When I was a young child and I used to eat dirt with a neighbor friend. I also used to chew on crayons and paper, but that's a story for a different day :-) We used to make mud pies by compacting dirt from around the big trees in the backyard into a pie plate and then watering them down with the water hose. I don't really know what I was thinking back then but no one ever told me not to do it. Were they good? No, not really.
This is a different take on eating dirt that is actually tasty and it's fun for kids to make. In fact my 14 year old brother made these by himself with my supervision of course. He made the pudding while I crushed the cookie crumbs but he assembled them by himself. They're not supposed to be pretty or perfect so just let the kids be kids and get pudding on the side of the cup or spill dirt. There's not a wrong way to do this.
They're fun and they're creepy and they're perfect for kids to make for sleepovers or for parties this Halloween weekend. And the best part is that after you eat the
pudding and the chocolaty cookie crumbs dirt you get to slurp on slimy worms!
I took this picture and Aaron said "that doesn't look very appetizing Nana". Well isn't that the point? It's dirt and worms! :-)
- chocolate pudding
- chocolate cookie crumbs
- gummy worms
Layer the pudding into a cup and top with crushed cookie crumbs. Insert gummy worms and eat!
NOTE: I used boxed pudding and Nabisco Wafers, but Oreos would work equally well.
If you don't like chocolate you could easily substitute butterscotch pudding and use graham crackers or gingersnaps cookies crumbs. You can use anything as long as it resembles dirt.
Worms are delicious!