Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Worms in the Dirt
There are a ton of variations on this children's dessert. This particular recipe seems to be my family's favourite. It's up to you how or what you want to make and serve it in. Depending on the circumstance, sometimes I make it in individual cups or as a cake. If you're serving lots of really young children, I'd make it in the cups.
Oreo cookies - 20 ounce package
2 3 ounce bars of dark chocolate chopped
1/2 cup butter
8 ounces softened cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
2 packages chocolate pudding (I often make my own chocolate mouse)
3 cups milk
1 cup whip cream
Pieces of broken candy
Crush cookies in a food processor or blender, a few at a time to allow them to crush fine for the dirt. Add candy pieces - these are the rocks. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, beat the pudding and milk until they thicken, about 2 minutes. Fold in the Cool Whip. Then fold in the cream cheese mixture.
In a 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan, layer as follows:
Sprinkle 1/3 of the cookie mix in the bottom
Add a few worms
Spread half the pudding mix on top
Sprinkle more cookie mix
Add a few more worms
Add remaining pudding mix
Top with cookie mix to give this the appearance of dirt
Cover the pudding as best as possible and don't flatten. Just sprinkle cookie mix. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Toothpicks can be used to keep topping from being smashed by the plastic wrap.