Halloween Sweet Treats For Kids of All Ages

Happy Halloween!

Since Halloween falls during the week this year, I decided to make Gabe and Lexi some treats this past weekend. You may have seen my earlier post this week about my caramel dip with apples that was supposed to start off as caramel-filled spple slices. Luckily, all wasn’t lost and I came out with a great treat in the end.

Dipping apple slices in caramel sauce

The dessert the kids were more excited about was the chocolate pudding with “dirt” and “worms.” This is so easy to make and I used sugar-free Jello, 2% milk and lite Cool Whip so it wouldn’t be too laden with sugar and fat. I also used yummy chocolate creme Oreos (so much for being good about nutritional values with these bad boys), or you can use regular oreos instead.  This is a great dessert to have your kids help make as there is no cooking required.

There's worms in my dessert!

Kel’s Pudding with Dirt and Worms

Ingredients (makes 4-6 servings)

Pudding with dirt and worms ingredients

  • 1 box (3.9 oz.) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cups cold milk (I used 2%)
  • 1 package (15 oz.) chocolate sandwich cookies (I used Chocolate Creme Oreos)
  • 8 oz. Cool Whip (I used Lite)
  • Gummy worms


Whisk pudding mix with milk until well blended. Put in the refrigerator for 5 minutes or so to let it set.

Lexi stirring the pudding

Scrunch up Oreos to make them look like dirt. I would normally put them in a large ziplock bag and pound them with a rolling pin, but the rolling pin is missing from the kitchen remodel, so I just had Lexi scrunch the Oreos by hand. Then we put them in my new Pampered Chef manual food processor to make the crumbs have a finer consistency.

Oreos look like dirt

Take the pudding out of the refrigerator and fold in the Cool Whip.

Add Cool Whip to chilled pudding

Fill the trifle bowls with some of the crunched Oreos and top with a gummy bear.

Fill trifles with some dirt and a worm

Add some of the pudding mixture, and keep layering until the trifles are full. Top with gummy worms.

Kel's pudding with dirt and worms

Gabe likes to eat the worms first

The kids devoured these! Want to make something not so sweet? Check out some of these Halloween treats that I posted last year at: https://kelleychisholm.com/2012/10/28/tip-of-the-month-october-2012-make-these-easy-and-festive-halloween-treats/

Halloween Treats

Bon appétit!

Eat, drink and be merry!

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