Dinosaur Dirt Pudding Cups are an easy snack idea for your Dinosaur Birthday Party. We’re combining layering chocolate pudding, whipped topping, and some crushed Oreo cookies on the top to look like dirt. Then we’re adding a Dino-riffic touch!
We’re taking the traditional Dirt and Worms Cups and making them perfect for a dinosaur party by adding gummy dinosaurs to the top.
Kids love these tasty little treats because they get their own cup.
And who doesn’t love Oreo cookies?
If you prefer milk chocolate, you can also substitute milk chocolate chips for semi-sweet chocolate chips.
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Key to Success #1 – The Easy Pudding Method
This cute and easy dinosaur party idea starts with a simple box of chocolate pudding.
The easy way to make the chocolate pudding is by using the shake method.
If you’ve never heard of the shake method, you’re in luck because I’m going to share the secret with you right now.
First, find a medium-sized glass or plastic bowl with a tight-fitting lid.
Next, pour the milk into the bowl then sprinkle the pudding mix on top of it.
Close the lid tightly and shake the bowl until you start to hear the pudding thickening, about 1 minute.
I like to place one hand on top of the lid and one hand on the bottom of the bowl and shake it up and down.
If you’re worried about spillage, shake the bowl over the sink.
After shaking the pudding, place the bowl in the refrigerator at least 5 minutes until it thickens up.
Key to Success #2 – Layer It Up
Once the pudding is firm, it’s time to layer up the pudding cups.
You’ll need eight 9-ounce clear plastic cups for your pudding cups.
Start by adding a layer of chocolate pudding to each cup.
Next, add a layer of Cool Whip whipped topping.
Then add another layer of pudding.
Finally, top it off with a thick layer of crushed Oreo cookies.
I wanted my dirt cups to look very irregular with the layers so I used a small spoon to add the pudding and whipped topping.
If you prefer precise layers, you can add the pudding and the whipped topping to separate plastic zip-top baggies then snip the ends to create a piping bag.
Key to Success #3 – Make it Festive
To add a dinosaur touch to these simple dirt pudding cups, we’re adding gummy dinosaur candies to the top of each cup.
You can find the Haribo gummy dinosaurs in the candy aisle at Walmart or they are available on Amazon.
Stick two or three gummy dinosaurs into the Oreo crumbs, stick a festive spoon into each cup, and you’re all set.
Set your dirt cups out onto a tray or a wooden serving board then place a label in front of it with the name of your treats.
We named these “Dinosaur Landing Cups” and they were so cute!
They ended up being a big hit with the smaller kids.
Save this Dinosaur Dirt Cups recipe to your favorite Dinosaur Party Ideas board or your Three Rex Party board.
- 1 pkg (3 oz) instant chocolate pudding mix
- 2 cups milk, cold
- 1 bowl (8 oz) whipped topping
- 8 oz Oreo Cookies
- 1 pkg gummy dinosaur candy
- In a medium bowl with a tight-fitting lid, combine the pudding mix and cold milk. Shake the bowl well until you hear the pudding starts to thicken, about 1 minute. Chill pudding for 5 minutes until thick.
- Finely crush up half the package of the Oreo cookies (use a food processor) to make it look like dirt. You will not need the entire package!
- In 9-ounce clear plastic cups, layer your ingredients in this order - chocolate pudding, whipped topping, chocolate pudding. Sprinkle a thick layer of crushed Oreos on the top and press them down slightly with the back of a spoon.
- Place two or three gummy dinosaur candies on top of the crushed up Oreos.
- Stick a spoon in it and you're done!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 214Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 361mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 4g
Nutrition Information Provided For Educational and Informational Purposes Only.