Oreo dirt pudding is made by preparing a package of instant chocolate pudding mix according to the directions and then mixing in one container of whipped topping, such as Cool Whip, and one-half cup of crushed Oreo cookies. Serve topped with the crushed cookies and gummy worms.
Another take on the classic dirt pudding recipe uses two packages of French vanilla instant pudding made according to the instructions. In a separate container, mix 1 cup of powdered sugar, 8 ounces of cream cheese and 1/4 cup butter or margarine. Add the mixture to the pudding and fold in a full container of Cool Whip. Crush a package of Oreo cookies and spread half on the bottom of the serving dish. Pour the dirt pudding over the crushed cookies and top with the remaining portion of cookie bits.
Dirt pudding is typically served in 6- to 8-ounce portions in small bowls or cups. Fun ways to serve dirt pudding include filling a pail or small, clean ceramic flower pots with the finished pudding and topping with gummy worms or other candy insects as if they are crawling around in the pudding. Place an artificial or edible flower into the pail to add an extra touch of realism to the dessert.