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Makeover Dirt Dessert Recipe

Makeover Dirt Dessert Recipe

This lightened-up dessert from the original sent in by Kristi Linton of Bay City, Michigan makes an amazing after-dinner treat. Break out the spoons and make sure you get a bite, because this is one dessert that won't be around for long!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:20 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3-1/2 cups cold fat-free milk
  • 2 packages (1 ounce each) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 package (15-1/2 ounces) reduced-fat Oreo cookies, crushed

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheeses and confectioners' sugar until smooth. In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mixes for 2 minutes; let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Gradually stir into cream cheese mixture. Fold in whipped topping.
  • 2. Spread 1-1/3 cups of crushed cookies into an ungreased 13x9-in. dish. Layer with half of the pudding mixture and half of the remaining cookies. Repeat layers. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Yield: 20 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 199 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 348mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein

Reviews for Makeover Dirt Dessert

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2013

"This is super easy and you don't miss all the fat and sugar. This was even a hit with my young sons. You can easily change up the flavor by using different puddings etc."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2012

"Fabulous! My son-in-law was crazy about it -- and it's so easy!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2012

"This has always been one of my family's favorite desserts so when I saw this makeover, I was elated. I use Fat Free, Sugar Free Lemon pudding rather than the chocolate and it is truly yummy."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2011

"I made this for a family dinner and took the leftovers into work. Since then it's been requested for all of the functions. They always say I'm lying when I tell them it's a light version!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2011

"I made this for a family dinner and took the leftovers into work. Since then it's been requested for all of the functions. They always say I'm lying when I tell them it's a light version!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2011

"Being a diabetic, I love this recipe. I used banana cream pudding (suar free) and also sugar free oreos. Yummy!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2011

"I cut and wrap leftover dessert in individual servings."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2011

"My family loved this, especially my brother, who's diabetic. The only changes I made to the recipe is that I used sugar-free cheesecake flavored pudding instead of the vanilla. I added 2 tsp. of vanilla extract to the cream cheese/pudding mixture. I didn't have any regular cream cheese on hand, so I used half a package of light cream cheese (4 oz) instead."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 21, 2011

"I loved this recipe! I think everyone should try it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 21, 2011

"I loved this recipe! I think everyone should try it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2010

"I have made this recipe numerous times. Each time I try a little something different. I only use one package of fat-free cream cheese, reduced the milk to 2 1/4 cups, and only 1/2 package of reduced-fat oreos. This is a favorite in our house!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 20, 2010

"That's 3 points for 1/2 c serving."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 20, 2010

"I agree--the butter is not needed. I substituted chocolate graham crackers for the oreo cookies. I also decreased the amount of confectioners' sugar. I used Weight Watcher cream cheese. That would be about 3 pts for Weight Watchers. I've got it made and am waiting to eat it for dessert tonight. Also, I think it would be good to put some peppermint flavoring or creme de menthe in it to make it like a grasshopper dirt dessert."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 18, 2010

"I haven't made this recipe yet, but I am going to make it with chocolate graham crackers. I think they would taste just as good as the oreo cookies and a lot less calories. Also, I would use the light margarine like Brown and Brummel. I don't care for Fat-free cream cheese, so I would just use the 1/3 less fat cream cheese. Otherwise I think I would leave everything else as is."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 18, 2010

"I make this all the time, my family loves it and I crush the cookies in my food processor.

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 18, 2010

"Makeover dirt dessert is actually one my diabetic son can eat, and absolutely loves. It's delicious and so easy to make, he eats it whenever we are having a special meal. It's a keeper and definitely going in my recipe box."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2010

"Great recipe! The consistency was between ice cream and pudding. It was light and creamy and the oreo crumbs were great with it"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2009

"This dessert was delicious and easy to make. I fixed it for my daughter. Then she had to fix it for all of her friends."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2009

"Couldn't wait to make this dessert and when I did, my boys finished is so quickly I barely had any for myself. It was delicious!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2009

"Truly light. It has 18 carbs. A diabetic can't even consider something like this unless it's 20 carbs or less. Thank you!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2009

"I made this with chocolate pudding and was a little rich. Think it would be better with the vanila pudding. Will try it again as it was very good."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2009

"I brought this to a pot luck supper and everyone raved about it"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2009

"I took this dessert for a New Years Eve Part and it was a big hit with all ages, nobody suspected the low fat and fat free products used."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2009

"I did make it, but with a few adjustments. I got regular chocolate sandwich cookies, but I scraped out the center icing part because there is too much sugar. Then I crushed the cookies, and added 1/4 cup melted margarine so the crumbs would hold together for the base. The top crumbs stayed as they were. Then I used only 3 cups of milk so it would set up a little firmer. The rest was as the recipe said, and it was delicious. My diabetic mother didn't even realize it had been "altered", and no one else did either."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2009

"This was delicious!! I did use all fat free cream cheese, fat free/sugar free pudding and sugar free cool whip. Will defiently make again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2009

"Cut the amount of cookie crumbs in 1/2. Did not get firm enough to slice even when chilled overnight. The flavor was great and it was a big hit with my dinner guests"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2009

"This is best when setting in the freezer, whether the refrigerator freezer or deep freeze. Make it a day or two in advance and freeze it. Then the morning of the event, take it out and let it set for a couple of hours beforehand. Once it's time to serve, it may still be a bit frozen or it's just right to serve. Otherwise, when it's made the day of or made the day before and set in the fridge, it'll get mushy when setting out for awhile.

I don't have much luck with the sugar-free puddings or low-fat cream cheese in recipes. I didn't rate this recipe well 'cause of the problems I've had with them. I don't keep diabetic stuff &/or low-fat stuff on hand too much. I've got the original recipe to this recipe and make it instead. My mom is diabetic and eats just a little of this to satisify her tastebuds."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2009

"My chocoholic sister is watching her calories intake and for her birthday I prepared this recipe as a "surprise" dessert. She absolutely loved it, and now it became her favorite "chocolate-away-from-chocolate" dessert. Thanks for sharing!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2008

"I always use sugar-free chocolate puddings; it looks like mud but tastes like heaven!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2008

"I've been making this recipe with lowfat cream cheese & sugarfree pudding & lowfat cool whip for years. It still gets great results. I substitute sugarfree pudding for most of my recipes because my dad is a diabetic. I figure every calorie saved, makes a difference."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2008

"This dessert is also cute to put in a child's plastic sand bucket and use the plastic sand shovels to dip it out with."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2008

"When I make this for our grandchildren I layer it in a clean plastic flower pot. I top it with artificial flowers, usually daisies, and tuck in a few gummy worms. Then I invite them to "eat dirt". It's a hit with the kids and their parents."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2008

"I have made this in a loaf pan. I line the pan with tin foil first. When ready to serve just pull the foil liner out and slice for a pretty dessert. If I have some cherry pie filling in the cupboard I will put a big blop over each slice.....looks like a dessert you took a lot of time to make...."

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