My boys are on spring break this week. That means lots of playing outside, little trips to make the week fun, and a few yummy treats to make things sweet. I thought these yummy dirt cups would be perfect for our week of outside spring break fun. So I'm re-posting this recipe from last year just in case any of you are looking for the perfect spring break treat this week too!
2 packages of Oreos
3 8oz. packages of cream cheese
3 cups of powdered sugar
1 large box of instant chocolate pudding
3 cups of milk
12 oz of Cool Whip
I started by putting one package of Oreos at a time in my food processor and letting them whirl!
You want the cookie crumbs to be the texture of real dirt, and that only takes a few seconds in a food processor!
In my lovely KitchenAid mixer I added the 3 blocks of cream cheese and the 3 cups of powdered sugar. I slowly incorporated the two so that powdered sugar didn't fly all over my kitchen, then I set it on medium speed and let it go until it was well blended and a little fluffy.
While that mixture was working, I added my pudding mix and 3 cups of milk into a bowl and whisked them together well to get out any lumps.
Then I added in my Cool Whip and slowly whisked it in until the mixture was smooth.
Next I added my pudding/Cool Whip mixture slowly into the cream cheese/powdered sugar mixture. Beat on low until all ingredients are well mixed making sure to scrape the sides of the bowl....the cream cheese mixture likes to hang out on the side of the bowl and not mix in so work it a little!
The last thing I added to the mixture was about a third of the cookie crumbs from earlier. I didn't really measure, just dumped in enough to give the mixture a little fun texture!
The next part is one of the most important: quality control. Before you serve up this yummy mixture, you really should lick the beater to make sure that it taste just right....or at least that they way we roll at our house:)
Scoop up the mixture into small clear cups and top the cups with the remaining cookie crumbs and a gummie worm!
This is the perfect treat for my dirt loving boys to enjoy during spring break, and his would also be a great snack for Earth Day coming up in a few weeks too!