Vegan Dirt Cup Recipe

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If you’re looking for a fun vegan treat that kids and grown-up kids alike will love, look no further than this vegan dirt cup recipe!

Jars of vegan dirt cups garnished with edible flowers.

Disguised as  flowers sprouting from rich, dark soil, these cute, chocolate pudding dirt cups have oodles of sweet creaminess that dessert lovers will adore.

They can be served from glassware, jars (as shown here), disposable plastic cups or even as a sheet dessert. You can go as fancy or as simple as you choose, whichever suits you.

Edible flowers on top create a pretty and realistic look or for a fun effect, incorporate gummy worms. These vegan dirt cups are mega-easy to make and promise to bring lots of smiles when served!

a row of dirt cups in a jar

Ingredient Spotlight

You’ll appreciate how easy the ingredients for this dirt cup recipe are to get. You may have many of them already. Edible flowers are easy? Sure!

ingredients for dirt cup recipe in individual bowls and measuring cups.

Ingredient 1 :  Coconut cream

This ingredient is the base for the luscious pudding part of this recipe. It comes in a can and should not be confused with coconut milk, which is less rich and dense. If coconut is a no go for you, vegan cream cheese will work too.

Ingredient 2 : Chocolate chips

Chocolate chips are part of what makes this recipe so simple. They taste delicious and melt with ease. You can use semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips just read the label to make sure they’re vegan. Some contain dairy products.

Ingredient 3 :  Coconut sugar

Coconut sugar is only 75% sucrose and contains inulin, which is a fiber that helps keep your gut healthy. Regular table sugar is all sucrose and has no fiber. Your recipe will turn out fine if you have to sub in table sugar, you’ll just be missing the healthier elements that coconut sugar has to offer.

Ingredient 4 : Edible flowers

Eating flowers in a thing? Yes, it really is! Edible flowers are healthy and contain vitamins and minerals, just as do other edible plants. You may be able to find them at Trader Joes, Whole Foods or other supermarkets in the produce section.

Ingredient : 5 Oreo Cookies

Ok, so Oreos are not and never will be considered a health food, but they are totally vegan and in this recipe, crushed up, they look enough like potting soil to pull this dirt cup cuteness together. And let’s face it Oreos taste scrumptious! Gluten free? Check out this Gluten Free Oreos Review.

You’ll love how fast this rich and creamy treat comes together! Ready set go!

Step-by-Step Instructions for Vegan Dirt Cups

Step 1 – In a saucepan over a medium-high heat, combine the coconut cream, coconut sugar, and vanilla extract.

Step 2 – Allow to warm up and then add the chocolate chips and stir until melted.

Step 3 – Reduce the heat to medium-low and continue stirring the mixture until it begins to thicken, about 10 minutes.

Step 4 – Sift in the cornstarch and stir until well combined.

Step 5 – Remove from heat and transfer to a mixing bowl. Allow to cool for 15 minutes, then cover with plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature for about 2 hours.

Step 6 – Spoon into serving glasses and sprinkle over crushed Oreos.

Step 7 – Chill ready to serve, and then top with edible flowers and enjoy!

Trio of Vegan dirt cups in mason jars. garnished with edible flowers.

These Vegan Dirt Cups are fun, fast, flavor packed and destined to please whenever and wherever you serve them!

  • Only a few ingredients needed
  • So creamy, sweet and chocolaty
  • Great for parties or weeknight desserts

Insider Pro Tips

Let the kids help

Kiddos will love being part of this recipe process. Let them toss oreos into a ziploc bag and smash away with a rolling pin. If they’re old enough, they can learn how to man the food processor for speedier Oreo crushing. Decorating the tops (gummy worms are a big favorite) in their own creative style is fun too!

Make one larger dessert

If you don’t want to make individual desserts, no problem. Spread the chocolate mixture into a baking dish and decorate the entire top with crushed Oreos and edible flowers or other toppings of your choosing.

Chill it up

For faster set up, put your glassware or baking dish in the fridge before you begin making the recipe. A cold container is your friend when making chilled desserts, especially if you need to serve it fairly soon after making it.

Stretch your pudding

This is so easy to do! Once the mixture has cooled just stir in some vegan whipped topping and now you’re set to make a few more dirt cups! Your pudding will take on a more mousse-like consistency and that not a bad thing at all.

Jars of vegan dirt cups garnished with edible flowers.

Vegan Dirt Cups FAQs

What are some other things I can decorate the dirt cups with?

Vegan gummy worms, mini pretzels, nuts, chocolate shavings, vegan animal crackers, fresh berries. Use your awesome imagination. Your idea list might be longer than mine!

Are gummy worms vegan?

Some are and some are not. Many contain gelatin which is not vegan, because it comes from pigs or cows. Be sure to read your labels. Sour Patch Kids (Mmmm!) are ok! Just do a little research and you’ll find more vegan options out there. Your Favorite  health food store is an excellent resource too.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes, you can make this ahead of time, but I’d recommend only one day and don’t add the toppings, including the crushed Oreos until right before serving.

How do I store these vegan dirt cups?

Cover your containers with plastic wrap and keep in the refrigerator unless you’re serving them or eating them. You can keep them there for 2-3 days.

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Vegan Dirt Cup Recipe

If you’re looking for a fun vegan treat that kids and grown-up kids alike will love, look no further than this vegan dirt cup recipe!
Louisa
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a saucepan over a medium-high heat, combine the coconut cream, coconut sugar, and vanilla extract.
  • Allow to warm up and then add the chocolate chips. Stir until melted.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and continue stirring the mixture until it begins to thicken, about 10 minutes.
  • Sift in the arrowroot or tapioca powder and stir until well combined.
  • Remove from heat and transfer to a mixing bowl. Allow to cool for 15 minutes, then cover with plastic wrap. Let sit at room temperature for about 2 hours.
  • Spoon into serving glasses and sprinkle crushed oreos over top.
  • Chill until ready to serve, and top with edible flowers.

Notes

Nutritional Information listed below is for 6 servings. Please know that there is no shame in making this dish a 1-serving situation or a 20-serving situation. Nutritional information for the entire dish is as follows, and you are more than welcome to break it down as you see fit.
Entire dish – kcal: 3258 F: 117 C: 561 P: 15

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