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Dirt and Worms Pie
dirt and worm pie camping treat recipes

Another fun and easy camping recipe idea for kids that they can make themselves, with just a little adult supervision. – and this one is so easy the kids will want to do it on every camping trip. Best of all, it doesn’t need any camp cooking or cookware.

The concept:
Everyone will love the taste of this camp dessert, but this camping recipe is as much an activity for the kids as it is a meal item. All their favorites; chocolate pudding, Gummy worms, Oreo cookies, and Milk Duds or Malted balls, are combined to make a delicious dessert that looks like a pan of dirt with worms and rocks.

Just watch the fun as the kids work the ingredients and create their own “ughy” dessert of dirt and worms.

*Best suited as an activity for kids 3 to 9 years old. (older kids still love to eat it)

**For ease of use disposable materials are used as much as possible

Dirt and Worms Camping Dessert

Here are the prep items you need:

  • 2 – 9″ foil pie pans (or 1 – 9×13″ pan)
  • Paper or plastic drink cups (8-10oz)
  • Ziploc Double-seal gal-size freezer bags
  • Plastic spoons
  • Large serving spoon
The recipe ingredients:

  1. 3 ea, 4oz pkg. of instant chocolate pudding mix*
  2. 1 tub Cool Whip topping (or generic whipped topping)
  3. 2-pound pkg of chocolate sandwich cookies, ( or 2 each 1lb pkg.), like Oreos
  4. 1 8oz pkg of gummy worms
  5. 1 small box of Milk Duds or Malted Balls (these will be the rocks and stones in the dirt)


  • If there are only 2 or 3 kids involved, you only need 2 packages of pudding mix and one package of cookies.
  • This could get messy – be sure to have paper towels and wet wipes

Make the pudding at home:

  • But instead of putting it in a bowl to chill in the refrigerator – divide the mixture into two of the Ziploc gallon freezer bags, gently squeeze out as much air as possible, seal the bags, and lay flat to chill.

How to make the Dirt Pie:

  1. Divide the cookies into two or three Ziploc gal-size freezer bags, bleed out the air, seal, and have the kids crush and smush the cookies until they are just crumbs – this will be the dirt
    • This is part of the fun for the kids – just make sure they don’t get carried away with the pounding and crushing and rupture the bags
  2. Divide the Cool Whip into the bags of pudding mix, bleed the air, seal the bag, and let the kids “gently” smoosh and massage the bags until the ingredients are mixed. – this is the pie filling.
  3. Let the kids pour 1/2 of the crushed cookies into the bottom of the pans – save the other half for the top.
  4. Carefully cut one corner off the filling bag(s) so the kids can squeeze the filling into the pan – on top of the first layer of “dirt”
  5. Place approx. 2/3 of the Gummy worms and Milk Duds onto the filling and gently press in to partially submerge
  6. Top with the remaining crushed cookies, Gummy worms, and Milk Duds
  • Bonus tip: For an added touch – bring a bunch of Parsley, you can stick sprigs in to be “trees”

More fun and easy camping recipes for kids:

Notes and discussions:
Camping with kids requires some camping gear and accommodations that you might not normally consider if just camping with adults.

Bad Weather Survival Ideas for Camping with Kids:
Bad Weather? Kids confined to the tent? Save your sanity – be prepared with these games and activities to keep them occupied.
The links are for individual products, or the all-in-one bad weather kit. (as pictured) Rainy Day Camping with kids games and activities

Available as an all-in-one kitJust click the image to see complete all-in-one Camping activities for Kids and camp games for kids Bad Weather Survival kit” – All you have to do is select the item quantities to match your number of kids.

Here are a few items and resources that may prove helpful:

If you are camping with kids, you should have at least one Pie Iron, (preferably one for each kid), in your camping cookware. They are versatile – you can make anything from grilled cheese sandwiches to instant fruit pies. And they are so safe and easy to use that you can let your young campers make their own fun camping recipes.

Just pop in the ingredients, close, cook over the campfire, and out comes delicious sandwiches, or biscuit-dough fruit tarts, or dozens of other camp food choices.


Don’t laugh – think about it first, but a Boy Scout Handbook is one of the most helpful pieces of general camping gear you can have. It’s a great source of camping ideas, tips, and activities for your young campers.

It contains easy-to-understand answers and how-tos for almost any camping question. Plus, it contains plant and foliage identifications, campsite activity suggestions, survival tips, and detailed primary first aid instructions.
See available Boy Scout Handbook selections

Check out these great examples of camping gear items useful for camping with kids. Once you have these pieces of camp gear included in your list of camping equipment, you will wonder how you ever did without them. Especially when you see how inexpensive they are when you buy them online.

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