An irresistible dessert with a chocolate cookie crust and a light creamy filling. Perfect for parties. This can also be prepared in a flower pot with gummy worms added. Great for children's parties.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch pan
Advertisement

Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Using a blender or food processor, crush 2/3 of the cookies. Stir in the melted butter, then press into a 9x13 inch baking pan.

    Advertisement
  • In a medium bowl, stir together instant pudding and milk. chill in freezer until thickened. Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese into the pudding. Fold the dessert topping into the pudding mixture by hand.

  • Spread over the prepared crust. Crush the remaining cookies in the blender, and sprinkle over the top of the pudding layer. chill for at least 4 hours or until serving time.

Nutrition Facts

250 calories; protein 3.1g 6% DV; carbohydrates 28.1g 9% DV; fat 14.6g 22% DV; cholesterol 22.9mg 8% DV; sodium 300.1mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (48)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/11/2003
I loved the dirt cake. I will in the future however beat the cream cheese by itself first or maybe with a little of the butter. When I added the cream cheese brick to the cold pudding with the electric beater it became very lumpy. This was a big hit with my son's class though. Read More
(52)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/16/2003
Not sure what I did wrong but I had to throw the cake out. My only substitution was a use lo-fat pudding mix and my cake turned GREEN. Read More
(11)
66 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 49
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/11/2003
I loved the dirt cake. I will in the future however beat the cream cheese by itself first or maybe with a little of the butter. When I added the cream cheese brick to the cold pudding with the electric beater it became very lumpy. This was a big hit with my son's class though. Read More
(52)
Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2006
This stuff is AWESOME. I prefer to 'frost' the top with the Cool Whip, instead of mixing it in, but I'm sure it's great either way. Also, the recipe doesn't specify to soften the cream cheese, but if you do it mixes in much easier. Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2003
I made this several times over the summer for picnics. Everyone loved it and it's now requested for other gatherings. Beware if someone else cuts it they have a tendency to leave the cookie crumb crust at the bottom of the pan. Read More
(33)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2004
I made this for a Halloween party and it came out delicious. I substituted reduced fat cream cheese & whipped topping as well as skim milk--we didn't taste the difference and neither did the kids:) Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2008
My sister shared this recipe years ago and I've been making it ever since. We both prefer French Vanilla Pudding. To make it go further we make it with 3 boxes of pudding, 5 C milk and a 12 oz. tub of Cool Whip. Read More
(13)
Rating: 2 stars
12/15/2003
Not sure what I did wrong but I had to throw the cake out. My only substitution was a use lo-fat pudding mix and my cake turned GREEN. Read More
(11)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2006
I love to make this for Halloween in a pumpkin bucket! This looks great in any see-through container. I distribute gummy worms throughout the layers and add extras sticking out the top! I always request this as my birthday cake too! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2006
Very very simple but great tasting! Everyone raved about the taste the kids loved it. Even better tasting the second day. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2006
I made this for a church retreat. Everyone loved it and I was even asked for the recipe and told it was the best dirt cake she'd ever tasted. Definitely a keeper. Read More
(4)