Christmas Dirt Cake

This delicious Christmas dirt cake recipe is simple to make and so adorable. Everyone will love to make and share this tasty treat that is ideal for those holiday parties and family gatherings.

If you have never made a dirt cake recipe you are missing out. This Christmas themed version is perfect for the holidays but it’s super simple to create and the flavors are so indulgent!

Kids and adults alike will love to try out this festive dirt cake for Christmas. It’s topped with everyone’s favorite seasonal treat: Christmas Tree Brownies! If you need a more portable treat be sure to try out Christmas Dirt Cups instead.

Pin image showing the finished Christmas dirt cake ready to eat

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If you have never made a “dirt” recipe before you might have questions…don’t’ worry, I’m here to answer them. We’re not actually feeding you dirt 😉

A piece of the finished cake on a plate ready to eat

What is a dirt cake?!

Dirt recipes are usually made with some version of ground up chocolate sandwich cookies. They are used to make a fine coating on desserts and treats so that they look like dirt.

The crushed up Oreo’s are usually used in dirt pudding recipes or Christmas Dirt Cups and things like Halloween Dirt Shakes, and Dirt Pie Recipe.

If you want to make a dirt cake recipe that is not themed for Christmas you can find a recipe for the regular version of dirt cake right here!

a bite of the dirt cake held up to the camera

Is this a no bake recipe?

You bet! There’s no baking involved here which is great because you can skip the complicated steps and worry less about the whole thing flopping.

There’s no need to stress and hover around the oven trying to make sure everything comes out perfectly. It’s an easy recipe that works great every time. It’s also really simple so even those of us who are less skilled in the kitchen can achieve a good final result.

If you have little kids who like to help in the kitchen this is a nice recipe for them to assist with in terms of safety because we don’t have deal with hot pans, the oven, etc.

top down view of the finished Christmas dirt cake recipe.

What do I need to make this no bake dirt cake recipe?

You will need some Oreo cookies, salted butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, whipped topping, Oreo instant pudding, milk, and Little Debbie Brownie Christmas Trees. 

Those ingredients can be kept on hand pretty easily so that you can whip this up whenever you need it. Add these ingredients for Christmas dirt cake to your shopping cart the next time you do a grocery order.

Everyone will thank you for sharing thing tasty treat. Make sure you stock up on those Little Debbie Brownie Christmas Trees before they fly off the shelves, they’re everyone’s favorite this time of year.

Ingredients needed to make Christmas dirt cake

Kitchen essentials for tasty no bake recipes:

When you head into the kitchen to make some of these great recipes you’ll want to have the best tools on hand.

Of course mixing bowls, a mixerspatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!

I like these casserole dishes from Pyrex which are great for no bake recipes and for all your favorite dinners, brownies, cakes, and more.

You can’t go wrong with some good sharp knives and a cutting board. They will always come in handy in the kitchen for recipes of any kind, even desserts!

side view of the finished dirt cake on a plate ready to share

How to make Christmas dirt cake:

Put aside 1 cup of the crushed Oreo cookies and press the remainder in the bottom of a 9×13 baking pan.

Making the curst of the Christmas dirt cake.

In a medium bowl, using an electric hand or stand mixer, cream together the butter and cream cheese until smooth.

Whipping up the filling for the dirt cake recipe for Christmas

Mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract.

blending the butter and cream cheese together

Fold in the whipped topping and set aside.

folding in the whipped topping

In a large bowl, combine the pudding and milk. Whisk or beat until smooth. Place in the fridge for 5 minutes to set. 

Making the pudding

Fold the pudding into the whipped mixture until it is thoroughly combined.

Adding the whipped cream to the pudding mixture

Spread the mixture over the Oreos in the baking pan. Smooth the top.

Adding the filling to the baking dish

Sprinkle the remaining cookie crumbs over the top of the filling. Press down very lightly to press them into the top.

Sprinkling on the dirt crumbs

Refrigerate for 4 hours before cutting and serving. Add 8 Little Debbie Brownie Trees

getting ready to add the brownies.

Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

Brownies added to the cake

More delicious dirt recipes to try:

If you love dirt recipes and now you want to eat it all the time, I don’t blame you. Here are some other tasty recipes that I think you will love. Give them all a try and see what you think!

Finished Christmas dirt cake recipe ready to share

Printable Christmas Dirt Cake Recipe:

Yield: 8 Servings

Christmas Dirt Cake

Featured image showing the finished Christmas dirt cake ready to eat

This delicious Christmas dirt cake recipe is simple to make and so adorable. Everyone will love to make and share this tasty treat that is ideal for those holiday parties and family gatherings.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1-19.1-ounce package of Oreo cookies, crushed
  • ½ cup salted butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8-ounce container of whipped topping
  • 2-3.4-ounce boxes of Oreo instant pudding
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 boxes of Little Debbie Brownie Christmas Trees

Instructions

  1. Put aside 1 cup of the crushed Oreo cookies and press the remainder in the bottom of a 9×13 baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, using an electric hand or stand mixer, cream together the butter and cream cheese until smooth.
  3. Mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract.
  4. Fold in the whipped topping and set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the pudding and milk. Whisk or beat until smooth.
  6. Place in the fridge for 5 minutes to set.
  7. Fold the pudding into the whipped mixture until it is thoroughly combined.
  8. Spread the mixture over the Oreos in the baking pan. Smooth the top.
  9. Sprinkle the remaining cookie crumbs over the top of the filling. Press down very lightly to press them into the top.
  10. Refrigerate for 4 hours before cutting and serving. Add 8 Little Debbie Brownie Trees
  11. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

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