Dirt Dessert Pudding Bowls

Dessert has never been so much fun to create or enjoy than with this classic dirt dessert—now in an easy-to-hold, edible tortilla bowl! Sweetened and oven-baked Old El Paso™ Mini Soft Tortilla Bowls make sure you don't miss a single dirt crumb. Layers of chocolate pudding, crushed sandwich cookies and gummy worm candies will delight your kids (and adults!). It's perfect for birthdays, and easy enough for an anytime dessert.
Prep 20 Minutes
Total Time 40 Minutes
Servings 12

Ingredient List

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 package (5.1 oz) Old El Paso™ Flour Soft Tortilla Mini Bowls (12 Count)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 package (4-serving size) chocolate instant pudding and pie filling mix
  • 1 1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1/2 cup frozen (thawed) whipped topping
  • 8 creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, finely crushed (about 3/4 cup)
  • 12 gummy worm candies
Recipe Continues Below


  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Line rimmed cookie sheet with foil. Lightly brush melted butter on all sides of tortilla bowls. Sprinkle sugar on all sides of bowls. Place on cookie sheet. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly browned on edges and firm to the touch. Bowls will crisp as they cool. Remove to cooling rack to cool completely, about 10 minutes.
  2. When ready to serve, in medium bowl, beat pudding mix and milk 2 minutes, using whisk. Fold in whipped topping. Divide pudding mixture among cooled tortilla bowls, spreading evenly.
  3. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon crushed cookies over top of each; lightly press into pudding layer. Cut gummy worm candies in half, and insert the two ends into top of each tortilla bowl. Serve immediately. Store any remaining bowls in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • For more fun, try sprinkling green candy sprinkles or flower-shaped candy decors on tops of crushed cookies in dirt pudding.
  • To easily crush cookies in this dirt dessert recipe, place in resealable food-storage plastic bag, and go over with rolling pin.
  • Gummy worm candies can vary in size. There’s no need to cut them in half if you buy minis!


  • 1 Mini Tortilla Bowl Calories 180 (Calories from Fat 45);  Total Fat 5g (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g ,Trans Fat 0g);  Cholesterol 5mg;  Sodium 270mg;  Potassium 85mg;  Total Carbohydrate 29g (Dietary Fiber 0g ,Sugars 17g);  Protein 3g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 0%;  Vitamin C 0%;  Calcium 6%;  Iron 8%
  • Exchanges: 1 Starch;  1 Other Carbohydrate;  1 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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