cups looked like dirt with gummy worms in it. Any idea how that whole thing actually works. I wanna try it for a birthday party.


June 23rd, 2007, 01:34 AM
Was that chocolate pudding?

June 23rd, 2007, 01:52 AM
We called them dirt cups, but I know what you're talking aobut. It's chocolate pudding, crumbled cookies (usually Oreos or something of the like) and gummy worms to top. They are my son's favorite.

Linda L Lattimer
June 24th, 2007, 03:12 PM
I can't remember having anything like that, I missed out

June 24th, 2007, 09:19 PM
I made these for a niece's birthday party once years ago.

I bought 2 dozen 4" terra cotta pots and put a small piece of parchment paper in the bottom to cover the hole. Filled them halfway with cake batter (from a box mix) and placed them on a large sheet pan to bake. I ran the pots through the dishwasher before using.

When they cooled I used a baggie to pipe some chocolate pudding on top then used crushed oreos as "dirt" to fill the pots (put them in the food processor, if you don't have one scrape the filling out, put them into a gallon ziploc and go to town with your rolling pin. Or buy chocolate cookies that are not filled. If you crush them by hand the filling will get everything greasy and white)

Use plenty of gummy worms and gummy bugs to decorate the top, I even found gummy banana slugs and candy ladybugs. I found little plastic spoons shaped like shovels. I placed a silk flower on a plastic stem in each pot and used puffy paint that comes in a squeeze bottle to write each child's name on their pot.

They were really cute and a big hit. Each child took their pot home to plant something in.

June 24th, 2007, 10:44 PM
That's cool Dewdrop. I never though about putting cake on the bottom. I'm going to have to try that out.

June 25th, 2007, 01:47 AM
Ohhh...I am definately going to do that! What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing that!

June 25th, 2007, 05:25 PM
WORMS IN DIRT is the original idea with the cookies crushed up and the gummy bugs and worms in it .. you can also do it as an ice cream sundae .. as well as the cake Dewdrop did ... basically whatever you want to use cake, pudding or ice cream be sure you have the crushed cookie topping for the dirt .. you can also if not use cookies but put cocoa powder on top too ... for that real ground or dirt look in addition and all those candy bugs/worms .. yum kids will eat whatever you are feeding them fast... hmm wonders if you can make them eat something that is GOOD for them that way disguise it with the dirt and candy ... *laughs*