Easter Dirt Pudding Cups – with Peeps!

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Individual Easter dirt pudding cups are the perfect way to celebrate the season. These no-bake treats are made with pudding, Oreo cookies, and everyone’s favorite marshmallow Peeps.

Spring has sprung and making simple snacks is what we are all about. This Easter treat is about as simple as it comes. You’ll be enjoying it before you know it.

Easter Dirt Pudding in plastic single serve cups
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Growing up I thought dirt pudding was the most creative dessert ever. I remember going to a church function and seeing a pail full of “dirt” with a trowel for serving.

I just love the creativity.

These Easter dirt cups take that idea and add some seasonal fun. Make them in single serve sizes and no one has to share! That’s what I call a fun dessert.

For more Easter bunny ideas, nosh on these bunny pancakes, Cadbury Creme Egg Easter cake, or my special Easter gnome cookie cups.

Why I love Easter Bunny Dirt Cups

  • No Bake
  • Kid-approved
  • Creamy texture with a crunch
  • Colorful Easter brunch idea

Ingredients Needed

To make this super cute dessert, you just need a few minutes and some simple ingredients.

You can make these year round, but if you want to add the bunnies and chicks on top, you’ll need to grab them in the spring.

Easter Dirt Pudding Cup ingredients on display in packaging

What to buy:

  • Vanilla instant pudding mix – this is the base of your treat and will be divided between different colors.
  • Cold milk – used to make the pudding. I prefer whole milk for richer flavor.
  • Cool Whip topping – This is used to thicken the pudding mixture.
  • Oreo cookies – without the filling. Yes really! I’m sure you can find something to do with all that cream. I know I would.
  • Green sprinkles – sprinkles make delicious grass!
  • Peeps marshmallows – Grab a few colors of Peeps bunny and chick varieties
  • Mini egg candies – My favorites are Robins Egg Whoppers but Cadbury chocolate eggs also work well.
  • Pink and green gel food coloring – this is used to create the colorful layers.
  • Clear plastic cups – to serve this easy treat to your friends and family

How to Make Them

Whether you make these to share or want a fun activity to get kids in the kitchen, you will love how easy this recipe is.

Make the Pudding Mixture

Get started by adding the pudding mix to a large bowl. Whisk it with 3 cups milk, until the mixture begins to thicken.

Then, gently fold in cool whip, stirring until well combined and set aside.

whisk vanilla pudding with milk and cool whip

Then take the prepared vanilla pudding mixture and divide it. You’ll want one-third of the mix in one bowl, and the remaining two-thirds in another.

To the smaller bowl of pudding, add 4-5 drops of purple gel food coloring and mix well. Feel free add more if needed to reach your desired shade of purple.

add purple food coloring to a third of the pudding

With your remaining bowl of pudding, add 4-5 drops of pink gel food coloring and mix until the pudding is pink.

add pink food coloring to two thirds of pudding mixture

Use your food processor to crush the cookies into a fine crumb. You may need to do this in batches. Or, you could add them to a large zipper bag and crush them with a rolling pin.

Divide the Oreo crumbs into 3 separate bowls. Since we are creating three layers in our cups, this will ensure you don’t run out.

process oreo cookies until the crumb stage

Assemble the Dirt Cups

Take one bowl of crushed cookies and divide the crumbs evenly among the plastic cups to create the bottom layer.

Divide the purple pudding evenly among your individual cups on top of the cookie layer.

layer cookie crumbs and pudding in cups

Then, with the second bowl of crushed Oreos and divide evenly among the 6 cups, making the 2nd layer of dirt crumbs on top of the purple pudding mixture.

Add the pink pudding mixture among your cups, leaving just a small amount of space at the top for a final cookie crumb layer.

Finally, top each of the easter pudding cups with another layer of chocolate cookie crumbs.

Top with more cookie crumbs and green sprinkles

Sprinkle each cup with green sprinkles, an Easter Peeps marshmallow, and 2-3 mini egg candies.

Serve and enjoy!

top easter dirt cups with chocolate eggs and peeps

Variations

This no bake dessert is so much fun to make and delicious to eat. And I love that you can really change it up based on your preferences. Here are a few ideas if you want a little variety.

  • Use jelly beans instead of chocolate mini eggs
  • Try edible grass if you don’t want to use sprinkles
  • Make chocolate pudding cups instead of vanilla. You won’t have the same colors throughout but they will be delicious!
  • Mix in some small Easter candy or gummy worms with the Oreo layers

Storage Tips

If you have any leftovers, take each cup of pudding and cover it with a layer of plastic wrap to store. Refrigerate and enjoy within 1-3 days.

Print the Recipe

Oreo dirt cups are the perfect Easter season treat and they are ready in fifteen minutes. I hope you love them!

Easter Pudding Cups with Peeps

5 from 1 vote
No bake Easter dessert cups are a great way to welcome spring and enjoy a sweet treat that is ready in just 15 minutes!
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Yield: 6 cups

Equipment

  • 6 clear plastic cups 9 ounce size

Ingredients 

  • 6 oz vanilla instant pudding, one package
  • 3 cups whole milk, cold
  • 8 oz Cool Whip
  • 36 Oreos, filling removed
  • 2 TBSP green sprinkles
  • 6 Peeps marshmallows
  • 12 Mini egg candies
  • Pink and green gel food coloring

Instructions 

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together vanilla pudding mix and 3 cups milk, until the mixture begins to thicken.
  • Fold in cool whip, stirring until well combined.
  • Divide your prepared vanilla pudding mixture- ⅓ of the mix in one bowl, and ⅔ the mix in another.
  • To the smaller bowl, add 4-5 drops of purple gel food coloring. You can add more, if needed, to reach your desired shade of purple.
  • To the remaining bowl of pudding, add 4-5 drops of pink gel food coloring. Add more, if needed, until the pudding is pink.
  • Remove the cream from the insides of each cookie. Discard or set aside to use in another way.
  • Use a food processor to crush the Oreos (you may need two batches), or add them to a large zip top bag to crush with a rolling pin.
  • Divide crushed cookies into 3 separate bowls and set aside.
  • Take one bowl of cookie crumbs and divide them equally among 6 plastic cups to make the bottom layer.
  • Add purple pudding evenly among into each of the cups.
  • Take the second bowl of crushed oreos, and divide evenly among the 6 cups, making the 2nd layer on top of the purple pudding.
  • Then divide the pink pudding among your cups, leaving just a small amount of space at the top for a final Oreo layer. Discard any excess pink pudding.
  • Divide the final bowl of crushed Oreos on top of each cup.
  • Add some green sprinkles, a peeps marshmallow and 2-3 mini egg candies.

Notes

Enjoy right away or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. If not eating immediately, wait until serving to add the marshmallows. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup, Calories: 506kcal

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert, Easter
Cuisine: American

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About Andrea Updyke

Andrea Updyke is a married mom of two boys living in Raleigh, NC. She is a published author and blogger of more than 18 years and loves to celebrate the little things that make life awesome.

Whether she's sharing tasty recipes, traveling or hanging with the family, Andrea's goal is to help make your days a little easier and a lot more fun! Email inquiries to andreaupdyke@gmail.com.

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