Carrot Garden Dirt Cups - Henry + Olives

Carrot Garden Dirt Cups

Looking for a fun and delicious way to celebrate sprig? Consider making these carrot garden dirt cups with your kids!


  • 1 bag melting chocolate
  • 1 bag white melting chocolate
  • food coloring
  • fresh strawberries
  • Oreo's or other favorite brown cookie
  • chocolate pudding


1. Find a paper cup or cupcake liner that's the size and shape you want for your garden cups. I used leftover Jumbo Football Baking Cups from our Superbowl party. Cut two slits in the cup about 1/2 inch apart and then tape back up on the outside. This will help you peel the chocolate off the cup.

2. Using a double boiler, melt the chocolate. DO NOT OVERCOOK. Once it's the desired consistency, it will start to harden again. If you need to thin the chocolate a bit, use vegetable oil, not water.

Pour the chocolate into the baking cups and roll the cups around to distribute the chocolate evenly. You can use a spoon to help with this process.

Place the cups on a sheet pan and let harden in the refrigerator.

3. While the chocolate cups harden, wash the strawberries and dry thoroughly. Set aside. 

4. Clean the pot you used for the double boiler and use it to melt the white chocolate. Once it has melted and you reach the desired consistency, remove from heat and add a few drops of red and yellow food coloring. Stir and continue to add drops until you reach a color orange you like. 

Carefully dip each strawberry in the orange chocolate until they are covered. Hold the leaves up so they do not get chocolate on them. Place on piece of parchment paper and place in the refrigerator. 

5. Place several of your cookies in a ziplock bag, cover with a dishtowel, and use a rolling pin to crush them into tiny pieces. Or, use a food processor if you have one.

6. Make the instant pudding using directions on the box. 

7. Once all the chocolate has hardened, gather all your ingredients. Carefully peel back the tape on the baking cups and start pulling the paper from the chocolate mold until it's fully separated.

8. Scoop the chocolate pudding into the chocolate molds until it's 1/2-3/4 of the way filled. Add the cookie crumbles to the top. Place one chocolate strawberry into the dirt so it's partially covered.

8. Enjoy!


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