Dirt cups with brownie brittle

For a birthday party, Halloween — or just an after dinner treat — have some “spook-tacular” fun with this recipe for dirt cups with brownie brittle.

Dirt cups with brownie brittle recipe

Ingredients for the chocolate pudding

Dirt cups with brownie brittle3/4 cups white sugar
2 cups milk (whole or low-fat)
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions for the chocolate pudding

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, milk, cornstarch, salt and cocoa powder. Bring to a boil while stirring, cook until mixture thickens and coats the back of a metal spoon. Remove from heat and stir in the butter and vanilla. Cover and set aside for assembly.

Ingredients for the creamy vanilla pudding

2 cups milk (whole or low fat)
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons butter
Optional: 2 drops yellow food coloring and 1 drop red

Directions for the creamy vanilla pudding

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, milk, cornstarch, and salt. Bring to a boil while stirring, cook until mixture thickens and coats the back of a metal spoon. Remove from heat and stir in the butter and vanilla. If orange color is desired for Halloween pudding add the coloring.

To assemble the dirt cups with brownie brittle

Crush brownie brittle (one 4-ounce package) by pounding with a mallet or heavy pan.

In a clear cup, place 1 tablespoon crushed brittle on bottom, alternate with layers of orange and chocolate puddings, having final (top) layer ending with crushed brittle. Decorate with gummy worms and whole brittle piece

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