Easter Dirt Cake Recipe

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The nicest and finest Easter no-bake dessert is this Dirt Cake. Oreo crumbs, fluffy vanilla custard, chocolate custard, additional Oreo crumbs for the 'soil', green dyed coconut for the 'grass' and colourful Easter Peeps and pastel chocolate eggs.   

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– 26 Oreo cookie – 4 tablespoons salted butter melted – 8 ounces cream cheese softened – 6 tablespoons salted butter softened – 1 cup powdered sugar – 16 ounces Cool Whip thawed – 3 cups half and half (divided) – 1 box (3.4 oz) vanilla instant pudding mix – 1 box (3.9 oz) chocolate instant pudding mix – 13 Oreo cookie – 3/4 cup shredded sweetened coconut – green food coloring (about 3-4 drops) – 15 marshmallow Peeps bunnie – pastel colored chocolate eggs OR pastel m&m'

Ingredients

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To make fine crumbs, place twenty-six Oreo cookies, including the filling, in a food processor or chopper and pulse or grind them until they reach the desired consistency.

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Put the butter that has been melted and the Oreo crumbs into a single small mixing dish. Make sure that all of the cookie crumbs are wet and coated with the butter by stirring so that they are combined.  

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Put the Oreo crumbs into a 9x13 baking dish and press them down hard to make a smooth layer along the bottom.Do not fill the pan with custard until you are ready to serve.  

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You can use a stand mixer or a hand mixer to beat the cream cheese and butter in a large bowl on medium speed until the cheese is soft and the butter is smooth.  

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Be sure to beat the powdered sugar until it is completely incorporated.Slowly incorporate the Cool Whip until it is thoroughly incorporated. Put aside for later.  

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The vanilla instant pudding mix and 1½ cups of half-and-half should be put in a different bowl. Use a wire whisk to mix everything together until it's thick. This should take about one to two minutes.  

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Put the chocolate instant pudding mix and 1½ cups of half-and-half into a different bowl. Use a wire whisk to mix everything together until it's thick. This should take about one to two minutes.  

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Half of the cream cheese + Cool Whip mixture from earlier goes in the vanilla custard bowl and half in the chocolate custard bowl.Mix each bowl well with a silicone spatula.  

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Spread vanilla custard on the Oreo crust after removing the pan from the fridge.Add chocolate custard evenly over vanilla.Finely grind 13 Oreo cookies in a food processor or ziplock bag with a rolling pin and sprinkle over chocolate custard. This creates 'dirt'.  

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Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight with plastic wrap or a lid on the pan.For serving, adorn the dirt cake!Mix coconut flakes and 3-4 drops green food colouring in a Ziploc bag.   

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Shake hard until all the coconut is green.Cover Oreo dirt crumbs with 'grass'. Gently push Peeps into the grass and earth, then add pastel chocolate eggs.Serve 15 Easter peep-adorned cake pieces. Enjoy!  

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