Easter Dirt Cake

Cakes & Cupcakes · Desserts · Holidays · March 1, 2018


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!

Hello, it’s me Lily again! Do you know what’s coming up? If you guessed Spring Break, you’re correct!! Today is the first day of Spring Break and we have some friends coming from Arizona to visit us. We are so excited to hang out with them and do some fun things like the rodeo, the zoo, San Antonio and more. πŸ˜€

Do you know we are still on the bunny theme (remember the Bunny Pudding cups from last week)? Today’s recipe is for Easter Oreo Dirt Cake. This is one of our favorite desserts, but we made it an Easter version. I think if you like PEEPS and OREOS, then you’ll love this. It’s really easy and of course – it’s YUMMY!!


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!

So creamy and delicious!

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!

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!

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!

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4.91 from 21 votes

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! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Author Kristyn Merkley


  • 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 boxes Instant White Chocolate or Pudding Mix
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Easter candy Pepp bunnies, edible grass, candy Easter eggs


  1. Crush β…” package of Oreos and place in the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Set aside.

  2. Mix cream cheese and margarine (or butter) until smooth. Mix in powdered sugar and fold in whipped topping. Set aside.

  3. In a separate bowl mix pudding, milk and vanilla. Fold this mixture in with the cream cheese mixture.

  4. Pour over crumb mixture.

  5. Sprinkle with the reserve crushed Oreos. Let set for a few hours and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

  6. Right before serving, top with bunny Peeps, edible grass and Candy Easter Eggs.

I really think you’ll love this cake. I know my family did!!

I hope you can come back again soon for more yummy treats from me.

Love, Lily


For more yummy Easter treats, check out:

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Mini Easter Pudding Pies

Easter Chick Cupcakes - the cutest and most simple Easter treat!!

Easter Chick Cupcakes

Carrot Strawberry Pudding Cups - cute and perfect for Easter! { lilluna.com } Chocolate pudding with crushed oreos and a carrot strawberry!

Carrot Pudding Cups

For all Easter ideas go HERE.

For all Sweet Treats by Lily go HERE.

Love, Lily




Easter Oreo Dirt Cake - a creamy and delicious Easter dessert that everyone will love to decorate and eat!

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Thank you Kristyn and have a great day and week!

Lorraine S

Hi, Can you please tell me what the “grass” is. Thanks.


    I was wondering the same thing.


    Where do you find edible grass?


    It’s edible grass you can get it in stores here the Easter displays are.

      Lil' Luna

      Yes, it is edible grass candy. You can find it at most stores in the Easter section. πŸ˜‰


    You can make it with shredded coconut and food coloring. I mixed the two and spread it on a large baking sheet to dry. It turned out great!


Hi, could you tell me what is the grass?

    Lil' Luna

    You could also use coconut colored with green food coloring. πŸ˜‰


Do you have to use the cream cheese?? I hate cream cheese.

    Lil' Luna

    No, you do not but it makes the mixture more creamy and thick.


      Is there something else you can use besides cream cheese? My family isn’t too big on cream cheese.

        Lil' Luna

        You can omit the cream cheese and make it more fluffy with the Cool Whip. πŸ˜‰


I would eat that sans peeps! smile emoticon
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Danielle Dupre

I love all the reciep i see on here


I can’t wait to make this for my family for Easter! Thank you for the coconut grass tip. Happy Easter!


My cream cheese mixture came out kinda runny. πŸ™ I mixed everything together and went to pour it on the crushed oreos and it was runny and not thick like in the pic above. Wonder what I did wrong?!


    Can I make two days before serving without it getting runny!

    Lil' Luna

    Not sure what happened. Did you melt the butter? You mix the softened cream cheese and softened butter, then mix in the powdered sugar and fold in whipped topping. Also, you mix the pudding mix with the vanilla and milk. Some make the pudding, then add the milk and vanilla, which would make it runny. I hope that helps. Let me know if you try it again!


I found my grass in the Easter candy section at Walgreens if that helps anyone. The only issue was that it was flavored and green happens to be green apple. I think with so little it won’t be too overpowering though. I also know the Joann Fabrics by house carries it.


I love your dirt cake. You have inspired me to make it for dessert for Easter this year. Thanks for sharing. Jnetti

    Lil' Luna

    Thank you and we love to make it year round, just not adding the Easter treats. It’s a hit anytime of the year for us!!


      It would be amazing for Halloween too! W dark chocolate pudding and fun scary toppers! πŸ™‚

        Lil' Luna

        Yes..I’ve done a Halloween one! So many ways to change it up. Thank you!


Do you only use the pudding mix or do you actually make the pudding?

    Lil' Luna

    You will just use the pudding mix, but it will get mixed with the milk and vanilla, so it’s like making the pudding. You can make this year round, without adding the treats on top..we love it!!


      Do you use the pudding mix, milk and vanilla and whisk it until it is set like pudding or do you just whisk it until is mixed, but still runny and then fold it into cream cheese mix?

        Lil' Luna

        I whisk until it starts getting thick like pudding, then fold it in. I hope that helps you πŸ™‚ Good luck!

Pam Williams

Enjoy your recipes and posts very much ! Thank you !

Kim Thompson

I’ve never had white chocolate pudding. Is it as good as regular chocolate pudding?

    Lil' Luna

    It’s my favorite!!! I love anything white chocolate. You could always use vanilla too:)


Does the cookie crust hold together to slice this like a cake or do you scoop it out like a pudding?

    Lil' Luna

    Did you give it a try? I have a recipe for Dirt Cake that we eat all year long, that is so good! It’s our go-to dessert and it’s just scooped out:)


    Hi I’m from Australia and want to know what cool whip is..or what I can use as a substitute and it says a container, how much is that…?

      Lil' Luna

      It’s whipped cream and a 16 ounce container. You can make your own, using heavy whipping cream. Just google how to make homemade whipped cream/topping. Hope that helps!!


I couldn’t find the edible grass, so we used some food coloring to dye shredded coconut. Turned out great!

    Lil' Luna

    I’ve done that too:) Thanks so much for sharing!! Glad it turned out!

Rachel Belardo

Will the peeps hold up in the fridge overnight or should I wait til tomorrow to decorate?


The Easter Dirt Cake was a hit! So much fun to make, and eat! Thank you for sharing this! (For anyone planning on making the portion size in the photo, make sure you half the recipe.)


Is the butter melted or softned

    Lil' Luna

    Softened:) Thanks for stopping by!! I know it’s passed Easter, but I have the recipe for our regular Kansas City Dirt Cake on the blog, that we enjoy all year long:)


This was so yummy! I posted our version on my blog with a link back to yours for the recipe (I hope that’s ok!?) Ours doesn’t look nearly as cute, but we had fun making it (and eating it!)
check ours out if you have a minute: http://www.huggedbyatomato.com/2016/03/easter-garden-cake.html

    Lil' Luna

    That’s totally ok:) I will check it out!! Thanks so much for sharing and I’m glad you liked it!!


Would like to know what you used for the grass, please. I’d love to make this with my 8-year old granddaughter!


I’m wondering what you used for the grass? Would love to try this recipe with my 8-year old granddaughter!

    Lil' Luna

    It’s edible grass πŸ™‚ She would love it!! I found mine at target. Have fun!




What is white/vanilla pudding please? I can not find it in the supermarket? Thanks

    Lil' Luna

    You can usually find it by jello or in the baking aisle. It’s in a box and is powder in vanilla or white chocolate flavor. Hope that helps!! Hope you find it πŸ™‚

Rahul Ha

That’s really cute! We must have it for Easter!
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    Lil' Luna

    It’s our favorite Easter dessert!! Hope you like it!! Thank you!


Can this be make without the cream cheese

    Lil' Luna

    I personally haven’t tried. It’s a pretty important ingredient for this recipe. You can google some cream cheese substitutes, if you can’t have it. Hope that helps πŸ™‚

Cindy F

What is the grass and where can I get it?

    Lil' Luna

    It is just an edible Easter grass and you can find it at Walmart or Target. Hope that helps!


Where do you find edible grass

    Marilyn Wahl

    I use food coloring to dye my coconut then mix it up and sprinkle on the cake to however much grass you want on it.

    Lil' Luna

    I found it at target. But, you could find it at Walmart, too. Hope that helps!


Can you tell me where you purchased the “grass” candy and what the name of it is? I haven’t seen anything like it. This is such a cute idea! I’m making it for Easter!! Thank you for sharing!

    Lil' Luna

    I found it at Target or you can find it at Walmart. It is also online. Hope you find it and thanks so much!!

Cathy Lane

I love this May I ask what did you use for the grass. I will be definitely making this for Easter. Thank you so much

    Lil' Luna

    Thank you!! It is edible grass, found in the Easter aisle or Easter candy. You could also use the green apple, Pull-n-Peel (licorice). Hope that helps!!


      What size pudding box?


Could I use regular chocolate pudding instead to make it look more like dirt?


This turned out wonderfully. I made no modifications followed the recipe as is. Very easy to make.

    Lil' Luna

    Great!! I’m so glad you liked it! It’s one of our favorites! Thank you!


How much pudding? It just says two boxes

    Lil' Luna

    It’s the 3.4 ounce ones or something close to that! Hope that helps. Thanks for stopping by!


This idea looks delicious! I would love to put this on my blog in an Easter Treats Roundup post!


If refrigerating over night do you decorate before or after?

    Lil' Luna

    If you did, I would decorate before you serve it. Hope that helps! Hope you enjoy πŸ™‚

Cheryl F.

On the dirt cake, can this be made the day before, and when do you decorate it with the bunnies,candy,grass? Do you just refrigerate it and cover with foil everything, or what is the best way to do this? Can’t wait to try.

    Lil' Luna

    It can be made the day before. I would wait until right before you serve it, to add the candies & grass. We love this recipe and hope you will too!

Trudy McRoberts

Where do you find the grass look that you can eat ?

    Lil' Luna

    I found mine at Target. I think I’ve seen it at Walmart too. Hope you find it! Thanks for stopping by!


We loved your cake! I don’t care much for the edible grass so I added a few drops of green food coloring to some coconut. The t turned out lovely and made that delicious cake taste even better!

    Lil' Luna

    That’s a great alternative! Thanks so much for letting me know!


I made this with my niece and nephew last year and it was a total hit!
Instead of putting on the peeps and eggs and grass on immediately I had them take “magic beans” and plant them carefully into the cake. I told them that they had to get ready for bed and sleep so the Easter bunny could make it grow….
He arrived around midnight and carefully took out the beans and placed the peeps and grass in those spots! It was such a hit everyone talked about it all year and we are getting it ready to make one for Easter.
The EB also left them each a pack of magic beans for this year and amazingly they kept them so safe!
Thank you and happy Easter!

    Lil' Luna

    What a cute idea!! Thanks for sharing that and have fun this year!! πŸ™‚


What size box of instant vanilla pudding?

    Lil' Luna

    The one that is like 3.4 ounces πŸ™‚ Hope that helps! Thanks and enjoy!

Jessica Feagler

I am going to make for Easter. To take to my aunt for easter..
Thank you for the recipe..

    Lil' Luna

    I hope you all like it! We love it! Thanks so much and enjoy Easter!


Fun version is to mix the yellow Oreos with black, use reg. choc pudding and put tootsie rolls in it (some on top, some partially buried). Serve in new small kitty litter pan with scoop. πŸ˜€ Tip – Tootsie rolls get hard if you leave in fridge. I made this & took it into work years ago – people were hesitant to try it! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Connie Green

I’ve visited your website and LOVE it. I see where you can sign up for free ebook, but do you send out emails that I can get?
Thanks, happy Friday and hope you have a blessed day!!

    Kristyn Merkley

    Thank you so much!! Down at the bottom of the home page, you can subscribe to emails. Also, if you are looking for the e-books, click on the shop tab at the top. There are many different ones πŸ™‚ I hope you like the recipes you try!!


Do you make the pudding and mix it or mix in the pudding mix?

    Kristyn Merkley

    You mix the powder in with the other ingredients. So, don’t make the pudding, then follow instructions. Hope that makes sense πŸ™‚ Hope you like it!!


Where do I buy the candy “grass” for the Easter Dirt Cake ?

    Kristyn Merkley

    I’ve seen it at Target, possibly Walmart. I wonder if a Michaels or a Hobby Lobby would have it? I hope that helps πŸ™‚


      Thank you πŸ™‚

        Kristyn Merkley

        You are so welcome!


          My local Target is not stocking the “grass” this year, however, I went next door and WORLD MARKET stocked it for Easter this year. Score πŸ™‚

          Kristyn Merkley

          Glad you found it! Thank you for sharing!

Tash Vale Hill

Where do you get edible grass for this Easter Dirt Cake?

    Kristyn Merkley

    I have found it at Target. You could always google it & locations may pop up around you. Hope you find it! πŸ™‚


    Hello –
    I found the edible grass this year at World Market and Cracker Barrel.

Helen Conklin

Looking forward to being a subscriber.

Sharon Brassell

What did you use for the edible grass?

    Kristyn Merkley

    It’s actually called edible grass. I found it at Target. They may have it at Walmart. If you have troubles finding it, you could always dye coconut green πŸ™‚ Good luck!

Cindy Hartz Donahue

Hello Lilly, I have a question, in the Easter dirt recipe, is it 10x sugar or granulated sugar, love ur ideas; Thank you so much;

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It sounds so good and easy! The decoration is also cute! Thank you for sharing the recipe!


This has become an Easter MUST-HAVE! A hit with the kids AND the adults!


Sweet Heaves ! I truly enjoy your creative ideas ! Thank you for this one !


This dirt cake is so festive & so yummy!! We will be having this at Easter! Thank you for sharing!

Jeff Sullivan

Hi Kristyn… I was just looking fore Easter Cake recipes and found this page.. Your blog is amazing! I am going to try this recipe. Are these original recipes? They look wonderful! Amazing job on your website. I wish you continued success.

    Kristyn Merkley

    Thank you so much!! I am glad you found it! Yes, a lot of them are & some are from contributors or copycat recipes from restaurants πŸ™‚


What size box of instant pudding do you use?
Thank you

Lillian E. Barker

I read through recipes, then list ingredients for prep. In the Eastern Bunny Dirt pudding “cake” sugar listed is not well defined. Then reading the instructions it calls for 10x (powdered) sugar. Please clarify the ingredients and instructions as I am making it with children for Eastern buffet. Thank you for your time.

    Kristyn Merkley

    Yes, sorry, I changed it. It should be powdered sugar πŸ™‚ Hope you like it!!


Hello! I can’t wait to try this with my family! I noticed in the recipe it states Sugar but in the directions it states powdered sugar. Which one do I use?

    Kristyn Merkley

    Sorry, I changed it. It should read powdered sugar. Let me know what you think! Hope you like it!

Virginia Horne

Thanks for posting. So great for Easter.


Flavor with and without butter? Could I it out? Would it affect taste or flavor?

    Kristyn Merkley

    Leave out the butter? I wouldn’t leave it out, but if you don’t want it or can’t have it, I would google suggestions for butter substitution πŸ™‚


Hi, can you please tell me what size cool whip? I know the recipe says a large container but how many ounces in the container?

Thanks in advance!

jackie soroka

I am planning to prepare the Easter Dirt Cake next Sunday.
It is not clear what size box of pudding I should use.
Could you please specify .

Lillie Justus

Love your recipes.


What size box of pudding mix for Easter dirt cake.


where do you get edible grass?

    Kristyn Merkley

    I have found it at Target. I think Walmart might have it & probably even Amazon! Hope that helps you πŸ˜‰


    My only other question is that you use 2 3.4 oz pudding mix but don’t follow the directions on the box? Because then you would use 4 cups milk and not 3?

      Kristyn Merkley

      Right, do not make the pudding according to directions on the box, but on the recipe only πŸ™‚ It will be too soupy if you do.

Marissa Ortega

Had a question for the the Easter dirt cake. For the 2 boxes of instant white chocolate or pudding mix, is it the small box or larger box of pudding mix? Also is there is there a white chocolate pudding mix or would I buy vanilla pudding mix?

Thank you

    Kristyn Merkley

    It is the 3.4 ounce box & yes, there is a white chocolate pudding πŸ™‚ Hope you like it!


So I made a silly mistake and accidentally only did one small container of whip topping and I wondered why it was so soupy. Will putting it in the freezer help at all?

    Kristyn Merkley

    Hmmm..I don’t know. You didn’t make the pudding, then add more milk, did you? I know some make that mistake, which makes it super soupy. You will just have to see if that helps. I know it needs that bigger amount, so it might change it up a little.

Pat Crum

I love your recipes I’m making the Easter Dirt Cake this weekend!!!!


Can I use a blender instead a mixer?
Can I leave overnight in the fridge?


    Kristyn Merkley

    Yes, you can make ahead πŸ™‚ I have not used a blender. I’m thinking that might mix it too much, but honestly I’m not sure. Hope that helps!


Is the pudding 2 regular boxes? Or 2 large boxes? Thanks

    Kristyn Merkley

    2 regular boxes, the ones that are 3.4 ounce. Sorry, to have not responded sooner!

marcella scott

Why did my bunny cake not set up? The middle is runny. Thanks for advice

    Kristyn Merkley

    I’m not really sure what you did? Did you make the pudding according to the box, then add the milk in the recipe? I know some do & that would make it runny, because of the extra milk.

      marcella scott

      I did no follow as directed.. Maybe next time be more time aware .. Thanks

        Kristyn Merkley

        I am sorry. I try not to work on the weekends, especially since it was Easter weekend & I was out of town.

Crab Dynasty

That is really cute and festive. I remember doing this when my kids were young. Thank you for the memory.


This was fun to make and delicious! My husband doesn’t care for cool whip and had two servings. Couldn’t find the grass so used green sprinkles.
Thank You!

    Kristyn Merkley

    Love to hear that your hubby had two servings! It’s hard to just have one! Sprinkles are a great option πŸ™‚ Thank you so much!

ingrid lehner

UMMM the milk needs to be warm or cold?


This went over well at Easter with my family!! And my boyfriend lived it so much he made .e make more a few days later for home.

    Kristyn Merkley

    Love to hear that!!! We make it year round, minus the Easter toppings πŸ™‚ Thank you for letting me know!


I absolutely loved this dessert! Do you have any suggestions on how to make this cute for any time of year? Thanks!

    Kristyn Merkley

    Thank you!! We make it year round! Just leave off everything Easter on top πŸ™‚ It’s a family favorite all year!


You gave me a wonderful idea! Thank you so much for posting this!

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