Cups of Dirt or Sand (Oreo Pudding Parfaits)
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Serves: 6
  • 3 cups lite coconut milk (not milk beverage)
  • 1 package Oreo cookies, crushed (reserve ⅓ of the crumbs for top of cups)
  • 1 large (5.9-ounce) package Jello instant pudding, chocolate
  • Gummy worms or other gummy critters
  1. Crush all the Oreos in a ziplock plastic bag (we did them in three batches to make sure they were crushed finely. We used both our hands and a rolling pin and released some major stress.)
  2. Make instant pudding according to directions on package, using rice milk instead of cow’s milk. Stir in oreo crumbs and spoon mixture in cups. Top with a layer of the crumbled cookies and garnish with a worm (or frog, or whatever critter you chose). Refrigerate until ready to serve.
One cute way we’ve done this before is placing the whole mixture in a flower pot (lined with foil) and placing a stemmed silk flower down into the mixture. Then serve the pudding with a brand new trowel.

But for these kids, having the worms visible will be an “oooouwwww” treat! Now for those who are avoiding all additives, food colorings, etc. (Such as those on the Feingold Diet), this wouldn’t work, because the gummy worms are loaded with colorings and artificial flavorings; and so is the chocolate pudding mix.

Cups of Sand Option: For a chocolate-free version, uses vanilla pudding and vanilla sandwhich cookies instead of the Oreos. Skip the gummy worms, and top with gummy fish instead! If desired, serve in a little beach pail with a shovel.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at