When the holidays happen, easy to recreate recipes are important.
Our family is together for every holiday and I am always in the kitchen.
To keep things simple, I use simple ingredients that deliver big smiles.
Today, I will share with you my in-house famous Easter dirt cups with Peeps.
It’s so easy and fast, and effortless, yet it looks really cute for presentation on a holiday table.
You can substitute in different flavors of pudding, or even change the dirt flavors.
Don’t pass those marshmallow treats up, buy them, you need them for this recipe!
Enjoy creating super easy to make Easter Dirt Cup s With Peeps.
Decisions Before You Create Easter Dirt Cups
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We all know Dirt cups are pretty much sandwich cookies for the dirt and pudding for below.
You do however have many options within this spectrum, so here’s an overview.
Decide if you want to make this with white dirt (vanilla creme cookies) or with brown dirt (dark chocolate creme cookies).
That’s the first big decision of the day, really hard right?
Not at all!
Pudding is always another consideration.
Honestly, I don’t see how you can go wrong unless you mix bad cookie flavors with pudding.
Solve Mixing Issues
If you are making 2 batches, then you can do one of each, it’s that simple.
Also, you can always use skim milk to keep the fat at bay and cut calories as well.
Finally, choose the color Peeps you want to use.
There are so many and it is a festive, fun-color season so have a good time, mixing and matching because anything goes.
Getting Down and Dirty With the Ingredients
Using the cookies you want is key to making this recipe yours.
There is no set standard.
Your dirt can be white, black, pink, whatever you choose.
Also, since no one can see below the dirt, you can always use ANY flavor pudding you would like to.
I do suggest considering how flavors mix, before you just dump any pudding in, but do mix and match those that match!
Remember food allergies and milk allergies.
You can always sub other products for milk like coconut milk, etc.
Tips To Help You With Your Easter Dirt Cups with Peeps
Try not to eat all of the ingredients, because they will taunt you the whole time!
Temptation, during the process, is almost impossible to resist.
Give in and make sure to make a little extra to reward yourself.
There’s just no bad way to eat a cookie and when they are crumbled, they are even tastier (IMO).
Also, you need to remember that you will get chocolate crumbs all over your mouth and then get busted for eating while preparing, lol.
Peep Info You Need To Know
Did you know if you buy more PEEPS than you need they can be frozen?
That’s right, freeze them.
So if you happen to find Peeps on Clearance after Easter, buy and freeze.
Use these leftover Peeps in Krispy Rice Treats, they are amazing to work with! Yum.
Also, there are so many colors, take your time choosing and buy more than you might need.
Reminder, Peep thieves are always at large in your home!
Color Creates a More Festive Look!
Ah, I think he looks lonely, let’s make it a bit fancier shall we?
A color-pop solves everything so maybe add in some festive sprinkles.
Check your local grocery store.
Presentation For Dirt Cups
When you make a special dessert, dress it up.
Find special little serving cups or use plastic disposable cups to keep things easy.
Did you know that you can find many different colors in plastic cups?
No need to make cleanup harder than it has to be.
Stick with simple, and disposable or reusable cups that go in the dishwasher!
There’s nothing to this recipe it is very simple.
Yummy and so festive.
Do refrigerate if you are not using till later as some of the ingredients must be refrigerated until serving.
Grab your Easter Dirt Cups With Peeps Recipe Here
- Make pudding according to box instructions.
- Also, remember if you want fewer calories, opt for skim milk or coconut milk, etc. (do consider food allergies too).
- 14 Sandwich cookies (use a food processor to powder-like consistency)
- 3.5 Oz package of the pudding - flavor your choice ( I prefer vanilla or chocolate)
- 2 Cups of 2% Milk for pudding (prepare according to box instructions)
- 4 Peeps
- 4 custard bowls
First, get your bowls
Evenly divide the pudding mixture between each bowl.
Next, take the ground-up cookies and cover the pudding with them.
Don't overfill the custard bowls with pudding, you need room for the cookie crumbled dirt.
Sprinkles optional but add in this step.
Cover and refrigerate or serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1251Total Fat: 44gSaturated Fat: 25gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 293mgSodium: 1147mgCarbohydrates: 180gNet Carbohydrates: 0gFiber: 4gSugar: 52gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 38g
nutrition content is not accurate
Other Easter Inspiration
For those looking to do a simple craft, try my Topiary made out of Chicks.
Maybe you want to bake a loaf of Cinnamon Bread for the morning?
Of course, there’s my Paper Lantern Hot Air Balloon perfect for an Easter Basket.
Enjoy! ~ Dana Xo