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Dirt Pudding Cupcakes will make any kid happy. Ghosts and dirt--yes!

Dirt Pudding Cupcakes will make your Halloween buffet table more adorable than ever. What’s better than dirt pudding? Serving it up in a chocolate cupcake.

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There are certain things that I will always love despite my age; Fruit Roll-Ups, Tang, and Dirt Pudding rank at the very top of that list. And while I know none of them are really the healthiest options, I plan on introducing Elle to all of Mama’s faves – in moderation of course – starting with Dirt Pudding.

Dirt Pudding Cupcakes are great for a Halloween party. Or anytime!

If you’ve been following along along with some of my Halloween recipes like these Halloween Chocolate Chip Cookies or these cute Meringue Ghost Cookies, you know that we’re planning a Halloween party this year – complete with ridiculously expensive Elmo and Cookie Monster costumes. Go big or go home, right? We keep telling ourselves that we’ll get a lot of use of of them, so let’s hope she’s not over Elmo before 2025.

I just finished planning the menu which I’ve decided to keep pretty simple so I don’t go insane. Items like Crockpot pulled pork, baked beans, creamed corn, and spiced apple cider are going to be the stars of the show. Along with super cute desserts like Halloween Marshmallow Pops and these Dirt Pudding Cupcakes.

As I mentioned, Dirt Pudding is something that I’ve loved since I was a kid. There’s something pretty indulgent about being allowed to eat something that resembles dirt – pulling gummy worms – or in this case, ghostly marshmallows, from the pudding is an added bonus. I decided to put a spooky spin on traditional dirt pudding by making Dirt Pudding Cupcakes.

I used my favorite Doctored Up Cake Mix recipe for chocolate cupcakes, filled them with chocolate pudding and topped with whipped topping, crushed Oreos and an adorable Campfire® Marshmallows Ghoster Roaster. You can definitely add on gummy candies, but I actually preferred the look of these Dirt Pudding Cupcakes without them. Plus, playing up the dirt-graveyard connection is pretty darn clever on the Halloween party theme scale, if you asked me.

Dirt Pudding Cupcakes are full of ooey-gooey chocolate goodness. Totally fun to eat.
Campfire® Marshmallows Ghoster Roasters couldn’t be cuter and you can make them a little more spooktacular by using a food decorator pen to draw on ghostly faces with edible ink. You can totally get creative with these adorable marshmallow ghosts or simply serve them up in a big festive bowl for people to nosh on.

Serving these up at your Halloween party would be pretty awesome, I have to say. I love that these Ghoster Roasters make it easy to decorate your cupcakes without extra hassle. I mean, I’m going to spend the evening in a Cookie Monster costume. I need decorating cupcakes to be as easy as possible.

I’ve partnered with Emily from Jelly Toast and Campfire® Marshmallows to create delicious holiday recipes to share with you.

We even created a Marshmallow Madness Pinterest board where we’ll pinning loads of delicious marshmallow recipes for the holidays. Just like this delicious Cranberry Fluff.

If you love marshmallow-y things as much as I do, be sure to check out my and these Pumpkin S’mores Bars.

Dirt Pudding Cupcakes will make any kid happy. Ghosts and dirt--yes!

Dirt Pudding Cupcakes

Yield: 24 cupcakes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Dirt Pudding Cupcakes will make your Halloween buffet table more adorable than ever. What’s better than dirt pudding? Serving it up in a chocolate cupcake.

Ingredients

  • 1 3.4-ounce box instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 12 ounce container whipped topping, thawed, divided use
  • 24 chocolate cupcakes, baked and cooled*
  • 15 chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed into crumbs
  • 24 Campfire® Ghoster Roasters
  • 24 tombstone toothpicks, optional

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, beat pudding mix and milk on medium speed until thoroughly combined and thickened. Fold 1 cup whipped topping into the pudding until no streaks remain. Cover and refrigerate for one hour.
  2. Using a sharp paring knife, or an apple corer, core the center of each cupcake. Reserve the cake pieces that were removed.
  3. Fill a piping bag or large zip-top bag with the chilled pudding.
  4. Pipe pudding into the center of each cupcake. Cover the pudding with reserved cake pieces that you cored from the cupcake.
  5. Fill a large piping bar or large zip-top bag with remaining whipped topping.
  6. Pipe whipped topping onto cupcakes. Sprinkle each cupcake with crushed cookies and top with a Campfire® Ghoster Roaster.
  7. Refrigerate cupcakes until ready to serve.

Notes

*I used my favorite Doctored Up Cake Mix recipe for this.

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Ginger

Wednesday 26th of September 2018

Looks Devinely Delicious !!!  I am Following You Now on Insta and Other Sites!  Spookilicious Delicious Yummy!!! ❤️ 

Jamie

Wednesday 3rd of October 2018

Thanks so much for stopping by, Ginger! I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Happy Baking! -Jamie

Ginger

Wednesday 26th of September 2018

Thank you I follow you now. Love the Cup Cakes!!!❤️

Joni

Saturday 29th of October 2016

Chocolate pudding and cool whip equals white? Would it not be brown? Want to make sure I do this right. Thanks.  

Jamie

Wednesday 2nd of November 2016

Hi, Joni! The combination of chocolate pudding and Cool Whip will give you a brown color. This pudding is inside the cupcake, and regular Cool Whip is piped on the top of the cupcakes giving the white "frosting." I hope this helps! Let me know if I can do anything else!

Lindsay

Monday 17th of October 2016

I'm going to make this for my Halloween party and expect to receive lots of oooo's and ahhhhs.  lol  Best part is that the kids can help too!

Jamie

Monday 17th of October 2016

It's a great dessert to make with kids! I hope everything likes it at the party, Lindsay!

Leslie

Thursday 29th of September 2016

Jamie: What kind of chocolate cookies did you use?

Jamie

Friday 30th of September 2016

Hi, Leslie! I used Oreos. Let me know if I can help with anything else!

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