Gummy Worm Dirt Cake

Gummy Worm Dirt Cake

Rich and chocolatey, this Gummy Worm Dirt Cake tastes way better than it looks! With layers of crushed chocolate cookies and chocolate cream filling, this simple cake is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. For the perfect finishing touch, top your cake with colorful gummy worms or your favorite Halloween sprinkles! A great treat for Halloween or a bug or garden-themed birthday party, this Gummy Worm Dirt Cake may look creepy and crawly, but it’s nothing but delicious!
  • Prep30 min
  • Total Time1 hr 30 min
  • Skill LevelBeginner


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  1. In the bowl of a food processor, process cookies until coarse crumbs form. Set crumbs aside, then process 1/3 cup Dark Cocoa Candy Melts Candy until finely ground. Set aside.
  2. Stir together 2 cups cookie crumbs and melted butter, then press evenly into the bottom of a 9 in. x 13 in. baking dish. Refrigerate while preparing filling.
  3. Melt remaining 1 cup candy melts according to package instructions. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with an electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Add melted candy and beat until combined.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together pudding mix and milk according to package directions until it is soft set. Add pudding to cream cheese mixture; beat until combined.
  5. Prepare Whipped Icing Mix according to package instructions. Stir into pudding mixture until well-blended. Spread into pan. Combine remaining cookie crumbs and ground candy melts; sprinkle on top of pudding mixture. Decorate with gummy worms, if using. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  6. To prepare as individual portions: Press crust mixture evenly into the bottom of 12 9 oz. cups. Fill evenly with filling, then top with remaining crumbs and ground candy melts. Refrigerate 1 hour or until ready to serve.


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