Homemade Dirt Cups Recipe

Your favourite childhood treat is handcrafted in these Oreo dirt cups. Customising this dessert for each celebration is simple!


SERVINGS: 8 CUPS – 1 cup granulated sugar (200 grams) – ⅓ cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder (30 grams) – ¼ cup cornstarch (32 grams) – ¼ teaspoon salt – 3 ½ cups whole milk – 3 tablespoons unsalted butter (45 grams) – 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract – 1 cup heavy whipping cream (240 ml) – 2 tablespoons powdered sugar (15 grams) – 18 Oreos regular or double stuf – 16 to 24 gummy worm


Step 1

Mix sugar, cocoa powder, cornflour, and salt in a big saucepan. Gradually pour the milk into the pot with the dry ingredients and whisk until mixed.

Step 2

Bring the pot to a boil over medium heat, swirling or whisking regularly (use a rubber spatula to scrape the bottom and sides). 

Step 3

After one minute of boiling, the mixture should thicken and coat a spoon or rubber spatula.After turning off the heat, add the butter one tablespoon at a time and vanilla extract.

Step 4

A fine-mesh strainer should filter the mixture into a heatproof basin. Refrigerate the custard for 2–3 hours with plastic wrap on top.

Step 5

Cool the ingredients and whisk until smooth. Set aside.In another clean bowl, mix heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar. 

Step 6

Mix on low to medium speed for 30 seconds to 1 minute using a handheld mixer or stand mixer with the whisk attachment, then increase speed to medium-high until stiff peaks form.

Step 7

Half the whipped cream into the chocolate pudding until just incorporated, then add the remainder until fully integrated. Oreos can be crushed in a blender or processor.

Step 8

Pour ⅓ cup chocolate pudding into 8 9-10 ounce cups. Spread it evenly with a spoon. Distribute 1 and ½ tablespoons of crumbled Oreos crumbs evenly over each cup of pudding. 

Step 9

Place ⅓ cup of pudding mixture in each cup and distribute evenly. Include 1.5 teaspoons of Oreo crumbs in each cup.

Step 10

Put all soil cups on a baking sheet and refrigerate 2–3 hours.Add two to three gummy worms to each cup before serving.


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