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Oreo Dirt Cake is the best no bake treat that's filled with plenty of Oreo cookies and perfectly creamy pudding. This easy recipe is a family favorite and when served in a clear dish, it makes the prettiest presentation.
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Table of Contents
  1. Dirt Cake Recipe With Oreos
  2. Why We Love This No Bake Oreo Dirt Cake Recipe
  3. Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make Oreo Dirt Cake
  7. Tip From Our Recipe Developer
  8. Storage
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Other Easy Oreo Recipes
  11. Oreo Dirt Cake Recipe

This easy Oreo Dirt Cake recipe is the perfect no-bake cookies and creamy pudding dessert that you can prepare in 15 minutes.

Filled with layers of Oreo cookie crumbs that sandwich a vanilla pudding and cream cheese center, this family favorite treat is even topped with gummy worms!

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Dirt Cake Recipe With Oreos

Our recipe for Oreo Dirt Cake is so simple and easy to prepare and makes the most delicious dirt pudding dessert using kitchen staple ingredients.

This cool, creamy, crunchy combination calls for a layer of crushed Oreos to sit both below and above a middle mixture of pudding, cream cheese, and whipped topping.

I love the contrasting flavors and textures between the vanilla pudding and chocolate Oreos; it’s the perfect way to turn a non-traditional cake into a pan of Oreo dirt pudding.

Get creative and display your dirt in a bucket or a flower pot, then add some artificial flowers and bugs for a fun flair, and serve your guests with a small shovel. 

Why We Love This No Bake Oreo Dirt Cake Recipe

  • Quick and easy to prepare in 15 minutes.
  • Uses simple kitchen staple ingredients.
  • The best Oreo dirt cake is a no-bake Oreo dirt cake!
  • Delicious make-ahead dessert that provides a great conversation piece at parties.
  • Perfect for Halloween, holiday parties, potlucks, of any time you need to feed a crowd.

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oreo dirt cake ingredients

Ingredients

  • Instant vanilla pudding
  • Milk: I recommend using 2% milk or whole milk for this recipe.
  • Unsalted butter
  • Cream cheese
  • Powdered sugar
  • Oreo cookies
  • Vanilla extract
  • Whipped topping: You can also use Cool Whip or a homemade whipped cream.
  • Gummy worms

Substitutions and Additions

  • Create Your Cookie Crumbs: Feel free to crush the classic Oreo cookies, Double Stuf Oreos, or another brand, such as JoJos. You can also use gluten-free sandwich cookies.
  • Pick Your Pudding: Try making your dirt cake with white chocolate, French vanilla, chocolate, or cheesecake instant pudding.
  • Customize Your Cake: Oreo cookies come in a variety of flavors. You can easily customize your dirt cake according to the holiday or season. Crush Oreo Mint cookies for Christmas and top with candy canes or peppermints, use Oreo Pumpkin Spice cookies for Halloween and decorate with themed candy, crumble Birthday Cake cookies for a birthday party and add some colorful sprinkles.
Oreo Dirt Cake
  • Mixing bowls
  • Hand mixer or stand mixer
  • Food processor or ziplock bag and roll pin. 
  • 9×13 pan
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How to Make Oreo Dirt Cake

  1. Prepare The Pudding: Mix together the pudding and milk until well combined.
  2. Make The Cream Cheese Mixture: Beat the butter, cream cheese and powdered sugar together until smooth.
  3. Combine With Whipped Cream: Mix the pudding mixture into the cream cheese mixture and then fold in the whipped cream.
  4. Assemble: Crush your cookies and press half into the bottom of the pan. Spread a layer of pudding mixture over the Oreos and top with the remaining cookie crumbs.
  5. Serve: Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving. Top with gummy worms, slice, and serve. Enjoy!

Tip From Our Recipe Developer

  • Make sure your butter and cream cheese are softened to room temperature so they’re easy to combine.
  • Oreo cookies can be crushed with a rolling pin or food processor.
  • Before serving the dirt cake, make sure you chill it for at least 1 hour (2 hours is even better). You want to make sure the pudding has enough time to set up.

Storage

  • To Store: Store leftover cake in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days.
Oreo Dirt Cake with candy worm

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to use a rectangular pan to display my dirt cake?

There are many other fun ways to display your dirt cake. A glass trifle dish will make a pretty presentation for a party. You can make individual dirt cake cups using clear plastic cups or serve it out of a bucket or flower pot and add artificial flowers to the top.

How should I crush my Oreo cookies?

You can crush your Oreo cookies in a blender or food processor if you want them to have a fine crumb consistency or you can place the cookies in a Ziploc bag and crush them with a rolling pin. The Ziploc method will give you both small and chunky pieces. Make sure you crush the entire cookie and do not remove the filling!

Can I make my Oreo dirt cake in advance?

You can prepare this no-bake cake a day ahead of time. If possible, I recommend adding the crushed Oreos on top right before serving because they can get a little soft with the moisture of the cake. Reserve the gummy worms for serving too.

slice of Oreo Dirt Cake on a plate

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5 from 1 vote
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Oreo Dirt Cake

Serves — 10
Oreo Dirt Cake is the best no bake treat that's filled with plenty of Oreo cookies and perfectly creamy pudding. This easy recipe is a family favorite and when served in a clear dish, it makes the prettiest presentation.
Prep Time 15 mins
Chill Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 6.8 oz instant vanilla pudding
  • 3 cups cold milk
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 8 oz package cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 19.1 oz family size Oreo cookies
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 oz container of thawed whipped topping
  • 1 cup 1 cup gummy worms

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together the pudding and milk until well combined and set aside.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, beat the butter, cream cheese and powdered sugar together until smooth.
  • Mix the vanilla pudding mixture into the cream cheese mixture.
  • Gently fold the whipped cream into the pudding mixture until just combined.
  • Crush the Oreo cookies in a food processor or in a ziplock bag with a roll pin.
  • Press half of the crushed oreo cookies into the bottom of a 9×13 pan.
  • Carefully pour the pudding mixture on top of the oreo cookies layer and spread evenly.
  • Top with the remaining crushed oreos. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.
  • When ready to slice and serve, top with gummy worms, enjoy!

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
Store leftover cake in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days.
Tips:
  • Make sure your butter and cream cheese are softened to room temperature so they’re easy to combine.
  • Oreo cookies can be crushed with a rolling pin or food processor.
  • Before serving the dirt cake, make sure you chill it for at least 1 hour (2 hours is even better). You want to make sure the pudding has enough time to set up.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 679kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 459mg | Potassium: 297mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 63g | Vitamin A: 725IU | Calcium: 143mg | Iron: 7mg
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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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