Patriotic Dirt Cups Recipe, Easy Fourth Of July Dessert!

July 4th Dirt Cups

Fourth of July is right around the corner. We always love to get together with family and friends to celebrate, part of the celebration is good food! I am a huge fan of the Kraft Dirt Cups, but wanted to put a little twist on the dessert for our July 4th celebrations! I loosely followed the recipe, but made it with my own twist, so the dirt cups would be patriotic themed!

Dirt Cup Ingredients

After gathering the ingredients, I got my little helper and we began creating our “Patriotic Dirt Cups”. Here are the photo steps to creating the perfect Patriotic Dirt Cups (written instructions with measurements, below)

Making Pudding For Dirt Cups

Oreo Dirt Cups

Patriotic Jello

Making Patriotic Dirt CupsAdding Dirt to dirt Cups

In the end, you’ll have a fun dessert for your July 4th celebration!  See, how cute would this be to serve to friends and family:

Patriotic Dirt Cups

Patriotic Dirt Cups


  • 1 pkg (5.1 oz) JELL-O Vanilla Instant Pudding
  • 3 cups cold milk
  • 1 (8 oz.) tub COOL WHIP, whipped topping
  • 12 Oreo Cookies
  • Red and Blue Food Dye
  • Pre-made Star Shaped Sugar Cookies


  • Make JELL-O according to package instructions and set aside for 5 minutes to set.
  • While JELL-O is setting, put Oreo’s into plastic bag and use wood roller to crush.
  • Add COOL WHIP to JELL-O and divide into three portions.
  • Add red dye to one portion and blue dye to one portion.
  • Layer red JELL-O on bottom of container/cup/shooter, follow with blue, and white.
  • Top with Oreo “dirt” and top with star cookie!


I want good, affordable mealtime solutions for our patriotic party! Thankfully Kraft’s Cooking Up Good Page had me in mind. Kraft has a created fantastic page where you can watch technique videos from top-food bloggers to learn new kitchen skills and unlock coupons, create a collection of your favorite Kraft Recipes and be entered for a chance to win a $100, $250, or $1,450 Walmart gift card, plus find all the Kraft favorites your family loves.  To enter, simply create an eCard with your favorite top-Pinned Kraft Foods, fill out the form, and share your card.

With July 4th right around the corner, I want fun foods to enjoy with family and friends.  Check out everything Kraft has to offer and be sure to check back here all this week as I have fun patriotic themed treats to share!  What is your favorite food to make for Fourth of July!

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  1. 1

    That is so cute. Love how easy it is to make.,

  2. 2

    That is such a festive looking dessert! I love how the kids were able to help make it too.

  3. 3

    Cute and easy and perfect for the kids to help with. I had to pin.. I love this and love how you can make it for other holidays as well.

  4. 4

    LOVE this dessert idea!! If we go to a holiday party, I’ll be making this to take! Thanks!!

  5. 5

    I love how easy those are to make and they came out wicked cute. I would love to make some of those.

  6. 6
    Jennifer Williams

    Those are so cute. I am sure I could get my boys to help me to make them too.

  7. 7

    That’s fun for the kids to help make. I can’t believe it’s almost the 4th!!

  8. 8

    Ah, food dye, what would we do without you?! Green eggs and ham would be so hard without it!

  9. 9

    I love the colors for your dessert! And I also love when dirt means ground up Oreo cookies! I can eat that dirt all day long!!

  10. 10

    I love these they look really good and simple to make.Thank you for sharing this.

  11. 11

    I’m in love with this! I want to try these now, my kids would have a blast making, and eating them. Have a great 4th!

  12. 12

    Those look so good! What a great idea!

  13. 13

    I love making easy desserts but have so much yummy flavor. The added color and cookies are definitely a stand out. I still have time so I think I’ll definitely make this for tomorrow.

  14. 14

    That looks delicious! I should make those for the 4th!

  15. 15

    Those look like fun to make and eat. Great for the 4th of july!!

  16. 16

    I think these are so cute. I know so many children who would have a blast eating them. 🙂

  17. 17

    Those look super good and look easy to make too!

  18. 18

    These are so cute and very patriotic!! I love the dirt part!

  19. 19

    What a fun dessert to make and to eat too. I may just have to make a special trip to the store later after seeing this awesome recipe!

  20. 20

    Making this on the fourth of July for sure, picking up the ingredients now.

  21. 21

    Colorful, fun, and delicious – I’m sold! I’m pinning this to do later!

  22. 22

    These patriotic dirt cups are super cute. And they look easy to make, too!

  23. 23

    These look like a fun recipe that the kids could easily do with me. I love the patriotic flair too!

  24. 24

    That looks like a really fun idea. I am sure all kids would love to help out.

  25. 25

    My kids would love this. They love the dirt cup jello and anything with oreos is a hit in my house.

  26. 26

    Those are so simple, but so very cute! Such a yummy Independence Day treat!

  27. 27

    how fun do those look. I\’d love if you shared this on our linky this week on #KidsintheKitchen

  28. 28

    These patriotic dirt cups look yummy! Also, quite pleasing to the eye 🙂

  29. 29

    Looks edible and perfect for kids! I haven’t had dirt cups in ages!

  30. 30

    Such a cute idea….pinned. Fun to make adn also they look like they would be very tasty!

  31. 31

    I love dirt cups. As a kid my mom always made these neat desserts and treats from pudding and jello. She recently purchased a cookbook for me that is all Jello pudding and gelatin recipes. So much fun.

  32. 32

    Very festive and looks like fun to create and eat. I bet kids just love these.

  33. 33

    Love this- worms and dirt is one of my favorite desserts! The color combo is perfect for the holiday!

  34. 34

    I love these pudding options!

  35. 35

    That looks really great! I will have to make something like today for my kids. They’d enjoy it

  36. 36

    That looks so good! My niece would get a kick out of making these.

  37. 37

    Looks like fun to eat and fun to put together! happy 4th to you and the family!

  38. 38

    These are really cute! I could definitely make these for a cookout tomorrow and put them in baby food jars we have!

  39. 39

    Oooo I love this! It looks so delicious and fun to make.

  40. 40

    The patriotic looks very adorable and yummy. I will be saving this recipe. Could use it for other holidays as well.

  41. 41

    Adorable looking. Looks so tasty.

  42. 42

    This is a sure crowd pleaser. I love the red, white, and blue. It’s perfect for the 4tth!

  43. 43

    Anything with Oreo will surely be a hit! What’s fun about this recipe we only need to change the food coloring and it can be use for any occasion!!! Love that!

  44. 44

    THis is so cute. I love that its so easy that the whole family can help out as well.

  45. 45

    These are so fun and cute. I love creating patriotic edibles with my kids each year. We’ll have to do this one as well.

  46. 46

    I bet my kids would have fun making these cups. I know they would like eating them lol.

  47. 47

    How cute are THESE?? Totally pinning them for next 4th of july!

  48. 48

    Now that is a fun idea! I never thought to color and layer pudding! And I love the dirt idea too!

  49. 49

    These look SO good! My kids would have a ball with them.

  50. 50

    ive honestly never heard of dirt cups up until this post. Anything with oreo cookie crumbles is probably automatically delish! Looks beautiful!

  51. 51

    Delicious and adorable – you can’t beat that!! I love patriotic treats.

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