Graveyard Dirt Pudding for Halloween

Make this spooky dirt pudding for a fun Halloween treat. It takes only 15 minutes to prepare and has less sugar than traditional pudding. This chocolate pudding is sweetened with a ripe banana and a bit of maple syrup.

This recipe was created in partnership with Nellie’s Free Range.

I recommend using high-quality eggs such as Nellie’s Free Range. Their free-range hens produce eggs with deep golden yolks that are more flavorful than those raised in cage-free environments. All Nellie’s hens are Certified Humane Free Range which means they get to spend their days out grazing in the pasture for bugs and grubs, which makes for happy and healthier hens that produce these extra tasty eggs.

Graveyard Dirt Pudding with less sugar

Halloween Spooky Food in 15 minutes

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 large cups of pudding
Author whiteblankspace


For chocolate pudding

  • 1/3 cup raw cacao powder
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 2 Nellie’s Free Range Egg yolks
  • 1 ripe banana mashed

For topping

  • 10 chocolate sandwich cookies filling removed and crushed
  • Alternative: cinnamon graham crackers crushed


  • Halloween candies
  • Alternative: cupcake toppers


  1. Sift cacao powder and corn starch to prevent lumps. In a bowl or jar, combine cacao powder, corn starch, and salt.
  2. Add maple syrup, vanilla extract, 1 cup of milk, and egg yolks. Whisk until fully combined.
  3. Pour 2 cups of milk into a pot and bring to a boil.
  4. Scoop 1/4 cup of hot milk from the pot and slowly pour it into the egg mixture while whisking. This step is to temper the egg.
  5. Slowly pour the egg mixture into the pot while whisking. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Once the mixture starts bubbling, cook for an additional minute or two until it thickens, whisking. Remove from the heat.
  6. Add mashed bananas and whisk to combine.
  7. To assemble dirt pudding, fill a glass cup with chocolate pudding leaving about a half-inch on top. Top with crushed chocolate cookies and decorate with Halloween candies.
  8. Cool in the refrigerator before serving.

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