W is for Wiggly Worms in Dirt {Blogging Through the Alphabet}

For the past couple of weeks, our littlest grandson has been showing a great interest in helping out in the kitchen. Of course, at 18 months this means eating the ingredients and getting his hands messy for the most part but I thought I would find another recipe that he could sink his teeth (and chubby little hands) into.

What better W recipe for kids than Wiggly Worms in Dirt. Mmmm…gummy worms, chocolate cookie crumbs, chocolate pudding…delicious! And easy for mom too.

As many of you know, I love checking out the local bulk food store for ingredients when I’m making things with the kids. All the colorful bins hold wondrous treats for them and this way they can personalize their cupcakes, candies, and cups without me having to buy a bunch of each item (you should have seen me picking through the gummy worm bin for purple ones to make our Ursula’s Octopus Cupcakes!)



Chocolate pudding (or butterscotch or vanilla depending on what your kids like)

Chocolate cookie crumbs (or graham or nilla wafer crumbs depending on preference)

Gummy worms


Put pudding into a bowl or cup leaving enough room for to top with cookie crumbs and worms.

Place worms into the pudding with their heads (or tails) sticking up.

Spread crumbs (dirt/sand) over top of pudding and around the worms.

There you have it, easy as pie, Wiggly Worms in Dirt (or sand, or on the beach depending on the flavors you use).


* You can take a shortcut and use pudding cups as your base. Less mess and perfect for when you are traveling but still want to make treats with the kids.


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3 thoughts on “W is for Wiggly Worms in Dirt {Blogging Through the Alphabet}”

  1. annette says:

    easy peasy pudding ‘n pie 🙂 (or in this case worms) 🙂

  2. Kristen says:

    I made ‘dirt’ last year for our daughter’s farm-themed birthday party. We used Oreo cookies and crumbled them up to put in our pudding.

  3. Lori H says:

    This is always such a hit with young ones and so easy to make. What a fun one to include in this series.

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