Dirt Cake Oreos

dirt cake oreos
dirt cake oreos

Are you looking for a delicious and easy no-bake dessert? Look no further than this Dirt Cake Oreos recipe! Layers of crushed Oreos and a French vanilla pudding mixture come together to create a whimsical and kid-friendly treat. With the addition of gummy worms, this dessert is perfect for potlucks, BBQs, or any occasion that calls for a delightful sweet treat.

Front view of a small glass dish of Oreo Dirt Cake with two layers of pudding and two layers of crushed Oreos with gummy worms on top. A large glass trifle dish of Oreo Dirt Cake is in the background and a silver spoon is in the foreground

Dirt Cake Recipe: Ingredients & Substitutions

To create the best possible Dirt Cake, it’s important to use the right ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Milk: We recommend using 2% milk or whole milk for the best texture and flavor.
  • French Vanilla Pudding: The secret ingredient that makes this recipe truly outstanding. Use Jello Instant French Vanilla Pudding & Pie Filling for the best results. While you can substitute regular vanilla or chocolate pudding, French vanilla pudding adds a unique and delicious touch.
  • Oreos: Double stuffed Oreos are recommended, but any variety will work. You can also try using gluten-free sandwich cookies or other cookie options.
  • Butter: Salted or unsalted butter can be used according to your preference.
  • Cool Whip: Choose your favorite variety of Cool Whip. Extra creamy is ideal for a rich and indulgent dessert, but you can also make your own homemade whipped cream.

Dirt pudding in a small individual serving dish with gummy worms on top

How to Make Dirt Cake

Making this Dirt Cake recipe is a breeze! Follow these steps for a delightful and satisfying dessert:

Step 1: Combine the Pudding & Milk

Start by mixing the French Vanilla Pudding with milk and refrigerate the mixture to set. This step allows the pudding to develop its smooth and creamy texture while you prepare the other components of the dessert.

Step 2: Chop Some of the Oreos

Take eight Oreos (or more if desired) and chop them into small pieces, around 1/4″ to 1/2″ in size. These larger chunks of Oreos provide a delightful texture to the dessert when combined with the creamy pudding.

Step 3: Crush the Rest of the Oreos

Use a food processor or a rolling pin to crush the remaining Oreos. Aim for a fine powder-like texture that resembles dirt.

Step 4: Make the Pudding Layer

Cream together the softened butter and cream cheese until well combined. Add powdered sugar and continue beating until smooth. Finally, fold in the chilled and thickened pudding mixture, followed by the Cool Whip. The result should be a smooth and uniform pudding mixture.

Step 5: Layer the Pudding & Oreos to Make the Dirt Cake

To assemble the Dirt Cake, alternate layers of the pudding mixture, crushed Oreos, and chopped Oreos. Repeat the layering process until all the ingredients are used, ensuring that the top layer is composed of crushed Oreos.

Step 6: Add Gummy Worms

For a whimsical touch, add gummy worms to the top of the Dirt Cake. You can sprinkle them throughout the layers if desired or reserve them for a fun garnish.

Step 7: Chill Overnight

To achieve the best flavor and texture, refrigerate the Oreo Dirt Cake overnight. This chilling time allows the flavors to meld together, resulting in a delicious and indulgent dessert.

Step 8: Serve

After patiently waiting overnight, it’s time to indulge in this delightful dessert. Serve the Oreo Dirt Cake in a glass trifle dish or get creative with individual serving cups or a cute bucket. Don’t forget to grab a long serving spoon or a shovel for added whimsy!

Front view of this Oreo Dirt Cake Recipe in a glass trifle dish with three layers of pudding and three layers of crushed Oreos with gummy worms on top


If you have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. Alternatively, you can freeze the Oreo Dirt Cake for up to a month. Thaw it slowly in the refrigerator for the best results.

Recipe FAQs

  1. Can I use a different type of pudding?
    While French vanilla pudding adds a unique flavor to this recipe, you can substitute regular vanilla or chocolate pudding if desired. Experiment with different flavors to create your own twist on this classic dessert.

  2. Can I use a different cookie instead of Oreos?
    Yes! Feel free to use your favorite sandwich cookies or even crushed graham crackers as a substitute for Oreos. Get creative and explore different flavor combinations.

If you’re a fan of quick and easy no-bake desserts, this Dirt Cake Oreos recipe is a must-try. Its delicious combination of creamy pudding, crushed Oreos, and gummy worms will delight both kids and adults alike. Indulge in the joy of culinary creation and explore more delectable recipes on Takeout Food. Enjoy!

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