Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins
Dirt Cake II
- 1 (350 g) bag Oreo cookies
- 1⁄4 cup butter or 1⁄4 cup margarine
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
- 2 (102 g) boxes instant vanilla pudding (4 serving size)
- 2 cups milk
- 1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip
- 8 inches flower pot
- artificial flower (if you desire)
- Crush the Oreo cookies in a blender or food processor; set aside.
- Cream together butter or margarine and cream cheese.
- In a large bowl, mix 2 large boxes of vanilla instant pudding (add amount of milk according to package of pudding).
- Add cream cheese mixture and 8 ounces of Cool Whip.
- Beat together until mixed.
- In an 8 inch flower pot, layer the cookie mixture, the pudding mixture, the cookie mixture, and so on.
- End up with the cookie mixture (this looks like dirt).
- Add an artificial flower on top.
The cream cheese, pudding, and whipped topping mixture create a mousse-like filling that is good enough to eat alone! I actually use this to create a trifle, layering chunks of devil's food cake and pudding mixture, then topping the last layer of pudding mixture with the crushed cookies. Maybe I'll submit my version of this dessert when I have time. :o)
I've enjoyed eating Dirt Cake, but not making it before, and these instructions were very helpful. I used sugar free vanilla pudding, skim milk, fat free whipped topping, and low fat cream cheese. I also used chocolate graham crackers instead of Oreos, because we don't care for things to be too sweet, and the graham crackers were so easy to crush by hand (I don't have a food processor). I love the flower pot idea, but for transportation purposes, I layered it into a rectangular glass dish and garnished it with gummy worms. It was a big hit! Thanks for sharing!
Try it frozen. This is a great recipe. I have been making it for years. Just use a knife to cut into slices or squares when serving. My family prefers it frozen.