Worms in the Dirt Pudding Cups


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Makes 6 servings

½ cup powdered sugar

⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

¼ cup cornstarch

¼ teaspoon salt

3 cups skim milk

4 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

18 chocolate sandwich cookies or chocolate wafer cookies, crushed

12 to 18 gummy worms

Kids get a huge kick out of this treat, and you can make it organic with Newman-O’s or Country Choice cookies, and sour gummy worms from Surf Sweets.


In a medium saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and salt. Whisk in the milk and stir constantly over medium-high heat until the mixture comes to a boil. Switch heat to medium and cook, continuing to stir, until thick, about 5 minutes. Allow pudding to cool for 10 minutes before filling cups.

Divide pudding among 6 serving cups (about ½ cup of pudding per serving). Top each with crushed cookies. Finish by poking a few gummy worms into each pudding so that they appear to be crawling out of the cup. Place cups into refrigerator and chill for at least 1 hour before serving.

Per Serving:

Calories: 425

Carbohydrates: 75 g

Fat: 13 g

Protein: 8 g

Fiber: 4 g

Active Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes