Dirt Pudding Tips
How do I make worms and dirt?
The easiest way to decorate dirt pudding is with store-bought gummy worms. For dirt, use crushed Oreo cookies.
Can I make dirt pudding without cream cheese?
Classic dirt pudding and this mind-blowing funfetti ice cream cone pie
both contain cream cheese and butter, and that’s what makes these no-bake desserts
so thick and indulgent. Recipes that don’t use cream cheese won’t have as much body or richness. We created a low-fat version of this recipe
, and it uses fat-free and regular cream cheese, but skips the butter.
What if my pudding doesn't set?
As long as you follow the recipe—being sure to use instant pudding mix and to whisk it vigorously until thickened—this is not going to be a problem for you. If you don’t use the right mix or whisk it long enough, the filling might be thin. In that case, try freezing the dirt pudding, then scoop out servings as a frozen dessert! Drizzle with homemade hot fudge
for an irresistible mudslide treat. Research contributed by Christine Rukavena, Taste of Home Book Editor
1/2 cup: 278 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 316mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.