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Dirt N’ Worms – A Classic Halloween Treat

21 Oct


Fall is my absolute favorite time of year – a time for some classic baking, stuff like apple pie, apple crisp, spice cake, pumpkin muffins and pie, cookies, breads…the list goes on. And on.


But fall means more than baking – it means it’s time to celebrate Halloween! Ghosts, scary movies, costumes, candy – what’s not to love about this spooky holiday? One of the best parts of Halloween is dressing up and heading to parties with friends, and since I never like to arrive empty handed to a party, I wanted to make something different and appropriately Halloween themed. I asked my husband for help on this, and he immediately came up with the idea of making dirt and worms. I initially scoffed at this suggestion, thinking “that’s for little kids”, but then I realized – oreos, pudding, gummies – what’s not to like about dirt and worms?


Dirt and Worms
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 tbsp. butter, softened
2 (3 oz.) pkgs. instant French vanilla pudding
3 c. milk
12-16 oz. Cool Whip
1 lg. pkg. Oreo cookies
Gummi worms



In small bowl mix together cream cheese and butter. Set aside. In another bowl mix together puddings and milk. Combine above mixtures and fold in Cool Whip.
Crush Oreo cookies. Layer in serving bowl as follows:
1/3 cookie crumbs
1/2 pudding mix
1/2 gummi worms
1/3 cookie crumbs
Rest of pudding mix
Rest of gummi worms and crumbs, allowing some “worms” to peek through the “dirt”

It was delicious and everyone loved it, it’s a hit for those of all ages, and a fun dessert to bring along to a Halloween gathering! Or…any gathering for that matter!