Easter Dirt Cake

Easter Oreo Dirt Cake – a creamy and delicious Easter dessert filled with Oreos, pudding, cool whip, cream cheese, and powdered sugar that everyone will love to decorate and eat!

We love this holiday version of our Oreo Dirt Cake! For more Easter desserts, try Carrot Cake Cookies or Easter Egg Cookie Dough Truffles.

Easter Dirt Cake on yellow towel

Favorite Easter Dessert

Easter is one of our favorite holidays to gather with friends and family and to have some of our favorite recipes. From deviled eggs to carrot cake, there are so many foods that we make for our Easter celebrations.

One of our favorite Easter desserts is today’s Easter Dirt Cake, which is a holiday version of our classic Oreo Dirt Cake recipe. Using a few of our favorite holiday candies, we’ve added a few additions to this yummy dessert to make it an easy and delicious treat to make for Easter.

If you like PEEPS and OREOS, then you’ll love this. It’s really easy and of course – it’s YUMMY!!

How to make Easter dirt cake process pics

How to make Easter Dirt Cake

This cake only takes about 15 minutes to make. It does need to set up in the fridge for a few hours, but it takes little work and the result is amazing.

CREAM. Begin by making your creamy, pudding mixture. To make this, cream your cream cheese and butter until smooth. Mix in the powdered sugar with a hand mixer and fold in whipped topping. Set this aside.

PUDDING. In another bowl, make pudding by mixing milk, pudding and vanilla. Let this set up for a few minutes and then pour into the cream cheese mixture. Use your hand mixer to mix well. Set aside.

OREOS. Then, crush all the Oreos by putting them in a food processor or Ziploc bag and crushing with hands or the bottom of a cup. Pour about 2/3 of the Oreos into the bottom of a 9×13 pan.

LAYER. Pour the cream cheese/pudding mixture over the Oreos. Then top with remaining crushed Oreos. Place in fridge and let set for a few hours before serving.

Top with the following candies right before serving:

  • PEEPS
  • Edible Grass
  • M&Ms (your favorite variety)

So cute and so delicious!

Close up of peep on easter dirt cake recipe

Variations and Storing

This cake can also be made using chocolate pudding if you are going for a more dirt-looking cake. You can also change it up based on the OREOS you use. There are always new Oreo varieties that come out during the holiday and you can change the flavor up just a bit based on which cookies you use.

You can also change out the candies, or can even add Carrot Strawberries on top instead of Easter candy.

STORING. Dirt Cake is best stored when covered tightly with Saran Wrap or foil and placed in the fridge for up to 3 days – you may need to remove some candies to do this. We love to have this cake for leftovers, but admit we rarely have any. 😉

Easter Cake recipe with Peeps and M&Ms

We hope you enjoy this simple and tasty Easter treat. It’s one even the kids can help together and a treat everyone will love!

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Easter Dirt Cake Recipe

4.98 from 43 votes
Easter Oreo Dirt Cake - a creamy and delicious Easter dessert filled with oreos, pudding, cool whip, cream cheese, and powdered sugar that everyone will love to decorate and eat! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 383 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 package Oreos
  • 1 8 oz. bar Cream Cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 large container Cool Whip or 16 oz. whipping cream
  • 2 3.4 oz boxes Instant White Chocolate or Vanilla Pudding Mix
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Easter candy PEEP bunnies, edible grass, candy Easter eggs

Instructions
 

  • Crush ⅔ package of Oreos and place in the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Set aside.
  • Mix cream cheese and margarine (or butter) until smooth. Mix in powdered sugar and fold in whipped topping. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl mix pudding, milk and vanilla. Fold this mixture in with the cream cheese mixture.
  • Pour over crumb mixture.
  • Sprinkle with the reserve crushed Oreos. Let set for a few hours and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
  • Right before serving, top with bunny Peeps, edible grass and Candy Easter Eggs.

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About the Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. If i want to make this with chocolate PUDDING do i still use al the other INGREDIENTS? I want to make for my kids for easter

  2. 5 stars
    This cake is everything! We call it Oreo fluff and it’s my husband’s absolute fave!! I’ve made it for every holiday so far!!!

      1. Target usually carries edible grass in their stores during the Easter season. I would try there first and if they don’t have it you could check at Wal-Mart. Hope this helps!

    1. Target usually carries edible grass around Easter time. If Target doesn’t have it you can try Wal-Mart as well. Good luck! Hope this helps!

    1. It sure will! Just half all of the ingredients from the ingredient list and place everything in an 8×8 pan instead of a 9×13. 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    Yum 🐰
    Looks delicious 😋
    Unfortunately I am OBESE and trying to lose weight ~ so I will stay away from this.
    Thanks for sharing 🐰

  4. 5 stars
    Super delicious and easy. A crowd pleaser. I used peanut butter oreos for a chocolate peanut butter taste…yum!

  5. 5 stars
    I love this, my grand-daughter and I made this, only thing different was we made in small individual pies. The kids love having their own.
    Thank you

  6. 5 stars
    My question refers to the oreos…befor crushing them, did you leave or remove the cream from the oreos?

    1. You sure can! The only thing I wouldn’t do yet is put the toppings of PEEPS, edible grass or M&M’s on the cake until just before serving. That way the toppings will stay fresh. 🙂

      1. This will be my first time making! Would it be ok if I make it Saturday evening and leave it in the fridge over night? Would it still be good?

    1. You can but it’s usually best when stored in the fridge. You can cover it tightly with Saran Wrap or foil and place it in the fridge for up to 3 days – you may need to remove some candies to do this. 🙂

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