Dessert/ Kids Activities

Gluten Free Dirt Cups for Earth Day (or Anytime!)

Creamy pudding, crunchy cookies & gummy worms, these gluten free dirt cups are perfect for Earth Day!

Gluten Free Dirt Cups for Earth Day

This post is a collaboration between Goodie Girl Cookies and My Gluten Free Miami. All opinions are my own.

Gluten Free Dirt Cups

When I was a kid, I loved dirt cups! Crunchy cookies, pudding, and best of all- gummy worms. I love gummy worms, probably more than I should! These are so easy to make, only three ingredients, and are a hit with both kids and adults!

Gluten Free Dirt Cups bring out the teacher in me. So many fun lessons gluten free dirt cups can be a included in. In April we celebrate Earth Day, so they are a great addition to an Earth Day lesson, but they are also perfect for any lesson on gardening or plants. Kids always learn best when they have an active part in the learning process. Gluten Free Dirt Cups provide a great opportunity for discussion about the importance of worms.

Gluten Free Dirt Cups would also be perfect for birthday parties or anytime you just need a fun snack.

Gluten Free Dirt Cups for Earth Day

Do It Yourself

Goodie Girl’s Midnight Brownie Cookies are ideal for a DYI activity! Instead of using a big bag, just give each person a pudding cup, a go-pack and a few gummy worms. Kids can crush the cookies right in the bag and then add their dirt. If you are up to the challenge, you can also make your own Vegan Chocolate Pudding using this recipe from Texan Erin.

Because Goodie Girl Cookies are also peanut free (made in a Peanut Free Facility!), they are perfect for classrooms. I can’t wait to make these with my daughters daycare. I know the kids will get a kick out of the worms sticking out of the top of the “dirt,” and they are gonna love crushing the cookies (what two year old doesn’t love destroying things!).

Of course, if you are looking for a more sophisticated snack, you can always try a parfait made with Midnight Brownie Cookies. It is delicious as well!

This month you can get 15% off Goodie Girl Midnight Brownie Cookies (and FREE shipping!) so you can definitely get some cookies in time to make these for Earth Day.

Do you have any fun activities you like to do for Earth Day?

Gluten Free Dirt Cups for Earth Day
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Gluten Free Dirt Cups for Earth Day (or Anytime!)


  • 4 gluten free chocolate pudding cups
  • 1 cup crushed gluten free cookies Goodie Girl Midnight Brownie are perfect!
  • Gummy Worms


  • Place the pudding in a cup.
  • Insert gummy worms.
  • Top with crushed cookies.

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  • Reply
    April 22, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    These are so darn cute – is it okay that I make these just for myself? 😉

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    April 25, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    It looks lovely. My kids will just love it

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    Kristen Roberts
    April 20, 2017 at 11:37 am

    I always loved dirt cups as a kid! Super cute, thanks for sharing!

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    April 6, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    This is such a classic kid dessert–what kid wouldn’t love this??

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    Heather | Boston Girl Bakes
    April 5, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    Love that you made a lesson out of these and oh mean these just make you feel like a child again don’t they? And they combine two of my favorite things- chocolate cookies and gummy worms! YUM!

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    April 5, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    I remember these from when I was a kid, awesome to see a gf version!

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    April 5, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    These dirt cups are a such a fun idea for kids!

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    Bintu - Recipes From A Pantry
    April 5, 2017 at 3:29 am

    Such a cool dessert for kids and you could link these into the national curriculum too and talk about bugs and the earth

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    Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine
    April 5, 2017 at 1:53 am

    What an adorable Earth day idea! I love this. I will have to remember dirt cups for my son when he is a little older. He will love them as much as I did as a kid.

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    Julia @ HappyFoods Tube
    April 4, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    These look so cool! I love gummy worms and love your idea!

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    Lucy @ Supergoldenbakes
    April 4, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    These look like lovely fun to get kids making

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    Kristina @ Love & Zest
    April 4, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Oh my gosh DIRT CUPS?!? I remember those from when I was a kid! What a great alternative to make them gluten free. Perfect for groups of kids who might have different eating habits! What a fun post this is! I might have to make some of this for nostalgia purposes! 😉

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    April 4, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Ahh these are so much fun and yummy too!

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    Beth @ Binky's Culinary Carnival
    April 4, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    These are darling! What fun project for the kids!

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    Sharon @ What The Fork
    April 4, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Such a fun little treat!

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    Elaine @ Dishes Delish
    April 4, 2017 at 10:52 am

    This is a fun dessert for kids, I can’t wait to share it with my niece so she can make it for her kids!!

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    April 4, 2017 at 6:55 am

    My kids love dirt cups! This recipe for them sounds fun and very easy!! I’ve never actually made them at home but will be trying this out!

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    Dreena Burton
    April 3, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    I have never made dirt cups! My kids are growing and I think they may feel they’ve missed out if I don’t soon. 😉

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    April 3, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    these are adorable and will be great to put together with the kids for easter!

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    April 3, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    I love these! They’re so dang cute, and delicious.

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    Raina Reddecliff
    April 3, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Love this! Thanks for sharing, I can’t wait to do something like this with my girls. Perfect easy recipe too!

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    Emily Recipes to Nourish
    April 3, 2017 at 11:17 am

    So fun! I remember having dirt cups at the Iowa State Fair 4-H booth when I was visiting there as a kid. Clearly I enjoyed them because it made a lasting impression.

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    Tasting Page
    April 3, 2017 at 11:15 am

    What a fun dessert to make and eat. Super festive. Kids will love!

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    Raia Todd
    April 3, 2017 at 10:57 am

    How fun! My kiddos are going to love these. 😉

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    Chrystal @ Gluten-Free Palate
    April 3, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Love these dirt cups. So cute. My kiddos are going to have so much fun making these.

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    April 3, 2017 at 9:37 am

    I remember those “treats” growing up!

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