Easy Easter Dirt Cake
A fun and festive Easter dessert! (Gluten-free option included!)
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 18 oz Oreo's (Family size package)
  • 5.9 oz package Jell-o Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix
  • 3 to 4 cups cold milk (see note)
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 8 oz Cool Whip
  • 1 can white frosting (or make your own from scratch)
  • 1 cup shredded coconut (sweetened)
  • 2 Peeps Bunnies or Bunny Feet Candy Decorations and 1 marshmallow
  • Food coloring (red, yellow and green)
  1. Crush Oreo's in food processor or blender. Or, place small batches in large zip top bag and roll over with a rolling pin until crushed.
  2. Spread a thin layer of Oreo's over the bottom of a 9x13 dish.
  3. Combine pudding mix with 3 cups cold milk and whisk for 2 minutes. Add additional milk as needed if pudding is too thick. Spread over layer of Oreo's
  4. Using an electric beater, combine condensed milk, softened cream cheese, and Cool Whip. Spread over pudding layer.
  5. Cover with remaining Oreo crumbs.
  6. Place about ½ cup frosting in a sandwich size zip-top bag and add several drops red and yellow food coloring. Close and knead bag to mix well. Refrigerate until firm.
  7. Snip a small corner off of the frosting bag and pipe "carrots" onto dirt cake in rows. I recommend practicing on parchment paper or tin foil first.
  8. Follow same steps to create green frosting and pipe a small amount onto each carrot.
  9. Place coconut in a large zip top bag, add several drops green food coloring, seal and shake well until coconut is green. Sprinkle around the edges of the dish.
  10. Place Peeps onto toothpicks and insert into cake or create a burrowing bunny by placing half a marshmallow, cut side down, with two candy bunny feet. Add a small bit of marshmallow from remaining half for the tail.
  11. Insert popsicle sticks around perimeter of dish.
  12. Serve and enjoy!
The pudding mix calls for 3 cups cold milk, however I added about ¾ cup additional milk before adding to the dirt cake to make it easier to spread. Start with 3 cups, and add more milk until the pudding reaches your desired consistency.

To make this recipe gluten-free, swap the Oreo's for a gluten-free sandwich cookie, such as Glutino Sandwich Cookies.
Recipe by My Pennywise Life at http://www.mypennywiselife.com/easy-easter-dirt-cake/