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Easter Dirt Cups are a fun and sweet way to celebrate spring and the Easter season! Chocolate pudding and Oreo dirt topped with white chocolate covered strawberry carrots are easy to make with just six ingredients.
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Fun Easter Dirt Cups Recipe
I love making dirt cups because there are about a thousand ways to customize them for any celebration. For this version, we’re doing dirt pudding cups Easter style! These Easter dirt cups are so adorable, and the best part is that they’re easy to make.
They’re not just for Easter – they’re perfect for the whole spring season! Sometimes I call them carrot patch dirt cups if I’m making them for something other than Easter. Works either way!
For this recipe, chocolate pudding topped with crushed Oreo cookies is the dirt, and I top them with cute strawberry carrots.
Nothing about these Easter dirt cake cups is hard to do – we’re using Instant pudding, candy melts, and orange food coloring to create these individual Easter pudding cups.
It’s like two treats in one – chocolate pudding with cookie crumbles and chocolate-covered strawberries. Make these Easter bunny dirt cups for potlucks, parties, or your Easter celebration. They will put a smile on everyone’s faces!
Ingredients in Strawberry Carrots
Fresh strawberries: Be sure to check the container before you buy to make sure there aren’t any rotten ones.
White chocolate melting wafers: Ghirardelli is my favorite brand, but you can also use almond bark or Candiquik
Orange food coloring: Make sure to use gel based food coloring or candy coloring
Ingredients in Easter Dirt Cups
Pudding: I like using instant chocolate pudding mix because it’s so easy
Milk: Regular or nonfat, but don’t use nondairy
Oreos: or other similar chocolate cookie
How to make Chocolate Covered Strawberry Carrots
1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Melt the white chocolate wafers in the microwave following the package instructions.
2. Add a few drops of orange food coloring to the white chocolate mixture and stir. Add more food coloring until you get your desired color.
3. Roll the strawberries in the white chocolate, leaving the green stems up so they don’t get coated. Place the coated strawberries on the prepared cookie sheet.
4. Let the chocolate set and then drizzle more melted white chocolate over the top of each strawberry.
How to make Easter Dirt Cups
- Combine the pudding mix and milk in a large mixing bowl. Stir it for two minutes, and then set the bowl aside.
- Crush the Oreo cookies in a food processor. Or, you can place them in a bag and crush them with a rolling pin.
- Spoon the pudding into serving cups or bowls. Sprinkle the crushed cookies over the top. Place two chocolate-covered carrot strawberries on top of the cookies.
How to Store
These carrot dirt cups should be covered and stored in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve them.
Plan to enjoy them within two to three days – the cookies will soften as they sit, so for the best crunchy cookie topping, they’re best not long after making them.
One thing I love about these Easter dirt cups is that you can make them ahead. I like to make the components and then store them separately. When I’m ready to serve them, I just assemble and serve.
- You can make the pudding ahead and spoon it into the serving cups. Cover and keep them in the refrigerator.
- You can coat the strawberries in the white chocolate and then let them set. Once the candy coating has hardened, place them in an airtight container with wax paper separating the layers. This will keep them from sticking. Store them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to assemble the cups.
- You can crush the cookies ahead of time and store them in a resealable bag.
- When you’re ready to serve your carrot dirt cups, spoon the crushed cookies over the top of the pudding, add the strawberry carrots, and you’re done!
Pudding: You can use any chocolate pudding for these carrot pudding cups, but make sure it’s an instant pudding mix.
Milk: Whole milk, 2% milk, or nonfat milk will work for this recipe. It just depends on how rich you want the chocolate pudding.
Food Coloring: Use gel food coloring to tint the white chocolate. If you use liquid food coloring, your chocolate may seize up, and you won’t be able to coat the strawberries.
Cookies: You can swap the Oreos for chocolate graham crackers or chocolate wafer cookies.
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Easter Dirt Cups Recipe
- 12 fresh strawberries
- 10 oz white chocolate melting wafers
- Orange food coloring or red + yellow (see note)
- 2 boxes 3.4 ounces each instant chocolate pudding
- 4 cups cold milk
- 20 Oreos
- Line a cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper.
- Melt the white chocolate wafers in a microwave-safe bowl. Place them at 50% power for 1 minute, then stir. Then continue heating at 50% power in 30 second increments until melted and smooth.
- Put in a few drops of food coloring and stir until you have your desired orange color.
- Roll your strawberries into your melted chocolate, making sure the stems are up, and place on prepared cookie sheet. Once they are set, use a spoon to drizzle over more chocolate onto the strawberries.
- In a large bowl, combine pudding mix and cold milk. Stir for two minutes then set aside. Pudding should set in five minutes.
- Place Oreos in a large Ziploc bag and crush with a rolling pin, or use a food processor to crush into crumbs.
- In a little cup or dish, spoon in the pudding and sprinkle with oreo crumbs to create the “dirt”. Then top with two of your chocolate-covered strawberries.
• Regular or nonfat milk may be used.
• Be sure to use gel based food coloring so your white chocolate doesn’t seize.
• Substitute chocolate graham crackers for the Oreos.
I love individual-sized desserts, and these Easter dirt cups are always an easy recipe to make. The chocolate-covered strawberries with the cookie pudding cup are so fun to eat. I hope you love them as much as I do – Enjoy!