Dirt Cake/Dirt Dessert with StrawberriesWe 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!

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Dirt Cake...now with Strawberries!
 
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A fun chocolate dessert featuring Oreos, gets an elegant addition using strawberries as flowers.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 15+
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. In a large bowl, completely mix together both boxes of instant pudding with milk for about 2 minutes. Set aside for 5 minutes.
  3. Use a hand mixer to beat softened cream cheese, and slowly add powdered sugar. Beat until combined.
  4. Add cream cheese mixture to the chocolate pudding, and mix in the Cool Whip until all is combined to your liking.
  5. 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.
  6. Decorate top with sliced strawberries in desired pattern. (Add gummy candy if crowd dictates!)

 

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