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Friday, May 7, 2010

Dirt Cake With The Kids

Today my two youngest and I decided we were going to make dirt cakes for everyone in the house, and well it was really fun and they turned out great! Here are some pictures and the recipe.

1 to 1 1/4 lb. pkg. Oreo cookies
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
3 cups milk
1 (12 oz.) tub Cool Whip (can use chocolate)
2 (3 1/2 oz.) pkg. instant vanilla or chocolate pudding
1/2 tsp. vanilla
4 gummy worms and/or other critters

Crush Oreos. Put 1/3 of the crushed Oreos into a new, clean flower pot. Set aside.

Mix butter, cream cheese and sugar and vanilla together. Set aside.

Combine milk and pudding mix. Fold Cool Whip into the pudding.

Fold together pudding mixture and butter-cream cheese mixture.

Layer this mixture (about 1/3 of it) onto the crumbled cookies in the pot. Next, add another layer of the pudding mixture, then another layer of cookie crumbs, continuing until all ingredients are used.

As you're layering the ingredients, decoratively place several gummy worms and critters in the "soil" so they will be seen emerging. If you have a toy (clean) garden trowel, a plastic daisy, or some edible flowers, these can also be used creatively to embellish the presentation.

Chill in refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours before serving.


  1. I've seen this but never made it. It looks so good! The kids look like they are having fun. My daughters loved to help bake (their favorite part was licking the spoon). Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. I love Dirt Desert! I got little shovels from the dollar store to put in the top of mine. Great for parties!... or just making with the kiddos.

  3. what a great idea for a rainy day project! visiting from annies home!

  4. We used to make this in the classrooms, but now we have to have "healthy" snacks.. looks like you had lots of fun.

  5. The cake is really cute! Will try to make one when I get a chance!

  6. This is an awesome desert!


  7. Looks like you're all having fun :)

  8. Mmm...looks fun! My son would enjoy making this with me =) tylerpants(at)gmail.com

  9. What a fun idea! I'll have to make this with my daughter. :)