Dirt and Worm Chocolate Pudding

October 14, 2015

Kids and adult alike will love this Dirt and Worm Chocolate Pudding! It’s a fun Halloween treat made with layers of chocolate pudding, chocolate cookies, and gummy worms!

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Cups and plastic coffin of Dirt and Worm Chocolate Pudding decorated with gummy worms and plastic bones.

The last time I attended a Halloween party, I was in college.  The student lounge was turned into a dance area and we all dressed in costume. Well, most of us did.

That year, I dressed up as Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction.  During the day, I was Mia before the overdose (because I also worked part-time at the front desk of admissions). For the party, I decided to add some fake blood to become a bloody-nosed Mia after the injection.

I miss going to Halloween parties, but at least I still get to enjoy the spooky food.  Take, this dirt and worm pudding, for instance.  Totally delicious, but kind of gross looking.  Right?  It’s a dessert that’s sure to creep out your party guests!

If you’re planning to throw a Halloween bash this year, consider making this easy party treat that your ghoulish guests will just die for!  All you need to make it is a box of instant chocolate pudding, chocolate cookies, and some gummy worms.

Dirt and Worm Chocolate Pudding

This popular Halloween treat is usually made with an Oreo cookie crumble.  But I used chocolate animal crackers.  I found that the color and texture was much more dirt-like and still really tasty!

Instant chocolate pudding mixed in a bowl with a metal whisk.

The first thing we need to do is make the pudding according to package.  Make sure to use instant pudding.  That way, the pudding will be ready in just minutes!

Chocolate animal crackers broken into coarse crumbs in a blender.

Add about 2 cups of the chocolate animal crackers to a food processor or blender.  Pulse until the cookies resemble the texture of dry, rocky dirt.  You don’t want it to be totally smooth.

Closeup photo of layers of pudding and cookies crumbles in a glass.

Now, grab a few cups or glasses and start layering.  Spoon a layer of chocolate pudding to the bottom of the glass.  Then, add the cookie crumbles.  Repeat until you’ve reached the top (or close to the top).

Closeup photo of top of Dirt and Worm Chocolate Pudding including gummy worms, plastic bones, and cookie crumbles

The final touch is adding gummy worms.  I also added some small plastic bones for decoration.  Serve immediately or allow the pudding to chill in the fridge before serving.

Dirt and Worm Chocolate Pudding

Dirt and Worm Chocolate Pudding


  • 1 - 3.9 oz. box instant chocolate pudding
  • 2 cups chocolate animal crackers, or Oreos
  • Gummy worms


  1. Prepare pudding according to package and chill in fridge while preparing other ingredients.
  2. In a food processor or blender, add chocolate cookies and pulse until coarse crumbs remain.
  3. Spoon a layer of pudding into the bottom of a cup or glass.
  4. Follow with a layer of cookie crumbs.
  5. Repeat until you reach the top of the glass.
  6. Top with gummy worms and serve immediately, or chill in fridge before serving.
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Glass of Dirt and Worm Chocolate Pudding topped with gummy worms and plastic bones.

This is a classic Halloween treat that’s so easy to make and even more fun to eat!  I mean, who wouldn’t love layers of chocolate with a few gummies thrown on top?!

Did you make this Dirt and Worm Chocolate Pudding recipe? Share it on social media using the hashtag #livinglavidaeats. Don’t forget to tag me @lavidaholoka!


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