Dirt Cup with Worms: The Perfect Rainy Day Dessert

Spring 2023

By Kelly Rostorfer, Publisher for NE Macaroni KID April 13, 2023

Calling all kids! Spring is the time to get muddy and never worry, 'cause April showers bring May flowers and WORM WEATHER! This week, Mac Kids are getting into all things spring, and what better way than to make some cups of dirt filled with worms? We'll even read our favorite, "Worm Weather" book while we're at it! Get creative, get your hands a little messy and join the spring fun!

What you'll need:
Measuring cups
Mixing bowl
Plastic zipping bag
Electronic mixer
rolling pin


3.9oz instant chocolate pudding mix

2 cups milk

8oz frozen whipped topping (thawed)

16oz package of chocolate sandwich cookies

10 plastic cups

gummy worms

Optional: Graham cracker crumbs


1. Mix pudding mix and milk in the mixing bowl and fold in your whipped topping

2. Place 8-10 cookies in a gallon sized plastic zipping bag. 

3. Roll over the cookies with a rolling pin until they are crumbly, but not crushed. Repeat with the remaining cookies

4. Optional: Mix in graham cracker crumbs to your crumbly cookies (I like to add this, as it make the cup look more like dirt)

5. Place a spoonful of cookie crumbs in the bottom of the cups

6. Fill cups half-full with your pudding mix. Top with more cookie crumbs and repeat until all the cups are full

7. Decorate with gummy worms and ENJOY!

While we enjoy our spring treat, we love to read Worm Weather. This charming little book celebrates all the joy of the spring season. From the sounds of the rain to the worms in the ground below, Worm weather take you on an adventure through all the sights and sounds of spring. This book have beautiful illustrations and is written in rhyme. It is sure to delight any fan of springtime fun!