- 1 package (15-1/2 ounces) Oreo cookies
- 2 clean new plastic flower pots, about 6 inches in diameter
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 cups milk
- 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
- 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
- Silk flowers, aluminum foil, gummy worms and clean new gardening tools, optional
- Crush cookies until they resemble potting soil. Divide half of the crumbs between the flower pots. Set pots and remaining crumbs aside.
- In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. In another bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes (mixture will be thick). Fold in whipped topping. Gently fold into cream cheese mixture until blended.
- Add filling to pots; top with reserved crumbs. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. If desired, wrap silk flower stems in foil; add to flower pots. Decorate with gummy worms and display with gardening tools if desired. Yield: 12 servings.
Reviews for Dirt Cake
"Exactly how I remembered it. You can have ANYTHING in moderation,especially when you try to add more natural ingredients. This is a dessert recipe!!! Its delicious!!!"
"Although this recipe is delicious - it's technically not a "Dirt cake" recipe. It's more a "sandbox" with the vanilla pudding. So if you're looking for a dark pudding underneath the oreo -- try a different recipe.However, this was still delicious ..I shared my experience at my blog here:http://www.stayin-afloat.com/p/dirt-cake.html"
"I love this cake from my childhood, but I don't like all the chemicals and weird stuff that is in most of these ingredients. I used organic Newman's own oreo-like cookies, organic cream cheese, local organic milk from pastured cows, and made my own whipping cream (I stabelized it with gelatin so it would last for the day). I was able to find organic instant pudding that didn't have chemicals in it, and I used organic unbleached powdered sugar (half the reccomended amount, so I ended up only using 1/4 cup. It was fine). If you use this sugar make sure to sift it before you use it, it's much clumpier than the bleached kind. I left out the butter. I halfed the recipe because no one really needs to eat more than a few spoonfuls of this stuff and we only had 10 people at the party, half of them were kids. I used organic, sugar free gummy worms made with fruit juice. And nasturtiums and pansies instead of fake flowers. Everyone loved it and there were no weird chemicals! A treat is ok once in awhile :) Not all Americans are obese."
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"god that sounds utterly foul - no wonder Americans are all obese if you eat that sort of cack."
"We made this for my sons birthday activity.THE KIDS LOVED IT!!"
"I used 1 lemon sugar free pudding and 1 vanilla sugar free, which added a wonderful touch. I wouldn't think of chocolate and Lemon together, but it was a real hit."