Sunday, May 08, 2011

Dirt Cake / Worms in the Mud -- Whatever You Call It, It's GOOD

Back in April, we were all gettin' a little buggy as we anticipated warmer weather.  I decided it was time to get serious.  Certain dishes around here seem to have a magical power.  "Worms in the Mud" is one of those dishes.  

If you make it, warm weather will come...or somethin' like that.

3/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup powdered sugar
1 large box chocolate instant pudding (3 cups of milk to make it)
1 8oz box cream cheese, softened
1 container of cool whip, thawed
2 packages of oreos (double-stuffed thank you)
gummy worms
large ziploc bags for crushing oreos

With the boys at school and Hope taking a nap, Big Fella Jonny was my go-to helper for this dessert.  Here he is crushing those oreos:

Mix up the pudding, put it in the fridge.  Crush about 1& 1/2 packages of oreos in a sealed bag.  Take out about a cup or so to use for the topping.  Add the melted butter to the oreos in the bag and mix.  Lay this in a 9x13 dish.  Mix the cream cheese and sugar, fold in the cool whip.

Mix it up, baby!

Spread that mixture onto the top of the oreos.  Next, spread on the pudding.  Now sprinkle your leftover oreos from the beginning and add the worms (Jonny's favorite part).  If you forget to leave out the oreos, like I did, it can still look dirty with heath chips or mini chocolate chips, but the oreos are the best.

Leave some worms dangling off the side for fun :)

 Refrigerate for an hour, if you can stand it.

Then have a bunch of kids over, because having this in your fridge too long will have negative results on your waistline....

Aw, yeah!  That's one dirty cake!!

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