These Halloween Dirt Cups are a frightfully fun treat! Layers of rich chocolate pudding, crumbly Oreo “dirt,” and cookie headstones make these the perfect spooky dessert for your Halloween night!

For more hauntingly delicious Halloween treats, be sure to check out my Fanta Jack O’Lantern Floats, Halloween Sugar Cookies, and Candy Corn Oreo Cookie Balls.

plastic cups full of crumbled Oreos, cookies, ghost marshmallows, and candy pumpkins.

Halloween Dirt Cups – the best Halloween dessert!

Spooky season is finally here! If you’re looking for an easy and scary-good treat, these Halloween Dirt Cups are just what you need.

plastic cups full of crumbled Oreos, cookies, and candy pumpkins.

These are a lot of fun for the kids to help make, and the ingredients and prep are super easy. They are made from layers of Oreo “dirt” and chocolate pudding, then topped with cookie tombstones, Halloween candies, and spooky ghost marshmallows!

plastic cups full of crumbled Oreos, cookies, ghost marshmallows, and candy pumpkins.

They are perfect for a party treat or for Halloween movie night! No matter what creepy event you serve them for, these Halloween Dirt Cups are sure to be a hit with all ages!

Ingredients for Halloween Dirt Cups

  • Oreos
  • milk
  • chocolate pudding mix
  • frozen whipped topping
  • chocolate syrup
  • Milano style cookies
  • Decorations: mini pumpkin candies, ghost marshmallow Peeps, black decorator icing, Halloween sprinkles
ingredients laid out on a counter top.

How to Make Halloween Dirt Cups – Step by Step

Step 1: Make the pudding

In a large bowl, add the pudding mix and 4 cups of milk. Beat with a whisk for 2-3 minutes and then let it stand for 5 minutes. Fold in the whipped topping.

Step 2: Add chocolate syrup

Add ½ cup of the chocolate syrup to the pudding mixture. Stir a few times until it is streaky. Cover and chill in the fridge until ready to assemble.

oreos in a food processor.

Step 3: Make Oreo “dirt”

Add the Oreo cookies to a food processor or blender. Blend the cookies until they are reduced to a dirt-like consistency. You will need to do this step in batches. Place the crumbs into a large bowl.

Step 4: Make the layers

In your dessert cups (about 9 ounces in size), add a small layer of the Oreo cookie dirt (about 2 tablespoons). Next, add a layer of the pudding (about 1/4 cup.) Follow that with the Oreo cookie dirt again and another layer of pudding. Finally, add 1 Tablespoon of the Oreo cookie dirt on top.

step by step photos for layering dirt pudding cups.

Step 5: Make top layer

Add the remaining ½ cup of chocolate syrup to the remaining cookie crumbs and stir together. This will be clumpy and moist looking. Set aside.

Step 6: Decorate

Decorate the Milano cookies with black icing to say “RIP” and add them to some of your Halloween Dirt Cups. Add peep ghosts to some of the cups.

milano cookies with RIP written in icing.

Step 7: Finish and serve

Take the clumpy cookie crumbs and add this to the tops of the cups to resemble freshly dug graves! Add the mini pumpkin candies and Halloween sprinkles. Serve immediately or refrigerate until it is time to serve.

plastic cups full of crumbled Oreos, cookies, and candy pumpkins.

Halloween Dirt Cups – Tips and Notes

  • What size cups to use: I used disposable, plastic 9 ounce cups. You can also use small mason jars or other similarly sized cups.
  • Prepare up to 1 day in advance. You can make these Halloween dirt cups up to one day in advance and store in the refrigerator. I don’t recommend making them any sooner than that as the Oreo layers can soften up too much and get soggy. Also, don’t add the cookie or candy toppings until right before you are ready to serve for this same reason.
  • Storing leftovers. Any leftover Halloween Dirt Cups can be stored in the fridge covered with plastic wrap. As I mentioned, the Oreo layers will soften over time. You can always add a fresh layer of crushed Oreos to the top when ready to serve again, though.
a hand holding a halloween dirt cup.
plastic cups full of crumbled Oreos, cookies, ghost marshmallows, and candy pumpkins.
a spoon holding a scoop of pudding from halloween dirt cups.

If you try this recipe, please leave a comment and rating below. I love to hear from you and always appreciate your feedback!

plastic cups full of crumbled Oreos, cookies, ghost marshmallows, and candy pumpkins.
5 from 2 ratings

Halloween Dirt Cups

Yield: 18
Prep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
These Halloween Dirt Cups are a frightfully fun treat! Layers of rich chocolate pudding, crumbly Oreo "dirt," and cookie headstones make these the perfect spooky dessert for your Halloween night!

Ingredients

  • 2 (19 ounce) family size packages of Oreos
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 (3 ounce) packages instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 16 ounces frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 cup chocolate syrup, divided
  • Milano cookies, black decorator icing, ghost Peeps, pumpkin candies, Halloween sprinkles, for decorating

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, add the pudding mix and 4 cups of milk. Beat with a whisk for 2-3 minutes and then let it stand for 5 minutes. Fold in the whipped topping.
  • Add ½ cup of the chocolate syrup to the pudding mixture. Stir a few times until it is streaky. Cover and chill in the fridge until ready to assemble.
  • Add the Oreo cookies to a food processor or blender. Blend the cookies until they are reduced to a dirt-like consistency. You will need to do this step in batches. Place the crumbs into a large bowl.
  • In your dessert cups (about 9 ounces in size), add a small layer of the Oreo cookie dirt (about 2 tablespoons). Next, add a layer of the pudding (about 1/4 cup.) Follow that with the Oreo cookie dirt again and another layer of pudding. Finally, add 1 Tablespoon of the Oreo cookie dirt on top.
  • Add the remaining ½ cup of chocolate syrup to the remaining cookie crumbs and stir together. This will be clumpy and moist looking. Set aside.
  • Decorate the Milano cookies with black icing to say “RIP" and add them to some of the cups. Add peep ghosts to some of the cups.
  • Take the clumpy cookie crumbs and add this to the tops of the cups to resemble freshly dug graves! Add the mini pumpkin candies and Halloween sprinkles. Serve immediately or refrigerate until it is time to serve.

Notes

  • What size cups to use: I used disposable, plastic 9 ounce cups. You can also use small mason jars or other similarly sized cups.
  • Prepare up to 1 day in advance. You can make these dirt cups up to one day in advance and store in the refrigerator. I don’t recommend making them any sooner than that as the Oreo layers can soften up too much and get soggy. Also, don’t add the cookie or candy toppings until right before you are ready to serve for this same reason.
  • Storing leftovers. Any leftover Halloween Dirt Cake Cups can be stored in the fridge covered with plastic wrap. As I mentioned, the Oreo layers will soften over time. You can always add a fresh layer of crushed Oreos to the top when ready to serve again, though.
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert, Snack
Calories: 464kcal, Carbohydrates: 72g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7g, Trans Fat: 0.03g, Cholesterol: 7mg, Sodium: 430mg, Potassium: 314mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 49g, Vitamin A: 108IU, Vitamin C: 0.03mg, Calcium: 101mg, Iron: 8mg
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