Easter 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.
Our Go-to 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 Easter cake. It’s really easy and of course, the kids go nuts for it!
Making this Easter Cake Recipe
Easter dirt cake only takes about 15 minutes to make. It does need to chill and set in the fridge for a few hours, but it takes little work and the result is amazing.
OREO CRUST. Crush ⅔ package of Oreos and place it in the bottom of a 9×13 pan. Set aside.
CREAM LAYER. Mix cream cheese and margarine (or butter) until smooth. Mix in powdered sugar and fold in whipped topping. Set aside.
In a separate large bowl mix pudding, milk, and vanilla. Fold this mixture in with the cream cheese mixture. Pour over the crumb mixture.
TOPPING. Sprinkle with the reserve crushed Oreos. Let set for a few hours and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
Top with the following candies right before serving:
- Marshmallow PEEPS
- Edible Grass
- Easter-colored M&Ms (your favorite variety)
You can change any of the three components to this dessert to your liking! Whether it’s the pudding, the cookies, or the toppings you use.
- Pudding. This cake can also be made using instant chocolate pudding mix if you are going for a more dirt-looking cake.
- Oreo Cookies. There are always new Oreo varieties that come out during the holiday, change the flavor up just a bit based on which cookies you use.
- Candies. Change out the candies, or add Carrot Strawberries on top instead of Easter candy.
Easter Dirt Cups. I normally make this dessert in a 9×13 baking dish, but it can also be divided into individual-sized portions – 8 oz plastic party cups, mini pie tins, and even dixie cups.
Simply fill the smaller serving containers with the pudding mixture, sprinkle on the Oreos, and top with festive decorations. Be sure to have spoons available as well.
Homemade grass. I can usually find edible grass at Target during the Easter season. Cracker Barrel, World Market, and Amazon also tend to carry it. Use coconut to make edible grass:
- In a separate bowl add ⅛ cup to ¼ cup of shredded coconut, add 1-2 drops of green food coloring, and stir.
- Continue adding food coloring one drop at a time until you reach your desired color.
- Sprinkle the coconut grass pieces over the dirt cake.
Runny cream. I’ve made this recipe dozens and dozens of times and have a few tips to help make sure that the center turns out creamy and not runny.
- Instant only: One major culprit behind runny cream is the pudding powder. Be sure to use INSTANT pudding as the cook-and-serve kind will not set.
- Ignore the box: Do not follow the pudding recipe on the box. Add both of the 3.4 oz pudding powder packets to 3 cups of cold milk. Mix until it resembles a creamy pudding texture.
- Milk: Use whole milk or 2% milk for the creamiest texture. If you use skim milk it may be runnier than desired.
- Mixing: Don’t over-mix the cream layer otherwise, it can lose its creamy texture and become runny.
- Chilling: Keep the creamy center cold. If your kitchen is warm I would suggest placing metal mixing bowls in the freezer before you start making the recipe just to help keep the ingredients chilled.
- Slightly soften: Do not let the butter or cream cheese soften too much and definitely do not melt them.
- Scoop, don’t cut: This “cake” doesn’t cut or keep its shape like a regular cake. This should set like pudding. Scoop, serve, and eat with a spoon.
Make ahead of time. Make this Peep Cake up to 24 hours in advance. Cover it with plastic wrap and keep it stored in the refrigerator. Keep the ⅓ Oreos (that you set aside in Step 1) in a Ziploc.
When you are ready to serve the dish, add the Oreo layer on top and decorate with Easter toppings.
STORE. Easter 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.
FREEZE. Technically you can freeze this dish, but it does not thaw into its original state. For this reason, I do not recommend freezing it when you wish to make it ahead of time, only freeze leftovers.
Remove any Easter candies and divide the leftovers into individual serving containers. Freeze for 1 month. Thaw on the counter and eat like ice cream.
The layers of crushed up Oreos resemble dirt. This Easter version looks especially dirt-like with edible grass, bunnies, and candy eggs!
There are a few things that can cause a runny filling. Make sure you use at least 2% milk or creamier, don’t let the cream cheese and butter soften too much, and don’t overmix! For more tips, see the “Troubleshooting” section above.
You could use Cadbury eggs instead of M&M’s, green coconut grass, duck PEEPs, or even add Easter Chocolate Covered Strawberries that look like carrots on top!
For more Easter treats, try:
- Easter Chick Cupcakes
- Carrot Cake
- Rice Krispies Easter Nests
- Carrot Cake Cupcakes
- Easter Basket Cookie Cups
Easter Dirt Cake Recipe
- 1 package Oreos
- 1 8 oz. bar Cream Cheese softened
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine 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
- Crush ⅔ package of Oreos and place it 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 the 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.
Thank you Kristyn and have a great day and week!
You too, Liz!!
Hi, Can you please tell me what the “grass” is. Thanks.
I was wondering the same thing.
Where do you find edible grass?
I found the edible grass at Party City
It’s edible grass you can get it in stores here the Easter displays are.
Yes, it is edible grass candy. You can find it at most stores in the Easter section. 😉
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?
You could also use coconut colored with green food coloring. 😉
Do you have to use the cream cheese?? I hate cream cheese.
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.
You can omit the cream cheese and make it more fluffy with the Cool Whip. 😉
Can I use any kind of pudding ie sugar free to make this lesser calories?
Yes, you could!
I would eat that sans peeps! smile emoticon
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. 🙁 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!
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
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! 🙂
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?
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?
I whisk until it starts getting thick like pudding, then fold it in. I hope that helps you 🙂 Good luck!
Enjoy your recipes and posts very much ! Thank you !
Thank you Pam for stopping by and checking them out!!
I’ve never had white chocolate pudding. Is it as good as regular chocolate pudding?
It’s my favorite!!! I love anything white chocolate. You could always use vanilla too:)
If i use vanilla pudding do i use vanilla extract too??
Yes 🙂 Enjoy!!
Does the cookie crust hold together to slice this like a cake or do you scoop it out like a pudding?
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…?
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!
I’ve done that too:) Thanks so much for sharing!! Glad it turned out!
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
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
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!
It’s edible grass 🙂 She would love it!! I found mine at target. Have fun!
LOVE THESE IDEAS❣
Thanks so much!! 🙂
What is white/vanilla pudding please? I can not find it in the supermarket? Thanks
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 🙂
That’s really cute! We must have it for Easter!
It’s our favorite Easter dessert!! Hope you like it!! Thank you!
Can this be make without the cream cheese
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 🙂
What is the grass and where can I get it?
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
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.
Great idea, too!! Thanks Marilyn!
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!
I found it at Target or you can find it at Walmart. It is also online. Hope you find it and thanks so much!!
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
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?
Of course! Hope you like it! Thank you!
This turned out wonderfully. I made no modifications followed the recipe as is. Very easy to make.
Great!! I’m so glad you liked it! It’s one of our favorites! Thank you!
How much pudding? It just says two boxes
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?
If you did, I would decorate before you serve it. Hope that helps! Hope you enjoy 🙂
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.
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!
Where do you find the grass look that you can eat ?
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!
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!
What a cute idea!! Thanks for sharing that and have fun this year!! 🙂
What size box of instant vanilla pudding?
The one that is like 3.4 ounces 🙂 Hope that helps! Thanks and enjoy!
I am going to make for Easter. To take to my aunt for easter..
Thank you for the recipe..
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. 😀 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! 😀 😀 😀
That’s a fun version!! Thanks for sharing that!
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!!
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 🙂 I hope you like the recipes you try!!
Do you make the pudding and mix it or mix in the pudding mix?
You mix the powder in with the other ingredients. So, don’t make the pudding, then follow instructions. Hope that makes sense 🙂 Hope you like it!!
Where do I buy the candy “grass” for the Easter Dirt Cake ?
I’ve seen it at Target, possibly Walmart. I wonder if a Michaels or a Hobby Lobby would have it? I hope that helps 🙂
Thank you 🙂
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 🙂
Glad you found it! Thank you for sharing!
Where do you get edible grass for this Easter Dirt Cake?
I have found it at Target. You could always google it & locations may pop up around you. Hope you find it! 🙂
I found the edible grass this year at World Market and Cracker Barrel.
Thank you so much for sharing that!
Looking forward to being a subscriber.
Yay! Thank you so much!
What did you use for the edible grass?
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 🙂 Good luck!
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;
It sounds so good and easy! The decoration is also cute! Thank you for sharing the recipe!
Thank you so much!! It really is super easy & always a hit!
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 !
Awe, thanks so much!! I am so glad you stopped by!
This dirt cake is so festive & so yummy!! We will be having this at Easter! Thank you for sharing!
It’s the perfect Easter dessert! Thank you for letting me know!
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.
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 🙂
What size box of instant pudding do you use?
It is the one that is 3.4 ounces. Hope you like this, as much as we do!
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?
Sorry, I changed it. It should read powdered sugar. Let me know what you think! Hope you like it!
Thanks for posting. So great for Easter.
It’s a must at our Easter!! Hope you try it! Thank you!
Flavor with and without butter? Could I it out? Would it affect taste or flavor?
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 🙂
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!
16 ounces are in the large container 🙂 Hope you enjoy!
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 .
It is the 3.4 ounce box 🙂 It will be a hit!
Love your recipes.
Awe, thank you so much!! I am glad you do!
What size box of pudding mix for Easter dirt cake.
It is the 3.4 ounce ones 🙂 Hope you like it!!
where do you get edible grass?
I have found it at Target. I think Walmart might have it & probably even Amazon! Hope that helps you 😉
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?
Right, do not make the pudding according to directions on the box, but on the recipe only 🙂 It will be too soupy if you do.
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?
It is the 3.4 ounce box & yes, there is a white chocolate pudding 🙂 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?
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.
I love your recipes I’m making the Easter Dirt Cake this weekend!!!!
Thank you so much!! It is a must at our Easter 🙂 Hope everyone loves it!
What size cool whip container? How many oz?
It’s the 16 ounce 🙂
Can I use a blender instead a mixer?
Can I leave overnight in the fridge?
Yes, you can make ahead 🙂 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
2 regular boxes, the ones that are 3.4 ounce. Sorry, to have not responded sooner!
Why did my bunny cake not set up? The middle is runny. Thanks for advice
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.
I did no follow as directed.. Maybe next time be more time aware .. Thanks
I am sorry. I try not to work on the weekends, especially since it was Easter weekend & I was out of town.
That is really cute and festive. I remember doing this when my kids were young. Thank you for the memory.
You are so welcome! That’s a good 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.
Love to hear that your hubby had two servings! It’s hard to just have one! Sprinkles are a great option 🙂 Thank you so much!
UMMM the milk needs to be warm or cold?
I use 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.
Love to hear that!!! We make it year round, minus the Easter toppings 🙂 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!
Thank you!! We make it year round! Just leave off everything Easter on top 🙂 It’s a family favorite all year!
You gave me a wonderful idea! Thank you so much for posting this!
You are so welcome!! Thanks for stopping by!
vonda martin would love this cake
Where do you get EDIBLE grass?
I’ve seen it at Target, sometimes at Walmart. I would google it & maybe stores near you will pop up.
Where can the edible grass be purchased at?
I find it at Target 🙂
I love how easy this is- but still a big hit with the kids!
My Girls were so excited to make this! Such a fun and Festive Recipe!
I dont bake much, but where do you find the edible graSs?
Cant wait to try it!
This is a super easy & delicious one to try 🙂 I usually find the grass at Target. Good luck!
Can I make this the day before and then decorated it the day of?
Sure could 🙂 Enjoy!!
Don’t understand the ingredient saying…2 boxes instant white chocolate or pudding mix. Can someone tell me what this means?
Sorry, yes, I fixed it. It is either white chocolate or vanilla pudding mix 🙂
Small or Large Box???
This looks so good!
I love how it’s simple to make!
Definitely making this for Easter for my kids!
Thanks for sharing ??
It is our favorite go-to for Easter!! Hope it’s a hit!
Can i use reduced fat CC and skim milk? I have those on hand rIght now
I personally haven’t tried, but it should be ok 🙂
Is it okay to use 2% milk in the easter dirt cake recipe ?
Sure is 🙂 Hope you like it!
I havent made some of them as of yet but they look really good
I hope you will! This one is our go-to! Thank you!
Hi, In the RECEIPE it says put the peeps and Easter eggs on just before serving. Could this be done a few hours before?
Yes, it could 🙂 Enjoy!
Can I make this day before??
You sure could 🙂 Enjoy!!
Do you u small or large box of pudding? If you use small box how many bOxes? If you use large boX of pudding how many? Thank you!
2 of the ones that are about 3.4 ounces 🙂
Going to try this for Easter. What size pudding box? we have a small and a large instant pudding.
It’s the 3.4 ounce ones 🙂
What size are the boxes of instant pudding?
They are the 3.4 ounce (or close to that) ones 🙂 Enjoy!
What size are the pudding boxes? 2 small or 2 large
They are the ones around 3.4 ounces 🙂
I made this this afternoon with my daughter, followed directions, and the 3 cups of milk has made mine soupy and not whipped and Fluffy.. will it set up?
It shouldn’t be soupy at all. Did you make the pudding according to directions on box, then add the milk & other ingredients? I know some have, but it’s just the pudding mix. That’s the only thing I can think of that would make it that way. Let me know if you need more help 🙂
I followed recipe to a T and did not make the pudding beforehand or add any extra milk and it was still extremely soupy.
That’s strange! Sorry to hear that it was soupy. Did it set up at all in the fridge?
Is there a way of giving this a peanut butter flavor?
You could maybe use peanut butter oreos??
Re The dirt cake – Why wouldn’t you put in what size vanilla pudding pagkage to use? Small or the large size and the oz?
I added it 🙂
What size jello pudding do I need?
They are the boxes around 3.4 ounces 🙂
Thanks! We halved the recipe to make an 8×8 pyrex. The kids enjoyed putting on the eggs and peeps. Happy easter!
Perfect!! Thank you for letting me know!
making the easter dirt cake with my 9 year old granddaughter this weekend
That will be fun! I hope it’s a hit! Thank you!
everyone!!! LOVES this. And, it’s super easy to make
Thank you for sharing that 🙂 It’s my favorite!
It came OUT good
Yay!! I am so glad! Thank you!
Can you use regular salted butter?
You could. I just like to use unsalted when baking or in desserts 🙂
Me and my daughter had so much fun making this!
Yay!! That makes me so happy to hear 🙂 Thank you for letting me know!
How many oUnces Of cool whip did you use? i’m not sure which size container you are referring to.
It is the larger one or 16 ounces if you make it homemade 🙂 Enjoy!
I received rave reviews for this Dessert that i took for a luncheon.
That makes me so happy to hear!! Thank you for sharing the recipe!
what size whipped topping (cool whip)? 8 oz or 16 oz
The 16 ounce 🙂 Enjoy!!
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
Yep, that would be the only thing to change 🙂 Hope you like it!
Hi we just got green frosting and we are going to put lines that looks like edible grass.?
That works 🙂 Thank for sharing that!
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!!!
Where do you buy edible grass? It looks SO cute!!!
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!
We use green sour punch straws 😊
This recipe has become an Easter tradition in our house. Love this dessert.
I made this this past Easter and my family loved it!
Where do you get edible grass?
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!
Will it work if I do half a recipe
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. 🙂
Looks delicious 😋
Unfortunately I am OBESE and trying to lose weight ~ so I will stay away from this.
Thanks for sharing 🐰
You’re welcome! It’s definitely a fun Easter recipe for the kids! 🙂
Super delicious and easy. A crowd pleaser. I used peanut butter oreos for a chocolate peanut butter taste…yum!
Peanut butter Oreos sound delicious for this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing!
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.
I bet those individual pies looked so cute! What a great idea!
My question refers to the oreos…befor crushing them, did you leave or remove the cream from the oreos?
I left the cream in the Oreos before crushing them. 🙂
Could I make this Friday evening and it hold up to serve Sunday afternoon?
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. 🙂
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?
It will be good the next day for sure! Enjoy! 🙂
Great fun and even better dessert. I used coconut dyed green for grass.
I bet your cake looked awesome with that green coconut! Thanks for sharing!
Can I freeze the leftovers?
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. 🙂
Would it be good to mix the vanilla and white chocolate pudding or do i need to just pick one?
Absolutely! You could certainly mix them and it should taste delicious!
Easiest cake to make! Turned out fantastic and super yummy!!!
The best ever!!! My whole family loves it! I make it every holiday and change your the top part to match it!!
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.
We make this every year! Love it!
I make this doe everyone I know! It’s a hit every time! Love this recipe
I’m so glad to hear! This is such a fun one for the holiday. Thanks for sharing!
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.
You’re welcome!! That’s such a fun tradition that you have started. Thanks for sharing!
One of our most favorite Easter desserts. Very colorful and so good!
Delicious! My Mom made this for all of us first and it is routinely requested by the family throughout the year. Live it!
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!
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!
This the cutest Easter cake ever! So fun to make with the kids too!
Looking forward to making this for the family this Easter! Do you include the filling with the Oreos or seperate them? Thanks!
Yep, I keep the filling there. Just put them in a bag a crush, filling and all. Hope you enjoy the cake!
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!
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! 🙂
Looks great! Can you make this the day before?
Yes you could! Certain candies (depending on what you choose to put on) you may want to add the day of.
Runny pudding i don’t know why I did everything it said hopefully letting it set in the fridge will make it thick
Yes, hopefully the fridge helped it thicken up.
The kids in our family loved decorating the cake!
The BEST dessert.
Oh it’s such a fun one to get kids involved with. Glad to hear that the cake was a hit!
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.
Thanks for the feedback and for giving the recipe a try!
Looked super cute and everyone loved it! Very creamy. But, very sweet.
It is a sweet one! Glad to hear everyone enjoyed it!
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.
I love these! There so good and I my kids loved them too! It was so easy to make the first time so my kids helped the second time.
I noticed a couple differences in the easter version vs regular recipe. The original instructs to use hand mixer to blend smooth directly before pouring over cookie crumble base. I’m thinking this step would help thicken the pudding mixture as opposed to only folding everything together. Also, original says refrigerate 3 to 4 hours instead of 2. Mine is in the fridge now waiting to decorate. 🙂
Yes, sorry, I changed it. It should be powdered sugar 🙂 Hope you like it!!