“D” is for Dirt Pie

Don’t try to tell me that you have never made or eaten this.  You’ve at least seen something like it in magazines.  I used to make something similar for my kids when they were little, but I have to admit that the recipe has evolved over the years.  It’s actually sort of fancy now–especially considering what it looks like.  But hey, Halloween is coming soon and this would be a great treat for a Halloween party.

This is another of those recipes that has been around for a long time so, although I am certain that there was an originator of it, I can’t begin to give anyone credit for it.

If you need a more grown-up recipe starring the letter “D”, try this Dump Cake recipe.  It is so GOOD and easy!

Dirt Pie


  • 1 package oreo cookies
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened (1 stick)
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 (6 ounce) boxes instant pudding (I used 1 box vanilla and 1 box chocolate fudge)
  • 3 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 (12 ounce) container Cool Whip (I didn't have any Cool Whip so I used 1 1/2 cups whipping cream, whipped)
  • Gummi worms
  • candy rocks


  1. Chop Oreo cookies in a food processor until the cookies are finely crushed and look like dirt.
  2. Mix the powdered sugar, butter, and cream cheese together until smooth.
  3. Blend the pudding and milk together until smooth.
  4. Fold the pudding and cream cheese mixture together until smooth.
  5. Spread the pudding mixture evenly in a 9" x 13" pan. Pour the cookie mixture on top and spread evenly. Decorate with gummi worms and candy rocks.


Are these pictures disturbing?

How about these?  Less disturbing because they are away from the grass?

Now look at these…a grandma’s delight.

Gavin played with this dessert more than he ate it.  His mom, however, was a different story.  That woman knows a good thing when she sees it and she knows how to use a spoon.


  1. Anonymous says

    Made this for my mom for Mother’s Day (she is an avid gardener, so I thought it would be perfect!). It was awesome! Thanks so much for sharing this!

    • says

      I’m so glad that your mother enjoyed this dessert. There is also a fun way to make the same dessert in a cup except that a cookie flower is used for decoration. The flower shaped cookie with a hole in the middle is placed on the end of a bended straw. A gumdrop is added to the straw to hold the flower in place. It’s all very cute and I ought to have have done a post for mother’s day to help celebrate moms.


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