Graveyard Halloween Dirt Cups

Halloween is means it’s time to break out all of the special Halloween treats. These graveyard pudding cups are practically a Halloween staple and so easy to make too. These easy Halloween dirt cups are a perfect addition to your next Halloween party or as an afternoon snack.

Spooky Treats

There’s nothing more fun than celebrating the month of October with some spooky treats. These graveyard pudding cups are the perfect way to enjoy a delicious dessert while getting into the Halloween spirit.

These chocolate pudding cups are made with instant pudding mix and topped with candy eyes, gummy worms, and cookies. You can easily find all of these ingredients at your local grocery store.

The kids will love these spooky Halloween treats and you’ll love that the single serving treats are portioned out perfectly. Clean-up is much easier to without having to dish out servings to each person especially if you are serving a several little goblins. 

Halloween Pudding Cups

Halloween dirt pudding cups make a great surprise afternoon snack or special dessert after dinner as Halloween gets closer. This easy dessert is always a crowd pleaser, and you can customize your version of this Halloween dessert however you like. 

These graveyard pudding cups only require a few simple ingredients. You will need a box of chocolate pudding, crushed Oreo cookies for your graveyard dirt, some gummy worms, candy eyes, cookies (for the headstone). You’ll also want some decorating gel to write on the cookies with, or you can skip this step if you prefer.

When it comes to pudding, instant chocolate pudding is the easiest to use but the cook and serve pudding works well too.

Putting this Halloween dessert together is simple and parts of it can be made in advance which means all you need to do right before serving is to add the toppings. Scoop some pudding into each of your clear plastic cups, and then top the chocolate pudding with your crushed Oreo cookies.

Insert the Milano cookies towards the back of the cup with “R.I.P.” visible into the chocolate pudding and cookie crumbs so you have room for the rest of the candy. Now place the gummy worms and candy eyes on top of the dirt pudding cups.

If you would like you can also add a candy corn pumpkin to the top of each pudding cup for a fun Halloween touch.

Not ready to make these Halloween dirt cups? Pin the image below to your Halloween treats Pinterest board so it’s easy to find when you need it.

Making Graveyard Pudding Ahead of Time

If you’re serving a group or just want to get things together early, you can make the pudding and add the crushed chocolate cookies onto the top ahead of time. You can also use the icing to write R.I.P. on your headstone cookies in advance and set them off to the side.

Everything else should be done right before you serve the dessert. If you put the cookies in the pudding cups too soon they will get soggy.

You can store premade pudding cups in the fridge for a day or two, but any longer than that and they will need to be thrown out.

Halloween Pudding Cup Ideas

Some variations of this Halloween dessert recipe include folding cool whip into the chocolate pudding to give it a lighter texture. You could also use crushed chocolate graham crackers for the “dirt” if you don’t want to use crushed Oreos. 

For a fun DIY project, provide chocolate snack pack pudding cups, gummy candies, and crushed chocolate sandwich cookies for the kids to create their own Halloween dessert.

Pumpkin Pudding Cups

For a less spooky version, leave the gravestone and worms off and make candy pumpkin patch with pumpkin candies instead. You can even use green frosting to make little leaves and vines.

More ideas you might like:

  • Try Nutter butter cookies instead of Milano cookies
  • Use creepy crawly spider rings for the top of the dirt
  • Make Frankenstein pudding cups with green food coloring, vanilla pudding, graham cracker crumbs, and black decorating gel for the stitches
  • Bone sprinkles over the graveyard adds a fun (and tasty) touch

This graveyard pudding is perfect for Halloween celebrations and parties. It’s an easy dessert that takes no time at all to put together, and it’s always a big hit with both kids and adults! So make sure to add this graveyard pudding to your Halloween menu this year!

Graveyard Pudding Cups

Graveyard Pudding Cups
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • Chocolate cookies
  • 1 cup chocolate pudding
  • Milano cookies
  • Gummy worms
  • Black decorating gel
  • Candy eyes


  1. Make the chocolate pudding according to the directions on the box
  2. Put the chocolate cookies into a ziplock bag and crush the cookies until the resemble dirt.
  3. Spoon pudding into the clear plastic cups, then sprinkle a layer of the cookie dirt onto the top.
  4. Using black gel or icing, write RIP on the grave stone cookie.
  5. Add the cookie to the back section of the cup with the letters facing forward.
  6. Add a gummy worm and candy eyes
  7. Enjoy!

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