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.
Was that chocolate pudding?
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.
I can't remember having anything like that, I missed out
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.
That's cool Dewdrop. I never though about putting cake on the bottom. I'm going to have to try that out.
Ohhh...I am definately going to do that! What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing that!
That Is A Fantastic Idea