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Gummy Worm Mud Cups

Gummy Worm Mud Cups are a simple and fun treat that every parent should make with their kids at least once!

Gummy Worm Mud Cup

This dessert has worms in it. Don’t worry! They’re not real worms. I know this dessert might look a little “iffy” to adults. It’s more of a kid dessert, really. Kids get this stuff!

ingredients displayed for mud cups: gummy worms, OREOS and chocolate pudding

This is a very simple recipe. There are only three ingredients: chocolate pudding, crushed Oreo cookies, and gummy worms.

Gummy Worms in a Bowl

Be sure to sample some gummy worms, just to make sure that their aren’t any real worms in the bowl!

RecipeBoy crushing OREOs in a bag

The first step is mashing the Oreo cookies. You don’t really need a food processor for this. Just put the Oreos in a large zip baggie and smash away!

four photos showing process of assembling gummy worm mud cups

How to make Gummy Worm Mud Cups:

Sprinkle crushed Oreos into the bottom of each cup. Add chocolate pudding next. Add a couple of gummy worms to each cup (so it looks like they’re squirming around in mud!) Sprinkle more Oreos on top of that.

overhead shot of gummy worm mud cup

Then you can add more pudding and more gummy worms to finish it off.

Gummy Worm Mud cup on deck railing

These gummy worm mud cups taste great, and kids will love them! You might also like to try making Candy Sushi and Frozen Chocolate Banana Pops. Enjoy!

gummy worm mud cup

Gummy Worm Mud Cups
Fun chocolate pudding and Oreo dessert full of gummy worms. Great project to make with kids!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 cups
Calories 342 kcal


  • 12 whole Oreos, crushed
  • One small box instant chocolate pudding, made according to package instructions
  • lots of gummy worms


  • Take out four cups (glass or plastic). Sprinkle crushed Oreos in the bottom of each cup. 
  • Spoon chocolate pudding on top of the Oreos in each cup.
  • Add a couple of gummy worms to each cup.
  • Then sprinkle on more Oreos, add more pudding and top with more gummy worms. Eat!


Serving: 1cupCalories: 342kcalCarbohydrates: 67gProtein: 5gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.02gSodium: 487mgPotassium: 136mgFiber: 2gSugar: 43gVitamin A: 1IUCalcium: 10mgIron: 4mg
Keyword gummy worm, mud cups
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Recipe Rating


Sunday 4th of September 2011

Agree with Liz...perfect for a boy!

Melissa J.

Sunday 4th of September 2011

Cute recipe... I was checking out the candy corn cookies on Recipe girl and Strawberry Draculas etc were part of a conversation ya'll had... was wondering if you were going to do those recipes...


Friday 2nd of September 2011

Yummy! I do love a bit of chocolate and gummy worms!

bridget {bake at 350}

Thursday 1st of September 2011

PERFECT for a boy baby shower!!!


Wednesday 31st of August 2011

I looooved this dessert when I was younger - and I'm a girl! You're spot on - this is perfect for a boy. What a fun break from the other "cutesie" recipes the others made!