Celebrating Earth Day!

Earth Day Dirt Cake

Prep time: 10 minutes          Serves: 8


  • 1 (15.5-ounce) package of Oreos
  • 3 ½ cups of milk
  • 4 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 (3.4-ounce) boxes of Hershey Instant Chocolate Pudding
  • 1 (8-ounce) tub Cool Whip
  • 1 (8-ounce) block cream cheese, softened
  • 16 gummy worms
  • 8 – clear 8 oz. plastic cups or 4” Terra Cotta flower pots
  • Plastic wrap (if using flower pots)
  • 8 artificial Gerbera daisies, optional



  1. Put the Oreos in a gallon size Ziplock bag.  Take a rolling pin and crush the Oreos until they resemble crumbs.  This can also be done in the food processor.
  2. Mix the pudding and milk together with a hand  mixer. Stir in the Cool Whip until combined, then set aside.
  3. Beat the butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Then, beat in the powdered sugar.
  4. Stir the butter mixture into the pudding mix until well combined.
  5. Put just enough Oreo crumbs on the bottom of the cup to cover it.
  6. Layer ½ cup of pudding mix, ¼ cup of Oreo crumbs, ¼ cup of pudding in eight cups. Smooth the pudding in each layer with a spoon before adding the crumbs.
  7. Top each cup with the last of the Oreo crumbs.
  8. Add gummy worms to hang over the edge and curl on top.
  9. For a special touch, use Terra Cotta flower pots as the cup for your dirt dessert.  Line the inside with plastic wrap before filling with pudding mixture and crumbs.
  10. Complete the steps for filling each cup and finish with Oreo crumbs on top, a Gerbera daisy and gummy worms. 

This dessert is best served chilled and can be refrigerated for 3 – 5 days.

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