Dirt Cups for St. Patrick's Day Wood Plate

St. Patrick’s Day Dirt Cup Dessert (Gluten & Dairy Free)

Feb 26, 2021

This adorable St. Patrick’s Day dirt cup dessert is perfect to make with kids as a treat for the upcoming holiday. They are made with crushed gluten-free Oreos, non-dairy milk, pudding, Lucky Charms, and more. They are quick, easy, and so delicious.

Dirt Cups for St. Patrick's Day Ingredients

I am loving the new gluten-free version of Oreos. We’ve had a lot of oreo treats the past few weeks and I was so excited to try them out in some St. Patrick themed dirt cups. Dirt cups are a favorite dessert around here because they are so quick and easy and no-bake so kids can even make them. My toddler loves to help me mix up the puddings and crush the cookies.

You will need to start by preparing the instant vanilla pudding according to the box. For the Jello brand pudding that means adding the mix and 2 cups of almond milk together and whisking for two minutes. Then let the pudding sit for 5 minutes.

If you use the “Rich Whip” brand of whipped topping you will need to make sure to leave it in the fridge the night before to thaw. When you are ready to use it pull it out of the fridge and whip until peaks form (Ours took only a few minutes). Then combine the whipped topping with the prepared vanilla pudding. Add your green food coloring and mix it all to combine.

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In a separate bowl prepare your chocolate pudding according to the box. It is prepared using the same process as the vanilla pudding.

To crush your Oreos add the package to a plastic bag and using a rolling pin. It is okay if there are a few larger chunks left. For finer crushed Oreos you can put them in a food processor and chop them until they are smaller.

Once you have all your puddings and Oreos prepared you can add them to the cups. Scoop 2 tbsp chocolate pudding, 2 tbsp green vanilla cream pudding mix, and 2 tbsp Oreos into a glass or plastic cup. Then repeat the process until the cup is 1/2-3/4 full. You can choose how big you’d like your dirt cups to be.

Once you have all of your pudding cups put together you can sprinkle lucky charms marshmallows on top of them to give them a St. Patty’s Day feel.

 *If you don’t want your marshmallows to get soft, add them right before you eat your dirt cups. You can store the dirt cups in the fridge until you are ready to eat them. Then pull them out and sprinkle them with the marshmallows.

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How can you make dirt cup dessert dairy-free?

It has always surprised me that instant pudding can be made dairy-free. All you need to do is add almond milk (or any other non-dairy milk) to the pudding mix and you have dairy-free pudding. Pair that with a dairy-free whipped topping (we buy “Rich Whip” from the freezer section of our local Sendix) and you have the perfect dairy-free treat.

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St. Patrick’s Day Dirt Cup Dessert (Gluten & Dairy Free)

by | Feb 26, 2021 | Recipes | 17 comments

Prep Time:

20 total minutes

Cool Time:

10 minutes





  • 1 (3.4 oz) box of vanilla instant pudding
  • 1 (3.4 oz) box of chocolate instant pudding
  • 1 (8 oz) carton of non-dairy whipped topping
  • 4 cups dairy-free milk (I use unsweetened almond milk)
  • Green food coloring
  • 1 package gluten-free Oreos
  • 1/2 cup lucky charms marshmallows


  1. Prepare the vanilla pudding using the mix and 2 cups almond milk according to the directions on the box.
  2. Add the container of whipped topping (making sure to whip it beforehand if your topping needs it) to the prepared vanilla pudding and stir together.
  3. Add the green food coloring to the vanilla pudding mixture.
  4. In a separate bowl, prepare the chocolate pudding using the mix and the remaining 2 cups of almond milk according to the directions on the box.
  5. Put the oreo cookies into a bag and crush with a rolling pin OR put the oreo cookies in a food processor and chop until they are crushed.
  6. Layer about 2 tbsp chocolate pudding, 2 tbsp green vanilla pudding mix, and 2 tbsp oreos into a clear plastic cup. Repeat this process until each cup is 3/4 full.
  7. Sprinkle a handful of lucky charms on top of each cup.


Hi, I'm Rachael. I am a kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home mom of two sweet girls.
  1. Nicole T.

    Omg I’m 31 years old and I miss making these in school as a kid 😩😂. I can’t wait to make them with my children.

    • Rachael

      Yes, they were my absolute favorite as a kid too! So delicious!

    • Svetlana

      Oh these look fun!! Will have to try soon.

  2. The Other Mrs Fields

    Looks really simple and delicious! Definitely something we will be trying. Thank you!

    • Rachael

      Thanks so much! They are very simple and so good!

  3. Brittany

    These looks so delicious! I can’t wait to try these!

    • Rachael

      Thanks Brittany! They are so good!

    • Wayneish

      This looks great! Definitely will be giving this a try.

      • Rachael

        Thanks so much Wayne! They definitely are delicious!

  4. Chelsea

    So fun! great idea for my littles!

    • Rachael

      Thanks Chelsea! They are the perfect little treat and so fun for kids to help make!

  5. Katherine

    Looks great! Kids have decided we’re having this for st patty’s.

    • Rachael
        Thanks so much! If you try it let me know what you think. Mine loved it!
  6. Jen Dodrill

    I’m pinning and sharing with my daughter! She just ordered GF oreos and is so excited!

    • Rachael

      Thanks Jen! Yes, the GF oreos are the best! My husband loves that they come in double stuffed too!

  7. Cori

    This sounds so cute and yummy! Definitely repinning!

    • Rachael

      Thanks so much Cori! They turned out so cute and easy!


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