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I made these PeepsDirt Pudding cups for my son’s Easter party at school. They were very good and easy to make. For the most part I used the recipe on the side of the Jello pudding box. Because the bag of pudding mix busted when I went to shake it down and tear it open, I had to open another box of pudding. So I effectively made 2 1/2 batches. I needed 24 and ended up with 26′ so it worked out well. I also tripled the amount of cookies. I’m sorry, but I just did not think 15 cookies was enough for one batch. Maybe enough to go in the pudding, but I wanted a good thick “dirt” layer on top as well. So here is my recipe and instructions:
- 1 large box and 1 small box Chocolate Jello Instant Pudding
- 5 cups milk
- 2 small containers of Cool Whip (8 oz tubs)
- 2 large (1lb, 3.1oz packages) Oreo cookies minus a few for eating (I think we ate 5 and had 5 left over so that is approximately 80 cookies, wow that seems like a lot!)
- Peeps Bunnies 🐰 (I had these left over from my Peeps Centerpiece that I made a week or so ago.)
- Easter sprinkles
Mix the pudding with the milk and allow to stand for 5 minutes. While the pudding is setting, smash up the cookies. I let my little boy do this part. I doubled bagged them in zipper storage bags and let him go at it with a wooden meat hammer. Fold in the Cool Whip and half of the cookies. Spoon mixture into plastic cups. I used a large table spoon (an actual spoon that you would use on a table, not to measure) and carefully spooned in about three spoonfuls into each cup. We set up an assembly line and I let my son put the Peeps in on top of the pudding. Nestle them into the pudding ever so slightly, the cookie dirt will help hold them up once it is in place. I wanted really fine “dirt” on the top so I gave the remaining crushed cookies a spin in my Nutri Ninja Auto iQ (BL482). We again created an assembly line. I spooned in dirt while my son sprinkled grass and egg sprinkles. I had to make these the night before because of work and school schedules so we packed them up and refrigerated then. Twelve fit nicely in my 24 Count Cupcake Carrying Case but not 24. I put the other 24 in a galvanized tray I bought at Target. When I bought that thing I thought, “What in the world are you gonna do with that?” I didn’t know the answer would be “Everything.” I have not seen them online this year, but they have some similar. My advise is if you see one you like, buy it. I have used it for everything from decorating to family hot dog roast night. It’s a very study tray that has SERVED me well, pun intended. While I personally think these taste better fresh (I like my cookies crunchy, thank you very much), I certainly didn’t hear any complaints. They taste good, look super Pinteresty, and score you points for letting your kids smash cookies. That’s a perfect score in my book!