Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Recipe for Dirt

Recipe for Dirt  ( Dessert that is)


1/2 cup softened butter
1 ( 8oz.) pkg cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
2 ( 3.5 oz each ) boxes instant vanilla pudding
3 1/2 cups milk
1 container ( 12 oz)  Cool Whip
32 oz. Chocolate Sandwich cookies ( Oreos)


Cream butter, cream cheese and confectioner's sugar in bowl. In another bowl, mix milk, pudding and Cool Whip together. Combine the two above mixtures together.

Chop Oreos ( I put the cookies in a ziploc bag, then use a rolling pin to crush them, but you can also use a food processer if you want finer "dirt " without chunks. )

Start with a container : You can use a dessert bowl or get creative and use a brand new flower pot, plastic beach bucket and shovel would be cute, childs plastic ( new) wheelbarrow, dump truck, etc. I've also used a plastic tray for a garden display with artificial flowers and gummy candies.

Layer in your container, starting with the crushed cookies ( dirt), then cream mixture. Repeat layers, then chill until ready to serve. Just before serving, add your accessories. For example, gummy worms for the flower pot, artificial flowers for the garden, etc.

Kids love this dessert and it's a great one for the hot summer months, NO oven required. As much as I love baking cookies and do almost daily at Country Cupboard Cookies, when the summer months come with the heat and humidity, the last thing I want to do on the weekend is run our oven. That's when the grill comes out and desserts like this one become more popular on my list. I've never tried other flavors of pudding, but I think chocolate pudding might be yummy for a chocolate treat.

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