I’ve been doing a deep dive into veganizing all my childhood favorites! All the nostalgia has been making me so happy recently. I started with Vegan Kid’s Cuisines, made Philadelphia Cheesecake snack bars and now we are here! This easy vegan dirt pudding or worms in dirt if you prefer, is incredible. So simple, delicious and fun for everyone! Layers of the best vegan chocolate pudding, crushed chocolate sandwich cookies and then vegan gummy worms. I love these treats so much!
What You Need For These Vegan Worms in Dirt:
- Cane Sugar, Cocoa Powder, Cornstarch: Whisked together, dry, these start the chocolate pudding.
- Non-dairy Milk: I used oat milk.
- Vegan Butter and Vanilla: To finish off the pudding.
- Chocolate Sandwich Cookies: Like Oreos or Joe Joe’s.
- Vegan Gummy Worms: I used Sprouts brand!
This easy vegan dirt pudding starts with the most simple pudding. It can be made in just a few minutes with very basic ingredients. Then you just need to let it cool and then build your pudding cups. They are perfect for a fun adult night or for a kid’s birthday party. Or you know, just a solo movie night on the couch. Everyone need a vegan worms in dirt every once in a while!
Why Should You Make This Chocolate Pudding?
- It is so easy and pretty foolproof.
- Kid and adult approved!
- The pudding is incredibly delicious.
- They are so fun to eat.
- The pudding with layers of cookies and gummy worms is so dang good!
Easy Vegan Dirt Pudding
- 2/3 Cup Organic cane sugar
- 1/3 Cup Cocoa powder
- 3 Tablespoons Cornstarch
- Pinch of Salt
- 2 1/4 Cups Non-dairy milk, unsweetened I used oat milk
- 2 Tablespoons Vegan butter
- 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
- 1 1/2 Cups Crushed chocolate sandwich cookies, I used Trader Joe's Joe Joes
- 1/2 Cup Vegan gummy worms, I used Sprouts brand
- Vegan whipped topping, optional
- Make the pudding first. In a medium sized sauce pan, whisk together the sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch and salt, thoroughly, making sure there are no lumps of cornstarch left.
- Pour in the non-dairy milk and whisk to fully combine.
- Heat the sauce pan on medium high and whisk constantly. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium low. Let simmer, whisking every 10 seconds or so.
- Let the pudding simmer until it is nice and thick. About 6 to 8 minutes. Turn off the heat.
- Add the vegan butter and vanilla into the sauce pan and then whisk until the butter has melted into the pudding.
- Let the pudding cool at room temperature for about 30 minutes, then cover and put in the fridge until it is completely chilled. About 3 to 4 hours or overnight. It will thicken more as it cools.
- Once the pudding is cold, make your dirt pudding. Taking 4 small cups, layer 2 to 4 tablespoons of pudding at the bottom of a cup, top with some of the crushed chocolate cookies, another layer of pudding, another layer of cookies and then a few gummy worms. Repeat with the remaining cups.
- Serve immediately or let chill until ready to eat! Top with a little vegan whipped topping if desired.