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Dirt Cake Recipe

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c. margarine
1 c. powdered sugar
2 (3 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding
1 (12 ounce) container Cool Whip
1 (2 lb) package of Oreo cookies, crushed using food processor
1 8 ounce cream cheese, softened
3 c. milk

I use a plastic flower pot. Instructions call to line with foil and tape it - I don't do this.

Cream margarine, sugar and cream cheese; set aside.
In another bowl, mix milk, pudding and Cool Whip.
Gradually add to the creamed mixture. Mix well.
Beginning with the Oreo cookies, layer in pot the cookies and pudding, alternating and ending with cookies.
Refrigerate 2 hours. ( I put in freezer if taking somewhere outdoors later).

Decorate with fake flower, gummy worms and use garden trowel (used only for this, of course) to serve.




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