Happy Earth Day! I’m happy to say that I’ve finally come out of hibernation for the winter. Water around these parts is flowing again, birds are chirping and my sump pump has been kicking in. Those, my friends, are truly the signs of spring here in Wisconsin. To celebrate the earth and our beautiful surroundings, I’m sharing a recipe for dirt cups today.
They aren’t just the traditional dirt cups, however. These are bloomin’ dirt cups! Because who can resist an edible flower to go along with the Oreo dirt and gummy worms? I used my marshmallow Sweet Blooms technique to make the flowers and then just stuck them on the end of a spoon.
These treats were so much fun to put together and the kids loved the addition of the flower.
This is the perfect Earth Day treat to feed the family. Creamy chocolate goodness, Oreo crumb topping, a chewy gummy worm and a soft marshmallow sprinkled with chocolate candies. A perfect way to end tonight’s meal.
Don’t forget to get outside and enjoy a walk with the family afterwards! If you’re looking for something to do while on your walk, check out my post on Geocaching! Get out and enjoy the outdoors!
Bloomin’ Dirt Cups
They aren’t just the traditional dirt cups, however. These are bloomin’ dirt cups! Because who can resist an edible flower to go along with the Oreo dirt and gummy worms?
- 10 6-7 oz. paper or plastic cups
- 1 pkg. (3.9 oz.) JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
- 2 cups cold milk
- 8 oz. tub of Cool Whip Whipped Topping, thawed
- 16 Oreo cookies, finely crushed
- 10 gummy worms
- 5 giant roaster marshmallows (cut in half)
- 80 M&M chocolate candies (8 per marshmallow – you pick the colors)
- 10 green plastic spoons
- Combine the pudding mix and milk in large bowl and whisk for 2 minutes or until thickened.
- Stir in the Cool Whip.
- Spoon the pudding and Cool Whip mixture into 10 (6- to 7-oz.) paper or plastic cups and top with the Oreo cookie crumbs.
- Refrigerate for 1 hour and top with the gummy worms and “spoon flowers” just before serving.
- Stick the handle end of a spoon into one of the marshmallow halves. Place 1 M&M candy piece in the center of the sticky side of the marshmallow and 7 M&M candies around the piece in the center to create the flower “petals.”
- Calories: 10240
- Sugar: 969
- Sodium: 8300
- Fat: 308
- Saturated Fat: 175
- Unsaturated Fat: 29
- Trans Fat: 2
- Carbohydrates: 1772
- Protein: 109
- Cholesterol: 120
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Christin Skrobanek says
Oh how cute ! Such an amazing flower idea! Perfect for spring i quess 😉
Best wishes chrissi
Thanks so much, Christin! They were so much fun to make!
these are neat and look delicious. My kids would love these. Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. We hope you hop over and share with us again next week.
So glad you like them, April! I’m sure your kids will love them too!
Hi! Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday . We are featuring you this week!
That’s great news, Sara! Love the party every week! Thanks for stopping by!
What a cute treat and a great kids project! Pinned!
Ashley @ 3 Little Greenwoods says
We just used the giant marshmallows for our boys’ birthday party and they were a huge hit! My children would love to create your blooming dirt cups, too!
Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! I hope you will join us again this Saturday at 8:00 am EST!
Andi @ The Weary Chef says
These are adorable, Sara! I absolutely love them! I think my boys and I will be making them this weekend for a bake sale. Thank you!
Awww, thanks so much, Andi. Good luck at the bake sale!
Growing up my mom would occasionally make something similar to this and it made me feel SO special every time! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again next week!