Yield: 20 servings

Halloween Dirt Cake

Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes

Creamy chocolate pudding cake with crushed oreos and a spooky graveyard topping. Perfect Halloween dessert.


  • 1 package (15.5 oz) Oreo cookies, crushed (with filling)
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 ¾ cup milk (any variety)
  • 2 boxes (3.4 oz each) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 12 oz Cool Whip

For the graveyard

  • 12 Nutter butter cookies
  • 10 oz Ghirardelli white chocolate melting wafers
  • 1 cup assorted candy corn and pumpkins
  • ¼ cup melted Ghirardelli chocolate wafers


    1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, cream cheese, and powdered sugar until fluffy. Set aside.
    2. In a bowl, whisk together the milk with instant pudding, until no clumps appear.
    3. Pour pudding mix into cream cheese mixture. Beat until well blended, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
    4. Fold in Cool Whip.
    5. Arrange in a 13 x 9 by pouring half the Oreos in the bottom, topped with the filling, then the remaining Oreos on top.
    6. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours until set.
    7. For the graveyard, melt white chocolate according to package directions. Dunk almost the entire Nutter butter into the candy coating. Lay on parchment paper to set.
    8. Melt chocolate wafers according to package directions. Spoon into a ziploc bag and snip off the corner. Pipe "RIP" onto the white chocolate dipped "tombstones".
    9. Arrange Nutter butters (after they have set) onto the dirt pudding cake right before serving. Add candy corn and candy pumpkins to the scene. ENJOY.


  • Can also be made using Instant vanilla pudding mix, if desired

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 412Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 283mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 2gSugar: 40gProtein: 4g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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