Once or twice a year, my mother would make Dirt for family picnics or holidays. Everyone in the family looks forward to it, especially me, because it is a dream come true….Oreos, chocolate, Cool Whip, and pudding mixed together to make such a heavenly, fulfilling dessert, I could roll in it….well, maybe not, but even if it’s so filling that my stomach can’t take anymore after the second serving.
Then later in the day I’ll go for a third or fourth, then I feel uncomfortable. Yeah, I don’t know why I torture myself like this, but it’s so addicting you have to go back for more!!
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Oh! And when you do scoop some onto your plate, drizzle some chocolate syrup on top, or add some gummy worms for the kiddies! Have fun with it!
1 package of Oreo cookies, crushed (Original or the double-stuffed)*
1 stick of margarine, melted
2 containers (8 oz. each) whipped topping, thawed
1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, room temperature
1 package (4-serving size) instant vanilla pudding
1 package (4-serving size) instant chocolate pudding
3 cups milk
Crush 1 package of cookies in a food processor, or place them in a gallon-size zip-lock bag and crush with a rolling pin. Pour crushed cookies into a 9×13-inch baking pan. Melt the margarine, and pour over the cookies; stir together until evenly distributed, then press down to the sides of the pan.
In a large bowl, mix together the cream cheese and 1 container of whipped topping until smooth. Pour the mixture over the crushed cookie crust.
In another large bowl, mix both instant puddings and milk. Stir constantly until it begins to thicken. Pour pudding mixture over the cream cheese mixture.
Spread the other container of whipped topping over top of the pudding mixture. Sprinkle the rest of the crushed cookies on top.
*Since the size of the Oreo packages have gotten smaller these days, you may need to buy 2 packs, or buy one family-sized pack. You want enough cookies to fill the bottom of the pan as well as have a nice amount to sprinkle on top.
**You can either keep the dessert in layers or you can blend everything together. It tastes just as good!