"Dirt Pudding" Pumpkin Patch

"Dirt Pudding" Pumpkin Patch

by Juana Cruz 1 year ago
4.9 (9)
795.1 kcal
110.6 g carbs
Description

I was bringing a dessert to a 'spooky Halloween dinner,' and wanted to make something creative. I had heard of the 'dirt cup' recipes with gummy worms before, but I wanted to do something a little different, so I adapted the recipe to this! Kiddos loved it and so did the adults!

Ingredients
  • 2 (14 ounce) packages chocolate sandwich cookies (such as Oreo®)
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 ½ cups milk
  • 2 (3.5 ounce) packages instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 (5 ounce) bag gummy worm candies
  • 40 candy (mellocreme) pumpkins
  • ½ cup vanilla frosting
  • 1 drop green food coloring
Directions
  1. 1. Crush cookies in 2 or 3 batches in a food processor. Pulse until you get fine crumbs, about 30 seconds per batch. Transfer to a bowl.
  2. 2. Place cream cheese, butter, and confectioner's sugar in food processor; mix until smooth, about 30 seconds.
  3. 3. Whisk milk and pudding mixes together in a bowl until pudding is thickened; fold in whipped topping. Stir in cream cheese-butter mixture.
  4. 4. Press 1/3 of the cookie crumbs onto the bottom of a 9x13-inch pan. Sprinkle half of the gummy worms on the crumb layer. Spread half of the pudding mixture over the crumbs and candy. Carefully layer another 1/3 of the crumbs over the pudding mixture and sprinkle on more gummy worms. Add the last layer of cookie crumbs and smooth them out for your "pumpkin patch."
  5. 5. Place pumpkin candy in rows with enough room to for frosting "vines" and "leaves."
  6. 6. Tint frosting with green food coloring and transfer to piping bag. Connect pumpkins with "vines" and add swirling tendrils. Switch to a leaf tip and create some leaves.
Nutrition Facts
serving: 1 9x13-inch baking dish
calories: 795.1 kcal
carbohydrates: 110.6 g
protein: 8.1 g
saturated fat: 18.8 g
cholesterol: 46.6 mg
sodium: 722.7 mg
fiber: 2.5 g
sugar: 80.5 g