I still remember the day I came home telling my mom I had eaten dirt and worms. I was in Kindergarten, and our teacher Ms. Monticello, had made dirt and worms and presented it to us in this beautiful flower pot. It was magical. And so delicious. I think my brain had a hard time figuring out how something that was supposed to be so gross tasted so damn good. Looking back — I wonder if I should have been a little smarter at 5 years old — but that’s a post for another day.
ANYWAY, fast forward to last week when we took a family vacation to Disney World for the first time. C fell in love with dirt and worms here — and it was just as magical as the first time I had it. There was just something in his smile that brought me back to the feeling I had when I was little.
The day we landed (no joke), C wanted to make them.
I think the process was almost more fun than the finished product.
Make your kiddos’ food dreams come true!
1 pkg. (3.9 oz.) Jell-O Chocolate Flavor Instant Pudding
2 cups cold milk
1/2 tub (4 oz.) Cool Whip, thawed
15 Oreos, finely crushed (about 1-1/4 cups), divided
10-12 gummy worms
- Beat pudding mix and milk in a large bowl with a whisk for about 2 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in the Cool Whip and half of the Oreo crumbles.
- Spoon into cups and top with the remaining cookie crumbles.
- Refrigerate 1 hour. Top with gummy worms just before serving.