Frozen Dirt Cake Bars

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

Frozen Dirt Cake Bars, Oreo crumb crust, layers of sweetened cream cheese, more Oreo crumbs and gummi worms, this is sure to be a new household favorite!

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, 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

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Freezing Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 9 servings
Calories: 238 kcal

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! This recipe makes thin bars using a 9x13 baking pan, if you want a thicker like cake use an 8x8 pan.

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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Taking about 1/3 of the remaining Oreo crumbs, dust this evenly over the vanilla mixture.
  4. 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.
  5. To serve, top with gummi worms and cut into bars, enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Frozen Dirt Cake Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 144mg 6%
Potassium 198mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Sugars 25g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 9.1%
Vitamin C 1.4%
Calcium 15%
Iron 1.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 Step by Step Directions

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.

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 13×9 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.

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.

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!

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!

Frozen Dirt Cake Bars, Oreo crumb crust, layers of sweetened cream cheese, more Oreo crumbs and gummi worms, this is sure to be a new household favorite!

Yummm, I’m addicted to stuff like this.

Frozen Dirt Cake Bars, Oreo crumb crust, layers of sweetened cream cheese, more Oreo crumbs and gummi worms, this is sure to be a new household favorite!

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!

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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18 Comments at Frozen Dirt Cake Bars

  1. 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! 🙂

  2. 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!

  3. 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!
    Jessica

  4. 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!

    Cheers,
    ~Cathy Mini~
    OurMiniFamily.com

    1. 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!

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