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Dirt Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Dirt Cake, by , is from New Hope Fellowship Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Jeslyn Snider
Added: Saturday, May 5, 2007


1 1/4 lb. pkg. Oreo cookies
1/2 c. melted butter
12 oz. container Cool Whip
8 oz. pkg. cream cheese- softened
1 c. powdered sugar
3 pkgs. vanilla instant pudding mix
3 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Small bag of gummy worms.
Single stem silk/plastic flowers
8" flower pot or sand bucket with plastic trowel

Crush cookies in blender or food processor... Set aside... Combine softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, butter, and Cool Whip. Mix until smooth... Set aside... Combine pudding mix, vanilla and milk. Blend until thickened... Set aside.

Using a 'clean' plastic flower pot (approx. 8 "), put a layer of "dirt" (cookies) in bottom of the pot, then a layer of cream mixture, then a layer of pudding. Alternate layers, reserving enough "dirt" to cover the top.

To decorate:
Arrange gummy worms sticking out of the "dirt" .

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Just before serving, add flower stem.

Use the plastic trowel to serve.




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