Spring is one of the best times of the year for outdoor activities! The weather is neither too hot nor too cold, and there are so many bright and beautiful things to see. This is a perfect time to start introducing children to the joys of nature and all that comes with it! If your kids are anything like mine, the beautiful spring flowers will quickly loose their appeal. They prefer wild and crazy (and preferably dirty) to peaceful and serene any day! What better way to fit the criteria than a good old worms in dirt candies recipe?!?!
I remember growing up my friends and I LOVED worms in dirt recipes! They were so fun, and seemed oh so taboo. This worms in dirt candies recipes, however, puts a modern day spin on the age old tread.
Supplies Needed for Worms in Dirt Candies Recipe:
- 1 cup Wilton Orange Candy Melts
- 22 Sour Mini Neon Gummi Worms
- 4 Oreo Cookies (with the filling removed)
- 1 Wilton Peanut Butter Cups Candy Mold
How to make Worms in Dirt Candies:
A Wilton Candy Melt Pot is recommended to heat candy melts. If you do not own a candy melt pot simply microwave candy melts at 50% for 30 seconds. Stir. Heat at 50% for 30 seconds. Stir. Heat at 50% in 15-second intervals and stir until completely smooth. Do not over heat.
Place 1 sour mini gummy worm into each candy cavity. Slowly pour orange candy melt over gummi worms and fill each cavity to the top. Tap mold gently onto countertop to remove air bubbles, but candies are meant to look a little rugged (with worms exposed in sections).
Place mold in freezer for 20 minutes. Remove. Gently tap on countertop to release candies.
Remove cream filling from center of Oreo cookies. Crush cookies with spoon or small rolling pin until finely ground.
Spoon a small amount of candy melt onto the top of each candy. Add 1 sour mini neon gummy worm to the top of each candy, and then sprinkle ground Oreo cookies on top.
Place onto a cookie sheet and in freezer for 20 minutes. Remove and serve.
Wah-lah! Just like that you’ve created these fun and tasty worm in dirt candies that your children will get a kick out of! These are also perfect for springtime parties for kids!
Did you have a favorite worms in dirt recipe growing up? Drop a comment below!