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Orange Chocolate Covered Strawberries Disguised as Carrots

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! 
Course Dessert, party food, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword baby shower, birthday party, Easter, kids in the kitchen, shower
Prep Time 20 minutes
Stand time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 193kcal
Author Kathleen Phillips | GritsAndGouda.com
Cost 10


  • 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.


Make your own orange drizzle: Add a couple of drops of liquid or cake food coloring to 1 cup white chocolate chips before melting in the microwave according to package directions. If you add liquid food coloring to chocolate chips after melting, you risk the chocolate seizing up.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1.7g