Rating: 5.00

Easy Spooky Halloween Pudding Dirt Cups Recipe

By Rachel
September 12, 2023

This easy spooky Halloween pudding dirt cups recipe is perfect for the holidays! Chocolate pudding, crushed Oreos, and fun candy additions. Gummy worms, Reese’s cups, candy eyes, mini pumpkins, and more make fun additions. Make these dirt cups ahead of time or let kids customize them! An easy dessert for your next Halloween party!

Highlights of these fun Halloween dirt cups:

  • A fun holiday treats for kids
  • Easy to make a bunch ahead of time
  • Pudding can be made ahead of time and assembled when needed
  • Endless topping ideas
  • Great way to get kids involved by having them decorate
  • Budget friendly
  • Can be made in disposable cups

These fun Halloween graveyard dirt cups are the ultimate holiday sweet treat! Creamy chocolate pudding layered with Oreo crumbs and topped with fun candy toppings!

Topping ideas:

  • Gummy worms
  • Milano cookies (use black icing to make eyes and a ghost mouth!)
  • Candy pumpkins
  • Reese’s pieces with candy eyes
  • Cool whip
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Cookie tombstones, made out of mini rice Krispie’s or store-bought sugar cookies

Variations & serving ideas:

  • Alternate between vanilla pudding and chocolate pudding
  • Serve in small mason jars
  • Use golden Oreos
  • Create a fun buffet so kids can create their own dirt cups
  • Make homemade pudding in a double boiler

First steps:

  • Mix instant pudding mix and whole milk in a large bowl
  • Stir until smooth
  • Chill until set

Tools I used for these Halloween dirt pudding cups:

The perfect fun addition to any holiday party table!

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Second Steps:

  • Crush Oreo’s in a food processor until you have fine crumbs
  • Combine layers of pudding and Oreo crumbs in individual cups

Grocery list:

  • Instant chocolate pudding mix
  • Oreo’s or any chocolate sandwich cookies
  • Candy, for the top of the dirt cup
  • Clear plastic cups
layered dirt cup

Chocolate pudding layers go perfectly with the crunchy Oreo dirt layer, a fun dessert for Halloween candy! Kids will love this cup of dirt.

Instructions for the fun dirt cups:

  • Prepare chocolate pudding according to package instructions, chill. Add Oreo’s to a food processor and pulse until crumbs form.
  • In small glasses layer pudding and Oreo crumbs. Top with candy as desired, serve immediately.

Pro Tips:

  • Serve immediately for best results
  • Gently spoon or use a piping bag to get cleans lines when layering the pudding
  • If you don’t have a food processor, crush Oreo’s with a rolling pin
dirt cup with a Reese's cup!

Add candy eyes for a funky spooky look! Press into chocolate or place right on the “dirt”

Easy Spooky Halloween Pudding Dirt Cups Recipe

5 from 3 votes
Servings 8 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • Food processor


  • 2, 3.9 oz. packages Instant chocolate pudding mix, plus ingredients to prepare pudding
  • 13 oz. Oreo cookies
  • Gummy worms, candy pumpkins, Reese's cups, and other desired toppings


  • Prepare chocolate pudding according to package instructions, chill. Add Oreo's to a food processor and pulse until crumbs form.
  • In small glasses layer pudding and Oreo crumbs. Top with candy as desired, serve immediately.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 481kcalCarbohydrates: 95gProtein: 4gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.03gSodium: 1190mgPotassium: 275mgFiber: 4gSugar: 67gVitamin A: 1IUCalcium: 18mgIron: 6mg
Author: The Hearty Life
Calories: 481kcal
Cost: $
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Chocolate, Dirt cups, Halloween treats, Oreos, Pudding cups

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Oreo dirt cup with gummy worms

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