Chocolate & Orange Gemelli Halloween “Graveyard Dirt”

Chocolate & Orange Gemelli Halloween "Graveyard Dirt"
Printable Recipe
Serving Size:  8-12


1 lb. Pappardelle's Chocolate & Orange Gemelli
10 cups half & half or whole milk
2 pinches salt
1 cup sugar
12 tablespoons cornstarch
8 tablespoons butter, softened
4 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces
50-70 chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed
50-60 gummy worms


  1. Cook pasta in salted, boiling water until al dente, 8-10 minutes. Drain and set aside to completely cool.
  2. In a sauce pan, over medium-low heat, combine 8 cups half & half or milk with sugar and salt. Cook until mixture begins to steam.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix cornstarch with remaining 2 cups of half and half or milk, making sure there are no lumps. Add mixture to sauce pan and cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture begins to boil. Reduce heat to very low and continue cooking, and stirring, for about 5 minutes. Stir in butter, vanilla, and chocolate and remove from heat once completely mixed.
  4. Pour pudding mixture into bowl and cover directly with plastic wrap to avoid letting a skin form. Refrigerate until completely cool.
  5. Once pasta and pudding are cool, assemble dessert in either a 9" x 13" dish or individual ramekins or cups. Layer pasta, pudding, and a bit of cookie crumbs, making sure the final layer is cookie crumbs and top with gummy worms. Enjoy!