We went to a friend’s house for Easter brunch and I wanted to bring something fun for the kids for dessert. You see, I am a bit of a control freak. I usually have all of the holidays at my house. It was a welcome break to be invited somewhere for Easter believe me, and it was ridiculously fun, but it was weird to not have it myself. I am used to menu planning, shopping for days, prepping, cooking, and drinking too much champagne day of, because I am sort of worn out by the time the actual holiday rolls around. While I was thrilled to be surrounded by my friend’s family, it made me miss mine that much more. It is really hard to live 3,000 miles away sometimes. But this family treated us like we were one of theirs and for that I am grateful.
So I made these adorable little (maybe not so little) dirt cakes for the kids to have after the egg hunt. I had a hard time finding the right size flower pot. These were 4 inch pots but 2 inch would have been a better size. I made 10 of them with some leftover, so if you are not making this for a giant crowd, I would half this recipe. My children had a great time helping me make these and were good little helpers. I know that these are super cute and sort of girly, so we hid gummy worms, and slugs, and bugs in them for the boys. To even out the cute factor.
*edited to add – I found the perfect size flower pots at Michaels, after I made these. Why didn’t I think to look there? *
2 packages Oreos crushed (leave 10 or however many pots you are making whole to plug the bottom of your pot)
2 packages chocolate pudding
3 cups heavy cream
2 cups powdered sugar
2 sticks cream cheese softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
Cover the top with more crushed Oreos.