Valentine’s Day Dirt Cake is the perfect dessert to make for parties and more. The delicious pudding mixture and Oreo cookies combine for a great treat. This recipe is so festive with the pink filling and sprinkles on top.

Valentine's Day Dirt Cake served on a plate.
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Valentine’s Day Dirt Cake

Skip the store-bought treats and make this Valentine’s Day inspired dirt cake for your family. It is so luscious and just as simple to make as traditional Oreo Dirt Cake Recipe. Instead of gummy worms, this Valentine’s themed treat is adorned with heart sprinkles.

The layers of cream cheese and pudding taste amazing with the oreo cookies and more. It is one of our favorite no bake dessert recipes. I also have been making Valentine’s Day Rocky Road Candy and Valentine Chocolate Covered Pretzels for years.

Why we love this recipe

It’s an easy twist on an old favorite that is perfect for Valentine’s Day. From the pink filling to the sprinkles on top, it is so luscious! Kids and adults will love this.

Ingredients

Ingredients for recipe - oreo cookies, cream cheese, butter, cool whip, vanilla pudding mix, pink food coloring and sprinkles.
  • package of Oreos 
  • Cream Cheese, softened at room temperature 
  • Butter, softened at room temperature 
  • Cool Whip 
  • Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix
  • pink Food Coloring 
  • Valentine’s Day Sprinkles 

Get the complete ingredient list at the bottom of the page.

How to make Valentine’s day dirt cake

Crushed oreo cookies in baking dish.

Step 1. First, crush the Oreo cookies and put in the bottom of a 9×13 pan. Set aside while you make the filling.

Cream cheese and butter combined in a bowl.

Step 2. Get out a large bowl and beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth with a hand mixer. Once combined, add the powdered sugar and whipped topping. Set this aside for later.

Pudding mixture combined with cream cheese mixture.

Step 3. Next, use a separate bowl and whisk together the milk, instant vanilla pudding mix and vanilla. Then fold this pudding mixture in with the cream cheese mixture.

Pink food coloring added to mixture.

Step 4. Add the food coloring to the pudding mixture. I used about 5 to 7 drops of food coloring, but you can use what you prefer. Stir until the mixture is the shade of pink that you prefer. 

Pudding mixture spread in dish.

Step 5. Finally, pour the pink pudding mixture on top of the Oreo crumbs in the baking dish. Refrigerate for 1 to hours to allow to set.

Sprinkles and crushed cookies on top of mixture.

Step 6. Sprinkle the remaining crushed Oreos cookies on top. Then add the sprinkles.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to store dirt cake?

Dirt cake is best served cold. Refrigerate when not serving.

If your baking dish has a lid, you can use that to store it. If not, use plastic wrap or foil to cover the dirt cake.

How long will it last?

It will last up to 3 days in the fridge. Just make sure it is covered properly.

Can you make this in advance?

You can make dirt cake up to 24 hours in advance. I don’t suggest any longer because the cookie layers will get really soggy.

Tips and Tricks

  • If you have a food processor, it is the quickest and easiest way to crush the oreo cookies. However, you can also use a ziplock bag and seal it. Then use a rolling pin or the back of a wooden spoon to crush the cookies.
  • I don’t recommend using double stuffed oreo cookies. There is just too much filling in them and it changes the consistency of the crumb mixture.
  • Try different oreo flavors. I love classic oreo cookies but sometimes it is fun to try different varieties. You can use any flavor of Oreo in this recipe you like.
  • We used vanilla pudding but it would also be yummy with white chocolate or cheesecake flavors.
  • Make sure you buy instant pudding or the consistency of the pudding mixture will not be right.

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Valentine’s Day Dirt Cake

4.67 from 6 votes
Valentine's Day Dirt Cake is the perfect dessert. The delicious pudding mixture and Oreo cookies combine for a great treat.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Refrigerate 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 9
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 645

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg Oreos 14.3 oz package
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese softened at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Butter softened at room temperature
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 16 oz Cool Whip
  • 2 boxes Instant Vanilla Pudding 3.3 oz boxes each
  • 3 cups Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Pink Food Coloring
  • Valentine’s Day Sprinkles

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, vanilla pudding mixes and vanilla extract. Fold this mixture in with the cream cheese mixture.
  • Add 5-7 drops of food coloring into the pudding mix and stir until the mixture is the pink color that you prefer.
  • Pour the pink pudding mixture over the Oreo crumbs in the bottom of the 9X13 pan. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours until the pudding mixture is set.
  • Crush the remaining Oreos and then sprinkle those on top of the cake.
  • Top with the Valentine’s Day sprinkles.
  • Serve cold and refrigerate when not serving.
  • Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

I used regular Oreos for this recipe.  I do not recommend using double stuff Oreos as there is too much cream filing in the Oreo crumb mixture. However, you can use any flavor of Oreos to change up of the flavor of this cake based on your preference.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 645kcal, Carbohydrates 83g, Protein 8g, Fat 33g, Saturated Fat 17g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 10g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 71mg, Sodium 585mg, Potassium 300mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 62g, Vitamin A 874IU, Calcium 185mg, Iron 4mg

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