I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Dirt Cake

Both of my sons normally request this dessert for their birthday. Tonia doesn't care for Oreos (unbelievable) so for her I would use a different base.

(serves 12)

*1 (15.5 ounce) package Oreo cookies
*1/2 cup butter, melted
*1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
*1 cup powdered sugar
*1 (12 ounce) container cool whip, thawed & divided
*3 (4 ounce) boxes instant chocolate pudding
*2 cups whole milk

~Crush Oreo cookies until they are almost a powder form.
~Remove a 1/4 cup of crushed Oreos and set aside.
~Mix remaining crushed Oreo cookies and melted butter.
~Press into the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan.
~Cream softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, & 1/2 of the thawed cool whip.
~Spread cool cream cheese mixture over top of the Oreo crust.
~Mix pudding & milk together until thick and mixed well.
~Spread pudding mixture carefully over cream cheese layer (I normally will just drop in small spoonfuls).
~Spread the remaining cool whip over the pudding layer.
~Sprinkle the 1/4 crushed Oreos over top of the whip cream.
~Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

`substitute chocolate pudding with whatever flavor is your favorite (I have a couple that love pistachio pudding).
`substitute oreo cookies with, vanilla sandwich cookies, or a graham cracker crust.  You really could use any of your favorite cookies for the crust.

**I will often make this with one end of the dessert chocolate pudding and the other end with pistachio pudding.

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