High Protein Halloween Dirt Cups

Are you looking for a healthy treat for your kids Halloween party? If so, you are going to love these high-protein Halloween Dirt Cups!

This Halloween, switch things up with a healthy snack! High Protein Healthy Dirt Cups: Here is a tasty way to make the kid-favorite dirt cup.

This Halloween, switch things up with a healthy snack! High Protein Healthy Dirt Cups: Here is a tasty way to make the kid-favorite dirt cup.

Ever since my kids went to a friend’s Halloween party, where they tried the well-known dirt cups, they’ve been hooked. Of course, upon returning home, they asked me to make them for over a week! So, I had to figure out a way to make these, with a lot less sugar, but just as much fun!

This Halloween, switch things up with a healthy snack! High Protein Healthy Dirt Cups: Here is a tasty way to make the kid-favorite dirt cup.

Eventually, sometime around the second batch, I ran out of vanilla pudding and began using vanilla Greek yogurt instead. For the “dirt” I used some of our favorite cookies, Bitsy’s Brainfood Smart Cookies. So, when the opportunity to partner with Bitsy’s presented itself, I knew this would be a terrific recipe to share with you!

Unlike the traditional dirt cups, there is no cooking required for these! Watch this video see how simple these festive cups are to make.

As you can see, by making a few adjustments to a fun treat, you can keep serving these as a snack year round. Bitsy’s Orange Chocolate Beet Smart Cookies are made with real organic beets, whole grains and packed with nutrition (an excellent source of vitamins A, B12, D3, and Folic Acid and a good source of Calcium and Iron). They are made in a peanut-free facility which is often important when making a treat for entertaining and USDA certified organic.

This Halloween, switch things up with a healthy snack! High Protein Healthy Dirt Cups: Here is a tasty way to make the kid-favorite dirt cup.

Building these cups is fun too, with the alphabet letters it’s almost like playing with your food! Speaking of playing with your food, let’s talk about how much fun it would be to find these dirt cups inside a thermos for an after-school treat! Whoa, now we are talking!

That is if you have cookies left to make enough for a crowd. Every time I make these, my youngest eats a cookie and then adds: “mom! I just ate the letter A, and now the letter…” and so on.

As you know, I love to bring the kids in the kitchen whenever I can to make everything from salads, tacos, to treats. I know a lot of parents only bake with their kids, but mine love to get involved in any way they can; especially if it involves crushing cookies and eating a few while mom isn’t looking.

This Halloween, switch things up with a healthy snack! High Protein Healthy Dirt Cups: Here is a tasty way to make the kid-favorite dirt cup.

For larger batches, you can make these the night before a party and have a fridge full of treats for the kids. What’s better than a recipe that is not only delicious but also nutritious?

Bitsy’s Brainfood’s growing assortment of children’s snacks and cereals, including nut-free and organic products, are baked with the nutrients little ones need to grow their bodies and minds.

How do you make some of your favorite Halloween treats healthier?

This Halloween, switch things up with a healthy snack! High Protein Healthy Dirt Cups: Here is a tasty way to make the kid-favorite dirt cup.

High Protein Healthy Dirt Cups

This Halloween, switch things up with a healthy snack! High Protein Healthy Dirt Cups: Here is a tasty way to make the kid-favorite dirt cup.
  • Author: Laura Fuentes
  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 16oz container vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups Bitsy’s Brainfood Orange Chocolate Beet Smart Cookies, crushed

Instructions

  1. Place cookies inside of a large zip bag, and using a rolling pin on a flat surface, roll and crush cookies. Alternatively, place cookies in a food processor and pulse until you achieve sand-like texture.
  2. In a small plastic cup, place a tablespoon of crushed cookies. Top with 1/3 cup yogurt, followed by 2 tablespoons crushed cookies, additional yogurt, and crushed cookies on top. Repeat process to fill all 4 cups.

 

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Leave a Reply 24 comments

Heidi - October 19, 2016 Reply

I like making muffins and cookies with real pumpkin….yummy and healthy!

    Courtnee mumford - October 20, 2016 Reply

    I like making my Halloween treats with healthy and organic ingredients such as pumpkin, peanut butter, honey, pure maple syrup, whole wheat flour, coconut oil, and yogurt!

Laura B - October 19, 2016 Reply

I try to make snacks healthier by adding veggies wherever I can

    Laura Fuentes - October 28, 2016 Reply

    Laura, You have been selected as our winner for the Bitsy’s Spooky Cookie giveaway. Please check your emails for an email from Stephanie@momables.com

Ashley F. - October 20, 2016 Reply

These look great! My kids love dirt cups.

Kristin - October 20, 2016 Reply

I always try to make something fun for Halloween with pumpkin or pretzels dipped in chocolate.

Isabel L. - October 20, 2016 Reply

These look so cute! Love the idea.

Nicole - October 20, 2016 Reply

I’be been making my kids’ favorite treats from scratch to get rid of the extra junk in processed foods

Holly - October 20, 2016 Reply

I make scary Deviled Eggs of Hot Dog Mummies.

Rachel - October 21, 2016 Reply

YUMM! My kids love dirt cups. I’m always looking for new ways to make them a little healthier. Thanks!

Lexi R. - October 21, 2016 Reply

I always try to give my kids a mix of veggies & something sweet.

Lauren - October 24, 2016 Reply

Wow! These look amazing! I’m totally making these for Halloween this year.

Alyssa - October 24, 2016 Reply

Frozen banana pops dipped in white chocolate, but for a healthier version I dunk them in low-fat vanilla yogurt instead.

Tracy - October 24, 2016 Reply

I love the vanilla pudding substitution. I need to make this for my kids.

Elizabeth - October 24, 2016 Reply

I mix together fresh-popped popcorn with caramel and toasted pumpkin seeds and make little bite size snacks. SO GOOD

Jamie - October 24, 2016 Reply

chocolate dipped fruit is always a winner at my house.

Jennifer L - October 24, 2016 Reply

We make chocolate dipped frozen bananas 🙂

Janette - October 28, 2016 Reply

I love dirt cups. Never thought to switch the pudding for yogurt! Great idea

kimmie - October 28, 2016 Reply

I like adding granola to almost anything. My kids like crunchy snacks!

joycelyn - October 28, 2016 Reply

A favorite in our house is bananas dipped in vanilla yogurt with cookie crumbles on top, then frozen.

Tracie - October 28, 2016 Reply

I try to add fruit to all of our snack times. Now if only I could get my littles to eat more veggies, I would feel better about their diets. It can be so hard sometimes. Thank you for always sharing these fun ideas with us.

Caroline J - October 28, 2016 Reply

Vanilla yogurt is becoming a staple in our house. I try to serve it once a day. These cookies look like a great way to sneak in some extra nutrition. I must try them.

Paul - October 24, 2018 Reply

How do I get those letters for the tops of the cups?

    Laura Fuentes - October 24, 2018 Reply

    Hi Paul, those are cookies! They sell alphabet letters.

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