Bailey’s Dirt Pudding (and a Kid Friendly Alternative)

A childhood classic with an adult twist – try these Baileys Dirt Pudding cups for a fun dessert you can enjoy today.

  • Author: Sarah | Away From the Box
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 9oz party cups 1x


  • 1 1/4 tsp unflavored powdered gelatin
  • 1 1/2 TB water
  • 1 2/3 c. semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c. Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1 3/4 c. heavy cream, ice cold
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 c. confectioners sugar
  • 14 oz chocolate cream cookies, either homemade or Oreos
  • gummy worms, as many as your heart desires (optional)
  • gummy insects (optional)
  • silk flowers (optional)

For Assembly:

  • 9 oz. clear party cups


  1. Pour the water in a small bowl and sprinkle the powdered gelatin over it in a single layer. Set aside for about 5 minutes.
  2. In a small saucepan, bring the irish cream and 1/4 c. of the heavy cream to a boil. Remove from heat and add the gelatin to the mixture. Stir until fully dissolved.
  3. Add the chocolate chips and stir, then let sit, covered, for about 5 minutes. Whisk until the chocolate melted and the mixture is smooth. Set aside to cool.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip the remaining 1 1/2 c. of heavy cream, vanilla and powdered sugar on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  5. Gently fold in the chocolate mixture half at a time, making sure the mousse is light and fluffy and fully combined.
  6. In a blender or food processor, grind the cookies until mostly fine, like dirt.
  7. Arrange 8-10 9oz clear party cups and fill each about a third with the mousse. Layer a spoonful of crushed cookies on top and repeat until you have three layers of each.
  8. Refrigerate until firm – between 4 and 6 hours.
  9. Top with fun things like gummy worms, gummy insects or silk flowers.


To make this kid friendly: replace the 1/2 c. Baileys Irish Cream with heavy cream and continue the recipe as directed.

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