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Remember making mud pies outside when you were a kid? I sure do! My kids love making mud pies, too. So, I decided to embrace their inclination for messy play and plan a fun mud pie-themed play date. And, every play date needs a good treat, right?
Dessert Mud Pie Recipe, Perfect for Kids!
Well, there’s nothing better for a kids’ muddy play date than a chocolate mud pie dessert with Oreos and gummy worms!
With only 6 everyday ingredients and no food processor, electric mixer, saucepans, or oven required, this recipe for no-bake mud pie is easy enough for kids. But, it’s delicious enough for adult chocolate lovers, too! Let’s check it out…
What is a Mud Pie Made of?
It doesn’t get much easier than this simple dessert mud pie recipe.
All you need are a chocolate cookie crust, some instant chocolate pudding, yummy Oreo cookies, some chopped walnuts (if you like), and, of course… gummy worms!
But it’s easy to jazz up this simple mud pie recipe, too. Obviously, you can skip the chopped walnuts if you have a nut allergy in your home. And, you can add any number of ingredients into or on top of the chocolate pudding layer of your mud pie, such as mini marshmallows, dried fruit, fudge sauce, whipped cream, chopped pecans, or gummy bugs.
Mud Pie Ingredients for Holidays
You can even customize this simple mud pie recipe for specific holidays. Try some of these holiday mud pie dessert ideas:
St. Patrick’s Day Mud Pie Dessert — Lucky Charms Cereal, Lucky Charms Marshmallows, Chocolate Gold Coins, Rainbow Gummies, St. Patrick’s Day Sprinkles, Gold Edible Glitter
Easter Dessert Mud Pie — Chocolate Bunnies, Gummy Carrots, Peeps Marshmallow Chicks, Peeps Marshmallow Bunnies, Whoppers Robin Eggs Candy, Edible Easter Grass
Earth Day Mud Pie — Planet Gummy Candy, ChocoRocks, Milk Chocolate Globe Balls, Sunflower Lollipops, Milk Chocolate Bumble Bees, Bug Bites Graham Crackers
Halloween Mud Pie Dessert — Spider Gummies, Mello Creme Pumpkins, Candy Bones, Gummy Eyeballs, Gummy Body Parts, Peeps Marshmallow Ghosts, Peeps Marshmallow Cats
Christmas Dessert Mud Pie — Reese’s Peanut Butter Trees, Gummy Snowflakes, Peeps Marshmallow Gingerbread Men, Peeps Marshmallow Trees, Black Coal ChocoRocks, Milk Chocolate Santas
How to Make a Mud Pie with Kids
Some mud pie recipes, like the Mississippi Mud Pie recipe, will have you using cocoa powder and cornstarch to make homemade chocolate pudding in a saucepan, mixing batter for an oven-baked brownie layer, or adding a layer of ice cream. Those mud pies sound delicious. But, this mama doesn’t have time for all that! So, our no-bake mud pie recipe keeps it simple with only a few minutes of prep time. So, it’s perfect for children to make.
Kids love to crush the Oreo cookies, mix the instant pudding, pour the chocolate mixture into the Oreo crust, and then add the “dirt” and “worm” ingredients on top of the chocolate pudding layer.
My kids got such a kick out of making their own dessert mud pie. And, they could pretty much make the whole thing by themselves. Well, not without a little mess. But, the rich chocolate result was worth it!
Full Recipe for Mud Pie:
Kids Dessert Mud Pie Recipe
- 1 Oreo Pie Crust (or other chocolate cookie/graham cracker pie crust)
- 1 (5.9 oz) pkg (5.9-oz box) instant chocolate pudding mix
- 2.5 cup milk (very cold)
- 10-12 Oreo Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 10-12 gummy worms
- Add milk to mixing bowl, sprinkle pudding mix over it, then whisk for 2 minutes or until thoroughly combined. Set aside to thicken.
- Place cookies inside zip-top plastic bag, close bag securely, then roll over the bag with a rolling pin until the cookies are crushed and resemble "dirt."
- Fold about half the cookie crumbs, chopped walnuts, and gummy worms into the pudding mixture, and then spread this "mud" mixture into pie crust.
- Decorate the top of your mud pie with remaining cookie crumb "dirt", walnut "rocks", and gummy worms.
- Cover with plastic wrap and store in refrigerator or freezer until ready to serve. If storing in freezer, allow to set at room temperature about 1 hour before serving.
Mud Pie Ingredients & Supplies on Amazon:
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Oreo Pie Crust by NabiscoBlack Forest Gummy WormsJello Chocolate Pudding Pudding Mix365 by Whole Foods Market, Walnuts ChoppedOREO Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, Family SizeShelf Stable Whole Milk
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Sugar Aunts says
This looks messy and delicious! We are featuring your post tomorrow on Share It Saturday over at Sugar Aunts. Thanks for linking up!
Krissy @ B-Inspired Mama says
Thanks, Colleen! We really had fun making it. 🙂
yum! I love a good mud pie! Nice job with the kleenex post! Just wanted to let you know this will be featured at my weekend roundup.. Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations. The post will go up Friday night, but I’m going to be out of town, so I’m doing my commenting now :o) I’d love for you to add the featured button to this post, or pin, share, tweet about the feature… thanks! Happy Weekend! Emily
Krissy @ B-Inspired Mama says
Thanks so much, Emily! I’ll definitely share the post. 🙂