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Dirt Cake

 Dirt Cake
Dirt Cake is fun to serve at family gatherings, or to give as a gift. I've also taken it to church dinners. It not only tastes good but is unique.
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 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 McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 509 calories, 31 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 478 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.