earth day dirt cups

Annabelle is at a great age for crafts and projects. Unfortunately, I’m not exactly crafty so I try to keep our activities simple enough for both of us. It’s also a bonus when I can incorporate a teaching moment into something fun. With Earth Day coming up we recently made one of my all-time favorite desserts and it was just as delicious as I remember.

How to make dirt cups for earth day | easy desserts you can make with toddlers | how to get your toddler to help in the kitchen on allweareblog.com

Since I’m not even going to pretend like I came up with this recipe, here is the one that we used.

Earth Day Dirt Cups

  • 1 pkg. {3.9 oz.} JELL-O Chocolate Flavor Instant Pudding
  • 2 cups cold milk {we used 1%}
  • 1 tub {8 oz.} COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
  • 15 OREO Cookies, finely crushed {about 1-1/4 cups}, divided
  • 10 worm-shaped chewy fruit snacks {or more if you have a toddler and a husband who really like gummy worms}

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While I love cooking I find it really hard to just wing it – I’m always reading and rereading recipes and instructions!

How to make dirt cups for earth day | easy desserts you can make with toddlers | how to get your toddler to help in the kitchen on allweareblog.com

Beat the pudding mix and milk in large bowl with a whisk for 2 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir in COOL WHIP and 1/2 cup of the cookie crumbs.

How to make dirt cups for earth day | easy desserts you can make with toddlers | how to get your toddler to help in the kitchen on allweareblog.com

How to make dirt cups for earth day | easy desserts you can make with toddlers | how to get your toddler to help in the kitchen on allweareblog.com

How to make dirt cups for earth day | easy desserts you can make with toddlers | how to get your toddler to help in the kitchen on allweareblog.com

Try not to start eating the pudding yet {do as we say, obviously}.

How to make dirt cups for earth day | easy desserts you can make with toddlers | how to get your toddler to help in the kitchen on allweareblog.com

How to make dirt cups for earth day | easy desserts you can make with toddlers | how to get your toddler to help in the kitchen on allweareblog.com

How to make dirt cups for earth day | easy desserts you can make with toddlers | how to get your toddler to help in the kitchen on allweareblog.com

How to make dirt cups for earth day | easy desserts you can make with toddlers | how to get your toddler to help in the kitchen on allweareblog.com

Spoon the pudding into 10 paper or plastic cups; top with the remaining cookie crumbs.

How to make dirt cups for earth day | easy desserts you can make with toddlers | how to get your toddler to help in the kitchen on allweareblog.com

How to make dirt cups for earth day | easy desserts you can make with toddlers | how to get your toddler to help in the kitchen on allweareblog.com

How to make dirt cups for earth day | easy desserts you can make with toddlers | how to get your toddler to help in the kitchen on allweareblog.com

Refrigerate 1 hour. Top with gummy worms just before serving.

How to make dirt cups for earth day | easy desserts you can make with toddlers | how to get your toddler to help in the kitchen on allweareblog.com

How to make dirt cups for earth day | easy desserts you can make with toddlers | how to get your toddler to help in the kitchen on allweareblog.com

How to make dirt cups for earth day | easy desserts you can make with toddlers | how to get your toddler to help in the kitchen on allweareblog.com

How to make dirt cups for earth day | easy desserts you can make with toddlers | how to get your toddler to help in the kitchen on allweareblog.com

How to make dirt cups for earth day | easy desserts you can make with toddlers | how to get your toddler to help in the kitchen on allweareblog.com

How to make dirt cups for earth day | easy desserts you can make with toddlers | how to get your toddler to help in the kitchen on allweareblog.com

How to make dirt cups for earth day | easy desserts you can make with toddlers | how to get your toddler to help in the kitchen on allweareblog.com

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