Take that classic Halloween dirt cake and turn it into fun Gummy Worm Dirt Cookie Cups with fresh baked homemade sugar cookie cups and chocolate pudding!
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Looking for a popular Halloween recipe? If you’ve looked around blogs and on Pinterest during Halloween you may have noticed that there are a lot of graveyard and dirt desserts everywhere. They’re pretty popular with the spooky crowd and can take the form of cakes, eclairs or cupcakes. Well, this year, I’m putting my own spin on the dirt trend and serving up Gummy Worm Dirt Cookie Cups!
What you’ll need for Gummy Worm Dirt Cookie Cups:
For the cookie cup part of the dessert:
- butter, softened
- white sugar
- vanilla extract
- all-purpose flour
- baking soda
- cream of tartar
- Baking spray or butter to butter muffin tin*
*You can use muffin liners if you want to but you don’t really need to use them if you butter/spray the muffin tin well. I don’t really like cookie cups with cupcake liners on them but I’ve had a few people ask about that so I thought I’d make a note 🙂
What you’ll need for inside the Gummy Worm Dirt Cookie Cups:
- chocolate pudding (homemade or storebought)
- crushed chocolate sandwich cookies (like Oreos)
- Gummy Worms
I’ve used store bought pudding and homemade pudding for these cookies cups and both are great. I think it just depends on what YOU want to do for the pudding fillings for these cups
Boxed pudding will work, the pre-made pudding snack pack cups will work but if you’re looking for a homemade chocolate pudding recipe I have one on the blog.
The pudding is the main filling for these cookie cups and the crushed chocolate cookies and gummy worms are just the top decorations. I like to cut the gummy worms in half with kitchen scissors and stick them down into the pudding so it looks like they’re crawling about.
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