Monday, May 3, 2010

Gettin' Dirty!

Whether you are 9 or 90 years old, the thought of making and eating a "dirt pie" may just bring a smile to your face and a twinkle to your eye! This dirty dish evokes so many fun summer memories for me that I just had to share it with y'all in hopes that it may lead to your own memory making process. Try out this precious and potted dessert at your next family reunion, birthday party, or any lazy Sunday afternoon. This "soiled" sweet is sure to please even the pickiest of palettes!

Dirt Pie


1 package gummy worms

2 packages chocolate pudding

2 lb. Oreo cookies

3 1/2 c. milk

8 oz. cream cheese

12 oz. Cool Whip

1 1/2 c. confectioners’ sugar

3/4 c. butter

1 tsp. vanilla

3 qt. flower pot

1 dirt trowel

1 bunch plastic flowers


Mix the pudding and milk, then whip in the cream cheese, sugar, butter and vanilla. When mixed, gently fold in the Cool Whip. Crumble the Oreo cookies in a food processor using medium pulse. In the flower pot, put small piece of foil in bottom to block holes. Fill the bottom of the pot with a layer of cookies, then pudding, followed by a handful of worms. Repeat until all the ingredients are used. Be sure your top layer is your crumbled Oreo cookies. Artfully place your artificial flowers in the top layer of your dirt pie and sprinkle the top with a few gummy worms for show. Allow dirt pie to chill for several hours and when ready to serve, spoon out with the trowel.

A fun variation on this recipe is to substitute out the chocolate pudding for vanilla pudding and the Oreo cookies can be substituted for vanilla Oreo cookies. Instead of gummy worms, use gummy fish and other sea life confectionaries. Serve your sand pie out of a plastic sand pail and scoop out using a sand shovel!
Hope you "dig" this recipe, dahlin's!


  1. I can not wait to make this! I miss you and thanks for the text it made my day.