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Dirt Cup Cookie Bites Recipe featured by top US cookie blogger, Practically Homemade.

Dirt Cup Cookie Bites Recipe

Dirt cups are served inside a chocolate cake mix cookie shell. The combination of chocolate cookie, chocolate pudding, cookie crumbs and gummy worms is totally delicious and super fun.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dirt cups
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 36 dirt cup cookies


Chocolate Cookie Cups

  • 1-15.25 oz. box chocolate cake mix {I used chocolate fudge}
  • 1/3 cup butter {softened}
  • 2 eggs

Chocolate Pudding

  • 1 small box instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 1/2 cups milk {I used 1%}
  • 1 cup whipped topping


  • 1/2 cup chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs
  • 36 mini gummy worms {or 36 gummy worms halved}


Chocolate Cookie Cups

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare mini muffin pan by spraying each cup liberally with non-stick cooking spray.  Pour chocolate cake mix into a medium bowl and whisk {or sift} to remove any lumps.  Add softened butter and eggs to the cake mix and combine with a hand held mixer until dough is thick and sticky.  Using a small cookie scoop {or 1/2 tbsp.}, put a mound of cookie dough into each muffin cup.  Using your fingers, go back and press the mound of dough down to create a level cookie.  Bake for 9-11 minutes.  {Do not over cook, they will set up as they cool.}  Remove from oven and immediately run a knife around the edge of each cookie cup {I used an offset butter knife}.  Go back and use a tart shaper {or end of a wooden spoon} to press middle of cookie down and create a indentation.  Move cookies to cooling rack and let them cool completely. Continue to bake second batch if necessary.

Chocolate Pudding

  1. In a medium bowl combine instant chocolate pudding mix and milk.  Using a mixer {or whisk}, incorporate ingredients until the mixture is thick.  Add whipped topping and mix until combined. Spoon chocolate pudding or pipe a generous amount of pudding into each cookie indention. If you don't have a piping bag you can always use a Ziploc bag.


  1. Add chocolate cookie crumbs over the top of the chocolate pudding so that it covers it. Then top with gummy worm. Serve immediately or refrigerate for 1-2 days.

Recipe Notes

To make ahead:  Make all of the elements separately and assemble before serving.