Oreo Dirt Cup Recipe

This recipe features layers of smooth cream cheese and crunchy Oreo crumbs. The Oreo dirt cup is a spin-off from the all-American dirt cake. This Oreo dirt cup recipe is a no-bake dessert made with Oreo cookies, pudding or cream cheese, and topped with a generous dollop of whipped cream. Often, you sprinkle the whipped cream topping with crushed Oreo crumbs or gummy worms. It’s a common belief that the name refers to a rough, messy, and dirty appearance.

There’s not much to know about the Oreo Dirt Cake origin. Although, there is a presumption it evolved from the luxurious southern Mud pie. Also known as Louisiana Mud pie or Mississippi Mud pie, the dessert was either no-bake or frozen. Topped with fudge or swirled ice cream pie in a chocolate cookie crumb crust. Today, this southern decadence uses different varieties of ice cream as the filling. Some recipes incorporate marshmallows or whipped cream, too.

Dirt cup may not sound so appetizing but it is the easiest and most delicious dessert to make in a short amount of time. An Oreo crust topped with a cream cheese mixture and then sprinkled with more Oreo’s for good measure. It’s an easy no-bake dessert most of us wish we could have in our refrigerators all year. You can also have a go at our Oreo Cookies and Cream No-Bake Cheesecake Recipe. So, grab your Oreos and whip up a delicious dessert.

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How to Make Oreo Dirt Cup

An oreo-filled, decadent dessert you’d definitely want to try. This Oreo Dirt Cup recipe is layer upon layer of goodness.

  • 3 ½ cups cold milk
  • ½ cup whipping cream
  • 8 oz  cream cheese (softened)
  • ¼ cup butter (melted)
  • ¼ tsp salt (iodized)
  • 15 pcs oreo (crushed)
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cold milk, and whipping cream.

  2. Season with salt and whisk the mixture on a double boiler or place a stainless bowl on top of simmering water to melt the mixture.

  3. Remove your mixture and allow it to chill for 20 to 30 minutes or until cool.

  4. To build the Oreo crust, place the crushed Oreo cookies into a mixing bowl with the melted butter and powdered sugar. Mix ingredients until sugar has dissolved completely and you have a damp, sand-like mixture.

  5. Grab the chilled cream cheese mixture and scoop it into a piping bag.

  6. In a small glass cup, scoop a spoonful of the Oreo crumb mixture and place it at the bottom of your serving cups.

  7. Remove the chilled cream cheese mixture from the refrigerator. Using a spatula scoop, cream cheese into a piping bag. Press the mixture close to the bottom tip of the piping bag. Seal the bag by twisting the end, and position your piping bags on both hands to pipe out a generous amount over the Oreo cookie base.

  8. Repeat this process a few times till you reach the rim of the cup. Be generous in distributing your oreo crumb layers.

  9. Finally end with a swirl of cream cheese, top with more crushed Oreo, and a whole Oreo cookie in the middle.

  10. Enjoy your oreo dirt cup with a creamy latte on the side!

For best results, chill the Oreo dirt cup before serving. This will help the cream cheese mixture to stay in place.

 

How to Make Oreo Dirt Cup

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An oreo-filled, decadent dessert you’d definitely want to try. This Oreo Dirt Cup recipe is layer upon layer of goodness.

Preparation: 15 mins
Chill Time 30 mins
Cooking: 10 mins
Total: 55 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 3 ½ cups cold milk
  • ½ cup whipping cream
  • 8 oz  cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • ¼ tsp salt iodized
  • 15 pcs oreo crushed
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cold milk, and whipping cream.

  2. Season with salt and whisk the mixture on a double boiler or place a stainless bowl on top of simmering water to melt the mixture.

  3. Remove your mixture and allow it to chill for 20 to 30 minutes or until cool.

  4. To build the Oreo crust, place the crushed Oreo cookies into a mixing bowl with the melted butter and powdered sugar. Mix ingredients until sugar has dissolved completely and you have a damp, sand-like mixture.

  5. Grab the chilled cream cheese mixture and scoop it into a piping bag.

  6. In a small glass cup, scoop a spoonful of the Oreo crumb mixture and place it at the bottom of your serving cups.

  7. Remove the chilled cream cheese mixture from the refrigerator. Using a spatula scoop, cream cheese into a piping bag. Press the mixture close to the bottom tip of the piping bag. Seal the bag by twisting the end, and position your piping bags on both hands to pipe out a generous amount over the Oreo cookie base.

  8. Repeat this process a few times till you reach the rim of the cup. Be generous in distributing your oreo crumb layers.

  9. Finally end with a swirl of cream cheese, top with more crushed Oreo, and a whole Oreo cookie in the middle.

  10. Enjoy your oreo dirt cup with a creamy latte on the side!

Recipe Notes

For best results, chill the Oreo dirt cup before serving. This will help the cream cheese mixture to stay in place.

Nutrition

  • Calcium: 320mg
  • Calories: 576kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Cholesterol: 124mg
  • Fat: 50g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 382mg
  • Protein: 11g
  • Saturated Fat: 24g
  • Sodium: 582mg
  • Sugar: 22g
  • Vitamin A: 2052IU
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Commonly Asked Questions

What is the difference between whipping cream and whipped cream?

Whipping cream is a thick cream that comes in packaged cartons that you can whip on your own. On the other hand, whipped cream is already whipped and comes in aerosol canisters where you can directly pipe on top of any dessert.

Can dirt cups be made in advance?

If you wish to make the dirt cups in advance, keep the cookie crumbs and cream cheese mixture in separate containers. Place them in the fridge hours before serving to avoid soggy or spoiled ingredients.

Can these be made vegan?

You can choose to substitute milk and cream for 4 cups of coconut milk. Also, replace melted butter with ¼ cup of organic coconut oil (this will add a wonderful nutty flavor to your dessert).

Oreo Dirt Cup

Conclusion

To wrap up, these are one of those desserts that you can get creative with. The base remains the same but you can choose to add anything else that tickles your fancy. Great for kids and adults!

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