These no-bake carrot patch dirt cups are the cutest little treats to serve at your Easter Brunch or at any other garden or bunny-themed party.
A rich chocolate pudding gets topped with Oreo “dirt” and a cute little “carrot.”
These are the sweetest little Easter-time desserts that every bunny will love.
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Reasons To Love These Carrot Patch Dirt Desserts
- Cute factor: these desserts have that “Oh my gosh!” factor, guys. Super cute-looking, they will have everyone cooing.
- Totally delicious: sweet and salty Oreos topped with fresh strawberries, dipped in orange candy melts. Dreamy, like cake, but better.
- Kid-friendly: this goes without saying, but kids will go crazy for these cutie treats.
- Oven-free: no need to pick up a pan or flick on your oven switch.
- Humor and talkability: these cuties will give your guests the giggles.
Ingredients and Supplies
- Instant chocolate fudge pudding. Choose your favorite pudding mix.
- Milk. Ensure your milk is chilled before using it. You could also choose to use plant-based milk if you like.
- Cream cheese. At room temperature for this recipe. Cream cheese adds a lovely tang, unlike the super-sweet pudding and Oreos.
- Butter. Salted and at room temperature
- Cool Whip.
- Double-stuffed Oreos. Crushed and ready to go.
- Orange candy melts. You could also use white chocolate and a little orange food coloring as an alternative.
- Strawberries. Choose lovely ripe strawberries for this recipe.
How To Make Carrot Patch Dirt Desserts
Have fun making these; here’s how:
Step 1: Make the pudding
Combine one box of instant chocolate pudding and 2 cups of milk. Blend on low for 2 minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes to set.
In a small bowl, beat together butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add Cool Whip and beat until smooth.
Fold the cool whip mixture into the chocolate pudding mixture. Set aside.
Step 2: Make the dirt
Using a food processor, grind up Oreos until they resemble crumbs.
Step 3: Layer the dessert
I used small dessert bowls for mini dirt pudding cups. You can also use a mini or large trifle dish. Once you have chosen your bowls, layer the dessert.
Start with pudding and then Oreo cookie crumbs. Continue layering until you dish is full. Chill for 24 hours before serving.
Step 4: Dip the “carrots”
Rinse strawberries and dry completely. Pour orange candy melts into a microwave safe bowl or glass. Microwave according to package instructions. Stir to make sure the candy melts are dissolved.
Dip each strawberry into the candy melts and place on a piece of parchment paper. Chill all the strawberries until candy coating has set.
Place some of the melted orange candy melts into a ziploc baggie. Cut the tip off. Use the bag to draw a zigzag pattern garnish on the chilled berries.
Tips and Substitutions
- Add some cocoa powder to the Oreo mix if you want a darker and deeper chocolate flavor.
- You can use chocolate cake crumbs and mix them with chocolate frosting as a substitution for Oreos.
- “Plant” edible flowers and little herbs into the patches if you want to create more of a garden.
- For added whimsy, serve your dessert in little terracotta planters.
- Use a bunch of different glass or plastic containers of different shapes and sizes for a creative and exciting presentation.
- Use white chocolate, a little coconut oil, and a touch of orange food coloring if you don’t have any melts.
You can add a little cocoa powder to the mix to create a dark-dirt look.
You could use pitted dates instead of strawberries and a mint sprig as the “carrot” top.
They will last for up to 3 days if refrigerated.
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- 1 box chocolate fudge pudding
- 2 cups milk
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 2 tbsp butter
- 4 oz Cool Whip
- ½ pack double-stuffed Oreos
- Candy melts
- Combine one box of instant chocolate fudge pudding and 2 cups of milk. Blend on low for 2 minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes to set.
- In a small bowl, beat together butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add Cool Whip and beat until smooth.
- Fold the Cool Whip mixture into the chocolate pudding mixture. Set aside.
- Using a food processor, grind up Oreos until they resemble crumbs.
- I used small dessert bowls for mini dirt pudding cups. You can also use a mini or large trifle dish. Once you have chosen your bowls, layer the dessert.
- Start with pudding and then Oreo cookies. Continue layering until your dish is full. Chill for 24 hours before serving.
- Rinse strawberries and dry them thoroughly. Put orange candy melts into a microwavable bowl or glass. Melt according to package instructions.
- Dip each strawberry into the candy melts and place it on a piece of parchment paper. Chill all strawberries until the candy coating has set.
- Place some of the melted orange candy melts into a ziplock baggie. Cut the tip off. Use the bag to draw a zigzag pattern on the chilled berries.
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