Dirt cups may have been my favorite dessert on the kids menu growing up. I got to dig through the Oreo cookie crumb layer then dive into the chocolate pudding and then…hey look! A gummy worm! Mmmm.
We decided to recreate this basic dessert since its so delicious but add our own little zest by including a layer of peanut butter and subbing out gummy worms for gummy bears. Gummy bears are way cuter. Plus, you can bite of their heads and switch their colors around. Sort of like this…
I thought about naming this recipe Adult Dirt Cups – almost as if I had matured or something –because of the slight alterations and serving it in a sexy martini glass. Then I started switching gummy bears heads around and reverted back to a more suiting name.
We had this pudding left over from a scrumptious Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie my mom made me for my birthday. What better use of it than to make more chocolate peanut butter creations?! I think we have a problem...
Add that puddin’ and let it rest a while.
Layer on the peanut butter and try not to think about the calories. It will be worth it, promise.
Top it off with some Oreo crumbles,
and cute little bears.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Dirt Cup Delight
- 1 pouch of chocolate pudding
- crushed up Oreo cookies — be sure to lick the frosting off, you’ll just need the cookie part
- peanut butter
- gummy bears
Cook pudding according to directions. Scoop it into your preferred serving dish. Let cool in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.
Put a layer of peanut butter over the pudding. Top with crushed Oreo cookies – don’t include the frosting.
Lay your gummy bears on top, or push them into the pudding for a gummy bear surprise!
What was your favorite dessert on the kids menu growing up??
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