Now THIS is the kind of dessert I could have gotten on board with as a kid: Oreos that have been decimated to the point where total potential cookie intake is maximized like whoa.
Sidenote: somehow fifteen whole cookies translate into one teaspoon of ground-up cookie, and while I’m not exaaaaactly sure how to explain the physics behind this, I do know that my daughter ate 90 Trader Joe’s Halloween-themed Jo-Jos in the course of an hour via six cups of worms ‘n’ dirt. And honestly, to me that seems…
Like a job extremely well done.
WORMS ‘N’ DIRT
What You Need:
- A whole bunch of chocolate cookies (I used a mix of Trader Joe’s Jo-Jos with the center creme removed and random cat-shaped chocolate wafer-style cookies that we had far too many of)
- Large Ziploc bag
- Rolling pin
- Clear plastic cups
- Gummy worms
- Brach’s candy pumpkins (All three local stores that I went to were fresh out of these, so I substituted candy corn. The effect was sadly compromised; find those Brach’s candy pumpkins, please)
What You Do:
Working a few cookies at a time, grind them up by placing them in a large Ziploc bag, laying a dish cloth on top of the bag, and bashing them with a rolling pin until they have the texture of – you guessed it – dirt. Put a few spoonfuls of dirt into each cup, and tuck in your worms and pumpkins as you see fit.