Another fun one for Mudcatters old and young - I served this at my Annual Flamingo Party one year...
DESSERT: Dirt Cake
2 small pkg. instant vanilla pudding, (1 vanilla + 1 lemon flavor is even better!)
3 cups milk
1 (8oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 (8oz.?) tub of Cool Whip
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 (20oz.) pkg. Oreos
1 or 2 clean plastic flower pots, 8" or larger
1-2 bunches silk or plastic flowers
1 pkg. Gummi worms
Mix up instant pudding and let partially set in fridge - about 30 min. Blend softened cream cheese, vanilla and Cool Whip in large bowl; fold in pudding. Place Oreos in blender or food processor and grind until cookies resemble "dirt".
Put a bit of waxed paper over the hole in the bottom of the flower pot(s). Put 1" layer of Oreo "Dirt", then layer of cream filling, then crumbs, then filling, etc, ending with top layer of dirt. Continue until all flower pots are filled; eat any leftover crumbs and filling as a snack.
Cover pot with plastic wrap and chill until well set (I usually make this the night before my "special" occasion). To serve, artistically arrange Gummi worms and fake flowers in each pot. This can be done in smaller, individual pots for that Martha Stewart touch of elegant dining.
(Note: Some recipes for this call for blending 1/4 cup margerine and 1 cup powdered sugar into the creme filling, but I think it tastes better without the extra fat and sugar. Use "Lite" CoolWhip and Diet Oreos if you're worried about fat content; better yet, don't eat this at all...)