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The Cutest No Bake Carrot Patch Oreo Dirt Cups For Easter

These 4-ingredient Easter dirt cups are seriously adorable and super easy to make! Orange chocolate covered “carrot” strawberries are nestled in snack size chocolate pudding cups and surrounded by crushed Oreo dirt for an Easter dessert that kids will LOVE…

easter dirt cups made with snack size chocolate pudding and crushed oreo cookies

Easter Dirt Cups Dessert

Hey friends — just here bumping up an oldie but goodie Easter dirt cups dessert idea today that’s been buried in the archives for awhile. Why now? Well, I’ve got a few reasons:

  1. That 13-year-old that I mention below? Yeah, he’s turning EIGHTEEN next Wednesday. Cue all of the emotions: sadness, excitement, maybe even a little bit of relief (as in, we did this thing!) + more. Parenting is hard, y’all!
  2. It’s a reminder to myself that I STILL need to share my carrot cake recipe… No worries — it’s on deck for next week, along with the most luscious cream cheese buttercream frosting! And I promise the combo is worth the 5-year wait.
  3. And finally, I just want to make sure that other busy families have a chance to enjoy this super easy and tasty way to celebrate spring and/or Easter.

Hope you love making this Easter dirt recipe with your kids! I’ll just be here waiting on some grandkids so I can do it all over again. Not TOO soon, of course…

—— original post from March 21, 2015

This past Wednesday, my oldest son turned thirteen. I can hardly believe that we have a teenager in the house… It seems like, in the blink of an eye, he’s gone from my adorable, sweet, chubby baby boy to a handsome and mature young man.

Even though I was almost positive I knew how he’d answer, I sent him a text while he was at school asking what kind of cake he wanted me to bake for him. Just as I figured, he wanted me to make my famous carrot cake — which I just realized I’ve never shared on here. I need to fix that ASAP!

Anyhow, I ran to Walmart to pick up a few ingredients I was missing, and I was greeted at the door by the sweet aroma of fresh strawberries. Remembering an image I’d seen in a magazine of some simple orange candy melt-dipped strawberry “carrots”, I added a container to my cart, along with a package of white chocolate orange Wilton Candy Melts thinking I could recreate them to decorate my carrot cake.

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how to make dirt cups with snack size chocolate pudding and crushed oreo cookies

Easy Easter Dirt Pudding Using Snack Size Pudding Cups

Just LOOK how freaking cute they turned out! But it only took a small handful to decorate my son’s cake, so I was left wondering what to do with all of the leftovers… Well, other than just eat them as is — which certainly would NOT be a bad thing since they were totally yummy, too!

It was actually my youngest daughter Addie’s idea to make some little Oreo dirt cups to turn our leftovers into carrot patches, and I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out. Be sure to check out the short video she helped me with that shows just how simple and easy it is to make these carrot patch Oreo Easter dirt pudding cups.

Starting with snack size pudding cups means that these Oreo dirt cups come together in a flash. All you need are two 4-packs of individual snack/lunch size pudding cups and a package of Oreo cookies. The “carrots” require only fresh strawberries (look for a container with lots of leafy green tops) and a package of orange Wilton Candy Melts. That makes just four ingredients all together for this sweet little Easter project!

easter dirt pudding cups using snack size chocolate pudding, crushed oreos, and chocolate covered strawberries

How To Make Dirt Cups For Easter

Start by melting the orange candy melts in a double boiler. Don’t have one? Me either, LOL — I just use this easy double boiler hack. Be sure to wash and thoroughly dry your strawberries. Then dip them in the melted candy coating, and lay them on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet to cool. You can pop them in the refrigerator to speed up this process.

Spoon the remaining melted candy coating into a ziploc bag and snip off the corner. Use this to drizzle lines across the coated strawberries to give the appearance of a carrot. Set aside to cool thoroughly.

Making the actual Oreo dirt cups could not be easier! Simply remove the cream centers from 12 Oreo cookies. (No, these definitely did not go to waste in my house.) Then place the chocolate cookies in a Ziploc bag and crush them completely with a rolling pin.

From here, you just peel the foil lids off of the chocolate pudding cups. Spoon a thin layer of the Oreo “dirt” into each pudding cup, and then place one of the strawberry “carrots” in the cup. Finish them off by spooning additional Oreo dirt around the carrot to make it appear as though it’s planted in the ground.

In the words of Ina Garten: how easy is that?! I just love her…

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easter dirt cups recipe made with just 4 ingredients

Carrot Patch Oreo Easter Dirt Cups

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These 4-ingredient Easter dirt cups are seriously adorable and super easy to make! Orange chocolate covered "carrot" strawberries are nestled in snack size chocolate pudding cups and surrounded by crushed Oreo dirt for an Easter dessert that kids will LOVE...

Ingredients

For the "carrots":

For the Oreo dirt cups:

Instructions

For the "carrots":

  1. Melt the orange candy melts in a double boiler (or use this DIY double boiler method if you don't have one).
  2. Holding a strawberry by the leafy green part, dip it in the melted candy and twirl it so it's completely covered. Set on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet to cool.
  3. After all of the strawberries have been dipped, pour the remaining melted candy coating into a ziploc bag and snip off just the end of one corner. Drizzle lines over the coated strawberries to give them a carrot-like appearance.
  4. Set aside to cool completely.

For the Oreo dirt cups:

  1. Remove the cream center from about 12 Oreo cookies. Place the chocolate cookies in a Ziploc bag and crush them completely with a rolling pin.
  2. Peel the foil lids off of the chocolate pudding cups.
  3. Spoon a thin layer of the Oreo "dirt" into each pudding cup. Place one of the strawberry "carrots" in the cup, and finish by spooning additional Oreo dirt around the carrot to make it appear as though it's planted in the ground.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 oreo dirt cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 354Total Fat: 14.6gSaturated Fat: 9.9gSodium: 243.3mgCarbohydrates: 52.6gFiber: 0.9gSugar: 41.8gProtein: 2.7g

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Erin

Wednesday 8th of April 2020

So easy and so cute! Totally making these again for Easter! Kids loved them.

Krissy Allori

Wednesday 8th of April 2020

These are the cutest and you can't much easier. Going to make some with the kids for this weekend. Yay! Thanks.

Melissa

Wednesday 8th of April 2020

Yum - I made these with my kids and they were delicious and easy to make!

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