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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Dirt Pudding - Recipe

Good morning,

Here's another dessert. It's chocoooolate!

Recently we went to a great pool party where I saw my first Dirt Pudding.  The hostess described what was in it so I had to try it myself.

Yes, I realize that's a sand bucket not a flower pot, but that didn't seem to matter to the kids. ;)  I have some small clay flower pots that are ceramic-lined for use for food that I use for baking individual size loaves of bread that would be perfect for this, but couldn't use those this time because I didn't have enough little flower pots for everyone. 

Our grand kids decided I did pretty well with this so I'm publishing my recipe below.

Have fun with this!


Dirt Pudding


2 5.9 oz chocolate instant jello pudding

1 8 oz pkg cream cheese

1 pkg gummy worms

1 18 oz pkg Oreo cookies (crush by putting in plastic bag and break up with handle of table knife)

a few plastic flowers

plastic or clay (made for food) flower pot or child's plastic bucket and shovel


In a large mixer bowl, prepare pudding as directed.

Add 1 8 oz pkg of cream cheese cut in cubes and mix. Chunky is OK.

Set fridge until ready to serve.

When ready to serve, put pudding mixture into bucket, add cookies and mix gently, place gummy worms on top, stick in some flowers, and serve with shovel in the mixture.



Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Bet this recipe tastes good even if it's not served in a flowerpot - bucket looked like a good substitute, Lois and eating with a shovel is quicker too.

Anonymous said...

We call it Dirt Cake. It's one of Bob's favorites. The ladies in his office always make it when someone retires, has a birthday, promotion, etc...It is yummy!! ...debbie

Diana said...

I've had this. It is very good and fattening!! But if it's good it is usually fattening!
Love Di ♥

Anonymous said...

This is, without much doubt, one of our favorite recipes. Somewhere along the line, one or more of my daughters got an icing recipe that looks like puke. Gosh it is so real you want to test a taste before taking a slice of the cake.

Stay away from Buckeye Lake.

If you clicked the link it talks about sharks there.

Martys Fiber Musings said...

Oh what fun!

River Glorious said...

First I thought, "Eeewwww!!!" Then I thought, Lois is writing this. Let's see what it's about, and it's real food. Well, some people would debate that...

Thanks for sharing your recipe.


~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Hooray for CHOCOLATE! Will store your delicious recipe good and try it one fine day.
Lots of love, Lois. xx

Erin Wallace said...

I LOVE this stuff! The problem is, everyone in my family is Rabid for pudding, so it may cause a bloodbath if I make it ;-). My daughter's birthday is Sunday (17!!) and you've given me a good idea of something to make for it. Thanks for reminding me!

xo Erin

Cheryl said...

Yum, yum! I shall have to give this receipe a try...sounds like a fun receipe to make and no doubt a hit!

ImplausibleYarn said...

I love dirt cake or we just called it dirt. A tip on the "earthworms", don't just mix them all in and leave it like that. It will not taste right. Ask me how I know?

Elaine said...

Fun and a surefire kid pleaser.

Lois Evensen said...

Good morning,

Oh, yes, this is a kid winner. And, yes, Diana, it is surely very fattening, but we have to have a little treat once in awhile, don't we. :)

Heather, I guess you're hinting that if the "worms" stay in the "dirt" too long they get really slimy, huh? I'll remember that if I every have to put any away for later. ;)

Abraham, I have heard of the icing you describe. Someone else told me about a similar pudding. Now that I'm feeding my family "dirt" people are coming out of the woodwork to tell me about other such yummy "foods." This is all a lot of fun.

Thank you, everyone, for stopping by.

Very best,