Mothers everywhere, it is now ok to let your child eat dirt. And worms! This fun recipe below is surprisingly similar to my friend over at Hodgepodge’s “Edible Sand” which she reposted from http://householdways.blogspot.com/2011/06/edible-sand-dessert.html.
After I made “Edible Sand,” I realized I’d made this dessert 15 years ago with my then-4-year-old, with one change… regular Oreos instead of golden, and the addition of gummy worms. It was my daughter’s first time having a friend spend the night, and this yummy, fun dish was their special activity. Honestly, I think it saved the whole sleepover, because the friend was really missing her mommy… until we began to blend the gooey, creamy ingredients.
Dirt with Worms
Crush one package Oreo cookies; set aside. Mix together 1/2 stick soft butter, 1 cup powdered sugar, and 8 ounces soft cream cheese.
Prepare 2 small packages vanilla pudding according to directions, using 3 1/2 cups of milk.
Mix cream cheese mixture and pudding together.
Fold in one 8 ounce package Cool Whip and crushed cookies.
Now comes the fun part! Choose a flower pot or bucket and shovel (new and clean, of course) and fill it with the “dirt.” (We used a boring pie dish, as you can see.) Add gummy worms. Call your children to eat some dirt and worms. They’ll be amazed, and delighted!