Orange Chocolate Covered Strawberries Disguised as Carrots in Dirt Cups are strawberries coated in orange candy melts and served in little cups of chocolate pudding. They look like carrots in a pot of dirt! They are super easy, yummy, fun to make and fun to eat!Carrots never tasted so sweet!
Orange candy coating disguises fresh strawberries as carrots in the garden. They are nestled in chocolate pudding and Oreo crumbs to resemble dirt in a garden.
You probably already have everything in your pantry to make these right now and fresh strawberries are super cheap right now because they are at peak season.
What's the shortcut?
- Starting with orange candy melts. You can also use orange food coloring and white chocolate.
- Microwaving the candy coating instead of using a double boiler
- Oreo baking crumbs can be purchased to avoid crushing in a food processor. Personally, I usually have at least the 10 cookies in my pantry. lol
- Make chocolate pudding using a box of instant pudding, individual size snack puddings, or a container of Kozy Shack prepared chocolate pudding in the refrigerator section next to Jello cups
How to make Orange Chocolate Covered Strawberries
You hardly need a recipe for these fun faux dessert carrots but I've written a printable recipe if you scroll down.
- I crushed 10 Oreo cookies in the food processor
- Make chocolate pudding according to the directions on the 3.9-oz box.
- Melt 1 cup candy melts according to the package directions
- Spoon pudding in 8 (2-inch) candy/nut mini baking cups.
Where can I buy the nut cups?
I had these nut cups in my cupcake liner stash but you can buy them at a party store. Amazon (links below) has the polka dot cups if you want 48 of them for a large party.
If you can't find orange candy melts at Hobby Lobby or Walmart, order them from Amazon here. Or, just add a little food coloring to white chocolate chips and melt according to package microwave directions.
Where can I serve these carrot-like strawberry dirt cups
Orange Chocolate Covered Strawberry Dirt Cups are perfect for an Easter egg hunt, baby shower with a Peter Rabbit theme, or birthday party in the Spring.
Change the color of the candy melts to red and serve them for Valentines Day. Coat the strawberries in white chocolate and sprinkle with blue and red sprinkles or sanding sugar and serve at a Fourth of July party.
Other Easter recipes you will love:
Orange Chocolate Covered Strawberries Disguised as Carrots
- 2 cups chocolate pudding (Made from a 3.9 oz box of instant pudding, snack size packages, or container of Kozy Shack prepared pudding
- 10 Oreo cookies or other creme filled chocolate cookies (Or 1 cup chocolate cookie crumbs)
- 1 cup orange candy coating melts
- 8 medium to large fresh strawberries with green hulls still on
- If making chocolate pudding from the box of instant pudding, make this first and chill while dipping the strawberries.
- Process chocolate cookies in a food processor to create about 1 cup of crumbs. Smashing the cookies in a zip top bag will work in a pinch but the creme filling tends to still be seen.
- Melt orange candy melts in microwave according to package directions. See note below to make your own with white chocolate chips and food coloring.Place about 3 to 4 tablespoons of the melted coating in a pastry bag or zip top bag. Snip the end of the pastry bag or corner of a zip top bag according to how thick you'd like the drizzle.
- Place a piece of wax or parchment paper on a baking sheet or the countertop. Dip the strawberries in the melted candy coating about three-fourths of the way up the strawberries and place on the wax paper. Quickly drizzle with candy coating in the bag. Let stand at least 10 minutes to firm up.
- Meanwhile, spoon chocolate pudding into paper cups or 1/2-cup ceramic containers. Clear punch cups will also work.
- Sprinkle cookie crumbs evenly over the top of the pudding.
- Nestle one coated strawberry in each cup of "dirt" pudding. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator overnight.