Thursday, July 7, 2011

"Sand" Dessert

This is such a great dessert to bring to a summer BBQ!  I am sure you are probably familiar with the dessert called "dirt"where you make chocolate pudding and put crumbled Oreos on top with gummy worms, this is kind of like the vanilla version.

1 box of vanilla oreo cookies
1 (8oz) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 stick of unsalted butter, softened
1 cup of powdered sugar
3 small boxes of instant vanilla pudding
3 1/2 cups milk
1 small container cool whip, thawed
8 inch sand bucket with plastic shovel

Crumble cookies into a fine texture. I like to put mine in a ziplock and beat it with a mallet or bottle, it's how I get my aggression out :-) , and set aside.  In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, butter and sugar.  Beat until smooth, set aside.  In a large bowl, make pudding according to the directions (you may need more than the 3 1/2 cups of milk).  Fold in the cool whip to the pudding, once mixed fold in the cream cheese mixture.  Mix thoroughly. Butter the sides of the bucket and alternate layers of pudding then cookie crumbs, then pudding, etc.  Make sure you leave enough cookies to top the pudding with the cookies so it looks like sand.  Chill for at least 2 hours.  Serve with a plastic shovel.

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to make this! Will post a pic on my blog if it comes out decent looking lol