Dinosaur Dirt Pudding Cups: An Easy Recipe for Kids

Dinosaur Dirt Pudding Cups: An Easy Recipe for Kids
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These Dinosaur Dirt Pudding Cups are not only a super-easy dessert recipe that kids can make themselves, but they’re a great snack and activity for birthday parties and playdates.

Dirt Pudding Cup Variations

There are a few ways you can change this up, depending on what appeals to you and what you have in the house:

  • Instead of chocolate candy rocks, use jelly beans
  • Use gummy dinosaurs and/or words instead of (or in addition to) the candy melts
  • Use plastic dinosaur toys instead of edible dinosaurs (just wash them really well first!)
  • Fold an entire container of Cool Whip into the pudding mixture before you put it in the refrigerator to set. This not only gives you a creamier pudding, but it also gives you more pudding.
  • Use chocolate ice cream instead of pudding.

 

Dino Pudding Cups Ingredients

Supplies for Pudding Cups

 

Pudding Cup Recipe

  1. Pour the milk and instant pudding mix into a large mixing bowl.

    Adding pudding to milk

  2.  

  3. Mix well with a whisk (or hand mixer) …

    Whisk together milk and pudding

     

    … until all lumps are removed.

    Milk and pudding smoothly whisked together

  4.  

  5. Place pudding mixture in the refrigerator to set.
  6.  

  7. While the pudding is setting, heat the yellow candy melts in the microwave for 30 seconds on 50% power.

    Yellow candy melts partially melted

  8.  

  9. Remove and stir very well.

    If the candy melts have not fully melted, return to the microwave for an additional 10 seconds, and again stir well.

    Melted yellow candy

  10.  

  11. Use a spoon or silicone spatula to scoop the melted candy melts into a sandwich size baggie.

    Melted candy in baggie

  12.  

  13. Cut a very small tip off one bottom corner of the baggie ….

    Tip of baggie

     

    … and pipe the candy melts into the dinosaur chocolate mold.

    Squeezing yellow candy into molds

  14.  

  15. Repeat the melting and piping process with the blue, red, and orange candy melts until the dinosaur chocolate mold is full.

    Squeezing blue candy into mold

     

    Orange candy in mold

  16.  

  17. Place the mold in the refrigerator to set.
  18. Full mold of dinosaur candy

     

  19. Add the Oreos to a food processor ….

    Whole Oreos in food processor

     

    and crush them into fine crumbs.

    Oreos crushed to fine crumbs

  20.  

  21. Go get the pudding and dinosaur mold out of the refrigerator.

    Pudding, crushed Oreos and molds

  22.  

  23. Fill the clear plastic cups approximately ¾ full with the pudding.

    Clear cup with pudding in it

  24.  

  25. Top each pudding cup with oreo crumbs.

    Spooning Oreos on pudding

     

    Oreo crumbs on top of pudding

  26.  

  27. Place one candy melt dinosaur on top of the Oreo crumbs.

    Blue dino in Oreos

  28.  

  29. Sprinkle the edible chocolate candy rocks around the dinosaur.

    Handful of candy rocks

     

    Blue dino with candy rocks

     

    Red dino with candy rocks

  30.  

  31. Either serve the cups immediately or keep them chilled until it’s time to serve.

    Finished dinosaur dirt pudding cups

 

Red dino with candy rocks

Dinosaur Dirt Pudding Cups

Yield: 5 cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 ¾ cups milk
  • Box of Jello instant chocolate pudding mix (5.9 oz)
  • Blue, red, orange, and yellow candy melts
  • 6-7 Double Stuff Oreos
  • Edible chocolate candy rocks (can substitute with jelly beans)
  • Dinosaur chocolate candy mold
  • Clear plastic punch cups

Instructions

  1. Pour the milk and pudding mix into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Mix well with a whisk or hand mixer until all lumps are removed.
  3. Place bowl in the refrigerator to set.
  4. While the pudding is setting, heat the yellow candy melts in the microwave for 30 seconds on 50% power.
  5. Remove candy melts from microwave and stir very well. (If they're still not fully melted, return them to the microwave for an additional 10 seconds, and stir again.)
  6. Use a spoon or silicone spatula to scoop the melted candy melts into a sandwich size baggie.
  7. Cut a very small tip off one bottom corner of the baggie and pipe the candy melts into the dinosaur chocolate mold.
  8. Do the same thing with the other candy melts until the mold is full.
  9. Place the mold in the refrigerator to set.
  10. Add the Oreos to a food processor and crush into fine crumbs. (Alternatively, you can put them in a ziploc baggie and crush them with a rolling pin or mallet.)
  11. Remove the pudding and dinosaur mold from the refrigerator.
  12. Fill the clear plastic cups approximately ¾ full with the pudding, and then top it with Oreo crumbs.
  13. Place one candy melt dinosaur on top of the Oreo crumbs and sprinkle candy rocks (or jelly beans) around it.
  14. Serve immediately or keep chilled until ready to serve.

Notes

For extra creamy pudding, you can fold in a container of Cool Whip before you put it in the fridge. (This will also allow you to make more servings.)

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Dino Dirt Pudding Cup with Oreos



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