Cooking With The Lewis Sisters

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Cups of Dirt December 1, 2015

Filed under: Cookies,Dessert,Gluten Free,Make Ahead Meals,Pies — lewissisters @ 6:24 pm

Hi all,
This recipe was one of my favorite desserts growing up. Grandma Muse used to make it for me all the time. We took it to Thanksgiving dinner this year; the kids were hesitant at first, but they came around and enjoyed it. I thought it was fantastic! Ha-ha

I don’t know why, but a few months ago, a light bulb went off in my head how to make this dessert. I have been looking forward to Thanksgiving for a while because the filling for the cup of dirt comes from the chocolate pie my mom makes every thanksgiving holiday.

The recipe is for Cups of Dirt. I do not use gummy worms or chocolate Oreos because of my gluten free restriction. If you do not eat gluten free use regular Oreo cookies and gummy worms, but if you eat gluten free use any kind of gluten free Oreo cookie.

My mom loved the idea making cups of dirt with the pie filling. She found gluten free Minnie chocolate graham crackers at our grocery store that we used to make the dirt.

This is our own recipe. There are no measurements because it is up to you to decide how much of each item you would like. I bet a family size bowl of dirt would be excellent!

Give it a try!


Cups of Dirt—Gluten Free


(Quantities of each item are up to you)

Make chocolate pie filling from the following link: (Or buy premade chocolate pudding cups for easier preparation) the chocolate pie filling makes one pie, but we doubled the recipe. This allowed us to fill one pie graham cracker crust and several small plastic cups. If you double the recipe and only make cups of dirt, you will have a platter of dirt cups, perfect for children’s parties!

Get a box of your favorite gluten free Oreo cookies/Graham crackers and crumble some up in a zip lock bag with a rolling pin. (Use regular Oreo cookies if not gluten free)

Reserve a few chunks of cookie to mix into the pudding, this is completely optional.

Gummy worms if not gluten free

Your favorite coffee mug or paper cups.




1. Fill your coffee mug/paper cup with chocolate pudding.

2. Mix a few chunks of cookie in the pudding, optional.

3. Sprinkle cookie crumbs on top of the chocolate pudding so it is completely covered.

4. Garnish with gummy worms.

5. Serve immediately or cover cups of dirt with Saran wrap and store in the refrigerator until ready to eat. (You may want to hold off on adding the cookie crumbs and gummy worms if the pudding is going to sit for a long time/overnight).

The chocolate pudding is fantastic by itself topped with whipped cream.


Happy holidays!