In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and confectioners' sugar until smooth. In another 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.
Spread 1-1/3 cups crushed cookies into an ungreased 13x9-in. dish. Layer with half the pudding mixture and half the remaining cookies. Repeat layers. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Serve with shaved white chocolate if desired.
Dirt Pudding Tips
How do I make worms and dirt?
The easiest way to decorate dirt pudding is with store-bought gummy worms. For dirt, use crushed Oreo cookies.
As long as you follow the recipe—being sure to use instant pudding mix and to whisk it vigorously until thickened—this is not going to be a problem for you. If you don’t use the right mix or whisk it long enough, the filling might be thin. In that case, try freezing the dirt pudding, then scoop out servings as a frozen dessert! Drizzle with homemade hot fudge for an irresistible mudslide treat. Research contributed by Christine Rukavena, Taste of Home Book Editor.