You know this post where I requested some guest posters because I’m going a little bit out of my mind trying to juggle all my school work, life, motherhood AND my blog? I received so many wonderful e-mails from the sweetest gals offering their assistance. It was so humbling and comforting to know that through this blog I’ve been able to form some wonderful friendships and these friends do truly have my back. Thank you to all who responded! If anyone else is still interested in guest posting, don’t hesitate to e-mail me! The week of the 14th is basically going to be the busiest week of my life, so I’ll need plenty of help then 😉
Anyways, enough of that. Let me get to introducing you to the lovely Joni of Six Cherries on Top!
Joni’s a sweet mother of SIX. How she keeps her sanity, I do not know, but I’m going to have to pick her brain a little bit. She’s prepared this adorable Halloween themed post for you all (how fitting, right?)
Without further ado, take it away Joni!
Hi, I’m Joni from over at Six Cherries on Top. With a super strict budget, and a house full of kids, I am always looking for fun ideas that are affordable, as well as quick and simple. The weekend before Halloween is always our weekend to celebrate with pumpkin carving, “scary” movies, and a few sweet treats.
One of my kids favorite treats is dirt cake cups. Just like my rice krispie treats, I usually follow the basic recipe and tweek it for specific holidays. Here is the basic recipe and two great ways to dress it up for Halloween.
Dirt Cake Cups
Chocolate or Vanilla Pudding
Oreo Cookies (or any type of cookie such as graham crackers, vanilla wafers, etc.)
Cool Whip (optional)
Canning Jars (small size)
Gummy Worms (or any type of decoration to finish off the cake)
Prepare the pudding according to directions on the box. In a food processor, grind up cookies to a “dirt” consistency. In a separate bowl, mix Cool Whip with food coloring of your choice. In the canning jars, layer the ingredients, starting with the pudding, then the cookie crumbs, and lastly, the Cool Whip. Continue to alternate ingredients until the jar is full. Be sure that the last layer to fill the jar is the “dirt” on top.
for the first one, i just simply used chocolate pudding and Halloween shortbread cookies. I layered them in the jar and topped it off at the end with one of the cookies.
the second dirt cake cups were made using chocolate pudding, chocolate on chocolate Oreo cookies, and Cool Whip with orange food coloring. I topped them off with a plastic spider and mouse.
I think this one would have also looked great topped with a candy corn pumpkin. it would have even worked with the traditional gummy worms and a few plastic spider rings. the ideas are endless.
Dirt Cake Cups are very inexpensive to make and are sure to please. Sometimes changing up a simple recipe to make it “new” is all it takes to put a smile on your little one’s face. I look forward to making these again at Christmas and changing them up again to create a Winter holiday theme.
Thank you to Chelsea for inviting me over to share with you today. I’d love to see you over at my place sometime. Be sure to stop by and say “Hi”.
Another HUGE thanks to Joni for this adorable idea and beautifully done guest post. Please check out her blog if you have not done so already. This post is just a small sample of the wonderful things she does on her blog. Her pictures are beautiful and her kids are adorable! Check her out, ok?