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Ladybug Dirt Cups Spring Pudding Snack Idea

We were out and about way too long and I still have to make a treat for my son to bring to AWANA. I brainstormed to think of what I could make that would be very quick and simple. Pudding dirt cups are always a hit (you may have seen my Pumpkin Patch Pudding cups that went viral and are now copied by tons of other blogs), so I decided to make a brand new pudding cup idea to share — Ladybug Dirt Cups!


If you're looking for a fun spring or summer treat, you'll love these ladybug dirt cups, pudding cups with little red ladybugs are perfect for school treats or summer and spring desserts.Great for Pinning Image Pin It Button

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These are such a fun spring or summer snack and they are so simple to make. For my son to bring for his class, I made teeny tiny ones in mini cups and they were such a hit. Once we were home, I made full-size spring dirt cups to share.


Ladybug Dirt Cups Spring Pudding Snack Idea


Ladybug Dirt Cup Square Many


One thing I love most about these Ladybug Dirt Cups is that all the ingredients mesh and really taste great together. The textures of the chocolate and crunchy candies and cookie crumbs are just the perfect touch with the creamy chocolate pudding.


Ladybug Dirt Cup Leaves





1. Start with the pudding. Prepare it if you haven’t already, then scoop a little into a plastic cup (I love these ones.).


Ladybug Pudding Cup 1


2. Top with a thin layer of crushed sandwich cookies. I crushed these in a food processor so they were a little more evenly crushed.


Ladybug Pudding Cup 2


3. Repeat steps 1 and 2.



Ladybug Pudding Cup 3


4. Using a leaf tip with green icing, pipe a large leaf on top of the cookie crumbs.


Ladybug Pudding Cup 4


5. Add black decorating gel (or frosting) to a small part of the red Candy Melt to give the ladybug a face, then add a perpendicular line and some dots to make the spotted wings/shell.


Ladybug Pudding Cup 5


6. Give the ladybug candy eyes on the black head area.


Ladybug Pudding Cup Close


7. Place the candy ladybug on top of the frosting leaf.

8. Add some flower sprinkles for an extra touch and you are ready to serve!


Ladybug Pudding Cup Scoop


If your pudding is thick enough, you can also decorate with fabric craft flowers (keep the plastic stems).


Ladybug Dirt Cup LongLadybug Pudding Cup Close Square


Who will you make these pudding cups for? Who will you make these pudding cups with? Share with me in the comments!

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  1. Half the fun of these would be letting the kids make their own bug garden.

  2. These are adorable! A nice change from the usual gummy worms you find in a dirt pudding cup.

    • Thank you, Melissa! We love thinking outside the cup with our pudding treats. Have you seen our very popular ORIGINAL Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups? You’ll love these for fall coming up!

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