These graveyard pudding cups make a fun easy treat for Halloween season. Candy pumpkins, gummy worms and cookie tombstones sit on a "dirt" cup made from Oreo cookies.
Halloween Pudding Cups are one of our easy Halloween recipe ideas that you will want to save for later.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
Celebrate the Season These fun halloween dirt cups are easy to make and a classic Halloween dessert that has been around a while.
Fun Recipe These graveyard cups are the perfect easy treat for lunches, halloween parties or as an after school snack.
Easy Dessert These are so easy to make and are a delicious treat to enjoy. It's also an easy way to add a little spooky fun to dessert. If you find snack packs on sale, this is also an economical dessert to make.
Just a few simple ingredients are needed for this recipe. Refer to the recipe card for the measurements.
- cake mix
- oreo cookies or any chocolate sandwich cookies
- gummy worms
- milano cookies
- instant chocolate pudding or snack pack pudding cups
- ingredient 3
See recipe card for quantities.
How to Make Halloween Pudding Cups
The full recipe instructions for this copycat recipe are in the recipe card, below but here is a step by step overview.
Prepare pudding cups by lining up on counter. Crush chocolate cookies.Make oreo cookie crumbs with a plastic bag and a rolling pin.
Meanwhile, using the black gel or icing, pipe the letters R I P on each cookie. Let the cookie tombstone cool completely.
Add a layer of pudding to the cup and cover with dirt and a few eyeballs.
Then top with another layer of pudding and another layer of cookies
Add worms and the tombstone cookies to the top of each pudding cup
Swerve right way or add to dessert table.
Hint: Any type of chocolate cookie works for the dirt. You can use a generic brand too.
Substitutions & Variations
These are fun spooky treats to make. Here are a few great ideas to change them up.
- Black gel - instead of melted chocolate, you can use a store-bought black icing.
- Using Chocolate Chips for piping- Melt chocolate chips in the microwave and then add them to a piping bag.
- Cookies for tombstones - you can use any kind of rectangle cookie. You can also use graham crackers for these.
- Ghost peeps - add a ghost peep or fondant ghost to each cup, if desired.
- large bowl
- clear plastic cups - You can use drinking glasses for individual cups, or for a party, I like these clear cups for puddings and parfaits.
- large ziploc bag
- rolling pin
These are best enjoyed soon after they are made. Store any remaining pudding mixture in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
These are really fun to serve with shovel spoons.
You can also make a large tray of this layered dessert in a 13 x 9 inch baking pan,
Pudding dirt cups are best enjoyed within a few hours of assembling.
Yes, pudding mix works well with these milk alternatives.
Yes - Once the pudding is cooled, cover each cup with plastic wrap or a lid and refrigerate. They will stay good for 2-3 days.
More Halloween Dessert Ideas
More perfect treats to make that are easy peasy!
Halloween Graveyard Cake - A classic favorite for Halloween
Halloween Monster Cookies Fun cookies that are easy to make.
Spider Cupcakes - Cute cupcake spiders for a cute dessert idea.
Halloween Cookies - More mummy Halloween dessert ideas.
Halloween Cookies - Mummy cookies.
Witches Brew Punch - the perfect Halloween punch.
Spider Donuts - Cute Spider web donuts that are so easy to make!
Monster Halloween Marshmallows - Fun monsters on a trick and a great party activity!
Graveyard Pudding Cups
- 20 chocolate cookies cream filled
- 1 3.4 oz package chocolate pudding
- 2 cups milk
- 8 Milano Cookies
- 1 package Gummy worms
- 1 tube cookie icing or gel
- 20 Candy eyes
- Crush cookies into crumbs with a food processor or plastic gag.
- Write RIP on the cookies with black piping gel. Let set.
- Meanwhile Pour about 2 tablespoons of crushed cookies into a clear cup.
- Spread the pudding over the crushed crumbs.
- Add another tablespoon of cookie crumbs to each cup.
- Just before serving, dd RIP cookies, worms and "eyes" to top of dirt.
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