Easter Dirt Cake

Easter Oreo Dirt Cake is a creamy and delicious Easter dessert filled with Oreos, pudding, and cool whip. Everyone will love to decorate and eat it!

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

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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 made 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 the kids go nuts for it!

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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!

Bunny PEEP on Easter Dirt Cake

Variations and Storing

  • Pudding: 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.
  • Oreos: 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.
  • Candies: 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. 😉

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!

Easter Dirt Cake recipe with peeps and M&Ms sprinkled on top

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Easter Dirt Cake Recipe

4.87 from 61 votes
Easter Oreo Dirt Cake is a creamy and delicious Easter dessert filled with Oreos, pudding, and cool whip. Everyone will love to decorate and eat it!
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 extract
  • Easter candy PEEP bunnies, edible grass, candy Easter eggs

Instructions
 

  • Crush ⅔ package of Oreos and place in the bottom of a 9×13 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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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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  1. 5 stars
    The best ever!!! My whole family loves it! I make it every holiday and change your the top part to match it!!

  2. 5 stars
    This is such a cute, colorful, and fun dessert. I made it for Easter one year and it was a HUGE hit!! Everyone loved it and requested that I make it again. Usually there’s leftover dessert, but I went home with an empty dish so I know this one was a winner.

      1. I make this recipe every year . My best friend and I discovered it a few years back (2019). The entire pan was gone within a few hours . Everyone loved it . Great for sharing/hosting events . Thank you so much.

    1. 5 stars
      Delicious! My Mom made this for all of us first and it is routinely requested by the family throughout the year. Live it!

  3. 5 stars
    How festive!! I didn’t think your dirt cake could get better, but when you add colorful treats, it does! This is a family, Easter favorite!

  4. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

  5. Looking forward to making this for the family this Easter! Do you include the filling with the Oreos or seperate them? Thanks!

    1. Yep, I keep the filling there. Just put them in a bag a crush, filling and all. Hope you enjoy the cake!

  6. 5 stars
    I love this recipe! I’ve made it several times and it’s always a hit! And it’s such an easy recipe to alter for someone with gluten and dairy allergies! In my opinion dairy free cool whip tastes so much better than regular cool whip that I think it gives it a better flavor!

    1. Oh that’s good to know about the flavor! And yes, so glad that it is easy to adjust for different dietary needs. So glad you enjoyed the cake! 🙂

    1. Yes you could! Certain candies (depending on what you choose to put on) you may want to add the day of.

  7. 2 stars
    Runny pudding i don’t know why I did everything it said hopefully letting it set in the fridge will make it thick

  8. 3 stars
    Had a good taste. My husband liked it but I think it tasted like there was to much cool whip and not pudding. Followed directions as stated but it never really set.

  9. 5 stars
    This recipe feeds a crowd and everyone loved the edible grass and peeps. Mt SIL has celiac and this is an easy recipe to set some cream center aside and use gluten free Oreos for her.

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