Let me begin by telling you that I am seriously obsessed with this dessert! It all started on Valentine's Day when my friend Kelly brought some to our sweet treat party at work. I ate enough for at least 10 people and she was even so sweet as to bring me a Tupperware with leftovers the next day- heaven! I confess that I may have hidden said leftovers from the bf because I knew how much he would love this. He loves anything with Oreo. I bugged her everyday for the recipe (Thank you, Kelly!) and then was dying for an occasion to make this delicious treat. Note- I have told myself that it is NOT acceptable to make this for no reason and have it sitting around the fridge waiting for me to eat it. Its FAR too dangerous. I forced myself to wait for an event where at least one other person would be present to help eat it!
Fast forward to the Oscars a few weeks later and I was ready to go. I got a plastic bucket and shovel from Michael's for $1, along with some plastic flowers. This was so quick to whip up! I did make myself feel better by using low fat/fat free everything. It was a hit- and Kelly taunted me with another one of her delicious pudding recipes- Banana! Now I'm looking for another party I can bring this one too... yummmm!
On a side note, while the dirt pudding was chilling before it was time to walk down the red carpet, the bf and I headed out to the "pond" for a walk and enjoyed the lovely weather and duckies. :)
One had an eye on G! Actually, he had his only eye on G... There must have been a serious pecking order fight! And now that I think about it, these are geese...HA
Some people can't leave their technology at home!
Fills one large bucket/flower pot (Enough for about 12-15 people)
- 1 package Oreos (reserve a couple cookies for garnish)
- 3 small boxes of French Vanilla pudding
- 5 cups cold milk
- 12 ounces cream cheese
- 3/4 stick unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 8 ounces cool whip
- gummy worms
Put your Oreos in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin. I used a food processor and it was much quicker! Set aside.
Pour pudding mix into large bowl. Whisk in cold milk and beat until thick.
Lastly, beat cream cheese and butter with a mixer in a separate bowl until well blended, add powdered sugar. Once blended, add cool whip.
Depending on the narrowness of your bucket at the bottom- you can do 2-3 layers of each, or even more. Start with the cookies, followed by cream cheese mixture and then pudding mixture. End with the cookie mixture on top. Garnish with gummy worms and plastic flowers. Serve with shovel! Everyone will be impressed. :)
Hope you have an occasion to make this soon!