Chocolate Dirt Pudding is no-bake, delicious, and fun for any occasion. This Oreo dirt pudding recipe with chocolate pudding is a crowd favorite. Serve it in a bucket for added effect!
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When it’s too hot to bake, this dirt dessert is simple and no-bake. Plus, I think it’s really cute. Especially when you serve it in see-through glitter sand buckets from the dollar store or Amazon. I love sparkly things.
This chocolate dirt pudding recipe is much like chocolate dirt cake, except we’re layering it into a bucket for serving. You can also layer it into a 9 x 13 pan to make a “cake”.
WHAT IS CHOCOLATE DIRT PUDDING?
Dirt pudding is a fun dessert, much like a trifle or parfait, that uses crushed Oreo cookies to look like dirt. And let me tell you, it really does look like dirt! You layer the crushed cookies with chocolate pudding to make an easy dessert that everyone loves.
CHOCOLATE DIRT PUDDING INGREDIENTS
- Classic Oreos – The crushed Oreos look just like dirt! In a good way.
- Golden Oreos – You just need a couple golden oreos to mix in and make the dirt look more realistic. This is optional, but effective.
- Cream Cheese – Softened to room temperature.
- Butter – Also softened to room temperature.
- Powdered Sugar
- Pudding– You’ll need two 3.9oz packages of instant chocolate pudding mix.
- Milk– I use 2% because that’s what I usually have on hand.
- Cool Whip – Thawed.
HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE DIRT PUDDING
Making Chocolate Dirt Pudding is really easy since it’s a no-bake treat, but it does require a little bit of time to assemble.
First, scrape all of the fillings out of the Oreos. This step is optional, to some, but I find this dessert to have enough sugar, so I scrape out the centers.
Next, crush the Oreos in a food processor (use the entire package of Classic Oreos with a couple golden Oreos to make the dirt realistic looking) until you have a dirt-like texture.
Then, in a large bowl, cream together the cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar.
In another large bowl, whisk together the pudding mixes and milk. Then add it to the cream cheese mixture.
Finally, gently fold in the Cool Whip.
Now you’re ready to assemble your dessert. I like to serve it out of a bucket (the dollar store usually has cute ones!) to keep with the theme. Start with a layer of dirt, then alternate dirt/pudding until your bucket is full, making sure to end with dirt.
That’s it! You’re ready to serve and enjoy.
TOOLS TO HELP YOU MAKE CHOCOLATE DIRT PUDDING
- Mini Food Processor – to crush all of the cookies.
- Sand Buckets & Shovels – Like I said, you can usually find these at the dollar store, but ordering online is always an option.
- Mixing Bowls – You’ll need a few mixing bowls to prep the layers for the sand pudding.
HOW DO YOU STORE DIRT PUDDING
Dirt pudding should be kept covered in the fridge until you’re ready to serve it.
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Chocolate Dirt Pudding
- 1 package Classic Oreos centers scraped out
- 3 Golden Oreos centers scraped out
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2/3 cup powdered sugar
- 2 3.9 oz chocolate instant pudding mix
- 2 3/4 cup milk
- 12 oz Cool Whip thawed
- Scrape out the centers of the Oreos and crush in a food processor until dirt-like. The golden Oreos are optional but they make the “dirt” look more realistic.
- In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, cream together the softened cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar until smooth.
- In another large bowl, add the milk and pudding mixes. Using a whisk, mix until it thickens and all the lumps are gone.
- Add the pudding mixture to the cream cheese mixture and combine. I still used the whisk at this point.
- Fold in the Cool Whip until evenly combined.
- Add some “dirt” to the bottom of your bucket, then pudding. Alternate until you’re out of both, making sure you end with sand.