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Easter Dirt Cake: Recipe for a Fun and Yummy Holiday Treat

After making the traditional dirt cups for Halloween with gummy worms, I wanted to change the recipe a bit to customize it for Easter. That’s how I landed on the idea of making a cute Easter bunny dirt cake. It is so simple that your little one could help you out in the making and he would be more than happy to have a role in this delicious preparation that you will relish not only in Easter but all spring long.

Easter Dirt Cake Recipe
Easter Dirt Cake

Easter Dirt Cake Recipe

The peeps bunnies hopping around the M&Ms candy eggs on a dirt cake of chocolate pudding and Oreos make for a great visual as well as a scrumptious treat. That the fast and easy recipe needs no fancy ingredients comes as a plus.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Chill Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 People

Ingredients
  

  • 6 oz pack of chocolate instant pudding
  • 8 oz cream cheese (softened to room temperature for ease of blending)
  • 8 oz cool whip
  • ½ cup softened margarine or butter
  • Bunny shaped marshmallow peeps and M&Ms for decorating
  • Crushed Oreos (enough to cover the base of a 9×13 baking dish, in two separate layers)

Instructions
 

  • Combine cream cheese, pudding, butter and cool whip to make a creamy filling. You need to beat the mixture until it is smooth.
  • Place half of the Oreo cookie crumbs at the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish.
  • Top with the filling mixture and put a layer of the remaining crushed Oreo cookies over it.
  • Let the dirt cake chill in a refrigerator for at least 2 hours
  • Garnish the cake with marshmallow bunny peeps and M&Ms just before serving.

I love to decorate my Easter dirt cake with marshmallow peeps and M&Ms, but you can go ahead and deck it up with edible grass and chocolate eggs if you so wish. Strawberries dipped in a smooth melted mixture of candy melts can be made to resemble carrots too. So, as you can see, a no-bake Easter garden dirt cake has everything it takes to endear it to kids as well as adults and gel with the season.

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