There are two things kids love: chocolate and candy. These pumpkin patch dirt cups are the perfect combination of both, plus they’re totally adorable and appropriate for Halloween.
Traditional dirt cups are made with chocolate pudding and Oreo crumbs. The resulting “dirt pudding” recipe is supposed to mimic the look of soil and is often adorned with gummy worms.
To make this festive Halloween dessert, we used the same base of chocolate pudding cups and Oreo cookies but used candy pumpkins instead of gummy worms.
You can make your own chocolate pudding at home, or you can simply buy a pack of pudding cups from the store. The convenience of using store-bought chocolate pudding makes these dirt cups the perfect dessert for a classroom party or school event where you need to serve a lot of kids.
The crafty nature of these pumpkin patch dirt cups also makes this dessert a fun activity for children to help out with. Kids can decorate their own dirt cups, adding their own pumpkin candy, swirling some frosting on top, and/or adding some Halloween cupcake toppers to the pudding.