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Dirt Dessert Recipe

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Stick a flower into this dirt dessert in a flower pot to make it look more realistic.


  • 3 dozen chocolate cookies, cream-filled, broken up
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) vanilla instant pudding
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) whipped topping
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature


Process cookies in batches in food processor until cookies are fine crumbs, or place cookies in food storage bags and use a rolling pin to crush.

Prepare pudding according to package directions; fold in whipped topping. Combine butter, sugar, and cream cheese in another mixing bowl; beat at medium speed until smooth. Fold into the pudding mixture. Trim top of the whipped topping container to fit the bottom of an 8-inch flower pot.

Set aside 1 1/2 cups crumbs and spoon about 1/3 of the remaining crumbs into the flowerpot. Spread about 1/3 of the pudding mixture over the crumb layer. Repeat layers twice, then top with the reserved crumbs, covering the pudding completely. Cover and chill for 4 hours.

If desired, put a flower in a florist's holder and insert in the pot before serving, or use an artificial flower.
Serves 20

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 5 out of 5
Memories, Member Amberley1984

My grandmother had actually made this recipe for me quite some time ago, actually I believe it when I was about ten years old. I just found this again, my grandma had passed away, and I was just remembering all of the good times with her, and this was the best memory because she brought home this lovely flower set it upon the table, and retrieved a spoon out of the drawer. She sat down at the table and took a bite of what I thought was the dirt. I ran up to her and said grandma what are you doing, I had never seen her laugh so hard in my life, then she let me in on the secret. My mom was coming home shortly and grandma and I were at the table eating what looked like a flower pot full of dirt. We both tricked my mom. It was really funny. But I love this recipe who ever had thought of this was pretty creative. It's good to know that I can go on the internet and get cute recipes like this to share with my family. It just makes things a little bit better if someone is have a not so good day!

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