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Are you looking for a kid-friendly dessert recipe? This Dirt Pudding recipe brings back childhood memories and will instantly put smiles on the faces of those you serve it too!
I recently had the opportunity to show Steph from Indy Homeschool and her boys around the farm thanks to Indiana’s Family of Farmers. I love being able to share our passion with others and this was a really neat opportunity for me. It seems a lot of the time people are always trying to point out the differences between people and very rarely do they ever focus on the similarities. The differences were obvious, she lives in the city and I live in the country. But one similarity stuck out to me and had me looking forward to talking with her about more than just the farm.
We both have two kids, two boys to be exact. Steph’s are older so I took the opportunity and questioned her almost immediately on what it is like to be a mom of two boys. Our youngest was only a couple weeks old at the time of the tour so I was just starting down uncharted territories! She reassured me life with boys was great and we giggled about the many experiences we were both bound to have.
Back to the tour, I decided that if they were coming to the farm I was going to put them to work! 🙂 There were a lot of newborn baby calves that needed to be fed that day and they were up for the challenge!
We toured the rest of the farm and Steph’s oldest, who is a big animal lover, asked great questions. Steph also blogged about her experience and you can read about it HERE. She also shared one of my favorite ways to make ice cream, in a bag! Click HERE for the recipe!
I really wanted to feature a recipe in this post that celebrated life with boys and I think Dirt Pudding does just that!
I grew up getting dirt sundaes (vanilla custard, crushed oreo cookies and a gummy worm) at a local ice cream shop and always made sure to eat the worm first! So the worms for this recipe were a must, you can leave them off if you prefer.
The recipe calls for French Vanilla pudding and I recommend you use that over the regular vanilla.
When you are creaming your cream cheese, butter and powder sugar make sure your cream cheese is room temperature and also make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl and whip again before adding the pudding. Otherwise, you run the chance of having chunks of cream cheese that never really incorporate into the pudding. Enjoy!
- 1 14 oz. package Oreo cookies, crushed
- 2 3.4 ounce packages French Vanilla Pudding mix
- 3 cups milk
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup butter softened
- 1 12 ounce container Cool Whip frozen whipped topping, thawed
- Pour pudding mix into a medium size bowl, add milk and whisk until softly set, about 2 minutes.
- Cream butter and cream cheese in a separate bowl until smooth and creamy.
- Add powdered sugar.
- Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix again until blended.
- Stir cream cheese mixture into pudding until thoroughly combined.
- Gently fold frozen whipped topping into the mixture.
- Spoon pudding into a 9x13 inch dish.
- Top with crushed cookie crumbs
- Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving..