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Worms and Dirt Dessert {Earth Day Fun}

This Worms and Dirt Dessert is a delicious treat that kids of all ages will love!  Made with easy to assemble ingredients pre-made ingredients. Great for parties too!

If you’re looking for the most easy, no fuss, delicious and fun dessert idea, this Worms and Dirt Dessert is it! Made with just 4 simple, pre-made ingredients and ready in 5 minutes.

  • KID FRIENDLY – Kids LOVE these!
  • SIMPLE – Made with pre-made ingredients and ready in just minutes.
  • GREAT FOR PARTIES – A fun dessert for parties!
a top down view of a glass of worms and dirt dessert

About the ingredients for Worms and Dirt Dessert:

Everything for this dessert is pre-made, that’s what makes it so easy, and so delicious! Sometimes you just have to indulge and love every single minute of it.

  • Chocolate Ice Cream (or pudding) for the ‘mud’
  • Deep’n Delicious Cake (chocolate flavour) for the ‘dirt’
  • Oreo Cookie Crumbs for more ‘dirt’
  • Gummy Worms for ‘worms’
the ingredients for worms and dirt dessert

Perfect for parties!

Make this dessert for birthday parties, Earth Day or any every day dessert. They’re just so simple and fun for any time.

a side view of a glass of worms and dirt dessert

Worms and Dirt Dessert Recipe Tips

  • Ice Cream Substitute: You can substitute the ice cream for chocolate pudding (just make a box of instant chocolate pudding and use that instead).
  • Chocolate Cake: Deep’n Delicious Chocolate Cake is perfect for this dessert. But so is this homemade chocolate cake…if you have leftovers use that!
  • Oreo Cookie Crumbs: If you can’t find these, feel free to crush chocolate wafers or any chocolate cookie.
  • Gummy Worms: You can use any gummy bug candy for this dessert.
  • Serving Sizes: You can make anywhere from 1 serving to probably 10 or more with ingredients listed below.
  • Serving Dishes: You can use pretty little coupes, small bowls or even wine glasses for these Worms and Dirt Desserts. Glass is best because you can see the inside of the dessert which is what’s fun about it!
  • Make Ahead Option: If you are using pudding instead of ice cream you can make these desserts up to a day ahead. Just don’t add the gummy worms to the tops until right before you are serving them (they’ll end up soggy if you don’t wait).

Worms and Dirt Dessert

This Worms and Dirt Dessert is a delicious treat that kids of all ages will love! Made with easy to assemble pre-made ingredients.

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake


  • 1 ready made Chocolate Cake
  • 1 box of Oreo Cookie Crumbs
  • 1 container of Chocolate Ice Cream
  • 1 bag of Gummy Worms


  1. Put a piece of chocolate cake in the bottom of the cup you are using.
  2. Top with some cookie crumbs.
  3. Add a scoop or 2 of ice cream (or pudding).
  4. Add more cookie crumbs.
  5. Top with gummy worms!
  6. Serve!

Keywords: worms and dirt dessert, Earth Day dessert idea

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Too fun! The kids will love this!

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  1. Mmmmm….goood! I’ve made a version of this dessert with just chocolate pudding and gummy worms, but your recipe looks much better! I’ve got to make this for my kids (and me)! I think the cookie crumbs would make it seem extra ‘dirty’!

  2. Yum! Chocolate ice cream is a great addition to this! I made some last week for my son’s class with cream cheese, powdered sugar, and cool whip mixed with chocolate pudding…yum!

  3. Hi! I am so happy you stopped by today – I had to check out your blog only to find this…and now I am tempted to send my husband to the store! haha. I will totally blame almost 3rd trimester pregnant cravings 🙂

  4. Oh how funny, I made something similar earlier this week on my blog too! But mine were pudding cups instead of ice cream, and ice cream sounds much better! I’ll definitely be substituting some rich chocolate ice cream for pudding in the future. Thanks for the idea!

  5. Sometimes, we must throw the rules out the window…

    I just need to find a GF oreo substitute… Annie’s makes healthier bunnies, but not gummie worms…

    I did this with my first graders eons ago…

    Thanks for linking to Creative Juice Thursday…Hope to see more of your ideas this week!