One of my favorite desserts growing up was dirt cake! Not only was it just a bonus two in one dessert with the gummi worms but it was just delicious.
I am a sucker for Oreo desserts like this but do you want to know a little secret? Just eating a plain Oreo… meh. I’m not that crazy about them, but crush them up and add them to desserts and things I’m all over that!
I really don’t get it… another one of my many silly qualities I suppose. With our frozen desserts series in full swing I knew I had to do a throw back dirt cake recipe. And dare I say… this is my new favorite?!
Frozen Dirt Cake Bars
This is definitely not traditional but a nod to the classic fun dessert. With an Oreo crumb crust, layers of sweetened cream cheese, more Oreo crumbs and gummi worms, this is sure to be a new household favorite!
Frozen Dirt Cake Bars
- 1 box family sized Oreos
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
- 8 oz whipped topping
- 3/4 stick unsalted butter melted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract or paste
- 1 tsp cocoa powder
- gummi worms for garnish
- Taking that Oreos, place into a food processor and turn into crumbs, you may have to do this in batches. Take half of the crumb and mix with the melted butter. Line a 13x9 inch pan with parchment or wax paper and press the crumbs into the bottom of the pan to form a crust. Set aside.
- Take the cream cheese and with a hand mixer, cream on high for about a minute. Add in the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla, mix until combined. Fold in the whipped topping. Take half of this mixture and pour over the Oreo crust.
- Taking about 1/3 of the remaining Oreo crumbs, dust this evenly over the vanilla mixture.
- With the remaining cream cheese mixture, add in the cocoa powder and whisk to combine. Pour this over the cookie crumbs and spread out as evenly as possible. Top the whole thing with the remaining cookie crumbs. Place in freezer for at least 4 hours or until completely set.
- To serve, top with gummi worms and cut into bars, enjoy!
Step by Step Directions
Yummm, I’m addicted to stuff like this.
AND, stuff like this is why I have gained back some of the weight I lost but that’s a whole other post… ahem. ANYways, what’s your favorite Oreo dessert?!
Remember, go see Parrish’s yummy recipe for Smores Pudding Pops!
Past frozen dessert recipes:
Golden Oreo Banana Pudding Pops | Chocolate Covered Strawberry Icebox Bars
Caramel Ice Cream Sandwich Cake | Individual Frozen Key Lime Pies
Golden Oreo Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwich Cake | S’moreo Ice Cream Sandwiches
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Comments & Reviews
These look adorable! Not only cute, cute, cute but yummy too! I can’t wait to try them!!
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Jessica J says
Visiting from the SITS linky 🙂 Love your recipe. It caught my eye right away. I have a 5 year old that would love these, especially the gummy worms.
Blair @ The Seasoned Mom says
This is such a fun twist on the classic dirt cake, Dana! My boys would love it. 🙂 Pinned!
Amy | Club Narwhal says
I love dirt cake too (talk about a blast from the past) and your twist on it is so fun! I know quite a few kids (and adults) who would adore this 🙂
These look unbelievable!! Must try 🙂
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
these are just super cute, the worms are such a great idea. my inner child totally loves these.
Elise @frugalfarmwife.com says
Oh my goodness, those look awesome! My entire family is in love with dirt cake – in fact, my thirty-something-year-old brother still have dirt cake for his birthday every year!
What a terrific modification. It looks so much more appetizing as bars! 🙂
Jennifer Johnson says
As usual yummy and cute!
Stopping by from the Super Saturday Link Party and sure glad I did because…YUM! I LOVED making “dirt” pudding as a kid. This frozen version is a great idea!
mmmm…frozen cake topped with gummy worms is a sure winner for me! I love oreos, cream cheese, and anything gummy. I could probably live off of tho cake!
Thanks for sharing and linking up at the Saturday Snickerdoodle Link up PARTY!
The Happy Creations says
Looks delicious.I’m going to try this!!
They look so good – and what a great name for them!
Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
Hi! Dropping by from Craft O Maniac blog party! It looks so yummy and definitely a must try for me. Thanks for sharing!
Kristina and Millie says
These look like so much fun. My daughter LOVES dirt cake, she will be so excited when I pull these out of the freezer! Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday
Made From Pinterest says
Yum! I love anything involving Oreos! Can’t wait to try this!
Cathy Mini says
How fun! I believe I remember having something similar when I was younger–but not frozen! That is definitely an awesome spin on a traditional kid’s treat! Nice job!
Made these and they were yummy but they didn’t freeze 🙁 they just stayed yogurt consistency so they were super messy
Dana DeVolk says
Strange, how long did you let them set up for? If you decide to make them again, I would leave them in the freezer longer. You could check them after 4 hours and if they seem not set, keep checking back every couple hours. I normally make items like this the day before. Sorry they didn’t come out just right, but I’m glad they still tasted yummy!
This looks so good! I’m making it today for my husbands 25th birthday. He has a worm bin that he raises for fishing and gardening reasons and his favorite dessert is ice cream cake of any kind so this in my head is a perfect surprise lol. Thank you for sharing the recipe!!!