Macaroni Kid Bakes Earth Day Dirt Cupcakes With Gummy Worms

Celebrate Earth Day With Delicious Cupcakes and Gummy Worms

April 13, 2020

Earth Day this year is on April 22, 2021 and a great way to start the celebration early is with Chocolate Cupcakes with Oreo Dirt topped and Gummy Worms your kids can eat.

Its a great conversation starter about Earthworms and how they help our environment and the gardens we grow. Here is a link to some interesting facts about Earthworms!


  • Box of cupcake mix (plus all ingredients listed on the back)
  • Cupcake liners
  • Can of chocolate icing
  • Chocolate sandwich cookies or Oreo's
  • Big spoon or a measuring cup (something good for smashing that won't break!)
  • Gummy worms
How To
  1. Bake cupcakes according to directions on the box.
  2. Once cupcakes are cooled, allow your kids to ice their cupcake. Place iced cupcakes aside.
  3. Place 2 Oreo cookies in a plastic zipper bag…SEAL IT! Then have your child use a big spoon or the flat bottom of a measuring cup to SMASH their cookies (This was my kids' favorite part!!) . 
  4. Sprinkle the top of the iced cupcake with the smashed cookies.
  5. Add gummy worms to the top of the cupcake (my kids thought it was funny to have one hanging off the side!)