I was a room mother just about every year that my sons were in elementary school. One year on Earth day when my oldest was in 2nd or 3rd grade, one of the other room mothers and I made these JELL-O Dirt Cups and took them to the classroom for a special treat. The kids gathered around and asked what they were. When I replied “Dirt Cups”, they appeared puzzled and weren’t sure whether they should eat them or not! I guess they thought we were actually trying to get them to eat real dirt. But they were a big hit and were always a hit with my kids. Enjoy!
JELL-O Dirt Cups
1 package (16 ounces) chocolate sandwich cookies
2 cups cold milk
1 package (4-serving size) JELL-O Chocolate Flavor Instant Pudding and Pie Filling
1 tub (8 ounces) Cool Whip® Whipped Topping, thawed
8-10 (7 -ounce) paper or plastic cups
Decorations: Gummy worms and frogs, Candy flowers, Chopped peanuts, Granola
Crush cookies in zipper-style plastic bag with rolling-pin or in food processor.
Pour milk into large bowl. Add pudding mix. Beat with wire whisk 1 to 2 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir in whipped topping and 1/2 of the crushed cookies.
Place about 1 tablespoon crushed cookies into each cup. Fill cups about 3/4 full with pudding mixture. Top with remaining crushed cookies.
Refrigerate 1 hour or until ready to serve. Decorate with gummy worms and frogs, candy flowers, peanuts and granola.
Makes 8-10 servings.