Ok, so this may be straying away from my “healthy” food theme, but after getting the idea for these chocolate cupcakes in my head I just HAD TO do them. ( If you want a slightly healthier cupcake check out my Strawberry Patch cupcakes. They are the bomb dot com.)
So, we all remember the dirt cups made of Jell-O pudding and cookie crumbs when we were kids. Wouldn’t it be awesome to turn that into a cupcake? ( Spoiler Alert: yes, yes it would)We all remember the dirt cups made of Jell-O pudding and cookie crumbs when we were kids. Wouldn't it be awesome to turn that into a cupcake? ( Spoiler Alert: yes, yes it would) Click To Tweet
These chocolate cupcakes are the chocolate lover’s dream. We don’t stop at just chocolate cake but add a chocolate pudding filling and a sprinkle of crushed chocolate cookie pieces.
Of course, a dirt cup (or cupcake) isn’t finished without the gummy worms!! So you know I had to add those on top too! For different holidays the possibilities are endless. Halloween? Add a cute little tombstone or ghosts and some candy bones! Easter? Have a cute little peep bunny and some candy eggs.
This is seriously such a versatile treat. For older kids (or younger ones if you’re brave lol) you can let them decorate the “dirt patch” themselves with gummy bugs, frogs, or any other creepy crawlies they want. If you don’t want to use candy there are a few options out there for cute bug shaped fruit snacks as well.
Dirt Cake Chocolate Cupcake Recipe
My nerdlets had a ton of fun helping fill the cakes with the pudding mix. There is something about injecting gooey chocolate into things that they just couldn’t say no to.
Don’t worry if they overflow a little. They’re immediately covered in frosting anyway. If you are persnickety about those things though you can just wipe the excess off once you get them filled. NBD.
Now, I know these aren’t the healthiest. ( As you can see I didn’t even want to know what the calorie count is on them…you can do that one yourself if you want to know lol) SparkPeople has a good recipe calculator with all of that information.
However, I did try to use the cleanest and healthiest ingredients possible here. Of course, I’ve included all of the links to items used if you would like to pick them up for yourself ( or you can find most of them in your local health food store…or even that healthy food aisle in Krogers usually!)
For a gluten free, dairy free, or other allergy-friendly alternatives most ingredients can be swapped out with your favorite allergy-friendly options.
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