Worms and Dirt Pudding Parfaits
I am not usually one to follow themes in blogging. Near Thanksgiving, most of my blogging pals will be posting recipes for homemade rolls and crowd-pleasing casseroles; around Valentine’s day, other food blogs are boasting pink and red and heart-shaped treats for loved ones; At Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day, you are sure to find lots of red, white and blue desserts and picnic recipes…but you usually won’t find them here. And don’t even get started on those national food holidays. There has to be a calendar out there somewhere to keep me from always being a day too late!
Not that I don’t love these things, because I do. I just don’t plan enough ahead for these kinds of recipes. And then by the time I have a fabulous Thanksgiving dessert idea, Thanksgiving is far gone, and we are talking about Christmas cookies.
But this year, I have found an exception: Halloween. It’s all of that candy floating around everywhere that has me totally in the spirit for Halloween party treats. Treats like this one: Worms and Dirt Pudding Parfaits.
My sister made something similar to these for my oldest nephew’s 5th birthday, for him to share with his class. The “dirt” is chocolate sandwich cookies which have been pulverized in a food processor. And then the dirt is layered with a sweet, creamy pudding and then the parfaits are topped off with a final layer of dirt, and then some gummy worms. And what child is not going to love these for a spooky treat this year? After these were finished up I thought of one fun addition – make “tombstones” out of vanilla sandwich cookies and shove them down into the dirt!
I’m going to go ahead put the candy away and start brainstorming Thanksgiving recipes right now!