Dirt and Worm Pudding Cookies

These dirt and worm pudding cookies are a fun play on the classic Halloween dessert. Perfect for classroom Halloween parties.
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Dirt and Worm Pudding Cookies
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp. Horizon Organic milk
  • 1 1/2 cup white flour
  • 1 small package chocolate instant pudding
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 bag gummy worms
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup crushed Horizon Organic Chocolate Grahams
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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Combine butter, brown sugar, egg, and milk in a large bowl.
  3. In another bowl, combine the flour, pudding mix, and baking soda.
  4. Add dry ingredients to the wet and mix until a dough is created.
  5. Mix in chocolate chips.
  6. Place by the spoonful on a prepared baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.
  7. Let cool on the cookie sheet for about two minutes. Before they are completely cooled, press a couple of gummy worms into the tops of the cookies and sprinkle with crushed cookies.
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One of my favorite Halloween treats is Dirt and Worms. Have you ever had it before? Well, if you haven’t, let me enlighten you. Basically, it’s a pudding base (typically mixed with whipped cream), topped with crushed chocolate cookies and gummy worms. It’s pretty simple to make, but it’s a crowd pleaser. My mom always made it growing up, and it’s something I’ve continued to enjoy making myself.

When I was in college, I remember they sold individual cups of dirt and worms at the college grocery store during the Halloween season. One time I was feeling particularly homesick, and I bought one of the cups, and it surprisingly made me feel better.

Although dirt and worms is delicious, it can be kind of hard to serve – unless it’s in individual cups! So, I thought I’d come up with a dirt and worms cookie! It took a little bit of experimenting to get it perfect (word of warning – gummy worms are not meant to be put in the oven!)

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I loved how these turned out! I took a basic pudding cookie recipe and made a few adjustments to make them even better. I used milk, which made them a little more moist (and it’s also great for dipping them in afterwards). To make them extra chocolatey, I added chocolate chips to the batter, and then after they were baked, I sprinkled crushed Horizon Organic Chocolate cookies on top and pressed gummy worms into the warm cookies. They turned out exactly as I envisioned, and they are a more portable version of Dirt and Worms. I highly recommend them for Halloween parties! Jack sure thought they were fun!

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