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Dirt Cake

No recipe image available.This novelty no-bake 'dirt' cake is made with crushed cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies (the dirt) layered alternately with a fluffy cream cheese-pudding mixture in a plastic wrap-lined flower pot, garnished with plastic flowers and gummy worms and served with a garden trowel.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (16-ounce) package cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 (3.25-ounce each) boxes instant chocolate-fudge flavored pudding
3 cups milk
1 (12-ounce) container non-dairy whipped topping, thawed
1 new (8-inch) diameter flower pot, washed and dried
1 new garden trowel, washed and dried
Plastic flowers, cleaned and dried
3 large gummy worms

Cooking Directions:

  1. Crush cookies until they resemble potting soil, set aside.
  2. Cream butter, cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth and
    fluffy. Set aside.
  3. Combine pudding mix and milk until well blended, fold in the whipped topping.
  4. Gently fold cream cheese and pudding mixture together.
  5. Line flower pot with plastic wrap.
  6. To put the cake together, layer 1/3 of the cookie crumbs followed by 1/2 the pudding mixture, 1/3 of the crumbs, the remaining pudding mixture and top with the remaining cookie crumbs.
  7. Refrigerate 10 to 12 hours or overnight. About 1/2 hour before serving, remove from refrigerator and decorate with flowers and gummy worms.
  8. Serve by digging out portions with the trowel.

Makes 12 servings.