Make this Oreo dirt pudding with pudding cups, Oreos, and strawberries. These Oreo dirt cups are the cutest Easter treats you’ve ever seen!
I’m a big fan of themed Easter treats. If you saw our carrot krispies, you know that we like to turn things into carrots around here!
Strawberries are a fruit that can make a natural transition into short, fat carrots with the help of candy melts.
So goes this delicious little snack with yummy strawberry carrots in pudding “dirt.” Oh, and did I mention that the dirt is actually Oreos?
Oreo Dirt Cups for Easter
It’s all very tasty, and the look of carrots growing in the dirt is so fun. These are great for a classroom dessert for spring in addition to the holiday!
The concept is simple – you’re going to make “dirt” by crumbling Oreos, then turn strawberries into carrots with some orange candy melts.
What I like about this treat idea is that it’s really easy, and you can make a bunch in just a few minutes. That’s why this dirt dessert is perfect for the classroom!
If you love themed Easter desserts, this idea is for you! Here’s how to make these dirt pudding cups.
- Chocolate pudding cups (vanilla pudding works too since you’ll be putting crumbs on top)
- Strawberries – at least 1 per pudding cup
- 1/2 cup orange candy melts
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- Cool whip (optional)
- Parchment or wax paper
- Microwave safe bowl
- Plastic baggy
- Rolling pin or heavy round bottle
Prep your space. Set up the parchment or wax paper in the spot you’ll be working. Open the pudding cups and put them to the side.
Note: you can also use pudding mix and make that, then spoon the pudding mixture into smaller containers. The pre-prepared cups are just easy!
Start by putting your orange candy melts and coconut oil into a bowl. Heat for 15 seconds, stir, and repeat. Do this until it is smooth and creamy, about 2 – 3 times.
Grab your strawberries. Hold them by the leaves and dip it into the candy melts. Use your fork to remove the excess.
Place your strawberry the parchment paper. Use your fork and drag the candy melts across sideways to create lines like a real carrot. Repeat for as many as you want.
When you’re done with all of the strawberries, place them in the fridge for about 10 minutes or until hardened.
Time to add the Oreos by putting in a bag and crushing them! Fill a plastic baggy with 4 – 6 cookies. Approximately one to 1.5 cookies per treat.
Grab something to roll with – in this case I used a glass milk bottle. Gently beat your cookies until they crumble. You can also roll the bottle on top of the cookies to crumble them further.
Some people use a food processor, which you can also do. I just find this bottle method way easier.
Spoon a large tablespoon of crushed Oreos on top of each pudding cup. Place one strawberry in each cup, about half way into the “dirt.” Use any leftover crumbs to cover any uncovered areas of pudding.
Place in the fridge or enjoy right away! You can definitely indulge this Oreo dirt cup recipe with a spoonful or two of whipped topping. Happy digging!
Will you try these Oreo dirt cups? What are your favorite Easter treats? We’d love to hear in the comments.
- 4 pudding cups
- 4 Oreos
- 4 strawberries
- 1/2 cup Wilton Candy Melts (orange)
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- Start by putting your orange candy melts and coconut oil into a bowl. Heat for 15 seconds, stir, and repeat. Do this until it is smooth and creamy, about 2 - 3 times.
- Grab the strawberries. Hold them by the leaves and dip it into the candy melts. Use a fork to remove the excess.
- Place a strawberry the parchment paper. Use your fork and drag the candy melts across sideways to create lines like a real carrot. Repeat with the remaining strawberries.
- Place them in the fridge for about 10 minutes or until hardened.
- Fill a plastic baggy with Oreos. Gently beat your cookies until they crumble. You can also roll a bottle on top of the cookies to crumble them further.
- Spoon a large tablespoon of cookie crumbles on top of each pudding cup. Place one strawberry in each cup, about half way into the "dirt." Use any leftover crumbs to cover any uncovered areas of pudding.
- Place in the fridge or enjoy right away.
Serving Size:1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 193mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 26g
For some additional Easter treats and crafts, visit the following posts:
- Four Cool Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs
- Cute Easter Crafts for Kids
- DIY Easter Egg Banner
- Cheesecake Eggs Easter Dessert
- DIY Peeps Magnets