For a fun Earth Day recipe to make at home, try these Yucky-Yummy "Earth Worms" in Dirt!
We recommend using "Yummy Earth" gummy worms that contain no artificial colors or flavors and are made with real fruit juices. For the dirt, we used an all-natural chocolate cream sandwich cookie. We recommend a brand similar to “Back to Nature” as those do not contain any hydrogenated fats, artificial ingredients, or high fructose corn syrups.
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups whole milk
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips (more heart-rich anti-oxidants)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Combine the cornstarch, sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan. Slowly whisk in the milk, in a thin stream at first so that lumps don’t form, then more quickly once the cornstarch mixture is smoothly incorporated. Place over medium-low heat and stir occasionally, scraping the bottom and sides. Use a whisk as necessary should lumps begin to form. After 10 minutes or so the mixture should begin to thicken, enough that it will coat the back of a spoon. Add the chocolate, and continue stirring for another 2 to 4 minutes, until chocolate is fully incorporated and mixture is quite thick. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
If you’re concerned about lumps: Run mixture through a fine-mesh strainer.
Chill until it is cool and set, about 2 to 3 hours. Do ahead: Pudding is good for 3 days in the fridge .
To assemble worm cups:
Fill a 5 oz cup ¾ of the way u with mud (pudding), sprinkle about 3 Tbs of ground up chocolate cream cookies (dirt), then top with 2-3 worms.