Fall Treats | Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups
The kids will be the first to tell you these Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups are the BEST fall treats! I recently made these for my daughter’s and niece’s Fall-themed birthday party, and there wasn’t a single one left! Quick, simple, and inexpensive, these dirt cups are great for classroom birthday treats, after school snacks, and Halloween parties for kids.
Because we were also busy making Mummy Juice Boxes and Frankenstein Grape Cups, my husband convinced me to take the quickest route possible for these. Instead of making the pudding from scratch, which requires more ingredients and 1-2 hours of chilling time, my husband and I decided to get the premade chocolate pudding cups. I found everything I needed on Amazon, and had them shipped to my door in 2 days. (Have I mentioned I love amazon?) My order consisted of pudding cups, small clear desert cups, gummy worms, and a clear serving tray, and the pumpkin candy.
Some recipes suggest using a food processor to crush the oreos to a dirt consistency. Since we don’t have a food processor, we put a bag of oreos in a zip-loc baggy, and used a rolling pin. This worked great! Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to take pictures for each step of the process. Too much partyin’ to plan for 🙂 I’m sure you get the picture….oreos in a bag, smashed and rolled with a rolling pin until it looks like dirt. Next, we set up an assembly line to put these together. And, you better believe it…we had our 3 year old daughter help on these Fall treats for kids! Fun for the whole family is a bonus! I scooped the pudding into the desert cups, my daughter used a 1/4 measuring cup to scoop the dirt onto the pudding, and my husband put the pumpkin candy and gummy worm on top!
I set them out on the desert table, along with colorful spoons, and enjoyed watching the kids “oooh and awe” over them! Not a single one was left over! Even the adults were loving them!
Kathy Simpson says
Love the dirt cups…like pumpkins in a pumpkin patch…another project for the grandkids this weekend!
Della Larsen says
I LOVE dirt cups, I never thought to make a pumpkin patch. Such a great idea.
Teaching Autism says
These pudding cups look fab! Love them!!