We have been craving some ‘Dirt’ Dessert, and then my mom sent me this recipe for Simon the Centipede – and thought they would go perfectly together!
Pretty sure a kid didn’t help make theirs. Because I’m usually pretty good at this stuff, and mine sucks… Although it tasted very good.
- 1 (8-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon green liquid food coloring
- 36 vanilla wafers
- 1 banana, peeled and cut into 36 slices It took us 2 banana’s to get 36 slices, and we cut pretty small!
- Decorations* I couldn’t find any mini m&m’s, so I used the big ones… I recommend mini’s.
- 1 Place whipped topping in a medium bowl; gently fold in food coloring. I decided to add banana pudding mix in with the cool whip – for more flavor. this is why mine is more…rough.
- 2 Place 1 teaspoon whipped topping on the flat side of 1 vanilla wafer; top with a banana slice. Do the same thing all over again with the whipped topping, vanilla wafers, and banana slices. You’ll have 36 stacks. Put 6 stacks together in a row to make a log. Curve log slightly, if you’d like. Do the same thing all over again with the remaining stacks. Spread remaining whipped topping on each log. Cover and chill in the refrigerator at least 8 hours. With the pudding in there, it was thick enough to do the decorations without chilling.
- 3 Attach chocolate pieces to logs to resemble eyes and spots. Cut fruit roll into small pieces, and attach to logs to resemble mouths. To make the antennae and legs: Snap spaghetti strands in half. Separate candy ropes into strands. Cut strands into 12 (7-inch) segments. Tie a loose knot into 1 candy strand close to the end. Insert the tip of 1 strand of spaghetti into the knot, and carefully tighten. Starting at the knot, wind the candy strand around the spaghetti pressing gently as you go so the candy will stick to the spaghetti. Break the spaghetti off about an inch below the strand. Do the same thing all over again with the remaining 11 (7-inch) segments of candy and spaghetti. Insert into the logs just above the eyes to resemble antennae. Separate more candy ropes into thin strands. Cut strands into 6 dozen (1-inch) segments, and stick them into sides of logs to resemble legs.
- 4 Serve on a bed of crumbled cream-filled sandwich cookies, if you’d like. We made ‘Dirt’ to put our centipede on!