Celebrate Spooky Season with this Ghoulish Gluten-Free Dirt Pie Recipe
Get into the spooky spirit with this quick and easy gluten-free dirt pie recipe with worms and little strawberry ghosts! It’s sure to be a hit amongst children and adults alike.
Serving Size: 4
Time: 30 minutes
1 packet of sugar-free pudding
1 ¼ cup of unsweetened oat milk (or dairy-free alternative)
¾ cup coconut flour
½ cup cacao powder
1 tsp baking soda
¼ cup maple syrup
½ cup coconut oil
½ cup white chocolate chips
1 package of low sugar gummy worms
4 medium strawberries
Prepare Vegan and Gluten Free “Oreo” Cookie Crumble:
- Preheat an oven to 375F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, combine coconut flour, cacao powder, and baking soda.
- Mix well and then add in the maple syrup and coconut oil. Stir with a spoon under it is a consistent texture.
- Pour the cookie dough on to the parchment lined baking sheet and press it down gently until flat.
- Bake for 10 minutes and then remove and let cool for 5 more minutes. Once cooled, place it in the fridge for 10-15 minutes to allow it to firm up before crumbling.
Make your Strawberry Ghosts:
- Wash strawberries, pat them dry and set them aside.
- In the microwave, or in a sauce pan over low heat, melt the white chocolate.
- Once white chocolate is melted, holding onto the green stem, dip the strawberries in the chocolate until they are fully coated.
- Place the coated strawberries in the fridge and allow them to set with the cookie dough.
While the cookie dough is firming up and the chocolate strawberries are hardening in the fridge, prepare your pudding and chocolate:
- Beat 1 packet of pudding into the oat milk using hand held or electric beater for 2 min. You can also mix vigorously by hand but make sure the final texture is smooth and not lumpy. Let stand for 5 minutes.
- Melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips in a microwave or sauce pan.
- Dip a toothpick into the melted chocolate and draw the ghost’s eyes and mouth onto the strawberries. Get creative with different expressions!
- Return the strawberry ghosts to the fridge to cool for a few more minutes while you prepare the dirt pie jars.
Put It All Together
Remove cookie dough from the fridge and gently crumble it with your hands.
In small mason jars, create alternating layers of pudding and cookie crumbs and a couple of gummy worms. Sprinkle extra cookie crumbs on the top and place two more gummy worms sticking out of the “dirt” top.
Top off your dessert by using a knife to create a small slice in the bottom of the strawberry ghost (without breaking the chocolate). Hang the ghost off the side of the mason jar as the finishing touch!
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