Halloween is just days away, and while I am alllll about the kiddos getting dressed up and going door to door I pretty much despise everything else about Halloween. I know, I’m awful. It comes down to simply this — forget the gore, the horror, and the blood shed costumes and I am all in. I enjoy the cute, silly, googly-eyed side of Halloween. I guess I’m a scaredy pants 3-year-old trapped in a 30 year olds body – everything scares me!
I wanted to modernize a classic dessert that the kids, along with the parents would scoop right up with excitement.
These spooky dirt cups are affectionately known as “dirt” or “oreo dirt” you can find thousands of recipes online, all pretty much the same. I love serving these in individual cups top with a marshmallow peep. Perfect for little hands and portion control for those that care, anyone care? I don’t! Have at it folks!
The recipe is as follows:
With a handheld mixer: 1/4 cup room temperature butter + 1 package softened cream cheese + 1 cup powdered sugar
Once that is incorporated, add in 3 1/2 cups of milk + 2 packages of Vanilla Instant Pudding mix
Once that is fully mixed, fold in (1) 12oz container of Cool Whip. (It is in the freezer section, have it thaw out in the fridge)
Let the pudding mix set up for about 3-5 minutes
Scoop the filling into a gallon size bag – set aside
In another gallon bag – crush up an entire box of oreos. Reserve 1 for each of the bottom of the cup!
Pipe the filling in thirds – filling : crushed oreo : filling : crushed oreo ….
Place a darling little ghost on top and let set up in the fridge for at least an hour prior to serving!
Such a cute treat for a Halloween party!