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Dirt Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Dorothy Bradford Reese
Added: Thursday, June 12, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 lb Oreo Cookies
Stick Butter
1 cup Powder Sugar
2 pkgs. Instant Vanilla Pudding (small)
8 oz. Cream Cheese
3 cups Milk
12 oz. Cool Whip
1 empty clean flower pot
1 artificial flower (optional)
Gummy Worms (optional)

Directions:
Directions:
Take cream off cookies and place in separate bowl. Crumble cookies up in bowl to look like dirt. Reserve Cool Whip and fold in last. Mix cream from cookies with butter, powder sugar, instant pudding and cream cheese until most lumps are gone. Add milk and stir well. Fold in Cool Whip. In flower pot alternate dry cookie mix then cream mixture until you come to the top of the pot. Add remaining cookie mixture on top to look like dirt. Refrigerate overnight. Before serving, place artificial flower and gummy worms in pot and serve.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
The first time we made this we took it to our Thanksgiving gathering in the mountains of Pennsylvania. We added gummy worms to make it look like worms were coming out of the dirt (Oreo cookies crumbled). It was truly the hit of the gathering. It is very light, but rich.

 

 

 

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