They say “you are what you eat”– and if that’s the case, my kids are giant sugar sticks, with beautiful hair (my wife is a cosmetologist so I have to say that).
When the marketing team was looking for ideas to celebrate National Gummy Worm Day (yes, this is a real day that they insisted on celebrating), Dirt Pudding was the favorite. They asked if my kids would be interested in helping out and my answer was “heck yeah!”
It’s important to note that as I write this, my oldest, Brianna, is creating cupcakes and butter cream frosting. I’m sure the night will end with me cleaning sticky residue from the backside of the fridge handle and cabinet doors, but watching someone do something they love makes it all worth it.
Okay, enough talk – let’s get dirty.
Dirt pudding is a very simple dessert to make. The ingredients are minimal, and the prep time usually doesn’t require too much time…unless you are 10 and 6 years old.
To walk you through these easy steps, here are my daughters, Brianna and Zoie…
The recipe we used to create this sugar treat…
- 1 pkg. Oreo cookies
- (1) 8 oz pkg. cream cheese
- 1 stick of butter
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 small pkg. instant vanilla pudding
- (1) 8 oz Cool Whip
- Crush up your Oreos in a zipped bag, set aside.
2. Whip together your cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar. If you need to microwave this a bit to soften, start with just a few seconds.
3. Mix your vanilla pudding according to directions on package. Then, add the Cool Whip.
4. Gradually add your cream cheese/butter mixture to the pudding/Cool Whip mixture, whip together.
5. Pour half of your crushed cookies in the bottom of your pan (or clean sand pail!). Pour in the cream cheese/pudding mixture, then add the remaining cookies on top.
6. Top with gummy worms and chill for at least 2 hours.
Tip: Eating this with a clean sand shovel is recommended, but not necessary.