Wild Forest Easy Dirt Pudding Recipe. Oreo Pudding Cake or Dirt Pudding is an easy classic dessert that can bond every single age group. Adults love it, kids love it. Pudding & Oreos is a combination that never gets old. But I was dying to do it in a way that looked fun and beautiful on a spring table, but didn’t require any extra tools. We used every day snacks to make a perfect wild forest. And not only does it look SO cute, the fresh fruit is a perfect addition to the chocolatey, creamy pudding cups. It can be fun to make with kids, or even do together for a girls night or family event. This little fairy forest looks as insanely delicious as it tastes.
Wild Forest Classic Dirt Pudding Cake
- 14 oz package of oreos
- 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
- 3 & 1/2 cups cold whole milk
- 2 3.4 oz boxes french vanilla pudding you can also use plain vanilla or chocolate
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream* you can also replace this with cool whip*
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla bean
Forest Dirt Toppings
- 1 lb fresh strawberries
- 1/4-1/2 cup fresh raspberries
- pretzel sticks
- mini marshmallows
- 4-6oz white chocolate
- 2tsp coconut oil (for melting)
- crushed pistachios for "moss" in dirt & rocks
- Make the Pudding & Crush Oreos: Whisk the milk and instant pudding mix together in a large bowl, set aside to thicken & set. Add oreo package to food processor & pulse until oreos are all crushed into a coarse crumb (I like some varying chunks). You can also place oreos in a large ziplock bag and seal. Use a rolling pin to crush oreos.
- Make the Whipped Cream (see notes if using cool whip): In a large bowl with hand mixer or stand mixer with whisk attachment, whip whipped cream until soft peaks. Fold in vanilla extract. Remove from bowl & set aside. No need to clean out bowl for the next step.
- Whip Cream Cheese & Finish Pudding: In bowl of the stand mixer, beat cream cheese until creamy and soft. Add powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Add set vanilla pudding to cream cheese and beat again on medium until combined scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl & make sure everything is incorporated. Next, fold in whipped vanilla cream with rubber spatula. Set aside in the fridge.
- Assemble Dirt: Use any dish: an 8 or 9inch circle dish, 9×13 dish, trifle dish or smaller mugs. Add one layer of oreos to the bottom of the dish, then filling, and oreos again until it is filled to the top. Cover the top with the rest of the oreos.
Forest Dirt Toppings
- Line baking sheet with parchment and make room to set in fridge or freezer.To make the red mushrooms: Melt white chocolate with coconut oil in microwave in 30 second increments. Add a little more coconut oil to thin if needed. Pour into a ziplock baggie & cut a very small tip. Slice tops off of SOME of the strawberries. Dot white chocolate dots all over the strawberries & and raspberries. Set on parchment & fridge 15-30 minutes until white chocolate is set. Stick pretzel rod through the bottom when ready to add to dirt topping. I like to use the edges of the pans to balance. To make the white mushrooms: Melt white chocolate in a small jar (or empty what is left of the red mushrooms into a jar) add 2-3 tiny marshmallows to the end of a tooth pick. Dip in white chocolate. Lay on parchment & let set in fridge. Slice strawberries into small disks and blot dry with paper towel. Dip in white chocolate and immediately place on parchment. Once everything is set, dip marshmallows in white chocolate once more and immediately stick to strawberries to that it & chills and sets together.