Protein-rich, dairy-free chocolate pudding gets sprinkled with crushed Oreos and gummy worms to create these festive and fun Vegan Dirt Pudding Cups!
Halloween is just around the corner.
Although our family doesn't really celebrate Halloween, I do love making fun, spooky treats for my family.
These Vegan Dirt Pudding Cups are the perfect Halloween dessert!
Using just 6 ingredients and minimal hands-on-time, they are the perfect last-minute dessert that the entire family will enjoy!
Let me show you how to make them!
What is Dirt Pudding?
If you're unfamiliar with dirt pudding, you're in for a treat!
This American dessert has a few names including "Oreo Dirt Cake" or "Dirt and Worms".
While the name is odd, dirt pudding is a delicious dessert made to look like mud and dirt with worms crawling out of it!
Chocolate pudding makes up the base of this dessert and acts as the "mud."
Then crushed Oreos are sprinkled on top of the pudding to form "dirt."
Lastly, gummy worms are poked into the dirt to make it look like worms are crawling out of the ground.
This is definitely a dessert geared towards kids, but the whole family will love it!
Ingredients You'll Need for Vegan Dirt Pudding
The best part about this dessert, other than the taste of course, is how few ingredients are needed to make this dessert.
Four simple ingredients make up the "mud" and then you just need some Oreos and gummy worms for garnish.
I'll list out everything you need for these Vegan Dirt Pudding Cups below:
- Silken tofu
- Dairy-free chocolate chips
- Cocoa powder
- Maple syrup
- Vegan gummy worms (or other vegan gummy candy)
Are Gummy Worms Vegan?
Most gummy candies are not vegan as they contain gelatin.
Gelatin is an animal-based protein that is made from boiling the skin, tendons and ligaments of cows and pigs.
There are a few different vegan gummy candies available on the market.
Are Oreos Vegan?
Oreos are accidentally vegan!
You'd think Oreos would contain milk considering they have a cream-center-filling, but the creamy center is actually made from non-hydrogenated vegetable oil.
So while Oreos are definitely not a health food, they are vegan!
How to Make Pudding with Silken Tofu
You might think it's odd to make pudding using silken tofu, but it works great!
The silken tofu makes this pudding super creamy and even provides some plant-based protein!
To make pudding with silken tofu, simply follow the step-by-step instructions below:
- Remove the silken tofu from the package, draining off any excess water, and place it in a blender.
- Add in the melted chocolate, cocoa powder, and maple syrup and blend until completely smooth and combined. (Alternatively you can blend everything using an immersion blender in a mixing bowl as pictured below.)
- Pour the pudding into individual ramekins, cover the tops with plastic wrap and place them in the fridge to set for at least an hour.
How to Assemble Dirt Pudding Cups
Once you're chocolate pudding has set, you can assemble your dirt pudding cups!
Crust your Oreos in a zip-lock bag with a wooden rolling pin and sprinkle the crumbs overtop of the chocolate pudding.
Then press a couple gummy worms through the "dirt" into the pudding!
Voila! Dirt Pudding Cups!
How Long Does Vegan Silken Tofu Pudding Last?
This vegan silken tofu pudding doesn't last too long.
I'd recommend eating it within 1-2 days.
If it stays in the fridge any longer than that, the silken tofu will start to go off.
Thankfully, this dessert is so delicious that you won't have to worry about it going bad!
Vegan Dirt Pudding Cups
- Using a double boiler or the microwave, melt the chocolate chips until just melted. Allow them to cool for a few minutes.
- Divide the chocolate pudding among 6 individual ramekins, cover them with plastic wrap and place them in the fridge to chill and set, about 1 hour.
- While the pudding is setting, place the Oreos into a zip-lock bag and bang them with a wooden rolling pin until crushed and they look like dirt.
- Once the chocolate pudding has set, sprinkle the Oreo "dirt" overtop of the pudding and press 2 gummy worms through the dirt into the pudding.
- Enjoy immediately!