One thing we LOVE besides cooking is good TV. I mean, we went to film school so we obviously have a huge appreciation for good TV. One of our favorite shows is The Walking Dead. Carol is our favorite and one of those great characters who has made a complete 180° turnaround from the first episode. Melissa McBride does an incredible job portraying her.
We’re actually re-watching the show right now (to ease the pain till October) and you kind of forget how weak and abused Carol was! She went from that to complete survivalist badass like Daryl.
If you don’t watch the show, you probably won’t understand the reference and we’re not going to be the ones to spoil you. One of our best friends, Juhi, was spoiled by her roommate about the ending of Lost and shit got real. That scream was so high pitched! So we will not be spoiling it for you, but if you’re an avid watcher like we are, you understand today’s dessert.
Carol’s “Go Look at the Flowers” Dirt Cup
- One package Chocolate Mousse/Pudding
- 3/4 heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 teaspoons instant coffee (optional)
- 2 tablespoons Nutella (optional)
- 1 package Oreos
- 1 package Gummy Worms
Prepare your package mousse or pudding according to package instructions. It’s best to use an instant mix. When you mix the pudding with the milk this is where you can add the instant coffee. Instant coffee brings out the chocolate flavor. Once the mousse/pudding is mixed you can also blend in the Nutella. Place in the fridge until ready to use.
In a medium bowl start whipping the heavy cream. As it starts to thicken, add the sugar and vanilla.
Next, fold the pudding mixture into the fresh cream. Mix until just combined. Return to the fridge.
In a food processor, pulse the Oreos until they resemble the consistency of dirt. If you don’t have a food processor, that’s okay. Place Oreos in a ziplock bag, seal and then smash. You can use a rolling pin, a pan, your hands, whatever you can to smash the Oreos.
Now the fun part, assembling! You can use any type of glass you want, but you can go to your local plant nursery and pick up tiny little pots like we did. The first thing you want to do is sprinkle some crumbs at the bottom of the pot and place a worm or two at the bottom. Scoop the pudding mixture on top and continue layering. Finally sprinkle with a little dirt and stick in the fridge to “firm” up.