Mmm, doesn’t the name of this recipe just make you hungry?! This is a great Hallowe’en recipe that the kids will love eating and helping to prepare! You can use a healthy chocolate pudding substitute, from-scratch pudding, or even pudding cups if you’d like!
The most important thing with this recipe is to let the kids have fun in the kitchen, which is one of the easiest ways to help them build those essential fine motor skills.
What You’ll Need:
- 2 cups Chocolate pudding
- 1 cup chocolate graham crumbs
- 1/4 cup melted butter or coconut oil (may need 1/3 cup if crumbs are too dry)
- 12 or more gummy worms, optional
- 4 small bowls or mini-pie plates
- Have one child mix the graham crackers and butter together to make a crumbly dough.
- Portion 1/4 cup of the graham-cracker mixture into each bowl and show the children how to squish the crumbs against the sides and bottom of the bowl to make a “pie crust”
- Have each child carefully transfer 1/2 cup (or more) chocolate pudding into the center of their pie, and smooth the top with the back of a spoon. This is a very tricky technique for little hands.
- Have the children help put their pies in the fridge to set for half an hour to overnight.
- Secret adults-only step: While the children are distracted, add 3 gummy worms to each pie.
Children love the silly fun of eating “mud and worms” and you can even find gummy frogs!
This recipe is perfect for a Hallowe’en party, or just as a special treat, and having children make it themselves helps build their confidence, as well as their essential pre-writing, fine motor skills by having them control their finger pressure while squishing the pie crust, practice precision in stirring the graham crackers and transferring the pudding, and grip with holding and maneuvering the spoon.