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Samina A’s Dirt Pudding Cups With Gummy Worms, modified from Oh Nuts

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Serves 8 cups | Prep Time 30 minutes | Cook Time 0 minutes


1 15-ounce package chocolate sandwich cookies (like Oreos)

1 3.9-ounce package chocolate instant pudding

2 cups cold milk

8 ounces whipped topping (like Cool Whip)

24 gummy worms

The first order of business when making “worms in dirt” is, of course, to make the dirt. Place the chocolate sandwich cookies in a large zip-top plastic bag, and use a rolling pin to crush them into small pieces. Continue to crush the cookies in the bag until they are in fine crumbs.

Next, make the pudding.

Pour the dry pudding mix into a large bowl, then add the cold milk. Whisk everything together until all of the dry pudding dissolves and it’s smooth and free of lumps. Let the pudding sit for about 5 minutes, until it thickens and is no longer liquid.

Add the whipped topping and approximately half of the cookie crumbs.

Gently stir everything together until the streaks of whipped topping disappear, and the cookies are well-mixed into the pudding.

Divide the pudding mixture evenly between eight cups–each should hold a little over 1/2-cup of pudding.

Tap the cups on the countertop a few times to level the pudding, then insert 3 gummy worms into the pudding and press them down a little so that they’re embedded.

Pour the cookie crumbs over the pudding and gummy worms so that the entire top is covered with “dirt.”

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I found this recipe, 5 years ago and it was really tasty! I first tried it in 3rd grade when our teacher made it for us for handing in all our work that weekend and I asked her how she made it. She then wrote it down then I gave it to my mom and my mom looked it up and made it. I was in heaven. CHEMISTRY INFORMATION: The homogeneous mixtures are Milk, Cool whip, Chocolate pudding when it’s mixed. The heterogeneous mixtures are Chocolate pudding when it’s not mixed with the milk, the oreos when they are crushed and even when they are not crushed, and the gummy worms. When the milk gets pasteurized it’s a chemical change because it kills all the bacteria. Another chemical change happened when the cow digested its food in order to make the milk. When they added the filling to the oreos, it was a physical change. Another physical change is when you mix everything together because all you are doing is mixing it.

Submitted by: "Samina A"

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