If there is one recipe that screams childhood, it’s the dirt and worms concept! This recipe is typically done with pudding, but you really can take it in any direction you would like. In this recipe, crushed cookies act as the dirt on top of these uber fudgy brownies. If you love nostalgic concepts or simply need a kid friendly recipe for this Halloween, check out these vegan dirt and worms black bean brownies.

Dirt and Worms Black Bean Brownies [Vegan, Gluten-Free]




Cooking Time




  • 1 can black beans, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened organic cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup vegan chocolate chips combined with coconut oil
  • Vegan gummy worms
  • 1 cup organic vegan cookie dust


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F, and lightly grease an 8x8-inch baking dish with coconut oil, then line with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Whisk thoroughly.
  3. In another bowl, combine dry ingredients, coconut flour, cocoa powder, and sea salt. Whisk.
  4. In a large food processor, add the beans and purée. Add the wet ingredients and purée again. Now add the dry ingredients and continue to pulse.
  5. Add the batter to the prepared baking dish and spread into an even layer with a rubber spatula.
  6. Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes or until the edges appear dry.  Check the center with a knife to see it’s no longer wet or sticky. Remove from oven and let cool for 45 minutes.
  7. In a bowl, melt coconut oil. Pour over the chocolate chips. Pop in the microwave for 10 second intervals until fully melted. Pour over the brownies. While still wet top with the cookie dust. Place in the refrigerator to set.
  8. Gently lift out of the pan, cutting into squares. Top with vegan gummies. Either leave as brownies or turn into bowls or pales of dirt.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: | Carbs: g | Fat: g | Protein: g | Sodium: mg | Sugar: g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.