Fun Desserts – Layering Dirt Cups

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Anna Zeccolo with Tiny Chefs demonstrates how to make and layer Dirt Cups.

    Anna Zeccolo

    Anna Zeccolo is the founder of Tiny Chefs, Inc, a company which provides interactive cooking parties and classes for children ages 4 to14. Anna was inspired to create Tiny Chefs by combining her experience teaching young children with her passion for cooking and baking. Tiny Chef's cooking classes and birthday parties support Anna's philosophy that children deserve the opportunity to explore food, nutrition, and cooking at their individual pace of learning. Anna grew up as a child baking with her mother and trying out new recipes for friends and family. As an adult she continues to grow her skills through various cooking and baking classes. Anna has obtained a M.S. in Reading and Literacy from Walden University, as well as a B.S. in Elementary Education from College of Saint Rose. She has been teaching elementary school for 8 years, and is currently a kindergarten teacher at Norwood School in Bethesda, Maryland. For the past 4 years Anna has taught enrichment cooking classes to children ages 5 to 9 at Norwood School.

    Hi, I am Anna Zeccolo with Tiny Chefs. Today, we are making Dirt Cups for Kids.

    We have gone ahead and made our pudding mixture that had whipped cream and chocolate pudding in it. We mixed it up for about two minutes so, it's nice and thick. Next, we need to crush up our cookies. Again, you can use about four or five cookies of your choice. Today, I am using chocolate cookies with cream centre. We put it in a plastic bag making sure to seal the top. Kids can pound it out with their fist, like this. You can also crumble it up with your finger tips like this. You want to get it nice and crumbly, and into small pieces, so, it takes a little bit of time to do this. Once you've got your cookie crumbs, this is going to be the dirt for your Dirt Cups, and your pudding is going to be the mud for your Dirt Cups. Next, we are going to layer the pudding and the cookies. You can start with pudding first, or cookies first, totally, up to you. So, I am layering pudding, and a couple of these cookie crumbs, just like that, and more pudding, and more cookie crumbs. Get those right in there and more pudding, and finally, the last of your cookie crumbs. Looks delicious, you can top it with one last cookie and your worms, your gummy worms. There, doesnt that look cute? Next, we are going to make Thumbprint Surprise Cookies.