This dessert is super tasty, super fun, and shockingly easy to make. And hey! If you're not a fan of the more whimsical desserts, be sure to read on for the pudding recipe if nothing else. It's AWESOME.
Ok, let's hop to it!
Cup of Dirt: Serves 6
For the Pudding (adapted from this recipe from Smitten Kitchen)
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 3 cups whole milk
- 6 ounces dark chocolate (I used Theo Chocolate Pure 70%)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
For the Spooky Stuff:
- 1 cup of pretty fine chocolate cookie crumbs. To make these, I put 8 gluten free chocolate sandwich cookies in a food processor and pulsed until smooth. Easy peasy!
- 18 gummy worms- enough for 3 per cup
1. Combine the cornstarch, sugar, and salt in a medium sauce pan and whisk together.
2. Pour the milk at a slow stream into the cornstarch mixture, being sure to whisk as you go, and whisk until all the milk has been added and the cornstarch mixture is well mixed in.
3. Place the mixture over low to medium-low heat and stir frequently, being sure to scrape the bottom and sides of the pan as you go.
4. After about 10 minutes or so, the mixture will thicken up slightly- just enough to coat the back of the spoon. At this point, add in the chocolate, and stir for another 2-4 minutes, or until the chocolate is fully incorporated and the mixture is quite thick. Be sure to stir constantly and thoroughly so as not to burn the chocolate.
5. Remove the pot from the stove, add the vanilla, and stir until well combined.
6. Next, ladle your pudding into 6 small cups, being sure to distribute the pudding evenly. After your cups are filled, put them in the refrigerator to set, which will take about 2 to 3 hours.
7. Once your pudding is set, pull it out of the refrigerator. It's time to make these guys a little spooky! You'll begin by pushing a couple of the gummy worms into the pudding.
8. Then, spoon the cookie crumbs over the top of the pudding, and place another worm on top for good measure. I'm a gummy candy fiend so the more the merrier!
9. Once you've gotten them all spookified, serve 'em up!
This Cup of Dirt dessert is seriously delicious, and seriously fun. I'm so glad I made up a batch in time for Halloween.
I hope you enjoy it!
Til next time!
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