worms in dirt

Worms in Dirt

Growing up, I loved desserts. One day, at a local restaurant named “Friendlys”, I ordered this instead of my usual chocolate sundae. And let me tell you, it became one of my absolute favorite desserts to this day.

The recipe is SUPER easy and its so much fun for kids! I love the playful look that is borderline delicious and disgusting. Not many moments in one’s life that can be stated.

But in all honesty, this dish is not only chocolately and sugary, it’s creamy, crunchy, and chewy. The combination of textures really makes this worth making! For parties, for fun, for life.


Clear/Glass Cups


Gummy Worms

Instant Chocolate Pudding


  1. Follow directions on instant chocolate pudding mix. (It may require milk, water, etc. I used Vanilla Almond Milk to give it an extra kick!)
  2. Allow it to thicken in fridge and set aside.
  3. Take oreos and place them in a plastic bag. Crush them until they are the consistency of dirt. (Thus the “dirt” part of the recipe!)
  4. Take the clear cup and scoop in a large heap of dirt. Push a few gummy worms in.
  5. Over the pudding and gummy worms, sprinkle the crushed oreos.
  6. Push a few more gummy worms in.
  7. Garnish with a spoon and dig into that dirt!

Honestly. Best. Thing. Ever.


So in my ASL class...

We’re having a food project coming up and we get to pick what someone else has to make - we sign how to do it and they make it. So far my choices are:

  • Worms in Dirt (Gummy worms in pudding & Oreos)
  • Strawberry Pizza (Someone else is planning to do a fruit pizza though)
  • Taco Salad 
  • Butter Beer! (It’s not difficult at all & I think a lot of people would like it)

Which should I do?

Worms in Dirt Dessert yummmmm!!!!!


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This is a great surprise for the grandchildren who visit:

1 flower pot or pail with shovel, use your imagination

For flower pot, you will need 1 silk flower.

1 qt. milk
4 pkgs. instant vanilla pudding
12 oz. softened cream cheese
12 oz. Cool Whip
1 lb. Oreo cookies that have been frozen
Gummy worms or gummy rattlesnakes

This makes a very large amount of dessert, so I usually cut it in half.

Make vanilla pudding. Blend in Cool Whip and cream cheese to pudding. Put Oreos in blender and chop, it looks like dirt.

Then put a layer of Oreos, layer of the pudding, cream cheese and Cool Whip mix; continue the layers ending with the Oreos. Put silk flower or shovel in pot or pail and gummy worms or rattlesnakes around “dirt”.