Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Worms and Dirt Pudding Parfaits

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.

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!

The recipe can be found at Imperial Sugar’s website, along with tons of other fun Halloween Recipes!

Disclosure: This post is written by me in sponsorship with Imperial Sugar.  I have an ongoing relationship with Imperial Sugar for recipe development.  All photographs, text and opinions expressed are my own.  


36 Responses to “Worms and Dirt Pudding Parfaits”

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    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — October 16, 2013 @ 7:55 am

    So cute, Cassie! My kids would love this. 🙂

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    Rachel Cooks — October 16, 2013 @ 8:00 am

    I have such a hard time planning ahead too, but I’m trying to be better about it! lol. Sort of. These are SO cute!!!

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    Vicki Bensinger — October 16, 2013 @ 8:35 am

    I’ve always loved these wormy desserts – they’re so much fun for the kids and adults as well.

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    Cookbook Queen — October 16, 2013 @ 8:50 am

    These are SO fun. Jon David would love them!!

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    Mercedes — October 16, 2013 @ 8:57 am

    I love that you made this classic dessert into cute parfaits! My husband loves this snack and I like the idea of making it in individual servings!

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    Amy @ Elephant Eats — October 16, 2013 @ 9:11 am

    I’m with you on pulling myself together in time for posting ahead of holidays. I just don’t have that kind of forethought. So glad you posted these tho…they’d be SO cute for kids leading up to halloween 🙂

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — October 16, 2013 @ 10:15 am

    I had my first dirt pie in Kindergarten and I’ve been a huge fan since then.

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    Ashley — October 16, 2013 @ 11:34 am

    These are so fun! They remind me of something similar my mom used to make for us when we were kids – I love it!

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    natalie@thesweetslife — October 16, 2013 @ 12:10 pm

    one of my all time favorite desserts…even today! i will never be too old for this 🙂

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — October 16, 2013 @ 3:25 pm

    This is going to sound crazy, but worms and dirt is one of my favorite desserts to serve at dinner parties. I made them in wine glasses and everyone goes nuts. This is a great reminder that I need to try them for Halloween. Can’t wait to check out your version!

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    saly @ sallys baking addiction — October 16, 2013 @ 5:03 pm

    Dirt was my favorite growing up, Cassie! I haven’t had it in years. It will always be a favorite though. How can you not love something that adorably cute and with the name “dirt and worms”? 😉 Love these!

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    DessertForTwo — October 16, 2013 @ 5:39 pm

    This is secretly my favorite dessert! I go to Freddy’s for a concrete with dirt + worms! but now I’ll make these instead 🙂

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    Samantha @FerraroKitchen — October 16, 2013 @ 6:09 pm

    So cute!! LOVE this for Halloween 🙂

  14. #
    Lindsay @ This Midwest — October 16, 2013 @ 7:11 pm

    Mmmm reminds me of childhood! Candy on candy on candy. Woo!

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    Luv What You Do — October 16, 2013 @ 7:59 pm

    This is one of my fave desserts yet I never make it!!!

  16. #
    Tracey — October 16, 2013 @ 8:57 pm

    “Dirt” is one of Shane’s most requested recipes – he can’t get enough! This is such a fun idea for Halloween with the worms.

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    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef — October 16, 2013 @ 8:59 pm

    what a fun dessert! i used to love this as a kid. the individual parfaits are so cute 🙂

  18. #
    Tieghan — October 16, 2013 @ 9:18 pm

    I used to LOVE these when I was younger! So good and so fun! These were at all the school Halloween parties! 🙂

  19. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — October 17, 2013 @ 12:44 am

    How adorable! This would be so fun to do with my niece and nephews!

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — October 17, 2013 @ 8:29 am

    OMG I LOVE dirt cups! They’re kind of like a guilty pleasure around here. 🙂 Heading over for the recipe!

  21. #
    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — October 17, 2013 @ 6:31 pm

    Great Halloween dessert! My kids always go crazy for this! 🙂

  22. #
    Mimi @ Culinary Couture — October 17, 2013 @ 6:37 pm

    Lol my blog is not holiday oriented either. I don’t know how people find the time…pumpkin recipes were going up in’s crazy!

  23. #
    Joanne — October 17, 2013 @ 7:56 pm

    These were my FAVORITE dessert growing up!! I wonder if I’d still love them as much as an adult…I hope so because I’m definitely going to be making them this year for Halloween!

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    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — October 17, 2013 @ 8:54 pm

    I loved this as a kid. My mom used a {clean} sand bucket and shovel. You just took me back in time with these!

  25. #
    Nutmeg Nanny — October 18, 2013 @ 9:06 am

    Oh wow! I always loved having these as a child 🙂 such a fun and tasty treat!

  26. #
    steph@stephsbitebybite — October 18, 2013 @ 9:24 am

    I can’t wait until next year when I can make these and Logan will be sooo excited and creeped out LOL

  27. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — October 18, 2013 @ 5:39 pm

    So fun, love the “dirt”!

  28. #
    Deborah — October 20, 2013 @ 1:36 am

    I totally need to make these for my kids – I know they’d go crazy for them!

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    Roxi — October 20, 2013 @ 7:44 pm

    Aborbs! I remember my mom making this delectable dessert… though not in parfait cups. Hers was always in this gallon-sized clear glass bucket complete with a wooden handle. Can’t wait to share this in parfait cups with my kidlets!

  30. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — October 21, 2013 @ 12:50 am

    I love worms and dirt! So much fun for everyone!

  31. #
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — October 21, 2013 @ 3:39 pm

    A classic Halloween treat! I love these, Cassie! So fun and colorful, perfect for little (and big) trick-or-treaters, hehe.

  32. #
    Christy @ My Invisible Crown — October 21, 2013 @ 6:11 pm

    I have always LOVED this dessert. I know it’s mostly geared towards kids but it’s so stinkin’ cute and what could be better than cookie crumbs, pudding and CANDY???

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    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — October 22, 2013 @ 1:57 pm

    Love these!!! I remember the very first time I ever had dirt cake in 5th grade. I thought it was the coolest thing ever!! 🙂

  34. #
    Johlene — October 23, 2013 @ 2:24 am

    These are so cutr! I can imagine them on a dessert table at a kids party.. so cute!! Xx

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    Cass @foodmyfriend — October 27, 2013 @ 8:24 pm

    Hehe I made these in cupcake versions for my little brothers birthday. So cute!


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