Monday, May 31, 2010

Back to the good old days

I decided to bring out a childhood favorite for Memorial Day. I made Oreo Dirt Cake from here.

It turns out it wasn't just a childhood favorite for me, but some of my husband's friends as well. They made them in Home Economics and called them Dirt Cups. I went to the dollar store to get a beach bucket for the effect as well.
So excited that there are leftovers too! I let Portobello model the leftovers. :)

1 package Oreo cookies
1 8 oz. tub Cream Cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 Stick Softened Butter
3 1/2 cups milk
2 small pkg. Instant Vanilla Pudding
12 oz. Cool Whip

Cream together cream cheese, powdered sugar and softened butter. Mix 3 1/2 cups milk and instant pudding for 2 minutes and add 12 oz. Cool Whip. Add liquid mixture to creamed mixture.

Place Oreo cookies in large ziploc bag and crush to desired "dirt" texture with a rolling pin. Put 1 1/2 inches of cookie crumbs on the bottom of the sandpail or flower pot (lined with aluminum foil) and layer the pudding mixture and crumbs. End with pudding mixture. Refrigerate for 2 hours.

Just before serving, add 1 more inch of cookie crumbs and decorate with gummi worms. If you're using a flower pot, poke a few silk flowers - or real flowers with stems covered in foil - into the cake. (Large colored Gerbera daisies look best!) Serve with a colorful plastic trowel.

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