Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Cup of Dirt

Hey guys! Today I'm sharing a fun Halloween recipe for Cup of Dirt! This awesome treat is made up of chocolate pudding, cookie crumbs, and gummy worms, and is named Cup of Dirt because, well, that's what it looks like! It was one of my favorite spooky desserts as a kid, so I thought it would be fun to make up a batch just in time for Halloween.

This dessert is super tasty, super fun, and shockingly easy to make. And hey! If you're not a fan of the more whimsical desserts, be sure to read on for the pudding recipe if nothing else. It's AWESOME.


Ok, let's hop to it!

Cup of Dirt: Serves 6

Ingredients:


For the Pudding (adapted from this recipe from Smitten Kitchen)

- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 3 cups whole milk
- 6 ounces dark chocolate (I used Theo Chocolate Pure 70%)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract

For the Spooky Stuff:

- 1 cup of pretty fine chocolate cookie crumbs. To make these, I put 8 gluten free chocolate sandwich cookies in a food processor and pulsed until smooth. Easy peasy!
- 18 gummy worms- enough for 3 per cup
1. Combine the cornstarch, sugar, and salt in a medium sauce pan and whisk together.
2. Pour the milk at a slow stream into the cornstarch mixture, being sure to whisk as you go, and whisk until all the milk has been added and the cornstarch mixture is well mixed in.
3. Place the mixture over low to medium-low heat and stir frequently, being sure to scrape the bottom and sides of the pan as you go. 
4. After about 10 minutes or so, the mixture will thicken up slightly- just enough to coat the back of the spoon. At this point, add in the chocolate, and stir for another 2-4 minutes, or until the chocolate is fully incorporated and the mixture is quite thick. Be sure to stir constantly and thoroughly so as not to burn the chocolate.
5. Remove the pot from the stove, add the vanilla, and stir until well combined.
6. Next, ladle your pudding into 6 small cups, being sure to distribute the pudding evenly. After your cups are filled, put them in the refrigerator to set, which will take about 2 to 3 hours.
7. Once your pudding is set, pull it out of the refrigerator. It's time to make these guys a little spooky! You'll begin by pushing a couple of the gummy worms into the pudding.
8. Then, spoon the cookie crumbs over the top of the pudding, and place another worm on top for good measure. I'm a gummy candy fiend so the more the merrier!
9. Once you've gotten them all spookified, serve 'em up!
This Cup of Dirt dessert is seriously delicious, and seriously fun. I'm so glad I made up a batch in time for Halloween.

I hope you enjoy it!


Til next time!


-Becca

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26 comments:

  1. Adorable AND absolutely delicious! Thanks for giving me a sample when I stopped by yesterday; great timing on my part for sure! Yummmmmmmm!

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you liked it so much! Maybe you can make the pudding for the family sometime! ; )

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  2. Ooh, I've never heard of this dessert. Sounds great and looks great as well! Perfect for Halloween :)

    Sofie x
    Little green Sofie

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    1. Thanks, Sofie! It's definitely a fun one!

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  3. Oh cute! I feel like I had this a child once, served in a mini flower pot. :-)

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    1. Oh my gosh. That flower pot idea is too cute! I gotta try that next time!

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  4. Love this idea! How fun!

    now following :)
    xo

    mariahlauren.blogspot.com

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  5. This is making me so nostalgic for my childhood! I used to love making this as a kid, and now I definitely need to revisit it because you make it look so good!

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    1. Aw, I love that, Elana! I hope you whip up a batch soon. It's so fun and easy!

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  6. YES! My aunt used to make this all the time! I love it. Hehe. So fun!
    xo
    Kristina
    www.eccentricowl.com

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  7. What a great idea, I wish I had time to make some tonight.

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    1. Thank you! It doesn't take too long, so it could be worth a shot!

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  8. This is such a good idea! Last year I let little gummiworms crawl out of a chocolate cake, but I think this is even better, because it actually looks like dirt. Hopefully it doesn't taste like it ;)

    /Cindi

    http://cherriesandsunflowers.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you! It definitely doesn't taste like dirt! Haha!

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  9. Nam. The pudding looks quite good.

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  10. These are awesome. Making me wish I was having a Halloween party this year!

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    1. Thank you! You can always have a party for 1! Haha!

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  11. This is so awesomely gross! Lol. You always have the cutest ideas!

    ♥ Brittney @ True Vintage Love
    www.truevintagelove.com

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  12. I just have to comment this was absolutely delicious! And when I say that I mean this was unbelievably amazing - one of the best puddings I've ever had. All of our adult guests were raving about it.

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    1. Oh man! Thank you SO so much!!!! Your comment totally made my day and I'm thrilled to hear that you all loved it so much!

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