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Dirt Cake III Recipe
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Dirt Cake III

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x13 inch pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 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.


57 Ratings

Oct 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.

Mar 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.

Nov 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 :)

Jun 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.

Nov 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!

Sep 06, 2006

Very, very simple, but great tasting! Everyone raved about the taste, the kids loved it. Even better tasting the second day.


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  • Calories
  • 250 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.1 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 14.6 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 300 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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