Selfmade Filth Pudding Recipe – Sally’s Baking Habit

This no-bake, make-ahead do-it-yourself dust pudding recipe is as enjoyable to make as it’s to serve and eat. With its layers of creamy do-it-yourself chocolate pudding, crushed Oreo cookies, and buried gummy worms, this whimsical dessert brings out the internal baby in everybody. Consuming dust and worms has by no means been so scrumptious (or inspired)!

dirt pudding cups with crushed Oreo cookies and gummy worms on top.

Go on, I dare even the grumpiest grownup to withstand a smile after they’re handed a cup of dust and worms to eat with a spoon. Even the worms are smiling like they’re in on the joke. 😉

Why Would I Eat Filth?

Truthful query. Right here’s why you’ll love this do-it-yourself dust pudding dessert:

  • Easy, creamy milk chocolate pudding is surprisingly simple to make from scratch!
  • Layers of Oreo cookie crumbs present an exquisite texture distinction.
  • This can be a no-bake, make-ahead dessert.
  • You possibly can enhance the highest to fit your get together or vacation theme (concepts beneath)!
  • Makes an incredible deal with for youths’ events, spring or summertime, or Halloween.
  • You possibly can layer it in cups for individually portioned desserts, or all in 1 massive baking dish or bowl.
  • Enjoyable to make, enjoyable to eat! Each youngsters and kids-at-heart love digging into this dessert.
cups of dirt and worms pudding dessert with layers of crushed Oreo cookies, homemade chocolate pudding, and gummy worms on top.

Components You Want for Selfmade Filth Pudding

That is from-scratch stovetop chocolate pudding, and one of the best ways I understand how to make it. You don’t must serve it as dust and worms! It’s unbelievable plain, as a trifle, or in a baked pie crust. Right here’s what you want:

  • Sugar: For sweetening the pudding.
  • Cocoa Powder: I take advantage of unsweetened pure cocoa powder, which, when mixed with the sugar and milk, makes a pleasant milk chocolate pudding (a child favourite!). In case you desire the bittersweet taste of darkish chocolate, you need to use Dutch-process cocoa powder or Hershey’s Particular Darkish cocoa powder as an alternative.
  • Cornstarch: That is the thickening agent for the pudding, identical to we want for banana cream pie, coconut cream pie, and banana pudding.
  • Salt: A bit salt balances the candy.
  • Entire Milk: Use complete milk on this recipe. If you wish to substitute in decrease fats or nondairy milk, enhance the cornstarch. I examined it, and almond milk labored properly however the consistency was a lot thinner even with 1 additional Tablespoon of cornstarch. So, preserve that in thoughts.
  • Butter: Simply 3 Tablespoons stirred in on the finish of cooking offers the pudding a richer taste, helps it proceed to thicken, and smooths it out.
  • Vanilla Extract: Taste enhancer.
  • Oreos: Crush basic or peanut butter Oreos for the “dust” layers, or crush Golden Oreos for “sand” if you happen to’d desire a seaside theme! (See beneath for some extra theme inspiration and concepts.)
  • Gummy Worms: At all times the youngsters’ favourite a part of this deal with!

Have you ever ever tried my butterscotch pudding earlier than? The chocolate pudding is comparable, however there’s no want for egg yolks. The cornstarch clearly helps thicken, however the cocoa powder does too.

Make the Selfmade Chocolate Pudding

Making do-it-yourself chocolate pudding is a lot simpler than you’d suppose, and the total printable recipe is beneath. These temporary notes and step-by-step photographs will assist you to perceive the method earlier than you start. First, you’ll mix many of the elements in a medium saucepan over medium warmth. (You’ll stir the butter and vanilla in after cooking.)

I eliminated the saucepan from warmth simply to point out you this image. Right here’s the sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, salt, and milk mixed. It’s fairly skinny earlier than it begins cooking:

chocolate liquid mixture and rainbow whisk in saucepan.

Making do-it-yourself pudding is all about whisking. I all the time wish to say: if you understand how to whisk, you understand how to make pudding.

Whisking often, cook dinner the combination till it begins boiling. You need large bubbles erupting and popping within the very middle of the pan. When that occurs, let it boil for 1 minute, after which whisk within the butter and vanilla extract off warmth.

whisking butter into chocolate mixture in saucepan.

Look how splendidly thick! Pour the recent pudding right into a heatproof bowl, and let it sit for five minutes. Then place plastic wrap immediately on the floor to forestall a rubbery “pores and skin” from forming on prime.

spatula with chocolate pudding on it and the bowl of chocolate pudding shown with plastic wrap on top.

Let the pudding thicken within the fridge for an hour, after which assemble the dust cups. After that, refrigerate the assembled dust cups for 3 hours, or as much as 48 hours. Nice make-ahead dessert!

Layer the Filth Dessert Cups

This recipe makes about 4 cups of pudding, in order that’s sufficient for eight 1/2-cup servings of pudding. Layer a pair spoonfuls of crumbs into the underside of every glass, adopted by a layer of pudding (about 1/4 cup), and repeat with one other layer of crumbs, a second 1/4-cup layer of pudding, and a ultimate topping of crumbs. Don’t neglect the worms!

4-photo collage showing layering homemade chocolate pudding, crushed Oreo cookies, and gummy worms in a glass cup.

Different Concepts for Adorning Filth Pudding

Listed below are just a few extra concepts to encourage you—get inventive and have enjoyable with it!

Regardless of the way you enhance or serve these dust pudding cups, youngsters and kids-at-heart can not get sufficient. Right here’s to a foolish, comfortable dessert!

overhead picture of dirt pudding cups with crushed Oreo cookies and gummy worms on top.