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Dirt Dessert - The classic! A trifle bowl filled with layers of crushed Oreos and chocolate mousse.

Dirt Dessert

Dirt dessert alternates layers of crushed Oreo cookies and a lightened chocolate pudding mixture that is made to look like "dirt", complete with (gummy) worms!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep 30 minutes
Chilling time 4 hours
Total 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 16 to 20 servings
Calories 332 kcal
Author Michelle

Ingredients

  • 14.3 ounce Oreo Cookies
  • 7.8 ounce instant chocolate pudding
  • 4 cups milk
  • 8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • ¼ cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 8 ounce container Cool Whip
  • Gummy worms optional
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Directions

  1. Crush the Oreo cookies into fine crumbs using a food processor (or, place the cookies in a resealable plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin); set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together both boxes of the instant pudding with the milk for about 2 minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, beat together the cream cheese and butter on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Reduce the speed to low, add the powdered sugar, then gradually increase the speed back to medium until a fluffy texture is reached.
  4. Using a rubber spatula, fold the cream cheese mixture into the chocolate pudding, then fold in the Cool Whip until completely combined.
  5. The dessert can be assembled in a number of ways - in a rectangular or square serving dish, in a trifle dish, or in individual cups. However you plan to serve it, layer the dessert with alternating layers of the crushed Oreos and pudding mixture, beginning and ending with the crushed Oreos. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours (or overnight) before serving. Decorate the top with gummy worms before serving, if desired.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Dirt Dessert
Amount Per Serving
Calories 332 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 421mg18%
Potassium 202mg6%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 32g36%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 405IU8%
Calcium 106mg11%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.