Dirt Pudding

My all time favorite dessert would have to be Dirt Pudding. I figured everyone has heard of this and tried it but I have actually ran into a surprising number of people who don’t know what it is. Basically if you like pudding, and you like Oreo cookies, you should enjoy this. A bonus is that it’s super easy to make, takes maybe 15-20 minutes, no real cooking involved.

For years this has been something I looked forward to at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, but a few weeks ago I just got a craving and decided I wasn’t going to wait and I made it myself.


1  (14 oz) bag of Oreo cookies
2 (3 1/2 oz) packages French vanilla (or regular vanilla) instant pudding
3 cups milk
1 cup powdered sugar
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese  (I used whipped creme cheese)
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 (12 oz) container Cool Whip
Optional: Gummy worms to decorate/or decorate as desired



Break up cookies, put 1/2 on bottom of preferred dish and save other 1/2 for topping.

Mix pudding and milk together, set aside.

Mix sugar, cream cheese and butter.

Add sugar mixture to pudding, then add Cool Whip.

Pour onto cookies, top with remaining cookies.

Best when refrigerated.


You can even get creative with this and use other toppings, put a Halloween spin on it, etc. The first time I had this, my aunt made it in a dish that looked like a flower pot, topped with gummy worms, and stuck a plastic shovel in there as a scoop.


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