Easter dirt cake is an easy and delicious no bake dessert recipe perfect for dessert on Easter. It is just like traditional dirt cake but decorated with Easter peeps, candy and more for a festive dessert everyone will go crazy over.

Easter dirt cake in baking dish.
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Everyone loves oreo cookies and this Easter dirt cake is one of the easiest desserts to make. It has all of the delicious creamy layers that traditional Oreo Dirt Cake has so you know it is going to be a hit.

This version just has lots of fun Easter candy on top to make it super special for Easter! I also make Chocolate Easter Bark, Easter Egg Sugar Cookies Recipe every year and Easter Egg Rice Krispie Treats. The kids love it and it’s so easy for busy moms. If you love peeps, try Peeps Rice Krispie Treats Recipe.

Easter dirt cake being served with a spoon.

Why this recipe works

It’s simple to make dirt cake for Easter in a baking dish for an easy Easter Dessert. The creamy layers and festive topping make this perfect for Easter festivities. Its so easy and taste amazing.

This recipe is so easy you will have time to make Bunny Bait Recipe.

Ingredients

Ingredients for recipe - oreo cookies, cream cheese, powdered sugar, cool whip, pudding, easter candy.
  • Oreos
  • Cream Cheese softened
  • powdered sugar
  • cool whip
  • INSTANT vanilla pudding
  • Easter Candy (We used Peeps, Robin eggs and sprinkles)

The complete ingredient list is included in the recipe card at the bottom.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Chocolate Pudding. Swap the vanilla for instant chocolate pudding.

How to make Easter Dirt Cake

Crushed oreo cookies in pan.

Step 1. First, crush ⅔ package of Oreos and place in the bottom of a 9×13 pan. Set aside.

Cream cheese mixture in bowl.

Step 2. Next, mix the cream cheese and butter until smooth with a handheld mixer. Mix in powdered sugar and whipped topping in the large bowl. Set aside the cream cheese mixture.

Milk and pudding mixture combined in bowl.

Step 3. Use a separate bowl and combine the milk and vanilla pudding mixes. 

Mixture folded into cream cheese mixture.

Step 4. Fold this mixture in with the cream cheese mixture.

Mixture layered over cookies in pan.

Step 5. Once combined, pour over the Oreo crumb mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining crushed Oreos.

More cookies and Easter candy garnished on top.

Step 6. Refrigerate for a few hours before serving. Right before serving remove from the refrigerator and decorating with the Easter candy.

FAQs

How do you crush Oreos for dirt cake?

You can crush the Oreo cookies in a food processor.  Don’t worry if you don’t have one. Just place them in a Ziploc bag, seal and crush with a rolling pin.

How to store?

Cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate. It will keep up to 3 days. Just keep in mind that the candy might become soggy. You can always remove the peeps before storing.

Can you freeze this recipe?

While the recipe can be frozen, the texture does change once thawed. Due to this, I do not recommend freezing dirt cake.

Pro Tips

  • Add Coconut “grass” for topping. Dye shredded coconut with green food coloring in a bowl. Sprinkle over the dirt cake to resemble grass.
  • Use instant pudding. This variety results in the best texture. The cook and serve pudding mixture will not set in this recipe as desired.
  • Whole Milk. I don’t recommend using reduced fat milk. Whole milk will result in the creamiest filling.
Easter dirt cake in pan.

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Easter Dirt Cake recipe

4.80 from 143 votes
Easter dirt cake is an easy and delicious no bake treat perfect for dessert on Easter. This fun dessert is decorated with Easter peeps, candy and more.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Refrigerate 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 483

Ingredients

  • 1 package Oreos
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 16 oz cool whip
  • 2 boxes INSTANT vanilla pudding 3.3 oz box size
  • 3 cups milk
  • Easter Candy We used Peeps, Robin eggs and sprinkles
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Instructions

  • Crush ⅔ package of Oreos and place in the bottom of a 9×13 pan. Set aside.
  • Mix cream cheese and butter until smooth with a hand held mixer. Mix in powdered sugar and cool whip. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl combined the milk and vanilla pudding mixes. Fold this mixture in with the cream cheese mixture.
  • Pour over Oreo crumb mixture.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining crushed Oreos.
  • Refrigerate for a few hours before serving.
  • Right before serving remove from the refrigerator and decorating with the Easter candy.

Recipe Notes

I usually make these with traditional Oreos, but you can make this cake with your favorite type of Oreos to change up the flavor of the cake based on your preference.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 483kcal, Carbohydrates 62g, Protein 6g, Fat 25g, Saturated Fat 13g, Cholesterol 53mg, Sodium 439mg, Potassium 222mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 46g, Vitamin A 655IU, Calcium 138mg, Iron 3mg

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