Easy Dirt Desserts for Halloween


We are a family that enjoys a good dessert. Sometimes it’s healthy like fruit or applesauce and sometimes we like to indulge a little more. Halloween is one of those times! Especially with a delicious and fun easy dirt dessert.

Halloween peeps

We’ve made dirt dessert before, but there were a lot more ingredients. And while it was good that way, it was more time consuming and the appreciation factor for the extra work wasn’t really there, so we decreased everything and the word is that they are delicious.

The ingredients

You will need sandwich cookies, chocolate pudding mix, whipped topping, cold milk and Tombstone marshmallows.

ingredients for easy dirt dessert

The mixing

We blended up the pudding according to the box and allowed it to sit for the time recommended. Next we added our thawed whipped topping and mixed. While this was happening, the oldest took about 20 sandwich cookies in a plastic zippered bag and smashed them into crumbs.

Whipped topping

The layering

To clear plastic cups, we added a spoonful of cookie crumbs to each cup. Then we topped that with some of the pudding mix. Continuing on, we added more cookies and more pudding until the cup is to the desired fullness leaving cookies as the final top layer.

We finished them with the tombstone marshmallows or other decorations. And a couple Mike & Ikes to look to like hands coming up…or flowers.

Easy Dirt Dessert for Halloween

They were a hit all around and hit the dessert spot! I think it would be fun to make these in smaller cups too and make them into miniature desserts.

Easy Dirt Dessert for Halloween

I think these would make a great treat at a Halloween party that everybody will enjoy!

Yield: 8 servings

Easy Dirt Desserts for Halloween

Easy Dirt Desserts for Halloween
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 pkg., 3.9 oz. Chocolate Flavor Instant Pudding
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1 tub, 8 oz. Whipped Topping, thawed
  • 15-20 sandwich Cookies, finely crushed
  • Tombstone Marshmallows
  • gummy candies, like Mike & Ikes


  1. Follow pudding directions to make chocolate pudding.
  2. Stir in whipped topping.
  3. Add a spoonful of cookie crumbs to each cup.
  4. Top with some of the pudding mix.
  5. Add more cookies and more pudding until the cup is to the desired fullness leaving cookies as the final top layer.
  6. Finally, add tombstone marshmallows or other decorations. Top with gummy candy to look like hands coming up…or flowers.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 443Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 483mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 4gSugar: 22gProtein: 12g

Please calculate your nutrition information based on your own ingredients.

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  1. Terra Heck says:

    I’m most excited to try the PEEPS® Candy Corn Flavored Chicks Dipped in White Fudge. Thanks.

  2. Ooh, Peeps!!! I must try the candy corn flavor. Yum. I like your simple dirt cup idea! Will have to try that soon too.

  3. Jessica To says:

    The Chocolate Mousse flavored Peeps sound good to me.

  4. Ann Fantom says:

    I would like to try Peep’s new Chocolate Mousse Flavored Marshmallow Cats

  5. beth shepherd says:

    The chocolate mousse peeps would be yummy! Thank you!

  6. ooooooh Candy Corn. That actually sounds really good. I have a feeling I won’ be good at sharing 🙂

  7. Jen Erickson-Veldboom says:

    These are so fun! My kids would love doing this. Also — nice to see another Aldi shopper 😉

  8. Jamie Hammel says:

    I’m not crazy about peeps, but the caramel apple might be good.

  9. 3 stars
    These are really cute and look so delicious! I need to pin it

  10. These are really great ideas! 🙂

  11. Jazmin Adrienne says:

    5 stars
    My son will definitely love doing this.

  12. Regina Wright says:

    5 stars
    Omg my girls would eat this right up! Thanks for sharing. I used to eat a similar one with chocolate pudding,ores and gummy worms when I was a kid!

  13. 5 stars
    Oh I have to say the NEW PEEPS® Caramel Apple Flavored Chicks Dipped in Caramel Fudge sounds amazing!!! YUM

  14. susan smoaks says:

    i am excited to try the new peeps caramel apple flavored chicks dipped in caramel fudge. these sound really good, they all do!

  15. Love this, the tombstones are a great touch. Dirt cups are one of my favorite nostalgic desserts!

  16. rochelle haynes says:

    This is really cute love to try this

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