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!
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.
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