Dirt Cake – Kid Favorite Dessert

dirt cake

Dirt Cake.

If you’re an oreo cookie and pudding fan, you will love this recipe!

Kids can help put this together and it is made from kid-favorite food, so it is bound to be a hit for them as well.

The ingredients can be crushed, whipped, and mixed together in minutes, layer by layer. You’ll need oreo cookies, pudding, milk, sugar, cool whip, and cream cheese. Don’t forget the gummy worms!

As you layer the dirt cake, hide some gummy worms in each layer. If you use a glass bowl, you can make sure the worms can be seen along the sides of the bowl. Kids will have fun with this part!

Another option is to “plant” flowers in the dirt cake. Serve the pudding in mugs or planters and add an artificial flower or leaf.  Kids can help “plant” the flowers.

Try it, you’ll like it!

Dirt Cake
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 12
 
An easy recipe for a delightful dessert that kids will enjoy. Chocolate lovers young or old will like it as well.
Ingredients
  • 1 pound Oreo cookie crumbs
  • ½ stick melted margarine
  • 3½ cups cold milk
  • 2 small boxes instant chocolate pudding (you can use one box vanilla and one box chocolate)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (I use a lot less)
  • 3 oz. cream cheese
  • 12 oz. Cool Whip
  • Gummy worms (optional)
Instructions
  1. Mix Oreo crumbs, 1 cup powdered sugar, cream cheese, and melted margarine in one bowl.
  2. In another bowl, mix instant chocolate pudding and cold milk.
  3. Fold in Cool Whip.
  4. Layer the cake starting and ending with cookie crumb mixture
  5. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  6. You can add gummy worms in the pudding.

dirt cake

Chocolate Eclair Dessert

When it’s your birthday, you should be able to choose whatever you’d like for dessert, correct?  The problem is that I have many favorites.  I could make graham cracker pudding, Mom’s chocolate sheet cake, Apple pie, Cream Cheese Fruit Delight, or Sticky Toffee Pudding.

But since I love graham crackers, pudding, and chocolate, I think it will be Chocolate Eclair Dessert.

chocolate eclair dessert

Anybody can make this because it’s so easy.  Anybody can eat it, too – if you like pudding, graham crackers and chocolate.

This really is an easy recipe.  You layer the pudding mixture with the graham crackers and then top it with the chocolate frosting.  Oh, My Goodness.  Is it ever good!

I only use Honey Maid graham crackers. It was one of our prenuptial agreements.  Dave knew long before we were married that if I ever asked him to pick up Graham Crackers, there was only one brand for me.  He has faithfully kept that agreement for over thirty-two years.

Our family was served this at our friend Bethany’s house, and it gave me a hankering to make this again. Like I said, since it’s my birthday, I get to choose.  Bethany used vanilla pudding and when I made it, I used French vanilla.

You can substitute Cool Whip for the Dream Whip if you’d like.  It’s something you’ll have on hand and it’s one less step in putting this dessert together, because the Dream Whip will need to be whipped into peaks.

eclair dessert and Dream Whip

Mix this up and refrigerate it for 24 hours before serving.  Unless you’re in a hurry, of course.

Chocolate Eclair Dessert

Chocolate Eclair Dessert
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
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Serves: 12
 
An easy dessert that combines pudding, chocolate, and graham crackers. Make it 24 hours ahead and there's no fuss the day you want to serve this.
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. graham crackers - entire pieces
  • 2 (3½ oz.) Vanilla or French Vanilla pudding. (Recipe calls for instant; I use cooked)
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 packs Dream Whip, mixed according to directions OR 3-4 cups Cool Whip
  • FROSTING:
  • 5 Tbsp. cocoa and 2 Tbsp. oil
  • 2 Tbsp. light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp softened butter (or margarine)
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. milk
Instructions
  1. Grease the bottom of a 9 x 13 dish.
  2. Line with crackers
  3. Mix pudding with milk and continue according to directions
  4. Blend dream whip according to package directions OR use cool whip and add to the pudding
  5. Spread half the pudding mixture over the crackers.
  6. Add a second layer of crackers on top of pudding
  7. Put the remainder of the pudding on top of the crackers
  8. Add a third layer of crackers
  9. REFRIGERATE for 2 hours, then put frosting on top of the third layer of crackers
  10. For FROSTING: beat ingredients together until smooth
  11. Layer on top of crackers
  12. Refrigerate for 24 hours before serving

 

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