Posts tagged ‘chocolate’

February 13, 2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter Dirt Cup Delight

Dirt cups may have been my favorite dessert on the kids menu growing up.  I got to dig through the Oreo cookie crumb layer then dive into the chocolate pudding and then…hey look! A gummy worm! Mmmm.

We decided to recreate this basic dessert since its so delicious but add our own little zest by including a layer of peanut butter and subbing out gummy worms for gummy bears. Gummy bears are way cuter. Plus, you can bite of their heads and switch their colors around. Sort of like this…

We are the two best friends that anyone can have....we're even willing to switch heads

I thought about naming this recipe Adult Dirt Cups – almost as if I had matured or something –because of the slight alterations and serving it in a sexy martini glass. Then I started switching gummy bears heads around and reverted back to a more suiting name.

We had this pudding left over from a scrumptious Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie my mom made me for my birthday. What better use of it than to make more chocolate peanut butter creations?! I think we have a problem...

Add that puddin’ and let it rest a while.

Layer on the peanut butter and try not to think about the calories. It will be worth it, promise.

Top it off with some Oreo crumbles,

and cute little bears.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Dirt Cup Delight


  • 1 pouch of chocolate pudding
  • crushed up Oreo cookies — be sure to lick the frosting off, you’ll just need the cookie part
  • peanut butter
  • gummy bears


Cook pudding according to directions. Scoop it into your preferred serving dish. Let cool in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.

Put a layer of peanut butter over the pudding. Top with crushed Oreo cookies – don’t include the frosting.

Lay your gummy bears on top, or push them into the pudding for a gummy bear surprise!

What was your favorite dessert on the kids menu growing up??

From the Little Yellow Kitchen,


December 23, 2010

A Yummy Gift

One of the best gifts is a homemade gift, without a doubt. It’s an easy way to show you care by using your time and creative skills to make something cute and yummy. If your living on a budget these jars are great gifts for coworkers or neighbors! Now, I am not very creative but this little jar of cookie making ingredients is so easy, even I can do it.

Aren't they cute?

It looked like a cookie ingredient bomb was dropped on our living room table and floor after this project was complete but it was well worth it. Poor yourself a glass of wine to sip on before you start and you won’t care about the mess….


Here is what you need to layer into the 1 qt. mason jars (in this order):


  • 1 1/3 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • A square of festive fabric to cover the top
  • A piece of ribbon

I highly recommend using a funnel for the flour and white sugar, we make-shifted our own paper one. While the funnel limits the mess, it by no means will prevent it. We still had some mishaps — like when our sweet tooth(s) took over our ability to think logically and we added way too many chocolate chips causing the jar to be too full to fit the layer of flour, and it poured over the edges.  That was fun to clean up…

Wine glasses had two uses that night. Who knew they doubled as a sugar and flour compressor?

After you put the fabric on top and screw the lid on, print out these directions on a little card and tie it to the jar!


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

2. In a medium bowl, mix together 1/2 cup melted butter or margarine, 1 egg, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.

3. Stir in the entire contents of the jar. You may need to use your hands to finish mixing.

4. Shape into walnut sized balls. Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.

5. Bake for 11 to 13 minutes in the preheated oven. Transfer from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.







From the Little Yellow Kitchen,