Edible Terrarium

Learn how to make a terrarium, except this isn’t just any DIY terrarium idea. This DIY terrarium is 100% edible! From edible succulents to edible moss and rocks, you can make a terrarium that not only looks good, but also tastes great!

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I personally love how terrariums looks and love the idea of making my own DIY terrarium, but for whatever reason I have never gotten around to it. But throw in the concept of being able to eat one and I’m in so I created this adorable edible terrarium food craft. It can be a fun way to learn about plants and the ecosystem and makes for a fantastic birthday party activity that doubles as a party favor.

It’s all about the layers with an edible terrarium so you can get all sorts of candies and treats that resemble different plants and rocks. Get creative when candy shopping to have a variety to work with! You can even make some candy agate slices to add to it!

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Ingredients for DIY Edible Terrarium

  • Oreos
  • Heavy object such as a rolling pin or cup that won’t break
  • Clear Container (Amazon)
  • Yogurt Covered Raisins
  • Boston Baked Beans (Amazon)
  • Leaf Gummies (Amazon)
  • Hershey’s Kiss
  • Candy Rope (I got mine from Ikea, but these Sweet Tarts Ropes from Amazon would also work)
  • Green Cotton Candy (Amazon)

Video Instructions to Make an Edible Terrarium

Instructions to Make the Edible Terrarium

Place Oreos into a plastic bag and smash them with a heavy object. You want the cookies crushed up into nice and fine crumbs so they resemble dirt. Set aside.

Clean your glass or container you’re going to use for your candy DIY terrarium. I had this square glass that was once used as a vase that was the perfect size.

holding a square glass container in two hands

The key to the edible terrarium (or really any DIY terrarium) is the layers. Therefore start your layers with some “rocks.” I used a combination of yogurt covered raisins and Boston Baked Beans. This gave it more color.

You can keep them separated or mix them up like I did. I filled the container about 1/3 of the way full with the candy “rocks.”

glass container filled with boston baked beans and yogurt covered raisins

Now add the crushed Oreos for the dirt. Fill the container roughly an inch from the top.

holding a glass terrarium filled on the bottom with boston baked beans and yogurt covered raisins for rocks and crushed oreos on top for dirt

Next you’re going to make all of the plants to go on top of the dirt.

How to Make an Edible Succulent

You can use leaf gummies to create the edible succulents. Cut off the sides of the candy so that you have the middle section to work with.

using a knife to cut off one third of a green mint leaf gummy

Repeat the process so you have 6 gummies for the edible succelents

cutting a mint green leaf gummy into thirds with other gummies above it already cut

Overlap one leaf candy on top of another.

placing a cut green leaf gummy on top of another

Repeat this, shaping them into a circle as you go.

assembling multiple sections of the candy succulent made of green mint gummies

For the last leaf, tuck it under the first to complete the pattern. Then your candy succulent is ready for the terrarium.

holding the finished edible succulent made out of green candy

Place your finished edible succulent into the terrarium. Make sure to push it a bit into the Oreo dirt so that it’s secure.

placing an edible succulent made of candy into a glass container filled with crush oreos that look like dirt

How to Make a Mushroom out of Candy

Cut a piece off of a candy rope to roughly the length you want the candy mushroom to be.

cutting off part of a rope candy

Shape the candy into a mushroom stem. It helps to have the base wider than the top.

squishing a rope candy between the fingers to shape it into a mushroom stem

Attach one of the sticky ends of the candy onto the bottom of a Hershey’s Kiss. Now you have an adorable candy mushroom!

holding a candy mushroom made of a hershey's kiss and rope candy

Place it into the terrarium and push the Oreo dirt around it for support.

pushing the candy mushroom into the oreo dirt next to the candy succulent

Finishing the Edible Terrarium

Of course, no terrarium is complete without some moss or grass. Cotton candy makes for perfect edible moss so place some green cotton candy wherever you would like moss or grass in your terrarium.

placing the cotton candy moss or grass onto the oreo dirt of the edible terrarium

Add some yogurt raisins for rocks on top.

top view of edible terrarium with a spoon in the oreo dirt and showing the cotton candy grass, candy succulent, and chocolate rocks and mushroom

Now all that’s left to do is “dig” in to your DIY edible terrarium! Or leave it as a display and eat parts of it from time to time like I did.

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finished diy edible terrarium made of candy, oreos, and chocolate with rocks, plants, moss, and mushrooms all made out of candy

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Edible Terrarium

Learn how to make a terrarium, except this isn’t just any DIY terrarium idea. This DIY terrarium is 100% edible! From edible succulents to edible moss and rocks, you can make a terrarium that not only looks good, but also tastes great!
Yield 1 Edible Terrarium
Project Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins

Materials
  

  • Oreos
  • Yogurt Covered Raisins
  • Boston Baked Beans
  • Leaf Gummies
  • Hershey’s Kiss
  • Candy Rope
  • Green Cotton Candy

Equipment

  • Plastic Bag
  • Heavy Object
  • Glass Container
  • Knife

Instructions
 

Create the Base Layers

  • Place Oreos into a plastic bag and smash them with a heavy object. You want the cookies crushed up into nice and fine crumbs so they resemble dirt. Set aside.
    using a heavy glass to crush oreos in a plastic bag
  • The key to the edible terrarium (or really any DIY terrarium) is the layers. Therefore start your layers with some “rocks,” by combining yogurt covered raisins and Boston Baked Beans.
    glass container filled with boston baked beans and yogurt covered raisins
  • Now add the crushed Oreos for the dirt. Fill the container roughly an inch from the top.
    holding a glass terrarium filled on the bottom with boston baked beans and yogurt covered raisins for rocks and crushed oreos on top for dirt

Make an Edible Succulent

  • You can use leaf gummies to create the edible succulents. Cut off the sides of the candy so that you have the middle section to work with.
    using a knife to cut off one third of a green mint leaf gummy
  • Overlap one leaf candy on top of another.
    placing a cut green leaf gummy on top of another
  • Repeat this, shaping them into a circle as you go.
    assembling multiple sections of the candy succulent made of green mint gummies
  • For the last leaf, tuck it under the first to complete the pattern. Then your candy succulent is ready for the terrarium.
    assembling multiple sections of the candy succulent made of green mint gummies
  • Place your finished edible succulent into the terrarium. Make sure to push it a bit into the Oreo dirt so that it’s secure.
    placing an edible succulent made of candy into a glass container filled with crush oreos that look like dirt

Make a Mushroom out of Candy

  • Cut a piece off of a candy rope to roughly the length you want the candy mushroom to be.
    cutting off part of a rope candy
  • Shape the candy into a mushroom stem. It helps to have the base wider than the top.
    squishing a rope candy between the fingers to shape it into a mushroom stem
  • Attach one of the sticky ends of the candy onto the bottom of a Hershey’s Kiss. Now you have an adorable candy mushroom!
    holding a candy mushroom made of a hershey's kiss and rope candy
  • Place it into the terrarium and push the Oreo dirt around it for support.
    pushing the candy mushroom into the oreo dirt next to the candy succulent

Finishing the Edible Terrarium

  • Of course, no terrarium is complete without some moss or grass. Cotton candy makes for perfect edible moss so place some green cotton candy wherever you would like moss or grass in your terrarium.
    placing the cotton candy moss or grass onto the oreo dirt of the edible terrarium
  • Add some yogurt raisins for rocks on top.
    top view of edible terrarium with a spoon in the oreo dirt and showing the cotton candy grass, candy succulent, and chocolate rocks and mushroom
  • Now all that’s left to do is “dig” in to your DIY edible terrarium! Or leave it as a display and eat parts of it from time to time like I did.
    finished diy edible terrarium made of candy, oreos, and chocolate with rocks, plants, moss, and mushrooms all made out of candy

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Notes

It’s all about the layers with an edible terrarium so you can get all sorts of candies and treats that resemble different plants and rocks. Get creative when candy shopping to have a variety to work with! You can even make some candy agate slices to add to it!
Keyword Boston Baked Beans, Candy, Candy Rocks, Hershey's, Mushroom, Oreo, Oreo Dirt, Succulent, Terrarium, Yogurt Raisins

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