Get the Scoop on Making “Dirt Pudding”
by Alana Pedalino and Hisami Aoki
Make this quirky and tasty dessert—dirt pudding!—with your students. It’s the perfect snack to accompany a screening of How to Eat Fried Worms and launch a compare-and-contrast conversation about the movie and the book.
Forget the popcorn—it’s time for dirt pudding and a movie!
• Cups (enough for each student to have one)
• Strong plastic freezer bag
• Chocolate cream cookies
• Chocolate pudding
• Whipped cream
• As many gummy worms as you’d like! (We recommend 4 per student.)
Have some students who aren’t fans of chocolate? Try this same recipe with vanilla pudding for a “sand pudding” alternative! You can use crushed graham crackers instead of chocolate cream cookies.
Make the “dirt”: Put the chocolate cream cookies inside of the plastic baggy and zip it tight. Crush the cookies until the cream blends in with the cookies.
Fill up 3/4 of the cup with pudding.
Add whipped cream.
Sprinkle the crushed chocolate cream cookies on top of the whipped cream with a spoon.
Stick a few gummy worms into each pudding cup.
Enjoy as you watch the How to Eat Fried Worms movie with your students!
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