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Oreo Dirt Cake Recipe

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This popular Oreo Dirt Cake recipe is a crowd pleaser! Using everyday ingredients, this recipe is so easy anyone can make it!

Quick tips for making Oreo Dirt Cake:

  • Can be made with chocolate OR vanilla pudding.
  • Can use a new flower pot and add gummy worms for a “real” dirt cake.
  • Serve in a 9×13 dish or glass bowl.
  • Ideal for potluck dinners and family gatherings.
  • Perfect for a child’s birthday party!

It’s been a somewhat rough winter in NC. A big snow (for us) and a recent ice storm left many without power for days.

I’ve had enough of this dreariness.

photo of tree with snow on it

And need to see more of this new life and beauty.

pretty yellow flowers in field

Today I’m so happy to be joining my friend Amy at Atta Girl Says and Kelly from My Soulful Home to bring you a touch of spring with our Swing Into Spring recipes.

To me, chocolate never goes out of season.

And Oreos? Yes, please.

oreo dirt cake in bowl with oreos on the side

For this recipe, I changed it up just a bit from the traditional chocolate pudding and served it up all ladylike for the pictures.

Oreo Dirt Cake is a favorite request at our house for birthdays, holidays and any time I we have a chocolate craving!

Oreo Dirt Cake shown on counter with oreos on the side in glass bowl

Oreo Dirt Cake

A close up of food, with Cake and Oreo

Oreo Dirt Cake

This popular Oreo dessert is easy to make and great for parties!
Course Dessert
Calories 3897kcal
Author Marty's Musings


  • ½ stick of butter
  • 1 8- oz. pkg cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 3.5 oz. packages instant vanilla pudding mix
  • cups milk
  • 1 16 oz. container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 large package oreo cookies with creme filling


  • Break cookies apart and grind in food processor or blender.The white creme will disappear.
  • Mix butter, cream cheese and sugar in largest mixing bowl.
  • Add pudding and milk and mix thoroughly.
  • Add whipped topping and mix gently.
  • Layer in a 9x13 dish, alternating creme and cookie layers. Finish with cookies on top.
  • Chill until ready to serve (24 hours if possible).


This recipe can be made with vanilla or chocolate INSTANT pudding.
The size package of cookies depends on how much you love Oreos! Use less or more than called for according to taste.
A popular way to serve this is in a flower pot with gummy worms on top.

I would love it if you’d go visit Amy and check out her wonderful recipe for Grilled Flatbread Pizza

Grilled Flatbread Pizza on counter from Atta Girl Says

and Kelly with her recipe for Grilled Chicken over Spring Greens with CousCous. (Apparently, I didn’t get the message about being healthy!)

Grilled Chicken couscous on plate from My Soulful Home

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