Dirt & Worms Dessert

   I figured there’d be a few of you that wanted the recipe from Tylan’s birthday treat in the first post, so here it is!

This is a VERY popular dessert with my kiddos for their class treats at school, so we’ve made it several times.  I have tried many versions of this, some with butter, some with just pudding, but this one is by far the best we’ve tasted.  A nice creamy, but not too rich pudding, made by combining it with cream cheese and cool whip!

Dirt & Worms Dessert

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Dirt & Worms Dessert txt


  • 1 package {15 Oz} Oreo Cookies
  • 16 ounces, weight Cool Whip , Thawed
  • 2 boxes (3.4 Oz. Each) Vanilla Instant Pudding
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 3 cups Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 8 ounces, weight Cream Cheese, Softened
  • Gummy Worms

Preparation Instructions

Mix cool whip, softened cream cheese and powdered sugar. In a separate bowl, mix together milk and pudding mix, whipping until thickened. Stir them together and spread in the bottom of a 9×13 pan.
Crush Oreos in a food processor until fine crumbs remain, cover pudding completely. Tuck worms all over the surface.
Chill for a couple of hours before serving.
For fun, I’ve seen a clean garden trowel as the serving utensil and this served in clean, lined terra cotta pots.  Up to you how far you take this “theme.”

Dirt and worm dessert

Dig in! 


Dirt & Worms Dessert Collage

Birthday Cheesecakes

This is post 2 for today, head back to post one to read about my Encounter Weekend and teaching on Forgiveness.

These are the perfect mini treat for your birthday sweet!

Birthday Cheesecakes

adapted from Laughter & Lattes

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  • 24 whole Golden Oreos, I Used Double Stuffed!
  • 16 ounces, weight Cream Cheese, Softened
  • ½ cups Sugar
  • ½ teaspoons Vanilla
  • 2 whole Eggs Beaten
  • ½ cups Sour Cream
  • ⅔ cups Dry Rainbow Chip Cake Mix
  • 1 Tablespoon Sprinkles (plus More For Top)


  • 4 ounces, weight Cool Whip , Thawed
  • ½ cups Milk (plus More As Necessary)
  • ¼ cups Powdered Sugar
  • ½ boxes (3.4 Oz Size) Vanilla Pudding

Using your Kitchen aid, combine softened cream cheese and sugar, beating until smooth. Add in vanilla, eggs and sour cream. Do not over mix.
Measure out cake mix and sprinkles, fold in to batter.

Line 2 muffin pans with liners. Place a whole Golden Oreo in the bottom of each liner. Divide cheesecake batter between muffin liners.
Bake at 275* for 30 minutes. Remove cheesecakes from oven, and cool on the counter for a bit, then refrigerate until serving time.

Make your frosting by combining cool whip, milk, powdered sugar and vanilla pudding, adding more sugar or milk until a nice frosting consistency. Pipe onto individual cheesecakes and sprinkle with additional sprinkles!