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A Halloween Dirt Cup against a white background.

Halloween Dirt Cups

Halloween Dirt Cups consist of alternating layers of Oreo crumbs and chocolate mousse. To get the appearance of a Halloween graveyard we add candy decorations such as gummy worms, pumpkin candies, and cracker "gravestones."
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 9 oz cups filled all the way to the top
Calories 401kcal


  • 3.9 oz instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 8 oz frozen whipped topping thawed
  • 24 Oreo cookies crushed into crumbs (keep filling in). Will come out to be about2 1/2 cups worth of crumbs.

Candy for Decorating

  • gummy worms
  • pumpkin candy corns
  • Mint Melanos for tombstones
  • Black frosting for writing on tombstones


  • In a large bowl whisk the instant pudding and cold milk for 2 minutes. Let pudding sit for 5 minutes. Fold in the thawed frozen whipped topping. 
  • In the bottom of plastic cups, or jars, place 1-2 tablespoons of the oreo crumb mixture. Layer the chocolate pudding, then add another layer of oreo crumbs, pudding, then finish with Oreo crumbs. 
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour. 
  • Decorate the tops of the dirt cups with gummy worms, tombstones, and any other festive treats. Serve cold.


Nutritional information does not include candy toppings.


Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 546mg | Potassium: 295mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 199IU | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 4mg