Easter Peeps Dirt Pudding Cups – A fun Easter treat using the classic dirt pudding recipe makes a perfect dessert for your family this Easter.
Oh how I love these Easter Peeps Dirt Pudding Cups! Let me just say that they were devoured at my house like no dessert ever before. I mean I’ve made dirt pudding for them before, but I think the Peeps and the chocolate eggs sealed the deal! I have a feeling I’ll be making another batch of these before Easter. If you have little ones around, you must make this for them!
This is a traditional dirt pudding recipe which uses cream cheese, and it’s the only way to go in my opinion! Here are my favorite ways to make these:
- mason jars
- mini trifle dishes
- regular trifle dish
- clear plastic cups – makes it really easy on the clean up!
What do you need to make these Easter Peeps Dirt Pudding Cups?
- Oreos – Regular 14 oz package
- instant vanilla pudding
- cool whip
- cream cheese
- powdered sugar
- Blue and pink food coloring
- Toppings: 1 cup coconut, green food coloring, chocolate eggs with candy shell, Easter Chick Peeps
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Easter Peeps Dirt Pudding Cups
- 1 14 oz package of Oreos
- 2 small boxes instant vanilla pudding
- 3 1/2 cups milk
- 12 oz cool whip
- 1 8 oz block cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- Blue and pink food coloring
- Topping: 1 cup coconut, green food coloring, chocolate eggs with candy shell, Easter Chick Peeps
- Crush Oreos in a food processor. (This can also be done by putting them in a plastic storage bag and crushing them with a rolling pin or canned good).
- In a large bowl, whisk pudding mixes and milk for about 30 seconds. Set aside to thicken while you make the cream cheese mixture.
- In another large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add and beat in powdered sugar.
- By this point, pudding should be thickened. Whisk it a little more to combine thoroughly. Whisk in cool whip into pudding.
- Pour pudding mixture into cream cheese mixture and mix until combined.
- Divide mixture in half. Using a few drops of food coloring for each, dye one blue and the other pink. Stir until color is completely mixed in, adding more dye if necessary..
- Begin layering in small jars or mini trifle dishes: 1-2 tbsp crushed Oreos, 2 tbsp blue pudding, 1-2 tbsp Oreos, 2 tbsp pink pudding, 1-2 tbsp crushed Oreos, 1 tbsp blue pudding, 1 tbsp crushed Oreos.
- Place coconut in a small plastic storage bag. Place a few drops of green food coloring into the coconut. Seal bag while letting air out. Begin moving and mixing coconut around in bag to dye the coconut green.
- Place coconut onto top layer of Oreos.
- Place a few candy eggs onto coconut.
- Finish off with a Peep Easter Chick.
- Repeat with remaining jars.
This can also be made using a large trifle dish or a small punch bowl. Start and end with crushed oreos as you layer. You will end up with 4 layers of pudding mixture and five layers of oreos.
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Julie @ Tastes of Lizzy T says
Cutest little Easter dessert ever! My kids would go crazy for it.
They totally would Julie!
Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats says
Eek!! I loved dirt pudding cups growing up! This is seriously so cute, I can’t wait to make this with my son!
Thanks Krista! Between the Peeps, the candy eggs, and the pudding, my kids went crazy over them!
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says
These are super cute! My girl would just go nuts for them! Pinned 🙂
Yes she definitely would! My kiddos devoured them! Thanks Ashley!
Lisa Ehrman says
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Thanks so much Lisa!
Stephanie @ Back for Seconds says
These are so stinkin cute!!
Thanks so much Stephanie!
Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures says
Sounds like a fun weekend! These dirt cups are really cute!
Thanks so much Laura!
I was interested in your Easter peeps cups, but got sidetracked by your Galveston Texas trip, we took our family there years ago when shlitterbahn was only half way built…had a blast… But would love to take the grandkids now. I just wanted to know what hotel you stayed at with big pool? Thank you in advance, Fawnda
Hi Fawanda! We stayed at the Moody Gardens Hotel. It’s great for kids!
Sara @ Bitz & Giggles says
Jaren, my kiddos would LOVE these pudding cups. Who wouldn’t! They’re so pretty for Easter!
I made about 8 cups on Tuesday. They are already GONE!!! They’ve never eaten a dessert like that before! Thanks Sara!
amanda @ fake ginger says
Moody Gardens sounds awesome! We’re moving to Texas next month but we’ll be 4 or so hours from Galveston. Booo! 🙁 These pudding cups are so fun! My kids would love them!
That’s awesome you guys are moving to Texas!! There is just so much to do there! Thanks Amanda!
Heather @ Sugar Dish Me says
Jaren these are adorable!! Also I have no idea how you manage to travel with all your little children. As the oldest of 5 I have often wondered the same thing about my own mom. You possess some kind of awesome mama voodoo! Maybe it has to do with the Easter Peeps Cups. Hmmmm.
Thanks so much Heather!
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
That sounds like a wonderful time with the family!!! I love dirt cups and this Easter twist is to cute!
Do these need to be refrigerated after they are made? Making these for this weekend and haven’t had them since I was a kid.
Hi Tiffany! Yes, this is definitely a dessert that needs to be kept refrigerated. I also like to let them chill for an hour or two before serving as well. Thanks for visiting!
How soon should you make it? I need it for dinner tomorrow. Is it okay to make it tonight and put it in the fridge?
Hi Kathryn! Yes, you can make it tonight! That’s what I’m doing too! Enjoy and Happy Easter!
Can I make the pudding mixture and leave it in the fridge for a day or two until I put the cups together?
Yes, you sure can!
My milk and pudding mixture doesn’t seem to be thickening up. What should the consistency be like and how long should I wait for it to thicken? It’s been about 20 min so far. Thanks in advance!
Hi Kathie! I’m not sure why that happened. This should be thick since it is a less milk to pudding mix ratio than normal. And it should have done so in about 5 minutes or less. If this ever happens again, I recommend whisking it until thickened.
Does the cream filling need to be removed from the oreo? These are super cute. Thanks for sharing!
Hi Alyscia! No need to remove the cream. This is what makes it so good too!!
Maria Byrnes says
I know this was a few years ago, but everything lives on on Pinterest. 🙂 I was wondering what size cups/jars you used for this. I plan on making this for 12 people and need to determine what size cups to get. They are adorable! TY!
I have made them in the tiny mason jars and the 8 oz mason jars. You can also make them in clear plastic 8 oz cups too! But the easiest by far is a large regular trifle dish. Since you are serving 12, I would go with the plastic or the large trifle dish to make things easier.
I love this and want to make in trifle dish. I Are the ingredients amounts the same for the trifle or do you double it ?
My niece and nephew will go crazy over this
Same amount! That’s what we normally do too!