Ellen Bales


When asked recently by a friend for my Dirt Pudding recipe I thought about the cookies I had just bought--a lemon-flavored Oreo cookie. And that got me to thinking about making a lemon dirt pudding. Just change up the cookies and the pudding. I thought it might just be awesome! I made it today and it is more than awesome--my guests couldn't get enough! This is guaranteed to wow lemon lovers!

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2 pkg
(15.25 oz.ea.) lemon creme oreo sandwich cookies
1 box
(3.4 oz.) instant lemon pudding mix
1 box
(3.4 oz.) instant vanilla pudding
1 pkg
(12 oz.) cool whip
1 pkg
(8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/2 c
(1 stick) butter, softened
3 c
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
confectioners' sugar


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1In a food processor, blender, or in a plastic bag with a rolling pin, crush the cookies.

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2Place 1/2 of the cookie crumbs in the bottom of a sprayed 9x13x2-inch baking pan.

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3In a large bowl, mix cream cheese and butter together until smooth.

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4Add the Cool Whip and the confectioners' sugar.

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5In another bowl, mix the milk, vanilla extract, and the pudding mixes.

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6Add the pudding mixture to the cream cheese mixture and mix until completely blended.

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7Spoon a layer of the pudding over the cookies already in the pan. Repeat layers, scattering cookie crumbs over the pudding, ending with cookies on top.

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8Decorate with some lemon-flavored Gummy Bears or crushed lemon drops if desired.

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9Refrigerate for at least 2 hours and serve cold. Delicious summertime treat!

10NOTE: I used an electric mixer to mix the ingredients as I added them. It made the dessert smooth as silk!

If you like extra lemon flavor, you may use two boxes of lemon pudding instead of one lemon and one vanilla.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Puddings, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian