Bucket of mud

    45 min

    Fun for kids! A chocolaty and creamy mixture is chilled in a children's sand bucket, then served with small sand shovel for extra fun.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 500g chocolate sandwich cookies, such as Oreo®
    • 875ml milk
    • 200g instant vanilla dessert mix, such as Angel Delight®
    • 335g cream cheese, softened
    • 50g margarine, softened
    • 225ml double cream, whipped

    Prep:15min  ›  Extra time:30min chilling  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Pulse the sandwich cookies in a liquidiser or food processor until finely ground; set aside.
    2. Pour the milk into a mixing bowl, then whisk in the dessert mix until no dry lumps remain. Beat together the cream cheese and margarine until smooth, then stir in the milk mixture. Fold in the cookie crumbs and whipped cream until evenly blended.
    3. Spoon into a clean children's sand bucket, cover and chill at least 30 minutes before serving.

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    I have made this recipe many times. The only difference in my version, is to use chocolate pudding. I use a clear glass bowl and place gummy worms along the edge and on top for added effect. Children love it!  -  11 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is the old DIRT PUDDING recipe, except I layer the cookie crumbs w/ pudding mixture until u end w/ cookie crumbs to look like "dirt." You can put gummy worms or chocolate mushrooms on top, still fil in a bucket & serve w/ shovel. It's a great recipe I have been making for over 30 yrs!!  -  14 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    The first time I had this, (it was called "dirt" then), I was visiting my parents and at supper, there was a flower pot in the middle of the table with plastic flowers in it. When we were finished eating, Dad said, "Ready for dessert?" Then he took a spoon and started dipping out the "dirt" in the flower pot. I was shocked for a minute until I realized what it was. Dad had great fun pulling that joke on us. This is very delicious too!  -  02 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)