Make This Super Cute ‘Dirt’ Recipe With the Kids in 7 Fun Steps (PHOTOS)

Adriana Velez | Feb 27, 2014 Food & Party
Make This Super Cute ‘Dirt’ Recipe With the Kids in 7 Fun Steps (PHOTOS)

chocoalte dirt dessert cupsDuring winter break last week, my son asked if we could make dirt. I thought he was talking about composting, but no -- he meant a chocolate dessert created by YouTube vlogger CutiePieMarzia. It's a chocolate cup filled with pudding and strawberries topped with crushed cookies and gummy worms to look like soil.

I love the idea -- spring seems a long, long way off. It's going to be forever before we actually start gardening, so this fun dessert lets you pretend in a delicious way. Here's a recipe and steps for making chocolate "dirt" dessert cups.

Chocolate "Dirt" Dessert Cups


  • Balloons, smallest size you can find
  • 1 (6-ounce) bag chocolate chips
  • 12 Oreo cookies, cream filling removed and crushed
  • 4 snack-size containers of pudding
  • 8 strawberries, sliced
  • Gummy worms


  • Step 1: Melt Chocolate & Dip


    Heat chocolate chips in microwave for 1 minute. Stir, add butter, and microwave for another 30 seconds. Stir well until thoroughly mixed.

    Dip blown-up balloons in melted chocolate, covering sides to the size of cup you want.

    TIPS: If you're using regular-sized balloons, blow them up just a little bit, not all the way. Otherwise your cups will be huge! Spread the chocolate on as thickly as possible so your walls don't melt and cave in later on!

  • Chill Chocolate Balloons to Harden


    Place a dab of chocolate on your plate, then place the balloons down on plate. Let chill and harden in refrigerator for about 2 hours.

  • Pop Balloon & Pull Out


    Once your chocolate cups have hardened, puncture the balloons and gently, ever so gently pull the balloons away from the chocolate cups. Don't worry about any holes left in the chocolate shells.

  • Fill With Pudding


    Scoop pudding into chocolate cup. You may not need the full snack cup's worth of pudding. Leave room for the other ingredients.

  • Add Strawberries


    Top pudding with chopped strawberries.

  • Cover With Crushed Cookies


    Cover strawberries and pudding with crushed cookies.

  • Finish With Worms


    Add your gummy worms and you're done! Eat immediately or put back into the refrigerator -- these babies melt quickly.

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