Easter dirt cake is my kids favorite of all our Easter treats!
Is it just my kids or does every child feel an irresistible urge to put dirt in their mouths? I think that is the beauty of this Easter dirt cake! It is dirt they are actually allowed to eat! My kids love our traditional dirt cake so much that I decided to switch it up and make a fun Easter treat version with peeps and cadbury eggs instead of the traditional gummy worms! I hope your little ones love it as much as mine always do!
How to make an Easter Dirt cake:
Easter dirt cake is made just like a regular dirt cake, but I have a secret ingredient in my cream cheese layer that takes this recipe over the top!
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Easter Dirt Cake
- 1 large box instant chocolate pudding
- 3 cups milk
- 25 vanilla sandwich cookies
- 25 chocolate sandwich cookies
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 8 oz cool whip
- green food coloring
- Cadbury Mini Eggs for decorating
- Marshmallow Peeps for decorating
- Prepare pudding according to package directions and place in the fridge to set.
- Process chocolate cookies in a food processor and spread evenly on the bottom of a 9×13 pan. Spread pudding evenly on top of the chocolate cookie layer.
- In a separate bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk, cool whip and cream cheese. Beat until smooth. Add a few drops of green food coloring. (This will be the grass layer.) Smooth cream cheese mixture over pudding layer.
- Crush white sandwich cookies in food processor until crumbs and then toss with green food coloring until it matches the color of the cream cheese mixture.
- Chill this dessert in the fridge for 15 minutes or until ready to serve.
- Garnish with Cadbury eggs and Peeps (the kids will love helping with this part!) Enjoy!
Here’s a picture of what all the stages look like! This Easter dirt cake is super rich too, so you really only need a little bit to curb that sweet craving!
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This post was originally published March 26th, 2014 and has been updated.