October brings with it soup season, all things pumpkin and apple, and of course, every kid’s candy dreams come true with Halloween. You know what the problem is though? All that ghoulish fun is reserved for October 31st, and who wants to wait 30 whole days for so much fun?! So I say this year, since Halloween is probably going to look different for many of us anyway, why don’t we find ways to add some spooky fun to the rest of the month too!
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With my oldest being 16, I’ve had lots of years to find some really cute ways to incorporate Halloween into our menus. In fact, a yearly tradition in our house is our annual Halloween Extravaganza meal. This is where I take every day recipes and turn them into gross or creepy things (by name only) for a super fun supper. For example, my Slow Cooker Hawaiian Meatballs served over white rice become “zombie brains with maggots.” Disgusting I know, but my boys love it, and with my baby being four, we can now repeat all the fun traditions we’ve created with him too.
This Worms In Dirt Dessert is one I can remember having as a kid, and thought it was just as “gross” as my boys have. Let’s be honest though, if you can get your kids to say “ewwww” when it comes to food, and still eat it, you’re winning major mom points.
What is Worms In Dirt Dessert?
Worms In Dirt Dessert is essentially chocolate pudding mixed with cookies for a “dirt” concoction, and then you add some worms on top for extra creepy factor. It’s super simple, and the kids can even help make it. Fresh out of candy worms? You could swap them for candy pumpkins and turn it into a pumpkin patch dessert.
However you are choosing to celebrate Halloween this year, I hope you find ways to make it extra fun, extra sweet and just a little extra gross for your little ghosts and goblins.
Up next, a Harvest Party Mix recipe the whole fam will love on Halloween!
Worms In Dirt Dessert
- 1 (3.4-oz) package instant chocolate pudding
- 2 cups cold milk
- 1 (8-oz) tub Cool Whip
- 1 (16-oz) package chocolate sandwich cookies
- sour gummy worms
In a large bowl, combine pudding and milk.
Whisk constantly for 2 minutes.
Allow to set in fridge for 5 minutes.
In a large plastic bag, add cookies and crush.
When pudding is set, add Cool Whip and half the crushed cookies.
Stir well until mixture is all the same color.
In small plastic serving cups place 1 tbsp remaining crushed cookies.
Spoon pudding mixture into another plastic bag, and cut corner off to make a pastry bag.
Pipe pudding into plastic cups, filling about ¾ the way.
Top each with about 2 tbsp remaining cookies and gummy worms.
Krista Marshall is the creator of Everyday Mom’s Meals and a full time stay at home mom. She lives in northern Indiana with her husband of 17 years and their two amazing and busy sons, age 16 and 4. Everyday Mom’s Meals is for everyone from the novice cook to the experienced home chef. Krista wants to get families around the table with simply made, delicious food. You can follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter too!