Earth Day is April 22nd. How should we celebrate? I know – dirt n’ worms sundaes!
One of my favorite treats as a child was a dirt n’ worms sundae.
Mounds of rich vanilla ice cream and hot fudge topped with whipped cream, oreos, gummy worms and a cherry: Does it get any better than that?
Admittedly, those sundaes weren’t the healthiest part of my diet as kid, but even still, I loved them. So leave it to my childlike appetite to recreate this decadent dish in a healthier fashion. This version features non-fat chocolate greek yogurt, Newman’s O’s for the ‘dirt,’ and mini gummies as the ‘worms.’
While these are still technically a ‘dessert,’ they’re much healthier than a traditional dirt n’ worms sundae. Freddy’s Frozen Custard’s regular size version, for example, packs more than 850 calories, 36 grams of fat and 83 grams of sugar.
But our version? 285 calories, 3.5 grams of fat and 40 grams of sugar. That’s a significant drop in all categories, especially the fat and calories. So why not dig in? We dare you.
Healthified Dirt n’ Worms Sundae
2 containers Stonyfield Oikos Chocolate Greek Yogurt
2 Newman’s Own Organic Newman-O’s, crushed
Light whipped cream
8 mini gummy worms
Method | Open yogurt containers and pour into sundae dishes or place inside mini flower pots. Top with whipped cream, one crushed oreo and four worms each. A cherry or strawberry is an optional but fun addition.
Other options for the greek yogurt would be soy yogurt, light chocolate or vanilla ice cream or homemade chocolate pudding.
This sundae is quite easy to assemble and incredibly fun to devour. It’s perfect for Earth Day celebrations, kids birthday parties, or any special occasion that calls for an out-of-the-box dessert. We promise you’ll feel like a kid again eating this dessert, but the best part is, it’s much healthier than the version of your youth. Thank goodness for healthified desserts.
April 20th, 2012