Cooking with Kids: Dirt Pudding

They say “you are what you eat”– and if that’s the case, my kids are giant sugar sticks, with beautiful hair (my wife is a cosmetologist so I have to say that).

kids eating ice cream out of buckets
My girls, enjoying their giant buckets of Dirt Pudding

When the marketing team was looking for ideas to celebrate National Gummy Worm Day (yes, this is a real day that they insisted on celebrating), Dirt Pudding was the favorite. They asked if my kids would be interested in helping out and my answer was “heck yeah!”

It’s important to note that as I write this, my oldest, Brianna, is creating cupcakes and butter cream frosting. I’m sure the night will end with me cleaning sticky residue from the backside of the fridge handle and cabinet doors, but watching someone do something they love makes it all worth it.

Okay, enough talk – let’s get dirty.

dirt pudding recipe

kids playing with kitchen utensils
Getting ready to crush the Oreos

Dirt pudding is a very simple dessert to make. The ingredients are minimal, and the prep time usually doesn’t require too much time…unless you are 10 and 6 years old.

girl dumping oreos into cream

To walk you through these easy steps, here are my daughters, Brianna and Zoie…

The recipe we used to create this sugar treat…


Dirt Pudding


  • 1 pkg. Oreo cookies
  • (1) 8 oz pkg. cream cheese
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 small pkg. instant vanilla pudding
  • (1) 8 oz Cool Whip


  1. Crush up your Oreos in a zipped bag, set aside.

2. Whip together your cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar. If you need to microwave this a bit to soften, start with just a few seconds.

3. Mix your vanilla pudding according to directions on package. Then, add the Cool Whip.

4. Gradually add your cream cheese/butter mixture to the pudding/Cool Whip mixture, whip together.

5. Pour half of your crushed cookies in the bottom of your pan (or clean sand pail!). Pour in the cream cheese/pudding mixture, then add the remaining cookies on top.

6. Top with gummy worms and chill for at least 2 hours.

Tip: Eating this with a clean sand shovel is recommended, but not necessary.

Dirt Pudding-1
“This dirt pudding rocks!”

3 thoughts on “Cooking with Kids: Dirt Pudding

  1. Omg. Thanks Polywood for making this happen. My sister and I could not do it without your silly jokes and my dad being my dad.He is very sweet just don’t give him cookie dough or let him watch a movie with you because half way in he is out or all the cookie dough is gone before i can eat some ( I mean EAT IT ALL!!!!!!). 🙂 Even though my dad left Poly I cant wait to see y’all soon.

    -Giant Sugar stick Bri

    1. Hi Bri! Or should we say, “Giant Sugar Stick Bri”. 🙂

      It’s great to hear from you! We’ll definitely send you guys some of the pictures here soon. Take care (and don’t let your dad steal any of your cookie dough).

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