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Dirt Pie Recipe

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This dirt pie recipe might sound suspicious but it’s a tasty treat you’ll be hooked on once you give it a try! Don’t miss out on this delicious and fun dessert recipe.

Dirt pie gets its name from dirt pudding! It’s kind of like layered of cookie crumbs and pudding that makes it seem like a dirt layer…hence the name. It’s the tastiest dirt you will ever eat, so give it a try!

This is an easy no bake recipe that everyone loves so feel free to break this one out any time of year to surprise and delight guests at any party or family gathering.

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If you have never made a no bake dirt pie you probably aren’t alone. Usually this type of recipe is made into a pudding or a snack cup. Don’t worry, it’s super easy and fun. You’ll love how simple it is to put together and this easy dessert can be prepped in advance.

There is nothing tricky about this one. You don’t need any fancy cooking tools or equipment. If you have kids that like to help in the kitchen this is a great recipe where they can assist!

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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!

Finished slice of the dirt pie recipe.

Can I make this dirt pie gluten free?

You will definitely need to make some adjustments if you want to make this one gluten free. It’s possible but you will have to swap out quite a bit. For one thing you will need to make or use a gluten free crust and you will definitely need to grab some gluten free cookies.

There are a few brands that make gluten free sandwich cookies like Oreo, Glutino, etc. So they’re available but you will also want to watch the ingredients on your gummy candy as some of those have gluten added as well.

If you are diligent and careful you can definitely make the necessary swaps to create a gluten free version of this recipe but as written it is definitely NOT gluten sensitive or friendly.

a full dirt pie ready to slice and serve.

What do I need to make this dirt pie recipe at home?

This recipe uses a chocolate pie crust, instant chocolate pudding, whole milk, crushed sandwich cookies, whipped cream, and some gummy worms for garnish! 

That’s all it takes to whip up this tasty treat. You can keep a lot of these ingredients on hand so that you can make a delicious dirt pie whenever the craving for something sweet and chocolatey strikes!

finished dirt pie recipe ready to eat.

How to make no bake dirt pie:

In a medium bowl and using an electric mixer, mix the pudding and milk until smooth. 

making the pudding

Fold or gently mix in the whipped topping.

adding whipped topping to pudding.

Fold in or gently mix ¾ cup of the crushed chocolate sandwich cookies.

adding in the crushed cookies.

Add the pudding mixture into the pie crust. Sprinkle the remaining crushed chocolate sandwich cookies. Top with the Gummy Worms candy.

adding the mixture to the pie crust

Chill for 1-2 hours or until firm. Keep chilled until you are ready to serve.

full finished dirt pie recipe ready to slice and share.

Looking for more delicious recipes to try?

If you are looking for more dirt pudding recipes, no bake treats, and indulgent sweets to try out you are in the right place. Check out these other delicious recipes for more ideas and inspiration in the kitchen.

slice of finished dirt pie.

Printable Dirt Pie Recipe:

Here’s the printable version of this easy to make dirt pie recipe. You can find everything you need on one page including nutritional estimates, directions, shopping lists, and more!

Yield: 8 Servings

Dirt Pie Recipe

featured image showing a slice of the dirt pie recipe ready to eat.

This dirt pie recipe might sound suspicious but it's a tasty treat you'll be hooked on once you give it a try! Don't miss out on this delicious and fun dessert recipe.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 chocolate pie crust
  • 1-3.9-ounce box of Instant Chocolate Pudding
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 ½ cups crushed chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 1-8-ounce container of whipped topping
  • 8-10 Sour Gummy Worms candy for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl and using an electric mixer, mix the pudding and milk until smooth.
  2. Fold or gently mix in the whipped topping.
  3. Fold in or gently mix ¾ cup of the crushed chocolate sandwich cookies.
  4. Add the pudding mixture into the pie crust. Sprinkle the remaining crushed chocolate sandwich cookies. Top with the Gummy Worms candy.
  5. Chill for 1-2 hours or until firm. Keep chilled until you are ready to serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 437Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 204mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 2gSugar: 37gProtein: 6g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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