Summer! Finally! I know I’m not the only one who feels like this school year has lasted a bazillion years… I had one kid at school in person (the youngest) and one kid who did the entire year virtually (the oldest, 12 going on 50). I asked my 12-year-old how he felt on the last day of school and he said “tired” (I’m with ya kid!) It’s been a long year for everyone, so I decided to throw a quick party for the neighborhood kids to celebrate the end of the school year and kick off the summer.
I headed to Target to grab some party supplies and found some super cute treat cups. Next, I spotted gluten-free Oreos and knew what I had to make. DIRT CAKE! My kids LOVE my homemade whipped cream, so dirt cake was the PERFECT treat to whip together. Below you’ll find my recipe for a summer party favorite along with my Tips, Tricks, and Don’ts that I did! Enjoy!
- 2 boxes of chocolate pudding
- 1 package of (family size) Oreos
- 1 bag of Gummy Worms
- Homemade Whipped Cream
- 12 individual Treat Cups, Bowls or Tupperware
Ingredients for Whipped Cream
- 2 cups of heavy cream
- 2 teaspoons of powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons of vanilla
Directions for Pudding and Oreos
- Make the pudding according to the directions on the box. Let it chill for at least 1 hour.
- Smash the heck out of the Oreos. Add several Oreos to a freezer bag and pound with a hammer or meat tenderizer until crumbled.
Directions for Whipped Cream
- Add the heavy cream and vanilla into cold bowl.
- Beat for 2 minutes until thick.
- Add the powdered sugar.
- Beat until fluffy peaks form (about 5 minutes).
Putting It All Together
- Cover the bottom of the treat cup with the crushed Oreos (about 2 crushed cookies).
- Add 1/4 cup of pudding.
- Dollop 2 tablespoons of whipped cream.
- Sprinkle with more Oreos.
- Add 4 gummy worms (more or less depending on how much you like gummy worms).
- Repeat steps 1-5 for the remaining 11 cups.
Tips, Tricks, and Don’ts That I Did
- Freeze the bowl and beaters you’re using to make the whipped cream for at least an hour. It’s a little thing that makes a BIG difference. You’ll end up with a much fluffier cream using the cold bowl and beaters.
- Double up your freezer bags when crushing the Oreos. My freezer bag tore and I ended up with cookies all over the place. Doubling the bags will help catch wild Oreos if the first bag tears.
- Let the kids help! This is a fun activity everyone will have enjoy making!
- Refrigerate the finished treats for at least 30 minutes before eating.
- As always, don’t forget to ENJOY!