Beauty shot of Molly Yeh's Chocolate Tahini Dirt Cup Pumpkin Patches as seen on Girl Meets Farm, Season 11.
Recipe courtesy of Molly Yeh

Chocolate Tahini Dirt Cup Pumpkin Patches

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 30 min (includes setting time)
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 8 dirt cups
These are Molly’s nutty tahini and sweet halva laced versions of the nostalgic dirt cups of your youth, topped with pumpkin candy to look like little geologically accurate pumpkin patches where you can see the subsoil…and no gummy worms because they give her the heebie jeebies.


Chocolate Tahini Pudding:

Dirt Cups:


Special equipment:
eight 7- to 8-ounce jars
  1. To make the pudding: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder, salt and cinnamon until thoroughly combined. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add the milk, tahini, chocolate and vanilla. Cook, whisking constantly, until the chocolate has melted and small bubbles appear on the perimeter of the pan. Gradually pour the hot milk mixture into the bowl to temper the eggs, whisking constantly, until the mixture is well combined. Pour the mixture back into the saucepan and cook over medium heat, whisking frequently, until thickened, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer the pudding to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap, allowing the plastic to rest on the surface of the pudding. Refrigerate until the pudding is set and chilled, about 2 hours.
  2. To build the dirt cups: Into each of eight 7- to 8-ounce jars, spoon in 3 tablespoons crumbled halva, 1/2 cup pudding, 2 tablespoons ground chocolate sandwich cookies and 3 pumpkin candy corns.