Dirt Cake…now with Strawberries!
We recently got together with some family, okay a LOT of family. Whenever events like this happen, I immediately think “Yes! I can make dirt!” Besides, who wants to scale a recipe that’s clearly meant to be made in large quantities? I had grandiose plans to make something with toy dinosaurs on top and then decided to keep it simple: skip the fancy, and use fruit!
Chocolate and strawberries are so deliciously good together, am I right? The thinly sliced strawberries give the appearance of flowers growing in a garden. For my kids fruit beats gummy candy on this, buuuut…I put some Swedish Fish on top (peanut and tree nut allergy friendly!) for those that still wanted candy. (Random I know!)
A Few Changes
Last time I made this, my brother, nephew and sister-in-law (Werling Around) were in town and I stuck to the standard dirt cake/dessert recipes. I decided to go BIG with this and everything fit perfectly in a 9×13 dish.
- More economical to buy the family package of Oreos (a 19oz package) and use the scale to weigh 15 oz of cookies. (Pro-tip, it’s about wee wee bit over 2 rows of the family Oreo package – hurrah extras!)
- Buy larger boxes of pudding, because that’s the only size Target had.
When mixing the pudding/cream cheese/Cool Whip together, make sure you got a big enough bowl! Otherwise, this recipe is pretty much the same like last time. Delicious layers of chocolatey pudding, wish I had buried some candy worms. Next time!
- 1 package Oreo Cookies (15oz minimum or 19oz family size)
- 2 (5.9-ounces) packages instant chocolate pudding
- 6 cups milk
- 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- 8 ounce container of Cool Whip, at mostly room temperature
- Strawberries (and/or gummy candy)
- Trifle/Rectangular 9x13 glass dish/individual cups
- Crush Oreo cookies into small crumbs using a food processor (or, place cookies in a resealable bag and crush with rolling pin/mallet/fists); set aside.
- In a large bowl, completely mix together both boxes of instant pudding with milk for about 2 minutes. Set aside for 5 minutes.
- Use a hand mixer to beat softened cream cheese, and slowly add powdered sugar. Beat until combined.
- Add cream cheese mixture to the chocolate pudding, and mix in the Cool Whip until all is combined to your liking.
- Layer the dessert alternating layers of crushed Oreo with chocolate filling. Begin and end with the Oreos. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours (or overnight) before serving.
- Decorate top with sliced strawberries in desired pattern. (Add gummy candy if crowd dictates!)
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