What’s for Dinner: Dirt Pudding Cups

It tastes a lot more delicious than it sounds. Trust me!

It was so simple to make, and it. was. scrumptious! I don’t know if I’ve ever used that word before. But it was.

The “dirt” (cookie crumbs) become soft, and melt in your mouth… so combine that with the pudding, and all I can is: scrumptious.

I made this the same day I tested out the Cheese Pizza Monkey Bread for the first time (which everyone LOVED)!

You need:

  • 1 [15-ounce] package of chocolate sandwich cookies (like Oreos)
  • 1 [3.9-ounce] box of chocolate instant pudding… I like to use the light version.
  • 2 cups of cold milk
  • 1 [8 ounce] container of Cool Whip… I like to use the light version.

Now on to putting your Dirt Pudding together:

  1. First step is to make the dirt. Can’t have dirt pudding without the dirt, now can you? 🙂 To do so, take your sandwich cookies and put them in a large resealable [Zip-loc] bag. Use a rolling pan (or something similar) to basically crush all the cookies into tiny [crumb-like] pieces… into “dirt” basically. By the way, don’t worry about removing the cream center of the chocolate cookies… once all the cookies are crushed, you can’t even tell they are there.
  2. Your next step is to make the pudding: with the powder pudding mix in a bowl, add in your cold milk. Mix it together until it is smooth, there are no lumps and all of the powder mix has dissolved. You want a consistent mixture. If you are feeling extra adventurous, make your own pudding instead of using the store-bought mix. 
  3. Now, let your mixture sit for about five or so minutes while it thickens [to a pudding-like consistency].
  4. It’s thickened? Great. Now add your cool whip and above half of the cookie crumbs.
  5. Stir, gently, your mixture together until everything is mixed nicely and you can’t see any white parts of the whipped topping popping out [and the cookies are mixed well into the mixture].

I’ve served this two different ways. In individual serving size cups, and also in one big dish. Process is similar for both, but I’ll write out both anyhow. For both ways, I like to serve them in a transparent way, for presentation purposes.

For the individual serving size cups:

  1. Divide the pudding mixture evenly between your individual cups. Don’t fill them up all the way to the top, obviously, because you still have to sprinkle the “dirt” on top. Tip: I like to gently tap the cups against the counter-top a few times to level the pudding.
  2. Sprinkle the cookie crumb “dirt” over the pudding [so that basically the entire top is covered with “dirt”].

For one big dish:

  1. Pour all of your pudding mixture into a serving dish.
  2. Sprinkle, evenly, your cookie crumb “dirt” all over the top of your pudding mixture.

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P.S. This post is a part of my “What’s for Dinner” series, where I share what I’ve been cooking and my recipes.


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