"This very rich desert is a great one for bringing to picnic events in a children's sand bucket, served with a small sand shovel. And don't let the name fool you - it tastes heavenly!" — Roger & Sherie Masse
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1 (18 ounce) package
chocolate sandwich cookies (such as Oreo®)
3 1/2 cups
2 (3.5 ounce) packages
instant vanilla pudding mix
1 1/2 (8 ounce) packages
cream cheese, softened
1 (8 ounce) container
frozen whipped topping (such as Cool Whip®), thawed
I have made this recipe many times. The only difference in my version, is to use chocolate pudding. I use a clear glass bowl and place gummy worms along the edge and on top for added effect. Children love it!
This is the old DIRT PUDDING recipe, except I layer the cookie crumbs w/ pudding mixture until u end w/ cookie crumbs to look like "dirt." You can put gummy worms or chocolate mushrooms on top, still fil in a bucket & serve w/ shovel. It's a great recipe I have been making for over 30 yrs!!
The first time I had this, (it was called "dirt" then), I was visiting my parents and at supper, there was a flower pot in the middle of the table with plastic flowers in it. When we were finished eating, Dad said, "Ready for dessert?" Then he took a spoon and started dipping out the "dirt" in the flower pot. I was shocked for a minute until I realized what it was. Dad had great fun pulling that joke on us. This is very delicious too!
This is a classic and especially fun for spring and summer time groups! I have made this with my boys a few times and they love it. Like another user posted I also like to use chocolate pudding! It's delicious and fun even though the name is rather gross. And finding the worms in the mud is kind of exciting. I like to fold a few (gummy) worms into the mud, and strategically place some on the top poking out.
a friend of mine made this for a church potluck once and put gummy worms in the top. It was a great hit with the kids.
I have made dirt for years and placed the mixture in a terra cotta pot and placed a bouquet of silk flowers in it with gummy worms and bugs crawling around the flowers. We used a new garden shovel for the spoon. I also used chocolate pudding to make it mud colored! Great recipe!
I used two boxes of Jello brand Oreo pudding. I also added a small box of sugar free vanilla pudding to make it a little thicker. I lined the bottom of my pan with whole oreos instead of making the crust. I added whipped topping and cream cheese to the pudding mixture and then spread over the cookies. I topped that with broken cookies, then a layer of whipped topping, then another layer of cookies. I used 1.5 packages of oreos in all. YUMMY! Very thick and delicious!
Made this for a 4th of July picnic in a small beach bucket. It was such a HUGE hit! The kids can't get enough of this and the adults went for seconds too!
My kids had a blast helping me make "the mud". I see this as a new tradition for us! Thanks for sharing!l
FYI: I would even taste good added to an oreo cookie or graham pie crust and served as a pudding type pie.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Bucket of Mud
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 125
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This pie is rich and creamy, and so easy to make.