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Boozy Baileys Snake Den Dirt Cups

While Halloween may be associated with kids’ trick-or-treating and costume parties, these decadent Bailey’s snake den dirt cups are the perfect treat for adults looking to indulge in some grown-up fun. If you’re wondering how to make dirt cups for adults, rest assured that it only requires six ingredients and a healthy dose of creativity. The combination of chocolate pudding, cookies, gummy snakes, and Bailey’s Irish Cream is a match made in heaven – and the best part is that these dessert cocktails can be enjoyed year-round, not just on Halloween. In fact, you can prepare them up to a day or two in advance, making them an excellent option for impromptu gatherings or spontaneous get-togethers with friends.

Tweaks and Variations

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While these Bailey’s snake den dirt cups are delicious as is, they’re also highly customizable. For a more unique presentation, consider starting with a layer of lime Jell-O in each cup to resemble swamp water. When it comes to the Bailey’s Irish Cream, you have options: use Bailey’s or another brand, or opt for a non-alcoholic alternative like chocolate milk, Bailey’s iced coffee, or even their alcohol-free cream. If you prefer to avoid any liquid altogether, you can substitute the gummy snakes or worms with Haribo Scaremix or try a different type of sandwich cookie in place of Oreos.

Boozy Bailey’s Snake Den Dirt Cups FAQs

You can prepare boozy Bailey’s snake den dirt cups a few days in advance. Simply store them in the refrigerator, covered with plastic wrap to prevent drying out. As for dairy-free milk alternatives, while they may work in other recipes, it’s best to stick with full-fat dairy milk in this case. The reason is that the pudding can become too runny due to the presence of alcohol, and a water-based milk substitute would only exacerbate the issue. That being said, feel free to experiment and swap out the Cool Whip for a dairy-free alternative if you prefer. Just be aware that the texture may vary. If your dessert does turn out a bit too runny, don’t worry – it can still be served as a ‘dessert cocktail’ rather than a set dessert, with all the flavor still present.

Boozy Bailey’s Snake Den Dirt Cups Recipe

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Boozy Bailey’s Snake Den Dirt Cups

Bella Bucchiotti’s indulgent Halloween treat is a boozy Bailey’s snake den dirt cup, a sophisticated dessert cocktail designed for adults only. The rich, creamy flavors of this worm and dirt parfait are not limited to October 31st celebrations; they can be whipped up any time the mood strikes. With just 15 minutes of prep time and total time, you can rustle up six servings of these decadent delights.


Combine instant chocolate pudding, milk, and Irish Cream in a medium bowl. Whisk the mixture for approximately two minutes before gently incorporating whipped topping. Next, divide the pudding into four equal portions, about four tablespoons each. Spoon one portion of the pudding mixture into the bottom of a 5-ounce glass, then top it with two tablespoons of crushed Oreos. Repeat this layering process, finishing with another pudding layer and draping a gummy snake’s head over the side of the glass. To create the illusion that the snake is partially buried, sprinkle an additional two tablespoons of Oreo crumbs on top. Place one or two more gummy snakes atop this layer before refrigerating until ready to serve.