Recipe By Roger Masse
Published Jun 4th
Prep 15m Cook - Additional 30m Ready In 45m
Servings 24 servings Calories 242.2

This very rich desert is a great one for bringing to picnic events in a children’s sand bucket, served with a small sand shovel. And don’t let the name fool you – it tastes heavenly!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (18 ounce) package chocolate sandwich cookies (such as Oreo®)
  • 3 ½ cups milk
  • 2 (3.5 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 ½ (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup margarine, softened
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping (such as Cool Whip®), thawed

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Pulse the sandwich cookies in a blender until finely ground; set aside. Pour the milk into a mixing bowl, then whisk in the pudding mix until no dry lumps remain. Beat together the cream cheese and margarine until smooth, then stir in the pudding. Fold in the cookie crumbs and whipped topping until evenly blended. Spoon into a clean child's bucket, cover, and refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 242.2
  • Carbohydrate 27 g
  • Cholesterol 18.2 mg
  • Fat 13.9 g
  • Fiber 0.6 g
  • Protein 3.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 6.7 g
  • Sodium 300.6 mg
  • Sugar 18.6 g

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  1. This is a classic and especially fun for spring and summer time groups! I have made this with my boys a few times and they love it. Like another user posted I also like to use chocolate pudding! It's delicious and fun even though the name is rather gross. And finding the worms in the - Read more ...
  2. I used two boxes of Jello brand Oreo pudding. I also added a small box of sugar free vanilla pudding to make it a little thicker. I lined the bottom of my pan with whole oreos instead of making the crust. I added whipped topping and cream cheese to the pudding mixture and then spread - Read more ...
  3. I have made dirt for years and placed the mixture in a terra cotta pot and placed a bouquet of silk flowers in it with gummy worms and bugs crawling around the flowers. We used a new garden shovel for the spoon. I also used chocolate pudding to make it mud colored! Great recipe!
  4. this stuff is sooooo yummy! gailybean you are very mean.
  5. The first time I had this, (it was called "dirt" then), I was visiting my parents and at supper, there was a flower pot in the middle of the table with plastic flowers in it. When we were finished eating, Dad said, "Ready for dessert?" Then he took a spoon and started dipping out the - Read more ...
  6. My children love this!
  7. a friend of mine made this for a church potluck once and put gummy worms in the top. It was a great hit with the kids.
  8. This is the old DIRT PUDDING recipe, except I layer the cookie crumbs w/ pudding mixture until u end w/ cookie crumbs to look like "dirt." You can put gummy worms or chocolate mushrooms on top, still fil in a bucket & serve w/ shovel. It's a great recipe I have been making for over - Read more ...
  9. I have made this recipe many times. The only difference in my version is to use chocolate pudding. I use a clear glass bowl and place gummy worms along the edge and on top for added effect. Children love it!