Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Latest DIRT!

For anyone who has children or grand children nearby, here's a fun recipe to mix up for them, or WITH them - great for Halloween, especially if you add some gummy eyeballs and other creepy candy! Wish my grand children lived closer - I'd have so much fun with this yummy treat! Of course, I could whip some up for my hens - they would appreciate at least ONE of the ingredients!!

Flower Pot Dirt Cake (with WORMS!)

  • 1 package cream-filled chocolate cookies
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 3-1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 new plastic flowerpot or plastic pail (8 x 10 inches)
  • Silk flowers
  • Candy gummy worms


  • In a food processor or blender, crush cookies until fine. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and sugar until smooth.
  • In another bowl, mix pudding and milk until well blended. Fold into cream cheese mixture. Fold in whipped topping.
  • In the flowerpot, alternate layers of cookie crumbs and pudding mixture, ending with crumbs. Chill several hours or overnight. Decorate with silk flowers and gummy worms. Yield: 12 servings.


Angela said...

You are going to find out how nutty I actually am! I just can't eat the dirt! lol My aunt made it years ago and for some reason I just couldn't get myself to eat it. Maybe it was because of the gummy worms??? I won't eat gummy worms at all. Crazy! I know! I can't help it! It really is a cute thing and I love the idea of how cute it is but I just can't eat it! hehehe


^..^Corgidogmama said...

Oh what fun! This is so cool. Thanks for the pic for a visual.

farmlady said...

I'm going to make a copy of this tonight. My grandkids would love this. What a great idea!! Thanks.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Oh boy, this looks like fun! I have to wonder...did getting that, er, um, attractive Worm Box get you in the mood for more wormy things?

ocmist said...

The children in my special ed. classes used to LOVE making and eating this. I, too, wish more of my grandkids were around to make this with. We used to make it in little cupcake holders for the kids in our class. Your's really looks GREAT! Linda

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

This is such a cute idea. I just saw gummy spiders at the dollar store the other day. Maybe I can add a sugar spiderweb to the pot.

Have a great day!