Turn a basic pudding pop recipe in to dirt with some cookie crumbs and gummy worms!
When I made Gummy Worm freezer pops earlier this summer, I had the idea to also make a dirt pudding pop recipe. I made a dirt cake centerpiece for my son’s first birthday and a dirt cake pumpkin patch for Halloween.
I loved how pretty the gummy worm pops turned out with the worms showing through the lemonade, but I was pretty sure dirt pudding pops would be a hit, too – and they were!
The premise is pretty easy – make a pudding pop similar to how you make a dirt cake. You need crushed chocolate sandwich cookies, gummy worms and pudding.
I made a box of pudding but you could use homemade pudding or even the pre-made pudding. If you make it from the box, don’t let it set up too much. I had a hard time scooping mine in and it had set for about 30 minutes. Next time I’ll use it right after beating it.
I have a fascination with freezer pop molds. My favorite are the Tupperware lollitups. But I also have a few from the dollar store that work just as well. Someday I’ll get around to purchasing a Zoku Quick Pop Maker so the pops are ready faster.
Start each pudding pop with a tiny layer of the cookies on the very bottom of the mold. Next fill the mold half-way full with pudding.
Add one gummy worm on top of that first layer of pudding. These worms were pretty big so I just stuck with one. Cut up the gummy worms or use smaller ones to add more worms to the pudding pops.
Fill the rest of the mold with pudding and finish with another small layer of cookie crumbs. I wasn’t sure if the cookie crumbs on the bottom (top of the pudding pop – bottom of the mold) would stay on once the pops were frozen but they did for the most part.
Add the stick or top to the mold and then pop them in the freezer. Mine were in the freezer for a few hours and they set up great.
Run the dirt pops under hot water to help release them from the molds.
- Layer each mold with cookie crumbs, pudding, a gummy worm, pudding and top with more cookie crumbs.
- Freeze until frozen through.
Oh wow. My son would love these. Thanks for sharing. Found this on #funtasticFriday
This is such a clever idea! I’m a big fan of the “dirt” and “sand” desserts for the summer, and this is such a fun twist to them! Loving that the worm touch as well. This is something I’m definitely saving for my one year old when she gets older. Making this (and eating it!) with her would be an absolute delight. Thank you, Camille for sharing such a kid friendly and yummy recipe! So glad I found you on the Ladies Collective Link up! Have a good one 🙂
I LOVE these!!! My husband loves dirt cake so I will have to make them for my “oldest child”..lol. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty I hope you will join us again this week!
Nina Lewis says
I\\\’m dropping by from Ladies Collective Linkup Party. This is a fabulous idea! What a hoot! I am going to make these for my grandkids. They will absolutely love them.I
have a link party that I am trying to grow. I invite you to share this idea (and a couple of others) at my Grandma Ideas Sharing Time link party at grandmaideas ( dot ) com. My readers would LOVE this idea, too! The party goes from Wednesday through Friday at midnight. I hope to see you there.
All the best,
So fun!!! My boys would love this 🙂
My little guy thinks they are too cool!
So fun for my boys who LOVE digging for worms. Happy International Mud Day!!
There’s a Mud Day?! Sweet!!
What a cute idea! I would have never thought to make dirt popsicles! I love a good jello pop, so these, I bet are delicious!
Miz Helen says
What a fun Popsicle! Hope you are have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
THanks, Miz Helen!
Beautiful very nice kid friendly popsicles, I will make for my kids, thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. pinning it.
Thank you, Swathi!
Almost Unschoolers says
Okay, that one is just too much fun! Can’t wait to make it for my crazy crowd 🙂
They ARE fun! My kids are crazy about them and love to offer their friends “dirt” to eat!
These are too fun, Camille! (Not to mention they look delish, lol!) Thank you bunches for linking up and partying with us this week!
The kids love them and help make them! We’ve had fun all around!
I love this idea and plan to surprise my kids with them this summer!
Thank you and have fun with it!